Spring Performance: Story Ballets

Sleeping BeautyWestside Ballet occasionally presents full-length story ballets in place of the Spring Performance repertory. The Sleeping Beauty (2007, 1997) and Coppelia (2002, 1988) are the most recent examples.

The Sleeping Beauty

Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreography: After Marius Petipa
Staged by Rosemary Valaire, Adaptations by Margaret Mehuys

2007 Performance:
May 12-13, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, Malibu

Selected Casting: Sarah Poss (alumna guest artist) or Erin Rivera-Brennand (guest artist) as Aurora; Maco Doussias (alumnus guest artist) as Prince Florimund; Katie Gaydos as the Lilac Fairy; Ariana Lott as Princess Florine; Peter Snow (guest artist) as The Bluebird. [Alumna guest artist Melissa Barak was unable to dance as Aurora due to injury, as was guest artist Andrew Brader as The Bluebird. His partner was Shea Ritchie.]

1997 Performance:
June 6 and 7, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, Malibu

Selected Casting:
Lisa Gallo, Sarah Hinman, or Kylee Kitchens as Aurora; Frank Martinez (guest artist) or Francis Veyette as Prince Florimund; Mitsuda Cohen, Sylvia Galindo or Kylee Kitchens as the Lilac Fairy; Michael Veyette as Florestan; Andrew Veyette or Francis Veyette as The Bluebird; Mitsuda Cohen or Megan Horton as Princess Florine. (Photo above shows Kylee Kitchens and Francis Veyette.)


Music: Leo Delibes
Choreography: After Arthur Saint-Leon

2002 Performance:

2 pm and 7 pm, Saturday, May 18, 2002
Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, Malibu

Selected CastingJeanne Jacobson as Swanilda; Ben Schreivogel (guest artist, Sacramento Ballet) as Franz; Katie Brown or Charlotte Perebinossoff as Dawn; Renna Brown-Taher or Heather Unruh as Prayer

1988 Performance:

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