The mission of the DIAVOLO Institute is

to engage the community through dance,
interactive movement, trust, teamwork, and individual expression,

fostering creative education
in Los Angeles and beyond.

The Diavolo Institute




Interested in participating in Company warm-up classes?

Please contact Institute Director
Dusty Alvarado, at

Upcoming Schedule and Events




Outreach Programs

Albion St. Elementary School

Thoms Riley High School

T.R.U.S.T. Shows through Music Center on Tour

Interested in booking a show for your school? Contact for more information.


Ongoing – Gabriella Foundation’s Everybody Dance DIAVOLO Program

Ongoing – DIAVOLO’s The Veterans Project (click here for more information)




About the DIAVOLO Institute

Every year, DIAVOLO’s education and outreach programs
help tens of thousands of children and adults

discover themselves
through movement.

The mission of the DIAVOLO Institute is to develop community through dynamic movement
and DIAVOLO’s signature movement style, Architecture In Motion,
fostering creative growth in Los Angeles and beyond.

The DIAVOLO Institute offers programs In the Studio, In the Community,
In the Schools, On the Road, and through Professional Development.

Complete the DIAVOLO Institute’s Vision and Goals

In the Studio

The DIAVOLO Institute offers a range of professional
and pre-professional training programs for
working and aspiring performers of all ages.

Transform the participants through this immersive training experience into a DIAVOLO Company Member for the week. Facing mental and physical challenges, participants are treated with the same expectations as professional artists in creation, and we get right to work on a custom-choreographed piece on one of DIAVOLO’s acclaimed sets.

Current Programs:

Diavolo Intensive 6/19-6/23

An action-filled youth performance company and day camp program for children ages 8 and up. Performance Company rehearses twice weekly after school, and the Adventure Camp is now open to the whole family during winter, spring, and summer breaks at our studios in downtown Los Angeles. Participants learn to dance, fly, and catch in DIAVOLO’s own creation studio on the company’s unique sets and structures.


JUNE 12-16, 2017

An Institute Program that teaches the unique elements of DIAVOLO Technique, which include ballet and modern dance, gymnastics, martial arts, flying, catching, dynamic partnering, Architecture in Motion, improvisation, and composition. Participants are presented with opportunities to work in DIAVOLO’s own creation studio on the company’s unique sets and structures.

Company Class Schedule- contact Rehearsal Director Amy Tuley-

For more information about signing up for the DIAVOLO Institute training program in our studio, contact:

Dusty Alvarado at

In the Community

The DIAVOLO Institute aims to make creative movement and the arts
an everyday activity in the lives of children and adults alike.


Most community programs are offered free, no previous
exposure to dance is required. Programs include:

THE VETERANS PROJECT is a new initiative funded by The James Irvine Foundation, focusing on the Veterans Community in Los Angeles. DIAVOLO will be holding free movement workshops around the Los Angeles area for veterans during the Summer of 2016. Participants from these workshops will be in consideration to become a part of a fully produced DIAVOLO community performance.

For information on our next workshop and to see pictures and videos of previous workshops, check out our sister site, The Veterans Project.

LA Familia, a customized family dance night for all ages and ability levels. The 2-3 hour event brings everyone together in movement and includes dinner afterwards. See our calendar for current offerings and contact us to setup your own event.  LA Unity is a customizable series of dance workshops for  non-dancer youth and adults that uses movement as a universal language. Each workshop is offered free to the community and culminates in a celebration event.  The DIAVOLO Institute aims to engage our hometown in the arts, fitness,  and interactive and collaborative performance.

DIAVOLO regularly conducts free dance workshops and performances in the community at cultural centers, hospitals, and juvenile detention centers.





For more information about bringing DIAVOLO to your community organization or event, please contact: Dusty Alvarado at

In the Schools

Thousands of students experience the
DIAVOLO aesthetic each year by attending
the company’s in-school assembly performances
and award-winning K-12 arts education.

T.R.U.S.T., our interactive performance piece intended for school auditoriums, assemblies and multi-purpose rooms, is offered to schools throughout Los Angeles County through Music Center on Tour.
Arts Education K-12, offers a full range of educational dance programs that meet the California Visual and Performing Arts Content Standards. Challenging and fun physical awareness exercises, bring creativity and mental discipline into the learning environment. Programs are custom designed with each school with a unique partnership with P.S. Arts.
Browse the complete list of school programs:

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For more information about bringing DIAVOLO to your school, contact Dusty Alvarado at

On the Road

Over more than 15 seasons of touring, DIAVOLO has
conducted extensive touring engagement activities
in local communities around the country.

DIAVOLO offers a host of activities, workshops and Young People’s Concerts on the road in
conjunction with our touring company performances. Venues that book full evening
performances of DIAVOLO often include a Young People’s Concert or other workshops at local
universities, schools, or community centers as part of the residency.

Young People’s Concert is an interactive student matinee performance, 45-60 minutes in length,
which incorporate excerpts of DIAVOLO choreography, discussions of teamwork, and interactive
trust exercises. Study guides are available. Complete tech requirements available on request.

Young People’s Concert and other touring engagement activities are booked through:

Chisa Yamaguchi, Marketing Director,

Professional Development

DIAVOLO offers a range of professional development
opportunities for university dance students and
professionals, teachers, actors, and corporations
and organizations.

For more information about DIAVOLO’s
professional development programs, please contact:
Dusty Alvarado, Institute Director, at

Special Events

Feature DIAVOLO at your special events, parties,
fundraisers, and corporate functions.
DIAVOLO can perform at most functions, depending
on space and the touring schedule.

All parties can be customized upon request for all ages 8 years and up.

For more information about DIAVOLO’s
Special Events, please contact:
Dusty Alvarado, Institute Director, at