Ballet Ensemble of Texas' Cinderella

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December 05, 2020


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Ballet Ensemble of Texas’ (BET) presents Cinderella, the greatest love story ever told. BET, one of Dallas’ best-reviewed pre-professional ballet companies, presents this classic folk tale in four sold-out performances on December 4–6 at Irving Arts Center. Visit to purchase tickets for live streamed performances on Saturday, December 5 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm. Video on demand available December 15.

BET Artistic Director Thom Clower adapted and re-choreographed this version after that of Anne Burton and has staged it many times across the country. Both he and BET Executive Director Lisa Slagle have performed as guest artists in Burton’s version during their careers.
Prince Charming will be danced by Gabriel Speiller from Bruce Wood Dance.

BET company member Pearl Smith will dance the role of Cinderella after receiving rave reviews for her performance as the Sugar Plum Fairy in the 2018 production of The Nutcracker. Ninety young dancers from the Ballet Academy of Texas will join Ballet Ensemble of Texas in this production.

BET is the official performing company of the Ballet Academy of Texas and trains dancers who are recognized by prestigious pre-professional training programs across the country, with more than half of BET’s 33 company members placed in such programs last year. Professional alumni also dance with companies around the country, including four former BET dancers currently performing with American Ballet Theatre, America’s National Ballet Company.