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.