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"A masterpiece, a joy from start to finish"

A&A BALLET will present Alexei Kremnev’s highly acclaimed “Cinderella” Saturday, May 18, 2024 at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago. 


More than 100 members of Kremnev and partner Anna Reznik’s esteemed A&A Ballet company will bring the timeless fairy tale to life, as they tell the story of a young girl who discovers her prince. 


Performed here in 2012, by The Joffrey Academy, Kremnev’s fascinating “Cinderella” sold out to an exhilarated crowd, with his choreography celebrated by The Huffington Post as “electric” and “echoing with audiences of all ages.” BTS Celebs describes the enchanting production as “a masterpiece, a joy from start to finish.” 


Kremnev, a Bolshoi trained dancer and former Founding Artistic Director of The Joffrey Academy and The Joffrey Studio Company, defines his choreography as “joyful and accessible” and adds that it is “a contrast to the dark seriousness that pervades so much of today’s ballet.” 

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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Athenaeum Theater I Historic Main Stage 

2936 N Southport Ave I Lakeview, Chicago

All Ages I 90 minutes with intermission

This family favorite returns for the first time in  five years. Don't miss your chance to see this unique performance that is colorful, bright and fun. 

The Cinderella we know and love can be traced to the French story Cendrillon, first published in 1697 by Charles Perrault, though Chinese and Greek versions of this classic tale go back to the 9th century CE and 6th century BCE, respectively.

The story revolves around a beautiful young girl who is mistreated by her cruel stepmother and jealous stepsisters who nickname her Cinderella. With the aid of animal friends and the enchantments of a fairy godmother, Cinderella is able to attend a royal ball, where she has until the final stroke of midnight to win the heart of Prince Charming.

In this fantastical rendition, A&A Ballet offers audiences a modern take on the classic story with vibrant costumes and characters and dynamic choreography.

A&A Ballet performed "Cinderella" at “Festival International Bravissimo” taking place in Guatemala City at the Auditorium Juan Bautista Gutiérrez theater.


The Art Deco Nutcracker - December 2024

"It is impossible to find one word that summarizes Kremnev's choreography: It is everything, encompassing the best and brilliance of what movement can be while breaking boundaries of what we know." 


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