Youth Ballet debuts dance

Spokane’s newest dance company makes its debut Saturday night.

Spokane Youth Ballet will present “The Dancing Princesses,” a new ballet in two acts about the captain of the palace guard who solves the mystery of the worn dancing shoes and wins the princess’ hand in marriage.

Oregon Ballet Theater dancers Grace Shibley and Lucas Threefoot will play the lead roles, joined by more than 40 young dancers from throughout the area ranging in age from 5 to 17.

Kristen Potts and Phaedra Jarrett are the company’s co-artistic directors. Potts wrote the ballet’s libretto, based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, and arranged the score; she and Jarrett created the choreography.


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