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Casting Announced for Sleeping Beauty

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I just received an email from Ballet Arizona announcing the following principal casting in the upcoming run of "The Sleeping Beauty" (reformatted):

Fri 2/12 8 pm,

Sun 2/14 2 pm

Princess Aurora: Paola Hartley

Prince Desire: Astrit Zejnati

Lilac Fairy: Kenna Draxton

Thu 2/11 8 pm,

Sat 2/13 8 pm

Princess Aurora: Ginger Smith

Prince Desire: Roman Zavarov

Lilac Fairy: Natalia Magnicaballi

Sat 2/13 2 pm

Princess Aurora: Chelsea Wilcox

Prince Desire: Shea Johnson

Lilac Fairy: Natalia Magnicaballi

The pdf for the complete cast list is here.

Daniel Baudendistel, who portrayed Don Quixote when I saw the production a few years ago, is cast as King Florestan. Elye Olson returns for Catalabutte, and Nancy Crowley for Carabosse.

Among the casting are the following Princess Florene/Bluebird pairs:

Jillian Barrell and Roman Zavarov (14)

Tzu-Chia Huang and Michal Wozniak (12,13M)

Chelsea Wilcox and Daniel Marshalsay (11,13E)

There's terrific casting throughout the run.

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So many reasons to try to attend more than one performance! For those who haven't seen Jillian Barrell -- she's a great addition to the company. A highly-versatile dancer, her quick feet, space-devouring leaps, and strong presence make her a nice match for Mr. Zavarov's Bluebird. We are looking forward to a beautiful and exciting production. In addition, we welcome back to the roster Russell Clarke, returning after an injury.

It will be a great part of our Valentine's weekend.

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