The Brandon Ballet will present the timeless classic, Cinderella, on Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Riverview High School located at 11311 Boyette Rd. in Riverview. Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors and $20 for students 12 years old and under. Tickets are available at www.tututix.com/brandonballet.
Cinderella is the final production of the 24th season for the Brandon Ballet. This production will honor the life of long time teacher and choreographer for the Brandon Ballet, Richard Munro, who choreographed and designed Brandon Ballet’s original production in 2008. In addition, the show will highlight the present local talents of Brandon Ballet while showcasing the many young future artists that complete the company.
Cinderella will feature Sarah Parry in the leading role of Cinderella. Parry trained at The Dance Center in Brandon. She is a former Richard Munro Scholarship recipient. She is finishing her first season as a professional dancer with the Brandon Ballet. Prior to this, Parry was with the Montgomery Ballet. In addition to working as a year-round professional dancer with the Brandon Ballet, Parry attends college.
Artistic Director, Doricha Sales said, “Artistically, Parry is perfect for this role. She embodies the inherent kindness and care that is associated with Cinderella.” Sales added, “In addition, her light and airy movement combined with technical precision will naturally show the duality of childhood innocence and the precipice of true love that this character carries.”
Parry will be joined on stage by a cast of 40 others, including several of the guest professional dancers that Brandon Ballet audiences have enjoyed this past season in the productions of Dracula and The Nutcracker.
Lyndsey Ladewig, President of the Brandon Ballet said, “We are so excited about this ballet and the detail Artistic Director, Doricha Sales, has put into honoring Richard Munro with his choreography.”
The Brandon Ballet was founded in 1993. It is a non-profit pre-professional ballet company that develops and promotes opportunities for aspiring young dancers. The Brandon Ballet offers three major performances each season.
For more information, please visit www.brandonballet.org.