Classic stories transformed through ballet


Performers in Arts Alive's production of "The Ugly Duckling" are shown. Shows will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2012, and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at the Paramount Theater in Burlington. / Photo submitted

Arts Alive Fine Arts Studio’s ballet students will perform “The Ugly Ducking” at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday in the Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St., Burlington.

According to Affie Ray of Arts Alive, “this classic story displays the personal transformation of an outcast into the new creation it was designed to be from the beginning.”

This production also will feature two smaller ballets, “The Old Woman in the Shoe” and “God Made Me.” Ray said that “The Old Woman in the Shoe” is similar to the nursery rhyme and includes a lot of children performers. “God Made Me” is a ballet featuring birds, butterflies and all of the creatures that God made. These performances are under the direction of Nicole Troxler and Betsy Reeves.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children under 12 and can be purchased at (336) 222-TIXS or at the box office between noon and 3 p.m. today through Saturday. For more more information on Arts Alive, visit


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