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Posted: Friday, March 13th, 2015 | By Kass Hall

Yuma, Arizona, March 6, 2015 – See the wonder in your children’s eyes as they experience the exciting adventures of Hansel and Gretel! Scheduled for Saturday, March 28th, Ballet Yuma presents this all-new ballet to Yuma audiences both young and old. Hungry and lost in the forest, Hansel & Gretel stumble upon a house made of delicious confections and find themselves welcomed by a witch whose keen interest in them has sinister motives. Filled with bluebirds, angels and gingerbread men, Ballet Yuma’s adaptation of the Brothers Grimm tale is the perfect adventure for the entire family!

Hansel & Gretel was created and choreographed by Kathleen Sinclair, with additional choreography by Emma M.K. Cong and Jon Cristofori. Sets were created by Shawna Perkins, and the light design is by Bill Kickbush.

As an added bonus, you will get a sneak preview of the innovative new works choreographed for the company to perform when they represent Yuma as the only Arizona company at Regional Dance America/Pacific Festival in Sacramento, California May 10-13, 2015. Learn more about Regional Dance America by visiting

 Date: Saturday, March 28th

 Times: 2 pm & 7 pm

 Location: Snider Auditorium, 400 S. 6th Avenue, Yuma, AZ 85364

 Tickets: Purchase them online at

“This new production is really going to be a fun one,” stated Jim Hall, Sr., Executive Director of Ballet Yuma. “It’s a brand new storybook ballet to add to our repertoire, and I think everyone will really love it. Great new sets, colorful costuming and many of our young

Yuma Ballet Academy students enjoying roles right alongside our Ballet Yuma company dancers. As always in the spring, we will be presenting innovative new works that distinguished choreographers have set on our dancers for them to perform at our Regional Festival in May. It’s a very diverse and exciting show with something for everyone.” Jim also mentions that Ballet Yuma is offering school performances at a greatly reduced rate of $4.00 per student on Thursday, March 26th and Friday, March 27th at Snider Auditorium. For more information on the school shows, please contact Jenn Coleman at 928-446-6770 or and reserve your spot today.

For information on how you can become involved or to become a patron and supporter, please contact Executive Director Jim Hall, Sr. at 928-581-0927 or

Ballet Yuma is supported in part by a grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, as well as a grant from the Yuma Community Foundation.