PSPA PRESENTS The Sleeping Beauty

Lease Events

May 13 - May 15, 2022 - The Norris Theatre

Peninsula School of Performing Arts is proud to present a full-length production of the famous ballet “The Sleeping Beauty”. Based on the Fairy tale by Charles Perrault, and music by Peter Tchaikovsky, the ballet was first performed in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1890. The ballet is being directed and choreographed by Tita Boulger and Vera Ninkovic to be staged at the PVPA Norris Theatre in Rolling Hills. Additional choreography and coaching by Roberto Almaguer and Brianna Fields, and Mate Szentes, who is also dancing the lead role of Prince Floribund. The lead role of Aurora will be danced by two amazing PSPA students. Jackie Lane recently took first place in the YAGP semi finals in Los Angeles, competed at the Prix de Lausanne in Switzerland in February and is a semi-finalist at the spotlight Awards at the Music Center. Also dancing the role of Aurora is Grace Trpin, having previously performed Mercedes in Don Quixote, and Sugar Plum Fairy in Nutcracker for PSPA. She has been awarded an Artistic scholarship to the London College of Theater Arts. Both girls will be travelling to Europe to continue their dance training in the Fall.

Dancing the role of Lilac Fairy will be Eleni DeLucie and Samantha Striplin. Both girls have won several competitions this season and have been awarded Summer Intensive scholarships at Joffrey Ballet School. Samantha also received the Youth Grand Prix award and will compete in YAGP finals in Tampa. The Bluebird Pas de Deux will be performed by Hannah Sheriff and Cammi Malisce and will be partnered by Thel Moore. Bret Coppa, Brent Shavelle and Antonio Zamora will also be partnering our dancers.

Additional Fairies will be danced by Diane Anderson, Isabelle Garvey, Brianna Gianetto, Nerissa Chin, Naomi Mohn, Minji Kang, Malaya Paterson and Mai Ishiyama. The role of the wicked Fairy Caraboose will be portrayed by Khor Gracie. All additional roles will be danced by the students of PSPA.

Each show will begin with 20-30 minutes of
the school’s youngest dancers to delight the hearts of all, and variations performed by YAGP competitors.