An enchanting story for all ages with a wonderful dose of humor,
the majesty of classical ballet, and the promise of “happily ever after”.
World Ballet Series: Cinderella is a beautiful fairy tale told by 40 professional dancers, featuring hand-painted sets and vivid hand-sewn costumes. This world-class production is made for everyone, from seasoned ballet lovers to first-timers. Expect to be amazed, entertained, and inspired!
Choreographed by Marina Kesler, a renowned Estonian choreographer known for her skillful storytelling and breathtaking ballet movements. Experience a unique performance that will touch your heart without words, combining humor and beauty.
Book your tickets now for a night of enchantment and wonder!
But don’t forget – when the clock strikes midnight…
Meet the World Ballet Series: A Celebration of Global Ballet Talent
The World Ballet Series embodies a novel fusion of the world’s most adored ballets, performed live on celebrated stages throughout the nation.
Bound together by their love for reimagining classical ballet traditions, our cast of 50 accomplished dancers from 10 different countries collaborates to perform in visually stunning and critically lauded modern renditions of ageless masterpieces.
The World Ballet Series delivers a family-oriented experience, accompanied by ageless scores, over 150 expertly hand-stitched costumes, artisan-designed sets, and the most gifted dancers presenting three celebrated ballets: Swan Lake, Nutcracker, and Cinderella.
This remarkable series is produced by Gorskaya-Hartwick Productions, a Los Angeles based largest touring ballet production company.
Introducing the Stellar Cast of Cinderella Ballet
World Ballet Series proudly presents an exceptional, multinational ensemble of dancers, handpicked from premier ballet institutions across Europe, Japan, the UK, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, and beyond.
Principal Dancer Ekaterina Malkovich, who graces the stage as Cinderella, is an accomplished and celebrated ballerina, earning the prestigious Golden Mask Theatre Award. Joining her in the spotlight as the Prince is the rapidly ascending classical ballet star, Leonardo Celegato.
This remarkable performance also showcases the talents of a new generation of ballet virtuosos, including Angelina Zgurskaya’s dazzling portrayal of the Stepmother, Kyunsoon Park’s breathtaking pas-de-trois in Swan Lake, and Rebecca Nervi’s unforgettable rendition of Mother Ginger.
Don’t miss this captivating ballet experience, which masterfully combines tradition and innovation, highlighting the incredible skill and artistry of a diverse and talented cast. Book your tickets now to witness this mesmerizing display of ballet excellence.
Meet the Star: Ekaterina Malkovich in Cinderella
Ekaterina Malkovich, an accomplished ballet virtuoso, is the first soloist of the World Ballet Series. As a former star of the Yekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theater, she has steadily garnered international acclaim and amassed numerous accolades.
Malkovich has twice been nominated for the prestigious Golden Mask Theatre Award (in 2017 and 2018) for her outstanding female ballet performances. She was recognized for her roles in “Romeo and Juliet,” directed by Vyacheslav Samodurov, and “Naiad and the Fisherman,” directed by Yuri Burlak.
Additionally, she holds the esteemed title of Laureate of the International Competition of Choreographic Educational Institutions “Orleu.”
Experience the unparalleled grace and artistry of Ekaterina Malkovich as she takes the stage in the World Ballet Series, enchanting audiences with her captivating performances and exceptional talent. Don’t miss your chance to witness this rising ballet star in action.
The Magical Soundscape: Music in the World Ballet Series
Discover the enchanting soundscape that brings the captivating world of Cinderella to life in the World Ballet Series. Our talented team of sound engineers and music curators carefully select and blend compositions from the most renowned composers to create a harmonious and evocative auditory experience for our audience.
As a vital component of each ballet performance, music has the power to transport and inspire, adding depth and emotion to every scene. Though our touring ballet company is not currently accompanied by a live orchestra, we ensure that the music is skillfully engineered and reproduced, maintaining the highest quality and authenticity for our patrons.
Join us on this magical journey as we celebrate the powerful union of music and dance, weaving together an unforgettable experience that speaks to the heart and captivates the senses.
Audience Suitability: A Show for Everyone
The World Ballet Series’ presentation of Cinderella is a universally appealing experience designed to delight audiences of all ages. Whether you’re a seasoned ballet enthusiast or new to the magical world of theater, this performance is sure to impress and inspire.
While our shows are created to appeal to a broad audience, we recommend that children aged 3 and older join us for the best experience. Cinderella is a timeless fairy tale that has established itself as a family-friendly classic, making it an ideal choice for those with young children. Please note that Prokofiev’s powerful score may be loud for very young audience members.
Attire Choices for Your Ballet Night Out
The decision is entirely in your hands! Attending a classical ballet performance can be an excellent opportunity to dress up and embrace your elegant side. Many of our patrons enjoy donning formal attire for the occasion. However, if you prefer something more casual and comfortable, that’s perfectly fine too! Rest assured, you won’t be the only one, and our priority is to ensure you have an enjoyable experience, regardless of your outfit choice.
Stay Informed and Engaged: Understanding the Ballet Performance
Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with the entire Cinderella story; we’ve got you covered. Upon arrival at the venue, you’ll find information stands in the lobby featuring QR codes that you can scan to access our digital program. This comprehensive guide includes a synopsis of the plot and a timeline to help you follow the on-stage events with ease. So, sit back, relax, and let us guide you through the enchanting world of Cinderella’s ballet performance.
Maximize Your Intermission: Activities and Treats
Our 20-minute intermission offers plenty of opportunities for entertainment and refreshments. You can visit the performing arts center’s concession stand for a variety of snacks and beverages. Don’t forget to check out our merchandise store, where you’ll find branded t-shirts, brochures, and a range of ballet- themed souvenirs. For a memorable keepsake, take advantage of the chance to have a professional photo taken with one of the characters. With so much to see and do, just be sure to return to your seat in time for the captivating Act 2!
Food and Beverage Policies at Our Performances
At the World Ballet Series, we strive to ensure an enjoyable experience for all our patrons. While we encourage you to savor the delicious snacks and beverages available at the venue’s concession stand, we kindly request that you consume them in the lobby area. To maintain the pristine condition of our auditorium and ensure the comfort of all audience members, only water is permitted inside the performance space. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Timely Arrival for a Seamless Experience
To ensure a smooth and enjoyable beginning to your World Ballet Series experience, we recommend arriving at the venue at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. This allows ample time for you to navigate any potential lines, find your seats, and settle in comfortably before the captivating ballet performance begins. By arriving early, you can fully immerse yourself in the magical world of our timeless productions without any distractions.
Late Arrivals and Seating Protocol
At the World Ballet Series, we understand that unforeseen circumstances can sometimes lead to late arrivals. Should you arrive after the performance has begun, our dedicated staff will assist in seating you during an appropriate break in the show. This ensures minimal disruption for both the audience and the performers, allowing you to join in the enchanting ballet experience as seamlessly as possible. We kindly remind you to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the showtime to fully enjoy the captivating world of our unforgettable productions.
My daughter and I attended the show last night in Bristol, TN. I wish we could see it again… the dancers are amazing!KeenMullins STeresa
We were able to see you in Riverside and it was phenomenal! Thank you so much for such a beautiful production!!Shelley Rice-Renison
Went to the Pittsfield show last night. My daughter and I LOVED it. We where in awe of the beauty and talent. Thanks you!Seanna Isaacs
Saw you in McAllen! Wonderful show. Thank you!Linda Schebel
You were beautiful and hysterical and a joy to watch dance! Can’t wait until the WBT comes back to Riverside California!Gigi Brewer
Saw it in Roanoke, VA. It was absolutely wonderful! The costumes, sets, lighting, the talented dancers made it a night to remember. Bravo!!Kathryn Reyna
I got to see them 2nd row from the stage. The costumes were absolutely Brilliant!! I will be seeing them again!Kat Woodring
It was the most beautiful performance I have ever seen. So glad I didn’t miss it…Donna Santa Cruz
Thank you for a wonderful performance! We loved it!Mary Beth Aubertin
It was FABULOUS!!! The costumes are unbelievable and the cast phenomenal ♥️♥️♥️AnneMarie Gwiazdowski-Watrous