(New Brunswick, N.J.) –Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, will present the full-length classical ballet The Sleeping Beauty on May 20, 2017 at the Patriots Theater at the War Memorial in Trenton, NJ. Performances will be at 2:00 p.m and 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $35 and are on sale now at www.arballet.org.
Any enrolled Princeton Ballet School student is able to participate in the annual spring production, including young students in children’s ballet levels and adult students in open enrollment classes. All rehearsals take place outside of regular technique classes, as Princeton Ballet School is committed to providing performance opportunities alongside continued technical training.
The School has been presenting a professional-quality, full-length classical ballet every spring for more than 60 years.
“When students participate in a performance such as this, they come to understand that they are an important part of something bigger than themselves,” says Princeton Ballet School Director Pamela Levy. “They realize they are an integral part of telling a story and begin to gain an understanding of the ballet’s historical significance.”
“It’s a great opportunity for students to work together outside of their technique classes, as professional company members do, and to learn the kind of work that goes into presenting such a large-scale production,” says ARB Artistic Director Douglas Martin. Martin has also served as a faculty member at Princeton Ballet School, and, before becoming ARB’s Artistic Director, was the Ballet Master for the student performing group, ARB Workshop.
American Repertory Ballet’s mission is to bring the joy, beauty, artistry and discipline of classical and contemporary dance to New Jersey and beyond through artistic and educational programs, presented by a financially responsible organization.
For more information about American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School please visit: www.arballet.org
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