Encore Spring 2019

Theatre Ballet

Festival in the Northwest

Sophie Kunzelman (left) as Princess Aurora and Ryan Hatch as the Prince take center stage in BYU Theatre Ballet’s show Sleeping Beauty.

BYU Theatre Ballet will take its beloved Sleeping Beauty show to Washington and Oregon in May. “We’re performing an excerpt of one of the most famous ballets,” says dancer Courtney Barclay.

At each show, Theatre Ballet dancers will welcome the young and young at heart to their Prince and Princess Party, where audience members will be able to dress up, take photos, and interact with the dancers. “I just love to meet all the people that come to our performances,” says Barclay. “It’s so fun to see all their smiling faces and hear what brought them to our performance. It connects us to states and people across the nation.”

Prior to the tour, Theatre Ballet will attend workshops and perform at the Regional Dance America 2019 Pacific Festival in Spokane, Washington. “We get to take master classes from amazing guest teachers and choreographers that are from leading companies across the nation, which can help us build ties,” says Barclay.

After the convention, Theatre Ballet will perform in the following cities: Spokane, Clarkston, and Kennewick, Washington; and Portland, Astoria, and Ontario, Oregon.