Charlottesville Ballet Presents: Cinderella

Join the Academy’s Resident Dance Company for an elegant new production of Cinderella, a full-length classic ballet sure to delight the entire family with a charming story of humor, hope, and love.

With a visit from her Fairy Godmother, our heroine is whisked off to the royal ball for an enchanting evening where she meets a handsome Prince and her life changes forever.  Set to the moving score by Prokofiev, this classic fairy tale is filled with spellbinding dance and hilarious hijinks for audiences of all ages. From silly mice to sparkling fairies, Cinderella’s cast of characters includes local dancers alongside Charlottesville Ballet’s 30 professional artists hailing from across the U.S. and around the world.

Times & Tickets:
WHEN: Saturday, March 16 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm
WHERE: The Academy Center of the Arts in Lynchburg, VA
VIP Event After 2:00pm Performance: Bibbidi Bobbidi Ball sponsored by James River Day School
VIP Event Before 7:00pm Performance: Meet the Ballet at 6:00pm


Bibbidi Bobbidi Ball: Sponsored by James River Day School  | All-Inclusive VIP event after 2:00pm performance
Your carriage awaits for the Bibbidi Bobbidi Ball! Perfect for young boys and girls ages 3-8, children will experience the magic of Cinderella with this exclusive family event after the 2:00pm performance.  Guests can meet the ballerinas, take photographs with their favorite characters, and learn a special waltz to the music of Prokofiev.  Royal refreshments will be served, including a magical cocktail for adults!

We encourage children to sport their finest apparel for the occasion, whether formal attire, princess tiara, or their Sunday best.  All-inclusive tickets to the performance + Bibbidi Bobbidi Ball are only available in the VIP seating section. All VIP guests receive a ticket to the performance + ball and each child must be accompanied by an adult; lap babies are free for both the ballet and the ball!


Meet the Ballet: Pre-Show Drinks & Discussion | All-Inclusive VIP event at 6:00pm before 7:00pm performance
Enrich your family experience and join us for a pre-performance lecture to enjoy a cocktail and meet the artists. Get behind the scenes of “Cinderella” with a 30-minute introduction to the performance including discussions of choreography, music, and the process of bringing ballet to the stage.  All-inclusive tickets to the Meet the Ballet event (6:00pm) and performance (7:00pm) are only available in the VIP seating section.

Please note: This performance is not an Academy Center of the Arts production



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