April 7, 2010. Halifax, NS… Four young Halifax dance students will take to the stage of the Rebecca Cohn with the professional dancers next week when Ballet Jörgen Canada’s Cinderella rolls into town on the final stop of its 2010 Atlantic Canada Tour.

Recommended by their teachers based on their dance experience, the four talented dance students are thrilled be part of the production: Sarah Hopkin of Halifax Dance Association (cast as a Ballroom Attendant), Emma Van Zeumeren of the Leica Hardy School of Dance (cast as a Tree Fairy), Laura MacEachern of Maritime Dance Academy (cast as a Ballroom Attendant) and Danielle Keating of the Maritime Conservatory of the Performing Arts (cast as a Tree Fairy).

Leica Hardy, of the Leica Hardy School of Dance, commented that, “This is a great opportunity to give young dance students insight into the daily life of the professional dancer, and it provides the tangible thrill of sharing the stage with them.”

Cinderella makes a stop at Wolfville’s Festival Theatre as part of the Acadia University Performing Arts Series on Sunday, April 11 at 2:00 p.m. with ballet workshops on Saturday, April 10.  For more information, please visit www.artsacadia.acadiauca.

Tickets for the Halifax performance of Cinderella on Wednesday, April 14 at 8:00 p.m. are going fast, and they range from $22 to $47.50 with discounts for seniors and students and a special group rate of 20% off any price for groups of six or more.  To order, visit the Cohn box office online at www.artscentre.dal.ca; call toll free at 1-800-874-1669 or 494-3820 in Halifax (Monday to Saturday, 12-6:00 p.m. Box Office hours).

Contestants can still enter the Cinderella for a Day contest, offering three lucky winners a chance to experience a day in the life of a professional ballet dancer by shadowing the company on their performance day in Halifax.  Sign up at www.balletjorgencanada.ca.

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Cinderella was made possible by the generous support of:
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The 2010 National tour of Cinderella is made possible with the support of:
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With additional support from:
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The Halifax performance of Cinderella is made possible with the support of
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Widely recognized for its innovation, warmth, humour and beauty, Ballet Jörgen Canada is the only major Canadian ballet company with a repertoire exclusively of original works.  With over two decades of innovation in creating opportunities for Canadian choreographers and engagement with communities in outreach and educational activities, Ballet Jörgen Canada remains true to the vision of its founders, Bengt Jörgen and Susan Bodie.  Ballet Jörgen Canada’s educational activities range from its long-time collaboration with George Brown College in Toronto to elementary school programming that brings ballet to children across the country.  In addition, Ballet Jörgen Canada’s annual touring brings ballet performances to over 50,000 people from coast to coast in Canada and northern USA, sharing the experience of ballet with more communities in Canada than any other dance company.  With a ‘hub’ in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and centres in Ottawa and Kitchener-Waterloo, Ballet Jörgen Canada is truly Canada’s Local Ballet Company.

For more information, contact:

In Halifax:
Peggy Walt | Atlantic Coordinator | Ballet Jörgen Canada
(902)- 422-5403 | Cell:  (902) 476-1096 | pwalt@eastlink.ca

Atlantic Tour:
Jonathan Holtby | Marketing & Development Coordinator | Ballet Jörgen Canada
416-415-5000 x 2886 | marketing@balletjorgen.ca| www.balletjorgencanada.ca

Broadcast quality tapes available for TV stations – contact marketing@balletjorgen.ca.
The Cinerella Electronic Press Kit is available for download at www.balletjorgencanada.ca/Downloads
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