From the Choreographer —
Cinderella has been an exceedingly important work for me. It was the first full length ballet that I choreographed.
I had done The Sleeping Beauty before, but because I kept a lot of Petipa’s version,
I never felt it was mine. Cinderella had only 28 dancers in the cast when it was first done in Washington DC and I am glad to report that it was a success! It was a door that opened for me, enabling me to choreograph other full-length works.
In putting Cinderella on the stage I have tried to appeal to adults and children alike, from the romance of Cinderella and the Prince to the humour of the Ugly Stepsisters. It is always wonderful for me to hear the laughter of the children
in the audience.
Ben Stevenson OBE