John Stubbs – California Ballet Music Director

John Stubbs, Music Director/Conductor


John Stubbs

Music Director and Conductor of the California Ballet Company, John Stubbs conducts the San Diego Symphony for California Ballet Company productions ranging from ballet standards such as The Nutcracker, Paquita, and Serenade to premieres of new works with music of Bach, Vivaldi, De Falla, Albinoni, George Crumb, and Yoav Talmi. For the CBC Mr. Stubbs has conducted the Colorado Springs Symphony, the Wyoming Symphony, and the San Diego Chamber Orchestra at the re-opening Gala of the historic Balboa Theatre. He conducted the world premiere of “ALICE: Re-imagining Wonderland through Dance, Music and Spoken Word,” a collaboration between The Art of Élan and Colette Harding Contemporary Dance Company with a commissioned score by composer Joseph Hallman. Most recently, Mr. Stubbs was invited by the Ochi International Ballet in Nagoya, Japan to conduct their production of “La Bayadere”.

In addition, Mr. Stubbs is the creator and director of Luscious Noise, an eclectic performance series at local jazz club Anthology, bringing new audiences to classical music through the combination of live music and videos in a hip dinner club setting.

Mr. Stubbs is a violinist with the San Diego Symphony and is married to CBC’s Prima Ballerina Denise Dabrowski.