Women in pointe shoes flit across the stage, twirling and leaping in unison. An evil sorcerer casts a curse that turns maidens into swans. A young prince searches for his bride.
While teaching a level four ballet class, Kristen McGrew extended students’ arms and squared their hips while the accompanying pianist drifted from Chopin to “The Wizard of Oz.”
Twenty years ago, choreographer Marilyn Klaus dreamed up a show marrying old Hollywood with traditional ballet. In the years since, that vision has exploded.