The Academy of Ballet Arts, located in Murrieta, will debut their first ballet tonight at the .
Since opening their doors in November of last year, the goal of the academy has been to offer serious ballet training for anyone.
Now the hard work will pay off in their first production debuting tonight. Directed by Dana Nelson and Jose Chavez, “Coppelia,” is a funny, lighthearted story about a boy, a girl, a beautiful doll, a mysterious magician, and a serious case of mistaken identity.
“This is a great story for all ages and has something for everyone,” said Nelson. “There will be a lot of dancing, acting and a plot filled with humor.”
Nelson is also proud of the students participating in the play.
“We have 37 cast members between the ages of 6 and 21, all of which have worked incredibly hard to make this night special,” said Nelson.
“It’s a beautiful and emotional thing [for an audience] to see the performers express themselves through dance,” said Nelson who encourages everyone to support the arts and talented local dancers by attending.
Beginning at 7 p.m. at the Old Town Temecula Theater, the event will repeat again tomorrow night. Admission ranges from $15 to $22 and can be purchased at the door or by clicking here.