Littleton Youth Ballet, in association with Littleton Ballet Academy, presents an encore performance of its original production of Snow White. Set to music by Gabriel Faure and Gustav Holst, the production features 70 dancers ranging from ages 8 to 18. There are also two guest artists that are also appearing with the production. Former Colorado Ballet principal dancer Francisco Estevez will be reprising the roles of the Huntsman and Prince again and perennial favorite Scott Elliott will be performing as the Hag. The role of Snow White is shared by three young dancers: 16-year-old Olivia Key from Littleton, 15-year-old Sofia Holmes from Lone Tree, and 17-year-old Caroline Owen of Denver. The dancers have all performed leading roles before, although this is Owen’s first-time performing Snow White. The girls are all very different in style and presentation, as well as height. But all three are excited to perform the role and they love that the ballet combines ballet and acting.
Littleton Youth Ballet strives to present the most professional production possible. The company rents professional backdrops and uses full sets including 7 beds for the dwarves. Dancers rehearse up to three times a week (with its youngest dancers rehearsing only once a week), in addition to their regular class schedule.
Snow White is a well-known fairy tale that has been around for centuries. The most famous version of Snow White is the one collected by the Brothers Grimm in the 19th century. But it’s not normally done as a classical ballet. All of the choreography is by co-artistic director Alison Jaramillo who brings her own artistic flair to the story, making this ballet production distinct and captivating in its own right.
Littleton Youth Ballet hopes to be able to introduce young families to the arts in a family friendly setting. Productions are age-appropriate, visually engaging, and emotionally resonant. Through colorful costumes, expressive choreography, and beautiful music, this adaptation is a wonderful way to introduce classic stories and ballets like Snow White to a new generation of children. There is a meet and greet with the characters after every show so that children can see the young ballerinas up close. All performances are under two hours with intermission.
Performances are Sunday, September 17th at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm and Monday, September 18th at 6:00 pm at the Lone Tree Arts Center. Tickets range between $26 to $40 and can be purchased by calling (720) 509-1000. Tickets can also be purchased by going to www.littletonyouthballet.org.
For more information, please call (303) 794-6694. You may also go to our websites for more information at www.littletonyouthballet.org AND