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Cleveland Ballet Youth Company tickets on sale for April 25, 2014 premiere

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The Cleveland Ballet Youth Company will be making its debut performance in the Hanna Theatre at PlayhouseSquare on April, 25, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

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Tickets are now on sale

In the late 70’s, the former Cleveland Ballet had its first professional performance at the Hanna Theatre. Over 40 years later, the newly established Cleveland Ballet Youth Company will be making its debut on the same stage with the program “Where It All Began”.

The Cleveland Ballet Youth Company was founded by former Cleveland San Jose Ballet principle dancer, Gladisa Guadalupe who also serves as the company’s artistic director. The mission of The Cleveland Ballet Youth Company is to lay the groundwork to re-introduce professional ballet to Cleveland audiences using local talent. The program “Where It All Began” will feature the entire company of Cleveland Ballet Youth Company as well as several guest artists from the company’s professional division with musical accompaniment courtesy of the newly-founded Cleveland Ballet Orchestra.

Tickets for Where it All Began are now on sale. To order tickets call (216) 241-6000 or visit

Established in 2013, the Cleveland Ballet Youth Company is a distinguished pre-professional youth company that provides dancers with the opportunity to perform classical ballet works, as well as exiting cutting edge contemporary work. Artistic Director, Gladisa Guadalupe states: “I firmly believe that our organization has developed a strong foundation on which a new professional ballet company can be re-established in Cleveland. Our desire is to fill the void left by the departure of Cleveland San Jose Ballet, and to re-introduce Cleveland audiences to the beautiful and powerful art of ballet. This performance is the key to re-establish Cleveland Ballet as the resident professional ballet company in the city.”

The production of Where it All Began will feature staging of the ballet ‘Concerto” by International Guest Artists and co-directors of the New York-based ballet company BalletNY, Medhi Bahiri and former principal ballerina of New York City Ballet, Judith Fugate. Musical accompaniment will be provided by the Cleveland Ballet Orchestra, headed by Artistic Music Advisor, Alexandra Preucil (Assistant Concert Master of The Cleveland Orchestra) and featuring members of the world-renown Cleveland Orchestra.

Regular priced tickets are $39 each and student tickets will be offered for $25 each. To order tickets call (216) 241-6000 or visit

There will be a special VIP reception following the performance. Tickets for this event are $55 each and include appetizers, drinks, and a meet & greet with the dancers, musicians and choreographers.