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The Muckenthaler Cultural Center - Fullerton - Presents:
Muckenthaler Gala and the Fullerton Arts Legacy Award

Friday, 9/30/2016

Enjoy dinner and live entertainment by celebrity guests under the stars! During the evening, the 2016 Dr. James Young Arts Legacy Award will be presented to Lois Ellyn—ballerina, choreographer and teacher—as well as Artistic Director of Nouveau Chamber Ballet.

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Project21Dance - Santa Monica - Presents:
2nd Annual Implosion Dance Festival

7/3/2016 - 9/24/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 9/24/2016)

Join Project21Dance to celebrate some of SoCals most innovative socially conscious and diverse choreographers including Maura Townsend’s Project21Dance, Rebecca Lemme/Acts of Matter, Sofia Carreras’ Intersect Dance Theater, Jobel Madina/Joey Navarrete, Cyrian Reed and Jessica Diana Sanmari.

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Carpenter Performing Arts Center - Long Beach - Presents:
Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Saturday, 10/8/2016

Complexions makes it “sensationally, jawdroppingly clear that we live in the age of the super dancer, at a time when technical virtuosity is being redefined as an expressive state” (Dance Magazine). Under the artistic direction of Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, Complexions continues to lead the way with its unprecedented approach to contemporary ballet.

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UCSB Arts & Lectures - Santa Barbara - Presents:
Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Saturday, 10/8/2016

“Gripping, urgently beautiful choreography.” San Francisco Chronicle “[Alonzo King] possesses a sort of magical science of gesture and spatiality. The technique is classically based – the women are en pointe – but the capacity for choreographic innovation is boundless.” Le Monde (France)

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California Ballet Company - San Diego - Presents:
Jump Jive!

10/14/2016 - 10/15/2016 (next performance: Friday, 10/14/2016)

Meet up where classical ballet meets the Jitterbug! California Ballet presents Jump Jive! at the Balboa Theatre, Gaslamp Quarter. Ballet infused with the beat of 60's rock, the athletic energy of 40's Big Band and the syncopated rhythms of the Roaring 20's share the stage for two nights only.

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Festival Ballet Theatre - Irvine - Presents:
Festival Ballet Theatre: The Secret Garden

10/15/2016 - 10/16/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 10/15/2016)

A moving and poignant ballet for the whole family! A restoration of a garden and revival of the spirit, The Secret Garden is a story of loss, dreams, hope and transformation. Inspired by Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic novel.

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Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:
Fall Dance Theatre

10/20/2016 - 10/30/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 10/20/2016)

Escape your daily routine and experience this eclectic showcase of lyrical movement as CSUF's award-wining dancers and choreographers demonstrate their grace, talent, and dedication. Coordinated by Gladys Kares

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Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center - Los Angeles - Presents:
Celebrate Forsythe

10/21/2016 - 10/23/2016 (next performance: Friday, 10/21/2016)

The Music Center, L.A.’s performing arts destination, launches its 2016-17 dance season on Friday, October 21, 2016, with Celebrate Forsythe, a “dance first” and special salute to the acclaimed choreographer, William Forsythe.

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State Street Ballet - Santa Barbara - Presents:
An American Tango

Saturday, 10/22/2016

State Street Ballet presents their smash-hit "An American Tango" - a true love story and a glamorous tribute to the Jazz Age and two of the worlds greatest ballroom dancers. Join us on October 22, 7:30pm at the Granada Theatre.

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Leonard Simpson of Fashion Forward and the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet - San Diego - Presents:
“En Pointe at the Prado"

Thursday, 11/17/2016

The 9th Annual Leonard Simpson’s 10 Best Dressed Awards Gala® will be held at The Prado Ballroom and Casa del Prado Theater in Balboa Park. The theme of this year’s theatrical awards ceremony is “En Pointe at the Prado.” This signature gala will benefit the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet.

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts - Costa Mesa - Presents:
Mikhailovsky Ballet - "Le Corsaire"

11/18/2016 - 11/20/2016 (next performance: Friday, 11/18/2016)

Bustling bazaars, the roaring seas, dashing pirates and exotic harem dancers make for an enchanted experience when the Mikhailovsky Ballet from St. Petersburg, Russia returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts, November 18 – 20, 2016, with the American Premiere of its production of "Le Corsaire."

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Inland Pacific Ballet - Rancho Cucamonga - Presents:
The Nutcracker- Inland Pacific Ballet

11/26/2016 - 12/4/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 11/26/2016)

Toy soldiers, life¬sized dancing dolls, and a fantastic dream with battling mice, dancing snowflakes, waltzing flowers, and the delightful Sugar Plum Fairy stir the imagination.

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Chapman University - Orange - Presents:
Fall Dance Concert

12/2/2016 - 12/3/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/2/2016)

Chapman’s faculty choreographers bring a wealth of experience to their inventive works, and explore many moods, themes, and musical styles. Get ready for an evening of challenging, imaginative, and beautiful dance. For ticket information, please visit:

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American Pacific Ballet Company - Fullerton - Presents:

12/3/2016 - 12/4/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

American Pacific Ballet Company's 2016 Nutcracker, featuring State Street Ballet's Kate Kadow and San Francisco Ballet's Taras Domitro as the Sugarplum Fairy and her Cavalier.

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American Ballet Theatre & Segerstrom Center for the Arts - Costa Mesa - Presents:
American Ballet Theatre "The Nutcracker"

12/9/2016 - 12/18/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/9/2016)

American Ballet Theatre’s sumptuous production returns as Orange County’s must-see "Nutcracker," quickly becoming a holiday tradition. Once again, audiences will be thrilled by ABT’s incomparable casts and delighted with Alexei Ratmansky’s “cinematic creation” (Orange County Register) as the ballet unfolds to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score.

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Inland Pacific Ballet - Riverside - Presents:
The Nutcracker- Inland Pacific Ballet

12/10/2016 - 12/11/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/10/2016)

Toy soldiers, life¬sized dancing dolls, and a fantastic dream with battling mice, dancing snowflakes, waltzing flowers, and the delightful Sugar Plum Fairy stir the imagination.

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Festival Ballet Theatre - Irvine - Presents:
Festival Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker

12/10/2016 - 12/24/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/10/2016)

A cherished holiday classic, perfect for all ages. Create holiday memories for your family by sharing the magic of the cherished classic, The Nutcracker.

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McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts - Palm Desert - Presents:
Los Angeles Ballet - The Nutcracker

Tuesday, 12/13/2016

Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary, Artistic Directors The Nutcracker – the essential holiday tradition. Join Clara and her beloved Nutcracker as she travels to the Land of Snow, and to the Palace of the Dolls where all of her favorite doll companions come to life.

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Inland Pacific Ballet - Claremont - Presents:
The Nutcracker- Inland Pacific Ballet

12/17/2016 - 12/18/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/17/2016)

Toy soldiers, life¬sized dancing dolls, and a fantastic dream with battling mice, dancing snowflakes, waltzing flowers, and the delightful Sugar Plum Fairy stir the imagination.

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Carpenter Performing Arts Center - Long Beach - Presents:

Saturday, 1/28/2017

The brainchild of Michael Nunn and Billy Trevitt— two former principal dancers of The Royal Ballet— BalletBoyz is London’s hottest groundbreaking and distinctly masculine dance company renowned for their exciting and innovative blend of live performance and original filmwork. Featuring two new commissions by Pontus Lidberg and Javier de Frutos, the evening takes an elegant, powerful and

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California Center for the Arts, Escondido - Escondido - Presents:
Complexions: Contemporary Ballet

Thursday, 2/9/2017

Combining technical precision, power and passion, Complexions Contemporary Ballet delivers an exciting performance that transcends tradition in a groundbreaking mix of styles ranging from ballet to hip hop. The group, who has been featured on So You Think You Can Dance, will perform Innervisions, an upbeat, contemporary dance tribute to the music of Stevie Wonder, along with other selections from

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Valley Performing Arts Center - Northridge - Presents:
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

Friday, 3/3/2017

New work by Cherice Barton Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is known for its technically dazzling dancers as well as its commitment to emergent choreographers. They partner with VPAC, in year two of their residency, to co-commission a new piece by Los Angeles choreographer Cherice Barton.

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Carpenter Performing Arts Center - Long Beach - Presents:
Balé Folclórico da Bahia

Saturday, 3/11/2017

Direct from Bahia in northern Brazil—a place where otherwise long-forgotten gods are still remembered—comes this irresistible troupe famous for its explosive drumming, feverish dancing and uncontainable energy. Its display of Bahian folkloric dances of African origin was described as a “non-stop extravaganza” by the San Francisco Chronicle.

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American Youth Symphonyt - Los Angeles - Presents:
American Youth Symphony - Members Priority

Saturday, 5/20/2017

We end this season with a concert to thank our donors for all they do in support of AYS. In a concert unlike anything we have done before, a chamber ensemble of AYS musicians will play the full ballet version of Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring, in collaboration with a local modern ballet troupe. This performance also includes works by visionary French baroque composer Jean-Philippe Rameau.

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