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Lynch Ballet Celebrates With Two Performances of Sleeping Beauty

Two performances at Huntington High School on May 31 at 6:00 p.m. and June 1 at 3:00 p.m.

Two performances of Sleeping Beauty will take place at Huntington High School on May 31 at 6:00 p.m. and June 1 at 3:00 p.m.

On May 31 and June 1,at Huntington High School, the renowned Lynch Ballet Company of Huntington, NY, will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a charming production of Sleeping beauty, featuring 140 Lynch School of Ballet dancers, and choreographed by Alexander Dutko, formerly of Miami City Ballet. Playing Prince Desire will be Oliver Oguma, of American Ballet Theatre Studio Company. Molly Daly, formerly with Washington Ballet is the evil Carabosse. Lynch Ballet Company Alumna Alyssa Brogan, a dance major at Adelphi University on full scholarship, will be Aurora.

This enchanting classic premiered in 1890 in St. Petersburg, Russia, and was originally choreographed by Marius Petipa, with a score by Tchaikovsky. Sleeping Beauty brings to life the engaging battle between good (the Lilac Fairy) and evil (Carabosse). Favorite fairytale characters Little Red Riding Hood and Bluebird also appear in this delightful performance. Lynch Ballet Company’s Spring 2014 production promises to dazzle audiences with its gifted dancers, professional sets and beautiful costumes designed by Madeline Hinkis, former costume mistress for American Ballet Theater II.

About the production, Lynch Ballet founder and Artistic Director, Karen Lynch says, “Lynch Ballet Company’s Sleeping Beauty will feature stellar dancing by talented young ballet dancers, beautiful costumes and professional backdrops and scenery.  It will delight audiences of all ages.”

Performances will take place at Huntington High School, in Huntington NY on Saturday May 31, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday June 1, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 for Adults and $20 for Children, and available for sale at the Lynch Ballet Box Office at 631-942–3933.

The Lynch Ballet Company is a non-profit organization that stages 2 productions a year, with dancers from Lynch School of Ballet. Under the direction of professional ballerina Karen Lynch, the school includes a premiere ballet academy and an open dance program. In five short years, Lynch School of Ballet has grown to an enrollment of about 200 students.

The ballet academy nurtures dancers in an environment that is ideal for artistic, technical, and personal growth. Ms. Lynch is proud to have students who have already been accepted in the country’s top ballet summer intensive programs for 2014, including American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive (NYC-including one on full merit scholarship, NC), American Ballet Theatre Young Dancer Summer Workshop, Alvin Ailey, Boston Ballet, Burklyn Ballet Theatre, Complexions Contemporary Summer Dance Intensive, Houston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet (one on full merit scholarship), Miami City Ballet, Oklahoma City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet (one with a merit scholarship), Rock School for Dance Education, and San Francisco Ballet. Many of her senior dancers have been granted contracts with professional ballet companies or have been accepted to prestigious dance universities.

For more information on the Lynch Ballet Company or the Lynch School of Ballet please call Karen Lynch at 631-470-9711 or visit the website at http://lynchballet.com.

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