Oakland Ballet Company
Graham Lustig, Artistic Director
For 55 years, Oakland Ballet Company has inspired the East Bay community and beyond by keeping the art of ballet exciting, relevant and accessible, primarily through the presentation of works of the Diaghilev repertoire and modern masterpieces. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Graham Lustig since 2010, the Company has renewed its commitment to artistic excellence with imaginative programs that engage contemporary audiences—through close relationships with living choreographers, the commissioning of new works, innovative collaborations with diverse artists and communities, and compelling educational programs that cultivate the next generation of dance lovers.
A cornerstone of Oakland Ballet Company’s legacy has been engagement with the community. Oakland Ballet’s Discover Dance outreach program features educational programs at East Bay schools, educational in-theater performances, free performances throughout the community, ticket donations to season performances, and scholarships to company training programs.