'Snow Maiden' warming Akron in January


Morgan Lippert has the title role in The University of Akron Dance Institute's production of "The Snow Maiden," Jan. 26-27 at Thomas Hall. Photo by Dale Dong.

Magical fairies, playful animals, an elegant Snow Queen and a charming little Snow Maiden are coming to life when The University of Akron Dance Institute presents "The Snow Maiden" at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall in January.
Performances are Saturday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 27, at 1 p.m. at UA’s Thomas Hall, 198 Hill St.
Appealing to all ages, the delightful ballet will feature more than 90 costumed performers and a haunting score by Tchaikovsky and Glazunov.
West Farmington resident Morgan Lippert, age 15, will perform as the Snow Maiden. Akron residents Kathleen Mundy, 16, and Dance Institute graduate and Verb Ballets artist Ryan DeAlexandro, 17, will dance the roles of Pavel and Caterina. North Canton resident Meredith Rose Edwards, age 17, will perform as the Snow Queen.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for all children and students. They are available at the door as long as seats remain, and also in advance at 330-972-7570, the Thomas Hall Ticket Office, and www.ticketmaster.com.
Founded in 1967, the Dance Institute at The University of Akron is a pre-professional, preparatory dance program for children ages 3 through 18. The UA Dance Institute also offers recreational classes for teens and adults. To learn more, visit the Dance Institute online.

Media contact: Cyndee Snider, 330-972-5196 or cyndee@uakron.edu.