Pre-professional dancer, Madeline Glinki (pictured above) is a student of IBT Academy and portrays Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty. Photo by Tatiana Lumiere

I remember seeing my first live performance of the Nutcracker.   My feet couldn't touch the floor and my heart was beating like a drum as I watched a storybook leap off the printed page and spring to life like magic - combining music and movement in a way I'd never seen before. I spent the next 3 weeks running around on my toes...and the rest of my life attending as many live performances as I could.

If you love ballet, or have children who’ve never been to a live performance – DON'T MISS THE CHANCE to give them an evening of Fairy Tales and Grand Celebrations!

On April 28th, take the family to Neumann University's Meagher Theater for a stunning Ballet Festival presented by International Ballet Classique – featuring excerpts from both SLEEPING BEAUTY and PAQUITA!  

Act I: an excerpt from Sleeping Beauty (Act III, The Wedding scene).  Fairy tale characters come to life as they dance across the stage to celebrate the wedding of Princess Aurora. Sleeping Beauty, a ballet in three acts with prologue, was first performed in 1890. The score was composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and completed in 1889, the second of his three ballets. The original scenario was conceived by Ivan Vsevolozhsky, and is based on Charles Perrault's fairy tale, La Belle au Bois Dormant. The choreographer of the original production was Marius Petipa.

Little Red Riding Hood (portrayed by Lia Issakov) and The White Cat
(portryed by Raica Tarr) are among the many wedding guests! 
Photos by Taitana Lumiere.
Act II: Paquita The original two-act ballet takes place in Spain during the occupation of Napoleon's army. The heroine is the young gypsy girl named Paquita. Unbeknownst to Paquita, she is really of noble birth, having been abducted by gypsies when she was an infant. She saves the life of a young French officer, Lucien d'Hervilly, who is the target of a Spanish governor who desires to have him killed by IƱigo, a gypsy chief. By way of a medallion she discovers that she is of noble birth. As such, she and the Officer are able to wed.

Guest Artist Narek Martirosyan, a Principal Dancer with the New Jersey Ballet Company, will perform the roles of both Prince Desire and Lucien.

Presented by: International Ballet Classique.
April 28th, 7-9 pm
Adults $15 children $12
Click Here to Purchase Tickets or call 610-986-2474.

Neumann Univerisity
Neumann's Fred P. Meagher Theater
1 Neumann Dr, Aston, PA 19014
(610) 558-5505