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May 6-8 & 13-15, 2016
Peter Martin Wege Theatre
World Premiere

A single glass slipper secures Perrault’s classic fairy tale in the hearts and minds of children everywhere. Bruce Wells, former resident choreographer for Boston Ballet, brings to life a story full of magical pumpkin coaches, glamorous ball gowns, and enduring romance. Cinderella holds a pure, gracious heart in an otherwise dark and cruel world.

Take a inside look at Cinderella behind the scenes

Bruce Wells


Choreographer Bruce Wells has created over 50 ballets. A native of Tacoma, Washington, Mr. Wells’ dance career began as a student at the School of American Ballet. He joined New York City Ballet, under the direction of George Balanchine, in 1967 and was promoted to soloist in 1969. His choreographic career began in workshops that Mr. Balanchine coached in the early 1970’s. From there he became resident choreographer for the Connecticut Ballet from 1975 to 1979, choreographing his first full-length ballet, Coppélia, in 1976. From 1979 to 1989 Mr. Wells was resident choreographer for the Boston Ballet, where he created over 20 works that included The Nutcracker, La Fée Mal Gardée, Swan Lake, and his highly acclaimed A Midsummer Night’s Dream. (From 1984 to 1989, he was also associate artistic director for the company.) He then joined Pittsburgh Ballet Theater for six seasons as resident choreographer, creating new productions of Romeo & Juliet, Firebird, and The Great Gatsby among others. Mr. Wells has choreographed works for The Australian Ballet, Dance Theater of Harlem, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Ballet Chicago, Cincinnati Ballet, The Nashville Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theater, Jacob’s Pillow, and many more. Read more…