Monday, September 29, 2014


Oklahoma City Ballet is set to open its 2014-2015 season of performances with the World Premiere of Jacob Sparso’s "Cinderella" at the Civic Center Music Hall October 17-19.  Single tickets start at $25 and are now available through OKC Ballet and Civic Center Box Offices.

"Cinderella" uses Prokofiev's incredible score originally commissioned by the Bolshio Ballet who premiered it in 1945.  The Oklahoma City Philharmonic will be led by guest conductor Kermit Poling.  The elaborate sets and costumes were designed by British designer Alun Jones.  Additionally, Artistic Director Robert Mills will be making a rare stage appearance as one of the Ugly Stepsisters, along with principal dancers Yui Sato and Ronnie Underwood who will also be alternating the role of Stepsister.  The role of Cinderella will be alternated by Principal Dancer Miki Kawamura and Soloist Ezlimar Dortolina, and the prince will be danced alternately by Principal Dancers Yui Sato and Ronnie Underwood. 

Performances take place on Friday, October 17 at 8 pm, Saturday, October 18 at 2 pm & 8 pm, and Sunday, October 19 at 2 pm.  Single tickets to “Cinderella” and season tickets may be purchased by calling 405-848-TOES (8637) or by going online at  All performances take place at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 North Walker, Oklahoma City.  The Oklahoma City Ballet Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am-5:00 pm, and is located at 7421 North Classen, Oklahoma City. 

Children’s activities prior to each performance include a “make your own magical pumpkin and fairy wand” station sponsored by Oklahoma Contemporary.  After each matinee, the audience is invited to meet and greet the dancers in the front lobby for refreshments, courtesy of Braum’s.

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About Oklahoma City Ballet:  Founded in 1972 by Ballet Russe dancers Yvonne Chouteau and Miguel Terekhov, Oklahoma City Ballet has been the city’s professional ballet Company for over 40 years.  It is the resident dance Company of the Civic Center Music Hall and currently boasts 31 dancers from around the world.  Led by Artistic Director Robert Mills, the Company produces 4 main stage productions per season in Oklahoma City and tours across Oklahoma and the surrounding states.  It is the only ballet Company of its size to regularly debut world premiere story ballets with original commissioned scores and also commission’s new works from the industry’s leading choreographers. 

From the press release

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