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Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Presents

85th Diamond Anniversary

Feb 10 - Feb 12, 2023

Victoria Theatre


Dayton Ballet welcomes its 85th season and celebrates the 95th year of the Dayton Ballet School with a sparkling affair that preserves Dayton Ballet’s tradition of presenting mixed repertory performances and spotlighting acclaimed choreographers from across the country and around the world. In this Diamond Anniversary event, Artistic Director Karen Russo Burke honors the fortitude and perseverance of Dayton Ballet founders Miss Josephine Schwarz and her sister Miss Hermene, who started one of the oldest ballet companies in the country. This exciting repertory program includes a brilliant collection of beautiful ballets that showcase the physicality and virtuosity of the full company of dancers who call Dayton Ballet their home.

Dear Booky, choreographed by Karen Russo Burke (20 minutes)
Limoncello, choreographed by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa (15 minutes)
A Streetcar Named Desire, choreographed by Karen Russo Burke (30 minutes)*
I’ll Meet You There, choreographed by Jennifer Sydor (15 minutes)

*A Streetcar Named Desire includes depictions of sexual violence, alcohol abuse, domestic abuse, and suicide. Viewer discretion is advised.

Age Recommendation

All audience members must have a ticket, regardless of age. For the consideration of all patrons, children on laps and/or babes in arms are not permitted at most Dayton Performing Arts Alliance presentations.


Sign interpretation and/or audio description available upon request. Please let the ticket agent know at least two weeks before the performance if you would like either of these services when you order your tickets from Dayton Live. Please understand that while we will make every effort to make reasonable accommodations, certain requests may not be able to be honored.

For detailed accessibility information, including seating, audio, and sign interpretation please visit our Accessibility page.


The Arts Garage, on the northwest corner of Second and Ludlow Streets, open for all performances at the Schuster Center, Victoria Theatre, and PNC Arts Annex. The Arts Garage is owned and operated by Dayton Live, so parking there actually helps support the arts venues used by all our great arts organizations. For more parking information, visit our Directions & Parking page.

Ticket Information

Dayton Live is the only outlet authorized to sell tickets to events at the Schuster Center, Victoria Theatre, PNC Arts Annex, and The Loft Theatre. For this event, Dayton Performing Arts Alliance has been authorized to sell tickets within the scope of Dayton Live’s ticketing processes and procedures. To learn more about Season Tickets, gift certificates, and Ticket Office hours, call 937-228-3630 or visit

Season Tickets

Click here for details about becoming a 2022-2023 Dayton Ballet Season Ticket Holder! You can also learn more about the DPAA Pick Later Flex Pass or DPAA Create Your Own ticket package.

Health & Safety

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Dayton Ballet


Feb 10, 7:30PM
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Feb 11, 7:30PM
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Feb 12, 2:30PM
Feb 12