Portland School of Ballet Events!

Building Ballets | Coppélia
Saturday, March 18, 2023 12:00PM | Westbrook PAC

Coppélia is a comedic, classical story ballet about a young girl and her troubles with a realistic life sized doll, set to beautiful music by Leo Delibes. It gives us great joy to not only share this ballet with our students, but also introduce our audience to all that it takes to bring a performance of live ballet to life.

This innovative program mixes dance performance, lecture, and demonstration to educate children and adults alike about everything that goes into a performing arts production. Presented by Artistic Director Nell Shipman and the dancers of the Portland School of Ballet, Building Ballets will walk the audience through the process of creating and performing a ballet. This show will feature Act I of Coppélia and include a behind the scenes look at choreography, set design, lighting, and more!

RUN TIME: 45 minutes (no intermission)

Year End Showcase

Saturday, May 13, 2023 11:00AM | Westbrook PAC

Portland School of Ballet’s Year End Showcase features students in Pre-Ballet up through PSB’s Pre-Professional Division. The performance will include classwork demonstrations by each level and choreography outside of the classical ballet genre. The second Act of our Showcase will include a reprise of Coppelia from our Building Ballets series without the lecture/demonstration aspect. Audience members will be able to enjoy the students of PSB performing an abridged version of this classical ballet.

RUN TIME: 90 minutes including intermission