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May 30, 2013

'Snow White' ballet set for local premiere

PLATTSBURGH — Adirondack Dance Company will highlight professional and local dancers in its local premiere of “An Evening of the Arts Featuring Snow White – the Ballet.”

The production will be staged at 7 p.m. Friday, May 31, at E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, SUNY Plattsburgh.

LOCAL PREMIERE

This is the premiere of the classical ballet in Plattsburgh.

“Snow White” will be the first act of the performance, and special guests will be joining the company for the second act of contemporary dance and music.

STUDENT SHOWS

The dance company held fundraising to allow numerous school groups to attend special productions with an abbreviated version of the show. The ballet portion of the program will be presented to area schools during the morning.

This year, Adirondack Dance Company will entertain about 1,400 children from Essex and Clinton counties during the two morning performances.

This story of Snow White follows the traditional Grimm fairy tale. There are dark brooding minions, an evil stepmother, dancing snowflakes, an enchanted forest, fairies, comical dwarves and dancing diamonds.

THE DANCERS

The company welcomes back professional dancers Kristen Glazier and Jeoff Horgan to perform the roles of Snow White and the prince.

Both have danced professionally with David Taylor Dance Company in Colorado.

Glazier began her dance training with Boston Ballet School and has also danced professionally with the Hartford Ballet.

In addition, Sierra Caramia, Kelcey Briggs and Lydia Price will return from college to join Adirondack Dance Company for this production.

Dancing the role of evil stepmother/queen is Peru High School senior Carlee Carrier.

The fairies of the forest are: Bluebird Fairy, Teagan Plimpton, Peru High School senior; Cardinal Fairy, Eunice Choe, Plattsburgh High School senior; and Oriole Fairy, Madison Cleveland, Beekmantown High School freshman.

ACT 2

For the second act, Glazier will premiere a contemporary dance set with the company dancers.

In addition, the audience will be entertained by the Alee Quartet, the Adirondack Liturgical Dance Troupe and other artists during the second act.

IF YOU GO What: "Snow White -- the Ballet." When: 7 p.m. Friday, May 31. Where: E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, SUNY Plattsburgh. Tickets: $10 for adults, $8 for senior/child. Available at and at the door or by phoning 335-7385.

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