February 4, 2010 in Features

Youth Ballet debuts dance

From Staff Reports

If you go

Spokane Youth Ballet, “The Dancing Princesses”

When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Central Valley Performing Arts Center, Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley

Cost: $12/adults, $10/age 12 and younger

Call: TicketsWest outlets (800-325-SEAT, www.ticketswest.com)

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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