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Northern Ballet dancer Minju Kang as Cinderella arriving at the Ball in a shimmering dress. Photo Emma Kauldhar.

Cinderella

A lonely young woman who is forced to become a servant for her Stepmother after her Father’s untimely death. She longs to be accepted for who she really is.
Ashley Dixon's Father holds the hand of Miki Akuta's Young Cinderella to lift her out of her sadness. Photo Emma Kauldhar.

Count Serbrenska

Cinderella’s Father, a loving parent who dies tragically at a picnic in the countryside of Moscow.
Minju Kang's Stepmother posed en pointe with one leg outstretched. Photo Emma Kauldhar.

The Stepmother

Cinderella’s Stepmother who, overcome with sadness and grief, blames Cinderella for the Count’s death and forces her to become her servant.
Pippa Moore as the imperious Stepmother with her spoilt daughters played by Michela Paolacci and Hannah Bateman. Photo Bill Cooper.

Natasha and Sophia

Cinderella’s Stepsisters. They are jealous of the attention Cinderella receives and, under their mother’s orders, are not allowed to have anything to do with Cinderella.
At the Ball in his honour, Javier Torres's Prince impressively pirouettes as guests look on in amazement. Photo Emma Kauldhar.

Prince Mikhail

The Prince who falls in love with Cinderella at the winter ball and, with only her crystal slipper as a clue, searches high and low for the mysterious girl for whom the shoe will fit.
Giuliano looks disdainfully at Cinderella as she is revealed to be a mere serving girl. Photo Bill Cooper.

Nikolai

Prince Mikhail’s best friend who tries to stop Cinderella’s Stepmother interfering at the ball and helps the Prince in his search to find Cinderella after she leaves behind her crystal slipper.
Mlindi Kulashe as the mysterious magician who brings magic into Cinderella's life. Photo Emma Kauldhar.

The Magician

Moved by Cinderella’s kindness, the Magician insists Cinderella will go to the ball and uses his amazing magic to conjure a beautiful sleigh which transports Cinderella, under a starlit sky, to the winter ball.

Prince and Princess Mulakov

Parents to Prince Mikhail and good friends of Count Serbrenska, they were at the picnic on the terrible day of the Count’s death. They host the ball where the Prince first asks Cinderella to dance.

Photos taken by Emma Kauldhar.