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Welcome Spring! 2023 Annual Showcase

May 5, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm


Welcome Spring! Celebrates the rich emotion and exuberance of St. Paul Ballet’s student dancers. Audiences will ride the surging emotions of the music together with the dancers in this perfect blend of classics and original work created specifically for them.

The annual showcase highlights the talent in the School, from young students beginning their training to advanced students on the verge of professional dance careers.

The younger dancers explore movement inspired by famous artwork with choreography by teaching artists, Christina Onusko, Alejandra Iannone, Aloe Lui, Jennifer Mack, Hannah Pierce, and Siri Drontle with musician John Banks and lighting by Kevin Jones.

Performances by the upper-level dancers feature premieres by Penelope Freeh and Sean Scantlebary and timeless excerpts from the fantasy worlds of Le Corsaire and Don Quixote staged by Helen Hatch.

Penelope Freeh, a McKnight Artist, creates along with the dancers to develop their own voices during her year-long composition classes. Sean Scantlebary is a performer and choreographer. He danced with Eliot Feld in New York for ten years. Helen Hatch has had a busy year producing and performing in work for her own company, Hatch Dance as well as teaching year-round for St. Paul Ballet. She is fresh off a retrospective celebrating five years of her choreographic works at the Cowles Center.

We invite you to join us for the annual spring performances and be introduced to the highly skilled dancers of the future. Nothing matches the boundless passion of young talent in live theater. The whole family will enjoy this!

All tickets are Pay What You Can starting at $5 + fees


May 5, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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The O’Shaughnessy
2004 Randolph Ave.
St Paul, MN 55105

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