Local dancers hitting the stage to perform “Sleeping Beauty”



By Ron Giofu

Dancers from the Bravo Ballet Company will be hitting the stage this Saturday performing “Sleeping Beauty.”

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Artistic director Andrea Stafford said the three-act production has been condensed into two acts. She said rehearsals have occurred every Sunday from September through May for two hours with Thursday evening rehearsals starting at the end of May.

“We held auditions in August for ages seven and up,” she said.

The Bravo Ballet Company is in its second year and has seen steady growth, Stafford added. In its first year, there were 14 dancers.

“This year, we doubled in size,” said Stafford. “We’re pretty excited about that.”

Stafford pointed out there is a featured performer as part of the production of “Sleeping Beauty.” Christopher Rich of the All that Jazz dance studio will be performing in the show. Stafford noted he is originally from the Midwest Ballet Company in Missouri.

“He’s going to be performing the male variation of the bluebird,” said Stafford. “Catherine Cristofaro is performing the female version of the bluebird.”

Tickets are $15 and available at the Catz Meow or at the door the night of the show. For more information, call 519-730-1866.


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