The Vail Valley Academy of Dance will perform “Cinderella” on Wednesday June 2 and Thursday June 3 at 6:30 pm at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater.

Join the dancers, ages 7-19, as they take you through this timeless story with Cinderella, her evil stepsisters, the magical fairy godmother and the handsome prince, along with many other characters visited along the way “said Ryan Edward Calligan, owner and CFO of VVAD. “The dancers have been preparing this show for five months and are ready to showcase their hard work and determination on the beautiful stage of the Ford Amphitheater. “

Founded by Anne Powell in 1989, VVAD has been helping young dancers hone their skills and make their dreams come true for over three decades. Many VVAD students audition and are accepted into competitive summer dance programs such as the Bolshoi Academy in Washington DC and Moscow, Ellison Ballet, The Harid Conservatory, Miami City Ballet, Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts, Vail Valley Dance Intensive, Joffrey Ballet, Burklyn Ballet Theater, Jillana School, Kaatsbaan Extreme Ballet, Interlochen School of the Arts, David Taylor Dance Theater and Colorado Ballet, according to the academy’s Facebook page.

“Come see all of our dancers, including our nine senior graduates, as they leave their hearts on stage,” Calligan said.

Tickets can be purchased online at

VVAD offers a variety of instruction in disciplines from around the world, including classical ballet, contemporary dance, tap dance, jazz, hip hop, and many other fields of study. Check out the full schedule of courses and events at