Cursed by a wicked fairy, the newborn Princess Aurora is fated to die from a prick to her finger on her 16th birthday. A good fairy intervenes to alter the wicked fairy's tragic spell: Instead of dying, Princess Aurora and her entire kingdom will fall into a deep sleep. Only true love's kiss will unleash the power to awaken her and the rest of her kingdom.
The classic fairy tale is choreographed by Alexei Kremnev and Anna Reznik and features Tchaikovsky's beloved score. The stage designs feature projections of original illustrations by renowned 19th-century book illustrator Gustave Doré. The production will star A&A Ballet youth company member and recipient of American Ballet Theatre's National Scholarship Grace Curry as Princess Aurora at the matinee performance, A&A Ballet youth company member and 2019 Youth America Grand Prix honoree Trinity Santoro as Princess Aurora during the evening staging, and BalletMet company member Michael Sayre as the Prince at both performances.