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Upcoming Performances


College of San Mateo Theatre

Music, Theater, Art Buildings 

1700 W Hillsdale Blvd

San Mateo, CA 94402

The Headless Horseman + 

Viva La Vida

October 12-13, 2024

Two one-act story ballets come together in an evening of chills, humor, heart, and autumn festivity.

Oceánica Ballet's fall production features the tale of Ichabod and The Headless Horseman, adapted from Washington Irving’s classic “Legend of Sleepy Hollow;” and the original tale of Lupita in Viva La Vida, a celebration of life inspired by Día de los Muertos.

Called “delightful from start to finish” by Jen Norris Dance Reviews, this production is bewitching entertainment for the fall season. “Through clever theatricality... Oceánica Ballet’s cast of thirteen dancers bring this story to life with a joie de vivre that has me looking forward to future showings of this work... creating a tradition for family audiences.”

The Headless Horseman + Viva La Vida will be performed October 12-13, 2024 at College of San Mateo Theatre.

This production contains creepy sounds and spooky puppetry which may affect very young children.

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Past Performances

Flying Colors

June 8-9, 2024

Oceánica Ballet soars in a showcase of dances with themes of flight and retro Americana. Flying Colors features works by Bay Area choreographers, presented at Hiller Aviation Museum, June 8-9 at 12:30pm and 2:30pm with purchase of museum admission.

Sleepy Hollow & Lupita

November 10-12, 2023

Join us for the bewitching conclusion to Oceánica Ballet’s 2023 Season this autumn in San Francisco! Oceánica Ballet presents Sleepy Hollow & Lupita, a double bill featuring the legend of the Headless Horseman adapted from Washington Irving's classic tale, and a ballet celebration of life inspired by Día de Los Muertos.


August 19-20, 2023

Oceánica Ballet presents Horizons, August 19-20 at Hiller Aviation Museum with purchase of museum admission. The adventure and endless possibilities of summer come alive in this showcase of ballet works by Bay Area choreographers. 


March 10-12, 2023

Five choreographers explore themes of change and transformation. Andrea Salazar’s “Shaped” explores the pain and joy that push revolutionary changes in ourselves. Connolly Strombeck's "Bloom" is a neoclassical celebration of personal growth and discovery, in which each movement examines the beauty of a different type of flower. Vinnie Jones reimagines Swan Lake’s white swan pas de deux with two women. Also featuring Vinnie Jones’s “Il Purgatorio,” Robert Burns Lowman’s “Echoes,” and Edgar Lepe’s "A Soul's Dream." 

Virtual Fall Festival

Nov 19 -Dec 5, 2022

Join Oceánica Ballet this Thanksgiving for a free virtual Fall Festival celebrating friends, family, and all those we’re thankful for. Featuring the online premiere of Jessica Woodman’s Till Death; and highlighting one of our current online offerings, Patience Gordon’s And Here We Are.

Sleepy Hollow & Lupita

October 15-16, 2022

Oceánica Ballet presents Sleepy Hollow & Lupita, a double bill featuring the legend of the Headless Horseman adapted from Washington Irving's classic tale, and a ballet celebration of life inspired by Día de Los Muertos.

Journeys & Destinations

July 23-24, 2022

Oceánica Ballet presents Journeys & Destinations, a showcase of ballets celebrating the places life takes us, featuring works by Bay Area choreographers Edgar Lepe, Robert Burns Lowman, Isabelle Sjahsam, Connolly Strombeck, and Jessica Woodman.


April 2-3, 2022

A vibrant collage of classical and contemporary ballets by Patience Gordon, Vinnie Jones, Edgar Lepe, and Robert Burns Lowman exploring themes of cohabitation, coexistence, and collaboration. 

Harvest Moon

October 16-17, 2021

San Francisco Bay Area choreographers Isabelle Sjahsam, Jessica Woodman, Edgar Lepe, Robert Burns Lowman, and Connolly Strombeck present five world premiere ballets of elegance, whimsy, and contemplation.

Blue Skies

July 17-18, 2021

Read a review of Blue Skies in Everything South City:

Oceánica Ballet Blue Skies Inaugural Opening: A Wavicle of Enchanting and Joyful Delight

Featuring five world premiere ballets exploring themes of resilience, hope, and joy by Constanza Murphy, Edgar Lepe, Jessica Woodman, Matthew Ebert, and Robert Burns Lowman.