BRANDON, FL: Brandon Ballet is please to present Cinderella. This production will honor the life of long time beneficiary, teacher and choreographer of Brandon Ballet, Richard Munro, who choreographed and designed Brandon Ballet’s original production in 2008. In addition, it will highlight the present local talents of Brandon Ballet while showcasing the many future young artists that complete our company.
Continuing with the production theme of this year, Doricha Sales’s new choreography will highlight the individual talents of current members of Brandon Ballet. Each dancer has been cast to challenge them in one or more areas for this production: through characterization, musicality, or technical bravura. Along with the stylization associated with this ballet and Prokofiev’s wonderful score, each dancer will be encouraged to reach from their learnings throughout the season to bring forth this magical ballet.
We are excited to feature Brandon’s own Sarah Parry in the leading role of Cinderella. Parry who has been trained at Brandon’s, The Dance Center, is finishing her first season as a professional dancer with Brandon Ballet after dancing with Montgomery Ballet. Parry, a former Richard Munro Scholarship recipient, is a year-round professional with Brandon Ballet allowing her to attend college in the mornings, train intensively in the afternoons and teach at The Dance Center in the evenings. Parry is a wonderful representation of the types of dancers Brandon ballet hopes to continue producing. Artistic Director, Doricha Sales states, “Artistically she is perfect for this role as she embodies the inherent kindness and care that is associated with Cinderella. 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 by a cast of 40 others, including several of the guest professional dancers that Brandon Ballet audiences have enjoyed during this season in Dracula and The Nutcracker.
The production highlights all the wonders of this classic fairy tale through humor, wonder, and beauty. Through the hilarities of the Stepsisters to the awe of the Prince’s first glimpse at Cinderella, each audience member will be able to walk away remembering to never stop believing in the magic of a pure heart, kindness, and the true beauty that lies within.
Date/Time: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Riverview High Theater, 11311 Boyette Rd, Riverview, FL
Tickets: $30 Adults, $25 Seniors, $20 Students (12 and under)
Tickets are available at: www.tututix.com/brandonballet
For more information please contact the Administrative Coordinator of Brandon Ballet at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (813) 684-4282.
Brandon Ballet History and Mission
Founded in 1993, Brandon Ballet is a non-profit pre-professional ballet company that develops and promotes opportunities for aspiring young dancers. By offering a superior training program and three major performances each year, the Brandon Ballet helps serious dancers broaden their dance experiences.
From its humble beginnings, the company has grown to include 38 dancers of varying levels. Professional dancers, pre-professional, and training dancers call the Brandon Ballet home. The Brandon Ballet provides Brandon and the surrounding communities with an education in the art of dance. The Brandon Ballet serves the community through performances held at public facilities. All company dancers receive the highest caliber of professional training on a weekly basis and are provided the opportunity to learn standard classical repertoire. The Brandon Ballet has and will continue to foster growth and education by bringing guest teachers and choreographers to the community.