Aladdin Pics

Yesterday morning Ballet West II and the Ballet West Academy performed Aladdin for the last time this season.  The tag team duo of Pamela Robinson Harris and Peggy Dolkas proved themselves as top notch choreographers for the second year in a row.  I’m always impressed by how well Pamela and Peggy are able to incorporate so many dancers into their ballets, creating very full and lively stages.  The stories are well portrayed and there is never a dull moment.  I also really love how there is a diverse cast of characters in Robinson Harris and Dolkas’ ballets, not only for entertainment purposes but because there are many opportunities for the dancers.  Aladdin entertained and impressed me this year, just as The Little Mermaid did last year.  An anonymous patron said that they had never seen a room full of children so quiet (except when something was funny).  I would say that’s a huge compliment to the choreographers!  Below are photos I took in the wings during the Tuesday evening show.

Emily Liu as an Odalisque

Logan Martin as The Snake Charmer

Logan Martin as The Snake Charmer with his snake, Cobra, danced by Scout Sutton

Mercedes Rice as an Odalisque

Jordan Veit as Aladdin with his monkey, Malik, danced by Kennedy Stapley

Matthew Cunningham as a Guard

Jordan Veit as Aladdin, Lauren Zaharis as Aladdin’s Mother & Kennedy Stapley as Malik

Paige Adams as an Odalisque

Ian Tanzer as The Sorcerer

Kennedy Stapley

Lauren Zaharis, Kennedy Stapley & Jordan Veit

Kazlyn Nielsen as Princess Kalila & Jordan Veit as Aladdin

Kazlyn Nielsen

Ian Tanzer

Kazlyn Nielsen & Jordan Veit

Zachary Prentice as The Sultan

Ian Tanzer & company

Jordan Veit with Bronwyn Marshall as The Little Genie & Chase O’Connell as The Big Genie

Deanna Karlheim & Alex Cambie as Hajar, The Sorcerer’s camel

Kazlyn Nielsen, Jordan Veit & Ian Tanzer


2 thoughts on “Aladdin Pics”

  1. Thank you for posting these amazing pictures!
    They are an absolute joy to watch.
    I was looking for some pictures of dancers to paint and with this blog I have much choice. :)
    Keep up the good work!

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