Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre: Cinderella
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Choreographer: Jayne Smeulders
Artistic Director Adam W. McKinney has announced that the version of Cinderella set to be the closing program of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s 2023-2024 season will be the U.S. premiere of the ballet choreographed by Jayne Smeulders.
Set to Sergei Prokofiev’s score, Smeulders first created Cinderella in 2011 while a principal dancer with West Australian Ballet, staying true to the familiar storyline. Pittsburgh audiences will be witness to a re-imagined version with updated choreography with new sets by Simon Guilbault and new costumes by Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt.
“We are delighted to bring Jayne Smeulders’ version of Cinderella to the U.S. – and to Pittsburgh audiences – for the first time,” said McKinney. “Jayne’s version is classic, visually stunning and remarkably choreographed. It is an absolutely perfect fit for PBT.”
Featured photo for Jayne Smeulders’ Cinderella of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Principal Artists Hannah Carter and Yoshiaki Nakano. Photo by Rieder Photography.