Royse Maiocco-Burlingame is the female dancer pictured above
New England Ballet presents Firebird, the classical ballet composed by Igor Stravinsky with choreography by Victor Trevino. Directed by Linda Giancaspro, New England Ballet Company’s Ballet Mistress, this legendary tale takes the audience through the enchanting story of Prince Ivan who meets the magical Firebird who eventually helps him defeat the evil Kashchei.  The cast of Firebird includes New England Ballet Professionals Royse Maiocco-Burlingame as the Firebird, Jared Mesa as Prince Ivan, and Chelsie Davis as the Princess with whom Ivan falls in love.  Bring the entire family, and start a new Spring family tradition with the Firebird ballet.

New England Ballet Company is performing Firebird on Saturday April 14 at 7:00 pm at the Stratford Theatre, 2422 Main St., Stratford.  Tickets are $20-$25, reserved seating.  For more information and tickets contact the New England Ballet Box Office at 203-799-7950 or email, website:

New England Ballet is a not-for-profit organization that exists to promote arts education and to serve the community by giving performing opportunities to dancers of all ages and levels, children through adult. Bringing the beauty of dance to the public and to schools throughout Connecticut, New England Ballet Company performs extensively, with over 25 productions per year.  Dance pieces are brought to life with exquisite costumes and dazzling choreography.  New England Ballet Company has been acclaimed for its partnerships with school systems, allowing underserved students to experience dance up close.  Audiences are enchanted by its diverse repertoire, including Romeo & Juliet, Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and the School Show series of Peter and the Wolf, The Adventures of Little Red Riding Hood and Firebird. Fueled by the guiding belief that the arts make our communities better places to live, the company’s staff, artists, and many volunteers work tirelessly to ensure that our commitment to the best in dance and movement is upheld, and available to all who seek it out.