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Ballet Theatre's magical 'Cinderella' en pointe for an encore at The Lyric

Midway through its 2014-15 season at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Ballet Theatre of Maryland is continuing its Vote Your Choice season with performances picked by audience members.

Now in her 12th year as the troupe's artistic director, Dianna Cuatto describes designing a schedule that reflects audience wishes as a delight. She's especially pleased to start 2015 with a newly choreographed version of "Cinderella," a play she calls "the most universal of all fairy tales."

This production surpasses Cuatto's 2008 "Cinderella" offering, fully exploiting all challenges and rewards of composer Sergei Prokofiev's score, which Cuatto's aptly...