Audiences of all ages are invited to experience the wonder of Tyler Junior College’s special dance adaptation of the classic fairy tale, “Cinderella.”
Performances are 7 p.m. Friday, April 14; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 15; and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 16, in Wise Auditorium, located in the Rogers Palmer Performing Arts Center on the TJC central campus.
Admission varies from $15 to $40, and tickets are on sale at TJC.edu/Cinderella.
“I’m excited to bring the magic of Cinderella to life through the art of dance,” said Shurrell Wiebe, artistic director and TJC dance professor. “Set design, custom lighting and special effects will captivate the audience and invite them into this fairy tale.
“Our dancers are unparalleled. This has something special for everyone, and I feel privileged to present this work to our East Texas community.”
The cast includes more than 70 TJC Academy of Dance students and performance majors from the TJC Department of Dance, including: Elena Baldwin, Kathryn Beard, Khai Blaylock, Jack Bodden, Camila Bravo, Cambrie Brooks, Jenna Broyles, Cailyn Bryce-Cotes, Caroline Caccitolo, Grayson Cane, Jessica Carmona, Mackenzie Copfer, Karsyn Cunningham, Qwynnen Davis, Rowyn Davis, Caleigh Duquette, Vivienne Elliott, Samuel Fink, Chris Fisher, Stella Franks, Olivia Gale, Taynara Gomez, Stephen Green, Jules Gregory, Skyla Horace, Najah Jackson, Felicia Jarrett, Curliyah Jefferson, Kileigh Johnson, Annabel Langford, Mackenzie Lee, Caroline Lesniewski, Kaylee Lesniewski, Lucy Anne Mackintosh, Kate Margraves, Ann Marie Mayfield, Mary-Meadows Marshall, Vivienne Marshall, Nalani Mata, Cierra Mays, Zoë Grace Mazzaré, Willie McCoy, Tatum McDonald, Isabella McDowell, Tenley McKinzie, Trenton McKinzie, Delia Nava, Maddison Nehls, Kaitlyn Pearce, Allie Phillips, Ainsley Pierce, Ainsley Rhodus, Hannah Robinette, Reggie Robinson, Audrey Scarborough, Emma Scott, Alyssa Shinholser, Naomi Skyler, Tenley Smiley, Iris Solly, Phoebe Solly, Leah Soto, Sierra Stoner, Charlotte Stuebing, Joslyn Swinney, Brooklyn Thomas, Rose Tucker, Colton Turner, Andrea Velez, Ava Wamboldt, Naomi Warriner, Adarius Washington, Kayla Whitaker, Brynn Wilder, Taylor Williams, Sidney Woolverton and Lily York.
About the guest artist
Vlada Arizonova (right) will be the special guest artist for the TJC production of “Cinderella.” Arizonova is formerly with The National Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Odessa, Ukraine.
Vlada Arizonova began her training with the National Opera of Ukraine in Kyiv and performed in Saint Petersburg Festival Ballet.
She continued her performance career with The National Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Odessa and has toured the world performing in the United States, Germany, Finland, Czech Republic, Iceland, Austria, Sweden, Netherlands, Canada, Belgium and Greece.
Arizonova has performed “Sleeping Beauty,” “Nutcracker,” “Swan Lake,” “Raymonda,” “Giselle,” “Don Quixote,” “Corsair” and many other notable roles throughout her career.