BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — This December, the Augusta Youth Ballet Company will take the stage this December for the premiere performance of “Cinderella.”
Performances are Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. All performances will be held at the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts at West Virginia Wesleyan College.
The comic and enchanting ballet has been adapted from the story of Cendrillion by the French author Charles Perrault in 1697 and is set to music by Sergei Prokofiev.
Director Nina Scattaregia states “the ballet depicts a range of emotions and experiences; grief, sadness, light heartedness and joy that audience members of all ages will enjoy. The Company’s message for this production is graciousness and kindness are priceless and should be valued over wealth or beauty.”
Featured in the cast are senior dancer Zoe Payne who will perform the role of Cinderella and professional dancer Caleb Waybright who will perform the role of the Prince.
Other primary roles will be performed by: Leanna Bohman, Kristen Fisher, Hannah Hollen, Jaeneika Westfall and Alayna Whitehair.
Additional Company members performing are Tori Adams, Kaida Almase, Alecsis Butler, Gail Carillo, Annabelle Caynor, Kaylee Feather, Lilly Heater, ColieAuna Grose, RaeAnna Hyre, Mallory Moss, Sydney Mullens, Arden Payne, Phaedra Payne, Jenna Smith, Savannah Smith, Maggie Taylor, and Addison Zirkle.
AYBC showcases area dancers from Upshur, Barbour, Randolph, Lewis, and Braxton Counties as well as 25 junior ballet students from The Dance Factory who will join the cast.
Tickets are available at The Dance Factory. Adult ticket prices are $12 and child/youth through high school age a more $6. Tickets may also be purchased online via www.dancefactorywv.net.
Phone The Dance Factory at 304-472-8291 for more information.