Lone Tree Arts Center’s stage will feature the Littleton Youth Ballet, including 11 dancers from Highlands Ranch schools, this weekend as they perform "Cinderella."
Professional sets, lighting and costumes will help bring to life the storybook ballet after two years of altered or canceled shows due to the pandemic. In total, 80 students will grace the stage on Saturday and Sunday.
“Our performances are unique because they offer a true ballet experience with professional sets, costumes, lighting and choreography in a more informal setting,” Littleton Youth Ballet co-director Alison Jaramillo said in a news release.
From STEM High School, Hannah N., 15, and Emily S., 15, will play ball guests and butterflies. Playing a little fairy, a jester and a ball guest is 13-year-old Miranda M., of Mountain Ridge Middle School.
The timekeeper will be played by Ema Q., 10, of Ben Franklin Academy, and Joseph W., 12, from STEM Middle School. Heritage Elementary student Emma L., 11, is playing a pixie, a royal child, a bird and a jester and fellow student Hannah R., 10, is playing a grasshopper and a mouse.
Also from Highlands Ranch, are Charlotte W., 9, from Arrowwood Elementary as a grasshopper and a mouse; Addie S., 11, from Bear Canyon Elementary as a jester, a pixie and a ball guest; Hana S., 9, from Northridge Elementary as a cat, a royal child, a bird and a dragonfly; and Olivia W., 10, from Saddle Ridge Elementary as a royal child, a jester, a pixie and a bird.
Cinderella performances take place at 6 p.m. Saturday and noon and 5 p.m. Sunday at the Lone Tree Arts Center. Tickets are available at LittletonYouthBallet.org or LoneTreeArtsCenter.org.