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The State Ballet Theatre of Russia’s Cinderella Begins Performances in Baltimore

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia’s Cinderella Begins Performances in Baltimore
A scene from The State Ballet Theatre of Russia’s 'Cinderella'
The State Ballet Theatre of Russia’s 'Cinderella' leaps onto the Hippodrome stage through January 19.

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia’s production of Prokoviev’s Cinderella begins performances in Baltimore on January 18. The ballet will play the Hippodrome Theatre for two performances only through January 19.

Having made its North American debut seven years ago, the State Ballet Theatre of Russia, which is the touring name of the Vorenezh State Theatre of Opera and Ballet, was established in 1961. The repertoire of the theater includes work by both classical and modern Russian composers including Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Giselle, Don Quixote and Cinderella.

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia has toured with productions of traditional Russian classics throughout France, Germany, Holland and Czech Republic as well as in India and throughout Africa with engagements in Tunisia, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia.

Among the company’s 65 dancers are many distinguished Russian artists and winners of many international ballet competitions. Igor Nepomnyashchiy is director of the company. Choreography and production of Cinderella is by Vladimir Vasiliev, who was Principal Dancer of Bolshoi Theatre for 30 years.

Come see this fairytale ballet leap to life on stage; get tickets today.