Lafayette Ballet Theatre will present ‘Cinderella’ _lowres

Photo by Angela Sterling -- Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's Nurlan Abougaliev, will dance the role of Prince for 'Cinderella.'

The Lafayette Ballet Theatre will bring to life the magic of “Cinderella’s” inspiring rags-to-riches tale in a classic production at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Heymann Performing Arts Center in Lafayette.

The performance is appropriate for all ages.

Principal guest artists will join the local cast in the three-act, full-length ballet, set to Sergei Prokofiev’s celebrated score. Acclaimed Russian great Natalia Ashikhmina, a principal dancer with the Louisville Ballet, will perform the lead role of Cinderella.

Dancing the role of Prince will be Nurlan Abougaliev, a principal dancer with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Timothy Lynch of Ballet Met will perform as Father.

Tickets are: front orchestra, $45; back orchestra, $38; first balcony, $32; and back orchestra, $20.

Additional Ticketmaster fees may apply. Special group rates are available. Students are eligible for a 50-percent discount on balcony-level tickets anytime, or they may opt for the “student rush” special — half off on all seats still available 30 minutes prior to curtain. Tickets are available at the box office 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday; via phone, (337) 291-5555; and online at

For more information on LBT and “Cinderella,” call (337) 262-0444 or visit