Friday, February 13, 2009
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17-year-old Jennifer Mullins will become a princess in a fairy tale this weekend.
The Peachtree Ridge student will dance the lead role of Snow White in a ballet based on the classic Brothers Grimm story of a young woman driven from her home by an envious step-mother and then rescued by a prince through the help of seven clever dwarfs.
The Sugarloaf Performing Arts Ballet Company, under the director of owner and artistic director Lori Zamzow-Wire of Suwanee, will present "Snow White" this weekend at the Gwinnett Center.
Mullins, a Lawrenceville resident, is dancing her first lead role and will be partnered with guest artist and Marietta resident Ryan Cook, a professional dancer with The Georgia Ballet who will dance the role of Snow White's prince.
Mullins and Cook will be joined on stage by 15-year-old Collins Hill High School student Jessica Ojeda, who will dance the role of the wicked queen.
"(The ballet) has a lot of dramatics in it, a lot of acting," Zamzow-Wire said. "I was drawn to ('Snow White') as a ballet because of that."
The ballet will be performed at 7 p.m. today and 1:30 and 5 p.m. Sunday.
"It's a really beautiful, exciting ballet," Zamzow-Wire said. "Putting it all together, it's going to be a really magical show."