From Ashes to Ballet Slippers: Cinderella’s Dance by the World Ballet Company


Once upon a time, in the magical world of ballet, the age-old tale of a kind-hearted maiden, her glass slipper, and a prince’s relentless love comes alive. Courtesy of the World Ballet Company, Cinderella twirls onto the stage, her story unfolding in graceful pirouettes and grand jetés, captivating hearts young and old. This article is for every mother who wishes to immerse her children in the wonder of fairy tales and the enchanting realm of ballet.


Cinderella, A tale that originates from the creative minds of Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm, this beloved narrative echoes across cultures, its timeless themes of resilience, kindness, and transformative magic resonating with all. As the clock chimes twelve, Cinderella’s ragged attire transforms into a radiant ballgown, a magical moment that embodies the power of dreams, perfect for inspiring little ones about life’s enchanting possibilities.


Here at the World Ballet Company, a multicultural ensemble of skillful dancers from ten different nations, we are passionate about conveying these universal narratives through the profound language of dance. Our rendition of Cinderella is no exception. It weaves the spellbinding magic of the fairy tale with the beauty and elegance of ballet, creating an unforgettable experience for mothers and their children.

Cinderella, a family-friendly show for a perfect outing with your kids


The ballet’s charming characters spring to life on stage, inviting the audience into their magical world. As Cinderella glides across the stage, her kindness and hope personified in every movement, children learn about the power of perseverance and the beauty of a kind heart. The Fairy Godmother, with her swirling cloak and enchanting wand, instills the wonder of magic and the belief that goodness receives its due rewards. And who could forget the bumbling stepsisters, whose over-the-top antics add a dash of humor that will surely elicit giggles from the young ones?


The Fairy Godmother


In the hands of the World Ballet Company, this classic tale becomes more than just a performance—it transforms into an interactive journey. Children will be captivated by the dazzling costumes, the elegant set designs, and the beautiful music that fills the air. And there’s nothing quite like the collective gasp that echoes through the auditorium when Cinderella’s glass slipper fits perfectly, confirming her identity to the smitten prince.


Moms, imagine the sparkle in your children’s eyes as they watch this spectacle, their hearts fluttering in time with the delicate notes of Prokofiev’s score. Picture their delight as Cinderella finally dances in the arms of her prince, their joy as she triumphs over adversity. Not only does this experience provide a fantastic introduction to the performing arts, but it also serves as a memorable family adventure.


Cinderella’s story told through the elegant movements of ballet, is a visual feast and an emotional journey that transcends age. It is a tale that whispers of dreams coming true, of kindness rewarded, and of the simple magic woven into the fabric of everyday life. As the World Ballet Company, we’re here to bring these tales to life, inviting you and your little ones to step into a world of enchantment and wonder.


So, join us, let’s dive into this captivating world of ballet together, where fairy tales dance to life, and dreams come true in the spotlight.

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