San Diego Ballet’s mission is to excite, enrich, and entertain its diverse audience through an imaginative presentation of quality classical and contemporary dance.

Our Story

No other dance company in San Diego is quite like San Diego Ballet (SDB). Under the visionary leadership of Javier Velasco, you do not simply see an SDB performance, you feel it.

Javier’s distinct choreography redefines what most people would expect from ballet to bring inspired, provocative and thrilling performances year after year.

SDB has a large varied repertoire and continues to enjoy growth and critical acclaim with original pieces such as Sweet Synergy Suite (music of Jazz icon, Charles McPherson), Mambomania (music of Perez Prado), Luna Lunera (with poetry of Garcia Lorca and music composed by David Burge), Opus Swing (to music of Ellington, Miller and Goodman), Sweet Dreams (to the music of Patsy Cline) and The Brontes, (a musical based on the lives of the three historical sisters).

Balanchine’s works include Serenade, Concerto Barroco and Rubies. More classical pieces include Nutcracker, Flower Festival, Paquita, Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Romeo & Juliet.

The San Diego Ballet has collaborated with the San Diego Symphony, San Diego Chamber Orchestra, and San Diego Camarada during their seasons as well as dance organizations such as Culture Shock and others.

San Diego Ballet has been voted #1 dance troupe by the reader’s poll of the San Diego Union/Tribune, and

Our History

The new San Diego Ballet, a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization, was founded in 1991 in close association with Robin Sherertz Morgan’s San Diego School of Ballet and featuring a strong contemporary repertory created by resident choreographer, Javier Velasco.

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