Salt Creek Ballet continues its magnificent family programming with the exciting
works of Tchaikovsky's classical masterpiece, Swan Lake featuring international acclaimed principal
dancers from Cuban National Ballet and San Francisco Ballet. Salt Creek Ballet’s Swan Lake,
produced by Artistic Director Erica De La O and Associate Ballet Director Kristopher Wojtera will
be performed at the McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage, on Friday, April 28 at 7 pm &
Saturday, April 29 at 1 pm.
Tickets for the 1 pm production of Swan Lake on Saturday, April 29 include admission to the
children’s Swan Soiree. The Soiree is a fun, child-focused event included in the ticket price and
immediately follows the Saturday show. The event includes an onstage dance lesson, photos with
dancers and guest artists and even a goodie bag to take home.
Revered as one of the most famous classics, Swan Lake features opulent designs and beautiful
costumes. The romance of Prince Siegfried (performed by Taras Domitro, (Principal with both
Cuban National Ballet and San Francisco Ballet), and Swan Queen Odette/Odile, performed by
international Principal artist Daynelis Muñoz (Cuban National Ballet, and Mexico Ballet and Tulsa
Ballet), will captivate audiences as they battle against the evil sorcerer, Von Rothbart portrayed by
Gilbert Kirby, (a graduate in dance from the University of Illinois and Illinois State Dance Theatre).
Experience the magnificent sight of ballerinas in white tutus moving in unison: one of ballet’s most
iconic images. Confusion, forgiveness, and a joyous ending with Siegfried and Odette together forever
round off the story as one of the most popular and adored ballets by children and adults alike. This
production is approximately 1.5 hours with intermission and is appropriate for children 4+.
Salt Creek Ballet is delighted to bring this full-length adaptation of the Swan Lake production (for the
first time) to audiences. Artist Director Erica De La O comments “We’re thrilled to have the
technical skill, faculty, and dedication a production like Swan Lake requires. We advance with a fulllength
ballet of Swan Lake for the first time in Salt Creek Ballet history. Kristopher and I cannot wait
to debut this new Swan Lake production for Salt Creek Ballet at the MAC this Spring.
Salt Creek Ballet is offering the community the chance to "be an Angel" with their new Angel Ticket
program. With a small donation, a Swan Lake ticket can be purchased for an underprivileged child
and their parent, giving them the gift of live ballet. Donate here: https://saltcreekballet.org/ways-to-give/
Salt Creek Ballet is a not-for-profit Illinois corporation supported in part by the Illinois Arts Council
Agency through Federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Grover
Salt Creek Ballet’s Swan Lake will be performed at the McAninch Arts Center at the College of
DuPage on Friday, April 28 at 7 pm and Saturday, April 29 at 1 pm. Tickets are available for purchase
online and are $35 for adults and $30 for children and seniors for the Friday production and $38 for
adults and $32 for children and seniors for the Saturday production and 1 pm (which includes
admission to the children’s Swan Soiree). More information can be found at www.saltcreekballet.org.