BWW Review: COPPELIA at Les Bois Junior Ballet
I have been lucky enough to witness Christine Mills teaching her classes. She is a lovely teacher and fantastic with choreography and encouraging the very beginning to the more advanced dancer. They were all included in this piece and it was just a delight. The different pieces were filled with fantastic young performers, decorated in gorgeous costumes and each one looked as though they were having as much fun as we were watching them.
My favorite parts of this piece were the parents who were cast in the adult roles of the ballet and part of the comic relief of the show. My other favorite was a single dancer, Ariana Troxel. Ariana was mostly in the older group of girls in several dances but she stood out, in a good way. I was quite pleased that she had a beautiful solo at the end of the ballet.
The gorgeous music of Leo Delibes, the fantastic costumes, simple and lovely set, and fabulous dancers off all ages, made this ballet fantastic.
I have heard that Ms Mills is leaving the Treasure Valley. I am sure that is quite disappointing for her students as they are losing a fantastic teacher and we, the patrons are going to miss her fantastic offerings.