Telluride's Valerie Madonia Trains The Troupes
[click “Play” to hear Susan’s conversation with Valerie Madonia]
Madonia founded, with Shirley Fortenberry, the nonprofit that eventually became the Telluride Dance Academy. For the past month, she has been rehearsing 30 young dancers from the Telluride region, including members of the Telluride Dance Academy, to perform in the cast of the State Street Ballet’s production of Sergei Prokofiev’s “Cinderella.” The composer completed the popular ballet in 1944, first performed in 1945 at the Bolshoi in Moscow.
Cast members include:
Cinderella Stand In: Abby Purcell
PAGE: Zoe Rommel
For more on the challenges she faced and memories of “Cinderellas” past, click the “play” button and listen to Valerie Madonia’s podcast.
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