Cinderella Media Release

San Jose Dance Theatre is excited to bring the classical ballet “Cinderella”, choreographed by Artistic Director  Mariana Zschoerper & Artistic Associate Augusto Silva, to bay area audiences!. The ballet will premier at the California Theatre in downtown San Jose May 19th -21st. 

Cinderella is a classical ballet composed by Sergei Prokofiev, first performed in 1945. Prokofiev’s music for the ballet is renowned for its sweeping melodies, lush orchestration and charming melodies, making it an enduring classic that continues to be performed all over the world. With its timeless story of love, kindness, and perseverance, Cinderella remains one of the most beloved ballets of all time. Audiences are certain to be delighted with the ballet’s humor and beautiful dancing.

Cinderella is the first full length production under the directorship of Ms Zschoerper & Mr Silva. The ballet will enchant audiences young and old with the humorous stepsisters and masterful dancing from our professional company. This magical production includes bay area ballet students from San Jose Dance Theate’s academy performing with the professional company. VIP ticket holders will take a behind-the-scenes look at the production with a pre-show discussion. 

We invite audiences to join in the celebration at the Royal Ball and wear your finest royal attire including tiara! 

Our 2023-2024 Season is a departure from the common ballet productions of the area. San Jose Dance Theatre is thrilled to bring a diverse season including the thrilling “Dracula” ballet in October, the classic Americana “The Great Gatsby” in March of 2024, Danish Fairytale “The Little Mermaid” in May 2024, and our flagship performance: The 58th production of “The Nutcracker”, San Jose’s Original Christmas holiday tradition. 



  • Fri., May 19, 2023 @ 7:30pm
  • Sat., May 20, 2023 @ 2pm
  • Sun., May 21, 2023 @ 2pm

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Media inquiries – Elizabeth Sweeney – [email protected]


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