The Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet, under the direction of Jennifer Beasley, will present the classic fairytale ballet “Cinderella” at Jackson Academy’s Performing Arts Center at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. March 25; and at 2 p.m.  March 26. The ballet will feature all original choreography and more than 80 dancers from the metro Jackson area. Professional dancers Julie Niekrasz and Sergio Olarte of Ballet Memphis will dance the lead roles of Cinderella and Prince Charming. An opportunity to meet the cast will be offered at Cinderella’s Tea Party following the March 26 performance. Tickets for the tea party are $25 each, must be purchased in advance, and are sold separately from performance tickets. Performance tickets are available for $20 or $25, and can be purchased online at or by calling 601-853-4508.  Shown are dancers (from left, back) Alonna Christian, Ainsley Gibson, Mattie Grace Morris, Mae Correro, Parris Flakes, Madeline Page; (third row) Erik Kegler, Crystal Skelton, Victoria Jackson, Dolan Shoemaker; (second row) Josie Nasekos, Taylor Binkley, Abigail McCaughan, Laura Hart; (front) Mary Kate Shearer, Jose Manuel Perez.


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