Cinderella dances with her fairies.

Cinderella dances with her fairies.

Cinderella dancing to Rupert

Canada’s leading ballet touring company, Ballet Jörgen, will return to Prince Rupert with the classic fairy tale Cinderella.

Two years after bringing Swan Lake to the North Coast, Canada’s leading ballet touring company Ballet Jörgen will return to Prince Rupert with the classic fairy tale Cinderella.

“It’s a great opportunity to see traditional ballet,” said Crystal Lorette, general manager of the Lester Centre of the Arts.

Choreographed by Bengt Jörgen, the production balances the fairy tale elements of the classic story while creating a more realistic and human look at Cinderella and her circumstances.

The production follows Cinderella as she sets on an adventure that will change her life after encountering an old lady, a magical seed and a colony of enchanting fairies.

The ballet includes 25 professional dancers from Ballet Jörgen, as well as four Prince Rupert dancers, with two dancers from both Prince Rupert Dance Academy and Spectrum City Dance being selected to perform in the production.

Furthermore, Ballet Jörgen will host master ballet classes with the dance schools while in the community.

“When they come it’s not just ‘come in for the show and out they go’, they really want to bring their expertise into the community and reach out as much as they can,” said Lorette.

Ballet Jörgen will present Cinderella at the Lester Centre of the Arts on Friday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m.

Lorette said Ballet Jörgen’s last performance in Prince Rupert almost sold out,  and warned people to purchase their tickets early.

Tickets are available at the Lester Centre box office and Cook’s Jewellers. Tickets can also be booked by phone by calling 250-627-8888.