Diablo Ballet shines in a virtual “Balanchine & Beyond”

Amid the dreariness of an ongoing pandemic, Diablo Ballet shines in the second program of their 27th season, featuring Balanchine’s Who Cares?,  Penny Saunders’ Berceuse, the world premiere of Two One Self, co-choreographed by Derion Loman and Michael Wells, and the Act III Wedding Scene from The Sleeping Beauty. The virtual performance, filmed in Diablo … Read more

BALLET ORPHANS has launched!

  My new novel, BALLET ORPHANS, was released on Saturday, January 2nd, 2021, and the launch party was a blast! The following is a post from late December. BALLET ORPHANS will launch on Saturday, January 2nd, I want YOU, dear reader, to join me at a rollicking 80’s-themed launch party. You know how you get … Read more

10 reasons you’ll love SFB’s “Nutcracker Online”

Why the San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker Online production, you ask? Because of course you have other options to watch The Nutcracker online this year. Dozens upon dozens of options, from companies all around the world. So. Here, up front, are ten good reasons: Because the first full-length North American Nutcracker started right here Those 600 … Read more

2020 World Ballet Day is Oct 29th!

Looking for archived material from World Ballet Day, now that it’s past? Scroll down and click on each company’s link to be led to their Facebook page where, if you’re lucky, the complete footage will still be available! And to honor World Ballet Day all month long (and through November!) my dance-centric novel, A Dancer’s … Read more

Cover reveal: Book 3 of the Ballet Theatre Chronicles

At long last, I’m so happy to reveal the cover for Book 3 of the Ballet Theatre Chronicles! Ballet Orphans is a prequel to the series, same location (San Francisco), same company (West Coast Ballet Theatre), only it’s set twenty years before the other two books. I just loved creating this fascinating backstory. And I … Read more