Ballet for Young Audiences presents full stage productions, featuring beautiful dancers, exquisite scenery and costumes, and compelling drama, fully narrated to ensure understanding of the dance vocabulary for newer audiences. 

Beauty and the Beast
Choreographed by Harriett Kinter
Music by Tchaikovsky

 

Beauty and the Beast is one of our most popular ballets. It tells the story of Belle who rescues her father from a cursed beast. It is about their friendship that eventually develops into love. It has a cast of 11 dancers and a narrator.

Nutcracker

Choreographed by Harriett Kinter and Edwin Kinter

Music by Tchaikovsky

 

Our production of The Nutcracker tells the story of Clara, a young girl on the brink of womanhood who's dreams are both childlike and tinged with romance. She is the favorite godchild of Herr Drosselmeyer, a mysterious clockmaker, who helps to transport Clara and her Nutcracker Prince to a special realm. It has a cast of 13 dancers, 4 children and a narrator.

Cinderella
Choreographed by Harriett Kinter
Music by Glazunov

 

Our production of Cinderella follows a young woman and her cat through the classic fairy tale. It combines all the romance of the Masked Ball with all the slapstick comedy of Cinderella's bungling step sisters. It has a cast of 12 dancers and a narrator.

Pirates

Choreographed by Harriett Kinter and Edwin Kinter

Music by Offenbach

 

This is a story about a wicked Pirate Captain, a cursed treasure map and a heroic young woman who joins the crew of a pirate ship to rescue her father and 2 sisters. It has adventure, romance, dark spirits and flashing swords. It has a cast of 13 dancers and a narrator.

Snow White
Choreographed by Edwin Kinter
Music by Mahler

 

Our new production of Snow White was created in Spring of 2013. It is based on the Grimm tale about a beautiful Princess and an envious Stepqueen who is determined to destroy her. It also features 7 comical dwarves, 3 Princes, 4 children and a narrator.

The Little Mermaid

Choreographed by Harriett Kinter and Edwin Kinter

Music by Ravel

 

Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story, it tells of a mermaid who saves and then falls in love with a human prince. She makes a deal with a Sea-Witch and sets out to win the heart of the Prince. It has a cast of 13 dancers and a narrator.

The Jungle Book
Choreographed by Edwin Kinter
Music by Korsakov

 

Jungle Book tells the story of Mowgli the man cub and his adventures in the jungles of India. He travels to the treacherous monkey city and meets the ancient snake Kaa, battles Shere Kahn the tiger and competes with Buldeho, the hunter-thief, for the love of the beautiful young woman, Mahala. It has a cast of  13 dancers and a narrator.

Sleeping Beauty

Choreography by Harriett Kinter after Petipa 

Music by Tchaikovsky

 

 

Our production of The Sleeping Beauty follows the original story by Charles Perrault. It is told in four scenes, has beautiful costumes and scenery and is fully narrated. It can be adapted to a 1 hour version. It also includes 4 children.

Romeo and Juliet
Choreographed by Harriett Kinter
Music by Prokofiev

 

 

Our production of Romeo and Juliet adds Shakepearean text to the Prokofiev music. It can be adapted to a 1 hour version as well as full evening length.

Zorro
Choreographed by Edwin Kinter and Ana Luisa Baptista
Music by DeFalla

 

Zorro comes alive in this swashbuckling ballet. The hero fights off a horde of villians, romances a beautiful lady and saves the day. This can also be shortened to 1 hour.

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