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A Delightful Story Ballet

Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon

Christopher Wheeldon’s spectacular re-telling of this timeless fairytale is filled with sumptuous dance, spellbinding costumes, scenery, and dazzling magical surprises. A delight for all ages.

“An utterly exquisite production. Funny and breathtakingly magical and tender.” —The Washington Post

Cinderella© by Christopher Wheeldon

Part of Principal 8, Principal 5, and Story Ballet Trio

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Assistant to the Choreographer: Jacquelin Barrett
Libretto: Craig Lucas
Scenic and Costume Design: Julian Crouch
Lighting Design: Natasha Katz
Tree and Carriage Sequence Direction/Design: Basil Twist
Projection Design: Daniel Brodie
Scenic Associate: Frank McCullagh

World Premiere: December 13, 2012—Dutch National Ballet, Het Muziektheater; Amsterdam, Netherlands

U.S. Premiere: May 3, 2013—San Francisco Ballet, War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California

Cinderella© is a co-production of San Francisco Ballet and Dutch National Ballet.


The 2013 SF Ballet premiere of Cinderella was made possible by New Productions Fund Lead Sponsors Mrs. Jeannik Méquet Littlefield, and Mr. and Mrs. John S. Osterweis; Major Sponsors Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation, and Larry and Joyce Stupski; and Sponsors Richard C. Barker, Christine H. Russell Fund of the Columbia Foundation, Suzy Kellems Dominik, Stephanie Barlage Ejabat, Gaia Fund, The William Randolph Hearst Foundation, Cecilia and Jim Herbert, and Diane B. Wilsey.