Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon

Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella© is a fairy tale for our times—and a ballet experience unlike anything you’ve seen before. “All ‘Cinderellas’ should look and dance as well as this one,” exclaimed the SF Chronicle. This wildly imaginative, humorous, and romantic production features a powerful Prokofiev score, truly spectacular sets and costumes by Julian Crouch, lighting by Natasha Katz, magical projections by Daniel Brodie, and breathtaking puppetry by MacArthur Foundation Fellow Basil Twist.

Runtime: 2 hours and 31 minutes, including 20- and 15-minute intermissions
Header Image: Maria Kochetkova in Wheeldon's Cinderella© // © Erik Tomasson
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“...the production will be remembered not just for the dancing, but for its plentiful, spectacular stage magic.”

San Francisco Examiner

The heart of the old, the spirit of the new—get a sneak peek at Christopher Wheeldon's magical Cinderella©.

Cinderella Trailer
Choreographing Cinderella with Christopher Wheeldon
Creating the Magic: Designing Cinderella
The Story & Fun Facts

Explore Ballet

Get to know the creative team behind Cinderella and learn more about how this magical production was created.

Who is Christopher Wheeldon?
An interview with costume and scenic designer Julian Crouch

Scenic Design

  • Julian Crouch

Costume Design

  • Julian Crouch

Lighting Design

  • Natasha Katz

Tree and Carriage Sequence Direction & Design

  • Basil Twist

Projection Design

  • Daniel Brodie


  • Craig Lucas

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2017 Program Sponsors
Corporate Sponsor
Media Sponsors
  • KNTV
  • San Francisco magazine
The 2013 San Francisco Ballet Premiere of Cinderella© was made possible by
New Productions Fund Lead Sponsors
  • Mrs. Jeannik Méquet Littlefield
  • Mr. and Mrs. John S. Osterweis
Major Sponsors
  • Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation
  • Larry and Joyce Stupski
  • 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
  • Alison and Michael Mauzé
  • Diane B. Wilsey