Brandon Ballet presents Cinderella production April 21

April 1, 2012 by  

Far from the neon lights of Broadway, the residents of Brandon, FL do not have to live without the high quality live entertainment that can be found in New York. On April 21 at 7.30 pm, the Brandon Ballet will present its spring production of “Cinderella.” They’ve chosen as their venue Spoto High School located at 8538 Eagle Palm Dr. in Riverview to make the show more accessible to the community, according to Brandon Ballet director and founder Alice Holden Bock.

Getting word of this rare theatrical treat out to the community at large presents unique opportunities for local printers. The star of the show Kristen Zemina, one of three professional dancers with the troupe, will depend on printing companies to produce posters with her likeness that she hopes will draw in the crowds. These companies specialize in business cards, brochures, and stationery printing. One would not expect printing companies in Brandon to get many orders for the program to a ballet. This show will present them with an opportunity to exercise great creativity in their printing services.

The spring production of “Cinderella” is not the only fare offered by the nonprofit Brandon Ballet founded by Bock in 1993. Each year during the Christmas holiday season they also present a rendition of the classic “The Nutcracker”. Bock has dedicated herself to making this art form available in this small community by expanding the troupe to 40 training dancers as well as the three professionals already mentioned. The training dancers range from 5 to 18 years old and Bock hopes her tutelage will plant a seed in these youngsters that will keep the arts alive in their community for years to come.