World Premiere Works by Geoffrey Gonzalez

Megan Jacobs in The Dying Swan; photo by Jaroslav Richters

There’s a change in the wind. Classical ballet is being modified and updated for presentation. Across the dance world, traditional ballets are being re-imagined and revived with new choreography.

New imagery
New energy
Purpose to fit in a modern world

This summer, City Ballet dancers will bring to the stage a powerful selection of new versions of some of ballets most iconic presentations. The program also includes a new world premiere featuring the company dancers, choreographed by resident choreographer Geoffrey Gonzalez, and featuring music from Mozart and more!

This performance ignites the start of City Ballet’s 30th season and is not one to miss.


Swan Lake Pas de Trois
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Athena Nikolakopulos, Shannon Romeo and Jaroslav Richters

The Curse of The Firebird
Music: Igor Stravinsky
Sumire Ito

Lilac Fairy from The Sleeping Beauty
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Megan Jacobs

Variation IV from Raymonda
Music: Alexander Glazunov
Sophie Robertson

Lady of the Camellias
Black Pas de Deux

Music: Fredric Chopin
Ariana Gonzalez and Iago Breschi


World Premiere
Music: Serenade No. 13
A little Night Music
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Tiffany Arroyo, Erin Burt, Sumire Ito, Megan Jacobs, Elaine Miller, Athena Nikolakopulos, Sophie Robertson, Shannon Romeo


The Origin of Myrtha and the Willis
Music: Adolphe Adam
Erin Burt, Ariana Gonzalez, Sumire Ito, Elaine Miller, Athena Nikolakopulos, Sophie Robertson, Shannon Romeo

The Bronze Idol
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Iago Breschi

Spartacus Pas de Deux
Music: Aram Khachaturian
Tiffany Arroyo and Jaroslav Richters

The Dying Swan
Music: Camille Saint-Saëns
Costume by Fleur de Fuchsia
Megan Jacobs

Music: Camille Saint-Saëns
Entire Cast


Thursday, July 21st, 2022 at 7:30pm
Friday, July 22nd, 2022 at 7:30pm
Saturday, July 23rd, 2022 at 7:30pm


Torrey Pines Performing Arts Center
3710 Del Mar Heights Rd, San Diego

Torrey Pines Performing Arts Center seating chart

Center Orchestra: $59
Side Orchestra: $39

Free Parking
No one under the age of 5

The use of cameras or any recording equipment is strictly forbidden due to copywrites agreements.


Thank you our ON THE MOVE underwriters who helped make this program possible.

Anna and Mario Scipione
Lauren and Paul Scott
Rebecca and R. Robert Kearney
Janelle and Robert Orsi