Metropolitan Ballet Company Presents “Coppélia” on November 19-20, 2011

October 12th, 2011 |

Special guest artist Alexander Iziliaev, principal dancer with Pennsylvania Ballet and Metropolitan Ballet Academy faculty member, will star as Doctor Coppelius in the Metropolitan Ballet Company premiere of this classic story ballet—a delight for all ages.

Metropolitan Ballet Company (MBC) will open its season with an exciting new production and company premiere of the classic storybook ballet, Coppélia, presented at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm on Saturday, November 19th and at 2:00 pm on Sunday, November 20th at the Josephine Muller Auditorium at Abington Friends School, 575 Washington Lane, Jenkintown, PA 19046. Tickets for this family-oriented program are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. To order tickets or for more information, please call 215-663-1665, email collinsvidnovic@verizon.net or visit www.metropolitanballetcompany.org.

A beloved comic ballet for generations, Coppélia is the story of how a life-size dancing doll, a mysterious inventor, a zesty heroine and her true love all cross paths. Brought to life with exuberant dancing by MBC’s highly acclaimed, pre-professional dancers from the greater Philadelphia region, this light-hearted and magical story ballet will delight children of all ages. Special guest artist Alexander Iziliaev, principal dancer with Pennsylvania Ballet and MBA faculty member, will star as Doctor Coppelius.

Metropolitan Ballet’s Family Concert Series continues to enchant young families by bringing popular stories to the stage. Previous ballets performed in MBC’s Family Concert Series have included Fancy Nancy: Bonjour Butterfly, The Rainbow Fish, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, Peter Pan, Hansel & Gretel, and Cinderella.

Metropolitan Ballet was recognized in the October 2011 issue of Pointe magazine as one of seven ballet studios across America that is producing major talent. The Company has also received national acclaim over the past six years for its performances at the prestigious Regional Dance America festival, and for its Boys’ Scholarship Dance Program, which provides tuition-free training for more than 50 boys ages 7 through 18.

Metropolitan Ballet Company is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization providing scholarships, performance training for pre-professional dancers and outreach programs designed to promote a love and appreciation of dance in our community.