Co-Founded in 1994 by Kevin Meyers and Victoria Koenig, the Inland Pacific Ballet (IPB) will perform its original production the faery tale classic Cinderella on Saturday and Sunday, April 27 & 28, 2024 at the Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Staying true to the story IPB’s Ballet will include Cinderella’s two greedy Stepsisters, and a glowing Fairy Godmother who waves her magic wand and sends Cinderella to the ball in a glittering carriage to meet her fate. Last seen in 2018, this timeless and elegant ballet is for all ages. Tickets are on sale now.

Inland Pacific Ballet - Emma Storey, Jonathan Sharp, Miranda Rose in Cinderella - Photo by E.Y. Yanagi.

Inland Pacific Ballet – Emma Storey, Jonathan Sharp, Miranda Rose in “Cinderella” – Photo by E.Y. Yanagi.

Originally choreographed by choreographed by Laurence Blake, this production was updated with new choreography by Zaylin Cano. The 35 member cast of Cinderella includes IPB Company Dancers Kelsey Dorr (Boston Ballet, Mikhailovsky Ballet of St. Petersburg, American Ballet Theater) and Ella Chang alternating as Cinderella and the Fairy Godmother; Reece Taylor (IPB Principal Dancer and Ballet Master) as the Prince; Keira Johnson and Kiley Fraile as the Stepsisters; and Andrew Tiamzon as the Stepmother.

Inland Pacific Ballet - Reece Taylor, Adrienne Diaz in "Cinderella" - Photo by E.Y. Yanagi.

Inland Pacific Ballet – Reece Taylor, Adrienne Diaz in “Cinderella” – Photo by E.Y. Yanagi.

“We are thrilled to once again bring our original production of the classic fairy tale story of Cinderella to the Lewis Family Playhouse for the first time since 2018,” exclaims Zaylin Cano, IPB Artistic Director. “This enchanting ballet is a perfect introduction for young children, who are often mesmerized by what they see on stage. This timeless romance includes comedic scenes that  both novice and seasoned ballet audiences will enjoy.”

WHAT: Inland Pacific Ballet’s production of Cinderella, An Enchanting Fairy Tale Ballet
WHERE:  Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
– Saturday, April 27: 11:30 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.
– Sunday, April 28: 11:30 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.

TICKETS:  $79/$66/$55; Children (12 & under) $33/$28; Additional discounts for Senior, Groups, Military and Student Rush. To purchase tickets, please click HERE.

Since its founding Inland Pacific Ballet has quickly become one of Southern California’s cultural jewels. The Company’s repertoire includes classics such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream  by Laurence Blake, Fokine’s Les Sylphides, Graduation Ball by David Lichine and Swan Lake Act II by Janek Schergen after Lev Ivanov. Full length classical masterpieces include Giselle, Coppélia, and a lavish production of The Nutcracker by Laurence Blake and Victoria Koenig. Contemporary classics include Beginnings choreographed by Choo San Goh/Berkeley, Rodeo by Agnus DeMille and masterpieces by the legendary George Balanchine, including Who Cares?, Concerto Barocco and Serenade. A growing body of original work includes The Little Mermaid by Eric Skinner and Daniel Kirk, Dracula choreographed by Arturo Fernandez, and Beauty and The Beast choreographed by Clinton Rothwell.

For more information about Inland Pacific Ballet, please visit their website or at; (909) 482-1590; Visit IPB on Facebook or on Instagram.

Written and compiled by Jeff Slayton for LA Dance Chronicle from press information by Susan Gordon.

Featured image: Inland Pacific Ballet – Adrienne Diaz and cast of Cinderella – Photo by E.Y. Yanagi.