OIBA “emphasizes bringing out the beauty of ballet and passion and love from students” — The Portland Tribune

This June, the Oregon International Ballet Academy (OIBA) brings magic to Beaverton’s Patricia Reser Center for the Arts with Provofiev’s enchanting classic, Cinderella. This beloved story ballet has timeless, intergenerational appeal, perfect for bringing families and communities together. 

OIBA students and ten top-level soloists will transport audiences in this fully produced fairytale, specially choreographed by award-winning Executive Director Ye Li and Artistic Director Xuan Cheng, also the Ballet Master of the world-renowned Hong Kong Ballet. Guest dancer Isichel Perez Rivero of Oregon Ballet Theatre will star in the role of the Prince, and guest actor Sarah Smith brings her immense talent to the role of the Stepmother.

Oregon International Ballet Academy presents: Cinderella

Choreography and production by Ye Li & Xuan Cheng

WHEN: Saturday, June 15 at 7pm & Sunday, June 16 at 2pm

WHERE: Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, Beaverton

TICKETS: https://thereser.org/event/cinderella/

“With our star teachers guiding these students in choreography uniquely tailored to them, in the context of one of history’s most beloved stories, our young dancers radiate absolute grace and delight. The beautiful Patricia Reser Center offers the perfect, intimate setting in which to immerse in the magic!” – OIBA Artistic Director Xuan Chen

This production precedes OIBA’s highly-anticipated Cultural Exchange to Japan and China this summer. Many of the school’s top dancers who have been with the company since its founding in 2015, are in peak shape preparing for the trip and can be seen in starring roles in their final Oregon performances with OIBA! For example, Emily Song and Sophia Alicata (pictured in the attached press release pdf) will each dance both lead roles of the Fairy Godmother and Cinderella over the two-day performance run. Join OIBA in celebrating these dedicated and talented young stars!

Oregon International Ballet Academy

Through excellence in ballet instruction and uniquely nurturing mentorship, OIBA teachers instill beauty, confidence, health, love, and responsibility, inspiring students to fulfill their dreams and become stewards of wellness in their communities. At once a world-class institution and a warm international family, OIBA has produced original, professional performances, including classical ballet and contemporary work, every year since its founding. The experiences and connections of Directors Xuan Cheng and Ye Li provide students with a platform to perform on stages around the world, allowing each dancer an opportunity to explore a similar journey of their own happiness onstage. Since the school was founded in 2015, OIBA-trained students have won positions in The School of American Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Ballet West Academy, Kirov Academy of Ballet, The Pacific Northwest Ballet School, and more. Learn more and read director biographies at oiballet.org.

For additional information, media materials, and interview inquiries, please contact: Amelia Lukas, Principal, Aligned Artistry; 415-516-4851; amelia@alignedartistry.com