G. Lustig's The Nucracker

The Paramount Theatre is the proud home of the Oakland Ballet Company, Winner of the 2021 Best of Oakland Award in the category of Sports & Recreation Instruction.

Come enjoy the beauty of dance at the Paramount Theatre with performances such as Luna Mexicana each Fall and Graham Lustig's The Nutcracker each December.

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Upcoming Events


Friday, September 29, 2023 at 7:00PM

Oakland Ballet Company and Life In Motion Productions proudly present the Oakland premiere of FLOWER, starring and produced by Misty Copeland.

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Luna Mexicana

Friday, November 3, 2023 at 7:30PM

Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 2:30PM

Oakland Ballet Company´s 2023 “Luna Mexicana” program will feature:

  • The return of “Viva la Vida” – a ballet inspired by the life and spirit of Frida Kahlo. Co-choreographed by Martín Romero of Ballet Folklórico México Danza and Oakland Ballet Artistic Director Graham Lustig.
  • Ballet Folklórico México Danza presenting traditional Mexican Folkloric dance.
  • Mariachi music
  • Oakland Ballet’s “Luna Mexicana” ballet
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G. Lustig's The Nutcracker

Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 11:00AM & 3:00PM

Sunday, December 17, 2023 at 1:00PM

The spirit of the holidays is brought to life with beautiful dancing, magnificent scenery and imaginative costumes. Cheer on Marie and her soldiers as she rescues the Nutcracker Prince from the evil Rat King and then soar with our dancing snowflakes to the Land of Sweets where luscious treats await. The Oakland Symphony along with the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir bring Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score to life. Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker will be the highlight of your holiday season!

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