Current Project

The Foundation is working with Central West Ballet to recreate Ronn Guidi’s The Secret Garden. Three performances are scheduled May 11, 18, and 19, commissioned and to be performed by Central West Ballet (CWB).

We are coming to you with a fundraising request now for our initial goal of reconstructing this production and coaching new dancers for it. We are hoping to continue the momentum created with this revival; join us with your tax-deductible donation today and be part of our mission to reconstruct living art for audiences today!

The Secret Garden is Mr. Guidi’s full-length story ballet based on the classic novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett that was last staged by Oakland Ballet a decade ago. Along with original Oakland Ballet dancers, Mr. Guidi will be coaching the CWB dancers for performances in Modesto, Tracy, and here in the Bay Area. Please plan to join us at a performance!

  • Saturday, May 11, 2pm – The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, Tracy
  • Saturday, May 18, 2pm & Sunday, May 19, 2pm – Gallo Center for the Arts, Modesto

For tickets and information:  •  (209) 576-8957

Since the last performance of The Secret Garden a decade ago, sets and props were found damaged or lost. The Foundation is supporting a full reconstruction of a complete set for this staging by CWB. Your donations will go towards recreating ballets for a new generation of audiences and dancers — it is how we keep dance alive. Our 2019 fundraising goal is $100,000.00. This is an ambitious goal, but there is much to be done to preserve our dance history for all.

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Oakland Ballet – Secret Garden – April 2008 – Photography by Edward Casati