Central Ballet Theatre of Greeneville presents “The Twelve Dancing Princesses”

Contributed To The Press • Updated Jan 25, 2018 at 9:02 AM

GREENEVILLE — The Central Ballet Theatre of Greeneville will perform its newest ballet, “The Twelve Dancing Princesses,” at the Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Building auditorium at Tusculum, Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors over age 60, and $5 for students and may be purchased at Catalyst Coffee Company, Esther & Ella’s, The General Morgan Inn, Appalachian Chiropractic and Halos & Threads; by calling 423-724-7014; or at the box office, which opens an hour before each show.

The ballet has been adapted from the German fairytale, “The Twelve Dancing Princesses,” written by the Brothers Grimm in 1812, and will be family-friendly and more uplifting than the fairytale.

Three male professional dancers will star in the ballet: Dillon Davis, Samuel Chester and Cole Companion.

Dillon Davis is currently teaching and dancing his sixth season with the Chattanooga Ballet. Davis studied with the Alabama Ballet and the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, then continued on to perform professionally with the Nashville Ballet and the Dance Theatre of Tennessee in many solo roles.

Samuel Chester is a professional freelance dancer after working as a principle dancer for ten years with the Carolina Ballet Theatre. Chester was also sponsored by the United States Embassy to perform at the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Gala Internacional De Danze in Montevideo, Uruguay. Chester will be returning to Japan to perform with the Yoko Kaisia School of Dance.

Cole Companion is an adjunct professor at Dance Legacy in Indiana where he teaches pas de deux class. Companion currently works as a ballet master, resident choreographer and professional dancer for the Ballet Theatre of Indiana. This is Cole’s second season with the Central Ballet Theatre.

Many local dancers also appear in this ballet. Hanna Johnson of Greeneville and Eliza Burton from Jefferson City share the lead role of Princess Dolcina. Other local dancers include Hallie Frank, Elizabeth Bosse and Maggie Sanders.

For information, call 423-636-7304 or visit www.tusculum.edu.

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