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National Ballet Theatre of Odessa, Ukraine to perform Swan Lake at Weill Center

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Featuring 55 stars, this masterpiece of classic ballet follows a heroic young prince as he works to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell.

SHEBOYGAN, WI — On Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. the National Ballet Theatre of Odessa will perform live the classic Swan Lake at the Stefanie H. Weill Center in Sheboygan. This full-scale ballet production features 55 professionals who have toured the globe and earned a first-class international reputation. Tickets for $45-65 are on sale at the Weill Center, 826 N. 8th Street in Sheboygan, via phone 920-208-3243 or online at

Swan Lake is a ballet in four acts with one intermission. This romantic tale of true love, based on German legend, is performed live and tells the story of a heroic young prince as he works to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell. Choreography is after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, it is staged by Yuriy Vasyuchenko and set to music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky.

Elena Baranovskaya is the artistic director of the ballet. Prima ballerina is Elena Dobryanskaya; she is an honored artist of Ukraine. Principal dancers include Aleksandra Vorobyeva, Olga Vorobyeva, Sergey Dotsenko (also an honored artist of Ukraine), and Andrey Pisarev. All have earned accolades, awards, and honors throughout their careers.

The Odessa company who will perform is from one of the most recognized, prestigious institutions of classical ballet in Russia and boasts an extremely varied repertoire, carrying the honor and charged with preserving the precious heritage of the great Russian ballets. Worldwide audiences have been fortunate to see these ballerinas perform locally without having to travel to Russia.

The Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit 501(C)3 performing arts venue in downtown Sheboygan, WI. With 1,150 seats, the venue hosts a series of live performances including live music, comedy, variety acts and more. Over the years, performers have ranged from Abbot and Costello, Duke Ellington and the Marx Brothers, to Al Parsons, the Avett Brothers, and Melissa Ethridge. The venue was originally constructed in 1928 and has been restored to its original Spanish Colonial Revival architectural style and “atmospheric” theater, popular in the 1920s.  The theater is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

For more details about the Swan Lake show, and to buy tickets, visit


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