Diablo Ballet launches ballet school

Diablo Ballet launches ballet school

As part of its 25th anniversary season, Diablo Ballet is opening a ballet school at the end of summer.

The troupe will offer classes for students age 3 to adult who enjoy dancing, as well as those who wish to pursue a professional career in ballet.

The Diablo Ballet School will be the first in the East Bay to be run by a professional ballet company. Lauren Jonas, ballet co-founder and artistic director, will lead the school with company dancer Raymond Tilton.

Classes will be at the Performing Academy Diablo in Pleasant Hill, which is also the new home of Diablo Ballet’s company rehearsals.

“A ballet school goes hand in hand with Diablo Ballet’s mission and PEEK Outreach Program: to be committed to enriching, inspiring and educating children and adults through the art of dance,” Jonas said.

Registration will begin in May at diabloballet.org.