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Coppélia – IPB Academy Spring Recital

2 Performances: June 1 & 2 at 3:00pm

Inland Pacific Ballet Academy’s 2024 Spring Recital ballet is adapted from a story by E.T.A. Hoffman, author of The Nutcracker.

Dr. Coppélius has a magical toy shop and builds a life-size dancing doll, Coppélia. It is so lifelike that Franz, a village youth, becomes infatuated with it, until his sweetheart saves him by cleverly revealing the truth.

IPBA’s annual Spring Recital presents a classic story ballet performed entirely by students from Pre-Ballet to Level 6.

There are many “firsts” for recital students each year. It can be a dancer’s first time on stage, first time wearing a tutu, first time performing on pointe, dancing a solo or dancing a principal role. Mostly, it is a joyful celebration of all of the hard work and dedication the students — and families — have accomplished throughout the year and a chance for IPBA students to shine and share their art with family, friends and the community.

Audiences enjoy attending each year to watch young talent develop and grow up through the IPB Academy ranks. Many of Inland Pacific Ballet’s professional Company dancers grew up through the IPB Academy and gained valuable performing experience in the annual recital, where dancers gain experience in roles that groom them for the challenges they will face as professionals as well as valuable life skills through being part of a performing group.