This weekend, student dancers and professionals will take the stage at the Bonedale Ballet studio for a series of spring performances.
Dancers, who range from toddlers to adults, will present interpretations of the four seasons. Ballet dancers from Bonedale’s classes will celebrate nature’s changes as seasonal fairies.
Alexandra Jerkunica is a former professional ballet dancer with Ballet Pacifica. She co-founded the Bonedale studio. She said the performers are excited to present their choreography to the community.
"We will have spring firefly fairies performing, and then that goes into a summer duet, and then we have autumn fairies, and then we have a winter fairy,” she explained.
Her husband Anthony Jerkunica also danced with the company and co owns Bonedale. He said the studio’s philosophy is to cultivate a sense of empowerment within dancers.
"We thought the different ages all represent, in a way, kind of different seasons of expression and also what's important to each dancer at every age,” he said.
The mixed repertoire portion of the program will showcase tap, lyrical and contemporary choreography from students and teachers. The show will take place April 8 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and April 9 at 2 p.m.