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Indiana Ballet Conservatory provides numerous performance opportunities for students of all ages within professional and student productions. Performing is a an crucial component of the overall dance education. Students gain invaluable experience from studio instruction, preparation periods, rehearsals in the theater, and full production performances. Performances offer chances for students to also learn first-hand the artistry, expression, and technical excellence expected of accomplished artists. From the moment of casting to the time they take their final bow, our dancers grow in their talents and their maturity.


Students at IBC will have the unique opportunity to perform works in the classical ballet repertoire, as well as original choreography by IBC artistic staff. Our performances are beloved by arts patrons from Indianapolis and the surrounding areas at local fairs and festivals and full productions at the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Tobias Theater, where we are proud to showcase our full-length ballets!

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La Fille Mal Gardée

Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Tobias Theater

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 2:00PM & 7:00PM

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La Fille mal Gardée (The Wayward Daughter) is a comic ballet presented in two acts. As one of the oldest ballets still regularly performed by most modern ballet companies, La Fille mal Gardée is a lively and charming tale of a beautiful young villager, Lise, and a young farmer, Colas. They want to get married, but Lise’s mother, Marcelina, has arranged to marry Lise off to Nicez, the dimwitted, umbrella-obsessed son of Michaud, a rich countryman. As you watch this amusing tale unfold, you get swept away into another place and time where you truly feel part of this simple story of “boy meets girl.” Through colorful costumes and sets, beautiful dancing, and a storyline that takes you on a journey filled with whimsy, humor, and joy, you just can’t help but to feel as though you are celebrating eternal spring and the triumph of young romance through the eyes of a fellow villager. This is truly the perfect ballet to celebrate our own springtime in Indiana! Bring your entire family and enjoy a wonderful memory with all of us at IBC!


The perfect ballet to welcome springtime in Indiana! Filled with charm and whimsy, this simple tale of “boy meets girl” will take you on a delightful countryside journey celebrating the triumph of young romance!


Staged by Alyona Yakovleva-Randall and based on choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton.