Fellom Ballet to Present Swan Lake May 10

Clockwise from top left are local high school seniors dancing principal roles in Fellom Ballet’s “Swan Lake” May 10 at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts: Abigail Bates as Queen Annaeliese; Olivia Lowentritt as Odette; Katie Amos as Odile; and Abigail Russell as the Sorceress Roberta von Rothbart. Amos and Bates will graduate from St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic High School, Lowentritt from Archbishop Hannan High School, and Russell from Denham Springs High School.

On Friday, May 10, the feathers will fly as Fellom Ballet presents P.I. Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake at 7 p.m. at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in Hammond, Louisiana.

Ticket prices range from $17 to $23 and can be purchased by visiting or calling the Columbia Theatre Box Office at (985) 543-4371 between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays, as well as 1 hour prior to the performance. Tickets also may be purchased online at www.columbiatheatre.org.

In support of arts in education, a school performance also will be staged May 10 at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are still being accepted. Interested schools should call the Columbia Theatre at (985) 543-4366 or visit www.columbiatheatre.org for more information.

Fellom Ballet’s production of Swan Lake is told in 70 minutes as adapted for children’s ballet by Martie Fellom and features the works of musical composer Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). In this adaptation of one of Tchaikovsky’s first and most popular ballets, Swan Lake stays true to the original theme of true love in a magical world. Under the spell of the Sorceress Roberta von Rothbart, Princess Odette is forced to live as a swan by day and a human by night. One evening, a prince named Siegfried discovers Odette, and it’s love at first sight for both of them. Angered, the sorceress and her daughter, Odile, conspire to keep the couple apart. Confusion ensues, but just like most fairy tales, true love prevails!

Principal dancers include: Olivia Lowentritt as Princess Odette; Katie Amos as Odile; Abigail Bates as Queen Annaeliese; Abigail Russell as the Sorceress Roberta von Rothbart; and Brandon Sciortino as Prince Siegfried.

Dancing dual roles as Swans and Performers of the Court are: Caroline Casey, Juliette LeRay, Emma Miranda, Eliot Chance, Claire Folks, Carli Anderson, Amelie Dupuy, Emma Hood and Mia Piazza.

Black Swans include: Amanda Babin, Emily Chalona, Emma Dare Chance, Lola Fletcher, Addyson Karmeisool, Adelyn Lemoine, Aly O’Flyn and Katherine Thompson.

Performing as Jesters are: Candice Alford, Lily Anderson, Lilly Bertucci, Esther Kate Chance,

Kendall Duncan, Averyl Fisher, Rowyn Fletcher, Molly Graff, Penny Lentini, Dillon Maloney, Amelia McKinney and Violet Sandifer.

Young Swans include: Abbey Alford, Riley Catalanatto, Caragen Catlin, Addisyn Cunningham, Riley Flemming, Nataly Kennedy, Rachel Lobue, Tori Limon, Brigid O’Neill, Ella Joy Pearce, Kady Perilloux, Lydia Perilloux, Layla Sanzone, Kadie Jane Steib, Kaitlyn Stover, Kelsey Tricou and Audrey Vicknair.

Serving as the Queen’s Pages are: Eastin Braud, Anna Carter, Sophia Catalanatto, Emma Correa, Lily Bel Edwards, Adia Fisher, Elsie Gohres, Mackenzie Griffin, Genevieve Guillot, Juliana Heroman, Brooklyn Karmeisool, Alyssa Limon, Katelyn Perk, Annabelle Traylor, Kimberly Vega, Skylar Vinning, Fiona Waller and Sage Waller.

Dancing among the Bevy of Cygnets are: Kimberlyn Bonanno, Eliza Jane Chance, Ella Grace Cunningham, Allie Domiano, Mayme Gohres, Blake Gohres, Nataleigh Leeper, Lyla McKinney, Violet Minten, Lillian Mitchell, Raelyn Ricks, Nealee Russell and Adelyne Travis.

Instructors and staff appearing on stage include: Faith Allen as a Princess and Lady in Waiting; Angela Babin as a Princess; Claire Barker as a Princess; Syndee Brown as a Princess; Kelly Domiano as a Princess, Lady in Waiting and Swan Aunt; Artie F. Gautier as a Princess; Martie Fellom as a Princess; Cynthia Fellom-Tricou as a Princess and Grandmother Swan; Katie Stansbury as a Princess and Mother Swan; Katherine Schepker as a Princess and Young Swan Leader; Maggie R. Oldendorf as a Princess and Young Swan Leader; and Desireé Wardsworth as a Princess.

Choreographers include: Faith Allen, Claire Barker, Kelly Domiano, Artie F. Gautier, Maggie R. Oldendorf, Katherine Schepker, Katie Stansbury, Cynthia Fellom Tricou and Desireé Wardsworth. Cynthia Fellom Tricou, Martie Fellom and Maggie R. Oldendorf serve as artistic directors, and narrator is Avril Font.

To register dancers for upcoming summer programs or the 2019-2020 studio schedule, visit www.fellomballet.com or call Business Director Michelle Bates at (985) 974-3996.