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Tiny Dancers

May 11, 2020

Samantha Griffin

Company artist Samantha Griffin is the cutest HERSHEY’S kiss we’ve ever seen. That’s Samantha all grown up In our production of choreographer George Balanchine’s Rubies from the 2017-2018 Season.

Samantha Griffin; Rubies, 2018; Choreography by George Balanchine, © The George Balanchine Trust; Photography: Peter Mueller

Sirui Liu

This cutie learned how to dance in China. It’s principal dancer Sirui Liu.
Sirui trained at Shanghai Dance School from 2000 to 2007 and went on to the Shanghai Dance College of Shanghai Theater Academy for four years. The desire to expand her dance horizons upon graduation led Liu to Cincinnati Ballet and you know the rest! Here’s Sirui during her amazing performance of Odette/Odile in choreographer Kirk Peterson’s Swan Lake from this past season.

Sirui Liu; Swan Lake, 2020; Choreography: Kirk Peterson; Photography: Hiromi Platt

David Morse

This dapper fellow grew up to be Cincinnati Ballet Soloist David Morse! David is not only an accomplished dancer, but has also choreographed pieces for The Kaplan New Works Series. He certainly knew how to strike a pose from a young age!

David Morse & Sirui Liu; The Nutcracker presented by Frisch’s Big Boy, 2016; Choreography: Victoria Morgan; Photography: Peter Mueller

Bella Ureta

The girl with the sweet smile grew up to be Company artist Bella Ureta! We are so lucky to have her lovely spirit in our studios and on stage. Make sure to share your baby ballerina photos in the comments and stay tuned for more fun kid photos of our dancers.

Bella Ureta; Swan Lake, 2020; Choreography: Kirk Peterson; Photography: Hiromi Platt

Before they were Cincinnati Ballet Company artists, they were some adorable tiny dancers! Check CB’s Instagram and Facebook channels for more fun childhood photos of our dancers all week long.

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