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2020 Simply Classic Series 

 Alma Dance Theater, NFP presents The Simply Classic Series 2020. Excerpts from Sleeping Beauty, Paquita, and Suite of Don Quixote will be presented. Starring International renowned professional dancers and featuring The Youth Symphony of DuPage Chamber Ensemble.


Suite of Don Quixote Synopsis:

Based on Miguel de Cervantes' sweeping tale of romance and chivalry, this fresh new adaptation features the misadventures of the knight-errant of La Mancha and his devoted sidekick, Sancho Panza. Driven by the vision of Dulcinea, the ideal woman, the tarnished (yet inspired) Don Quixote begins his adventure with his trusty squire Sancho Panza, in tow. He believes he recognizes in Kitri his "loved and idealized" Lady Dulcinea. Kitri, Lorenzo's daughter, is in love with Basilio. A tale of romance, bravery, and fantasy is brought to life by the world-class Alma Dance Theater, NFP.


As Basilio: Jorge Barani

Mr. Barani is a Cuban former international recognized principal ballet dancer. He born in Matanzas, Cuba and graduated from the National School of Arts in Havana, Cuba in 2010. Mr. Barani was invited to perform Manon with the Royal Ballet of London 2009. In 2015, he won the Silver Medal at The Korea International Ballet Competition. In 2016 Mr. Barani won the Gold Medal at Vienna International Ballet Competition and he also won the Silver Medal at Varna International Ballet Competition. Mr. Barani has also been invited to dance in international galas in Europe, Asia, Canada, and Mexico .


As Kitri: Sophie Miklosovic

Mrs. Miklosovic is a current dancer at BalletMet Company in Columbus, Ohio. She received recognition from several international ballet competitions such as the World Ballet Competition in 2017, earning a gold medal. Mrs. Miklosovic earned top honors at the 2015 and 2016 Youth America Grand Prix and she earned the Morning Star Foundation Award at the China IBCC. Additionally, she earned top-three at the National Society of Arts & Letters 2017 En Pointe Classical Ballet Competition. Mrs. Miklosovic was also named one of Dance Magazines, “25 to Watch” in 2019. 


Location:  Glenbard West High School 

670 Crescent Boulevard, Glen Ellyn, IL, USA                                                      

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