Tchaikovsky and SF Ballet deliver an irresistible Swan Lake

I know some of you, my dear readers, are classical music fans but not ballet fans. Likewise, some among you are just as happy—maybe you even prefer—to see contemporary ballet works set to jazz, soul, even electronica. Then there are others among my readers who simply don’t attend live performances, be it the ballet or … Read more

Announcing Book 4 of the Ballet Theatre Chronicles

Other Stages is available NOW! Click HERE It is with great pleasure — always one of my favorite posts — that I announce the imminent arrival of my next novel, Other Stages, the fourth and final book of the Ballet Theatre Chronicles. Together now… WOO HOO!!!   They thought the professional ballet world was tough. Then they … Read more

World Ballet Day returns in 2023

Celebrating World Ballet Day all month long! Enjoy A Dancer’s Guide to Africa for FREE by clicking HERE. Enjoy the first book of the Ballet Theatre Chronicles, Off Balance, for only 99 cents HERE. And check out your favorite ballet company’s YouTube channel to find archived live-streamed class, rehearsals and interviews from the big day! On Wednesday, November 1, 2023 (in … Read more

Join my readers’ club!

Join my Readers’ Club to enjoy an exclusive excerpt (and new cover art!) from the forthcoming Book 4 of the Ballet Theatre Chronicles HERE! Or prefer a free e-copy of Book 1 of the Ballet Theatre Chronicles? Click HERE!  This year I celebrate 10 years of blogging as The Classical Girl. It also marks 21 … Read more

Diablo Ballet premieres a delightful “Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Diablo Ballet closes out its 2022-23 season this weekend, May 26 and 27, with a winner: a brand-new, charming comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Choreographed by Julia Adam, it features Mendelssohn’s iconic music, and costumes designed and constructed by Christopher Dunn, with assistance from Amanda Farris. It’s a world premiere that, Diablo Ballet promises, “will … Read more