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Sneak peek at Pacific Northwest Ballet’s “Cinderella”

February 4th, 2011 at Fri, 4th, 2011 at 1:51 pm by Chad Coleman

Mercer Island resident Ana Ko Glass has a role of  ”Good Fairy Attendant” in the upcoming Pacific Northwest Ballet production of Cinderella. I photographed Ana — and a few images of the production — during a full dress rehearsal at McCaw Hall in Seattle on Thursday, February 3, 2011, for the Mercer Island Reporter. More photos after the jump…

I first met Ana and her cast mates as they donned their costumes in a quick behind-the-scenes look as the children prepared for the dress rehearsal.

Ana’s mother, Ada Ko, helps attach her tiara before the dress rehearsal of PNB’s production of Cinderella.

Ana, right, takes the stage during the second act with her “Evil Fairy Attendant” partner during a dress rehearsal of PNB’s Cinderella at McCaw Hall in Seattle on Thursday, February 3, 2011.

Above: Choreographer Kent Stowell, and PNB’s Founding Artistic Director, has light moment on stage with the kids during a dress rehearsal break.

My assignment was to make some nice images of Ana on stage for the Reporter, but I could not just sit back as PNB company photographer Angela Sterling snapped production photos throughout the rehearsal. I guess it is thoroughly engrained in me to shoot, and I could not sit idly by and waiting for my moment, so here are a few images from Cinderella. Enjoy.

Soloist Rachel Foster as “Cinderella” performs during a dress rehearsal of PNB’s Cinderella at MCCaw Hall in Seattle on February 3, 2011.

Soloist Rachel Foster as “Cinderella” principal dancer Lucien Postlewaite as “Prince” perform a dress rehearsal of PNB’s Cinderella at MCCaw Hall in Seattle on February 3, 2011.

Dress rehearsal night even has a live audience of family and friends of the PNB and their supporters, a pretty good crowd on hand Thursday.


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