Collaboration with local artists is a large part of Artistic Director Javier Velasco’s vision for the San Diego Ballet. No where is that more evident than in its commitment to the creation of new work. By commissioning musical scores from internationally acclaimed musical figures (who also call San Diego their home), the San Diego Ballet hopes to not just enrich our local arts scene, but to make our local community aware of the excellence and artist that we can call our own.

Among the more than 100 pieces that have been choreographed by Velasco, here is a list of those commissioned pieces, including the year they were first presented.

1995Liana’s SongDavid Burge
199624 PreludesDavid Burge
1996Luna LuneraDavid Burge
1998LoteriaDavid Burge
1998Moku (Island)David Burge
1998Dances of Love and LaughterDavid Burge
2001KaleidoscopeDavid Burge
20011,000 Paper CranesDavid Burge
2002When Love PrevailsDavid Burge
2003DibujosDavid Burge
2003Rainbows: A Ragtime BalletDavid Burge
2004ReminiscenceDavid Burge
2016Sweet Synergy SuiteCharles McPherson
2017AudazGilbert Castellanos
2017Reflection and HopeCharles McPherson
2018Por Los MuertosGilbert Castellanos
2018CityscapesKamau Kenyatta
2019Song of SongsCharles McPherson

Due to the high volume of requests, the San Diego Ballet does not accept unsolicited proposals for future ballets or musical scores.