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Photo courtesy of client, Diablo Ballet

Welcome! Lyla Foggia has helped both performing and visual artists and organizations reach and expand their audiences through expert positioning and media attention. Call 503-622-0232 to discuss your project with her.


California Symphony (Walnut Creek, CA)
Computers and Structures, Inc. (Berkeley)
Diablo Ballet (Walnut Creek)
Ernie Barnes (Sherman Oaks, CA)
Festival Opera (Walnut Creek)


It wouldn’t be the only event scheduled to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Or even the only ballet. But, unlike the others, the unique purpose of the world premiere of “Earthquake” was to celebrate the extraordinary advances in earthquake engineering technology during the last century. Computers & Structures, Inc. – which produces the world’s leading software for designing man-made structures to withstand the extremes of nature – had commissioned a timeless new work from the Bay Area’s acclaimed Diablo Ballet, which would be performing it in San Francisco on the eve of this historic event. The occasion would mark the first opportunity for this Bay Area dance company to step into the national spotlight. As well, it would give sponsor CSI its first public service recognition. Despite the fierce competition for attention by over a hundred commemorative events, Lyla Foggia help CSI produce the campaign that ultimately scored interviews with Newsweek, NBC Nightly News, ABC Network News, MSNBC, PBS NewsHour, NPR, and San Francisco’s KPIX-TV and ABC7– as well as a full-page photo in the San Francisco Chronicle and more.

Earthquake ballet to premiere on eve of 100th anniversary of 1906 San Francisco temblor

Proving that the media just wants a good story, Foggia simultaneously helmed the publicity programs for three of the Bay Area’s leading performing arts organizations: the California Symphony, Festival Opera, and Diablo Ballet.

Celebrated soprano Angela Cadelago to debut in Festival Opera’s Lucia di Lammermoor

Press Release and Media Coverage - Full feature in Bay Area News Group - 750,000 circulation

California Symphony makes the front page of San Jose Mercury News and more with West Coast premiere of the Dead Symphony!

Press Release and Media Coverage