Langley dancer Kaela Willey is one of several dancers performing in Swan Lake.

Langley dancer Kaela Willey is one of several dancers performing in Swan Lake.

Langley dancer in Canadian premiere of ‘Swan Lake’

Swan Lake, the illustrious and beloved ballet, is making its Canadian premiere in Vancouver and Surrey next month

It’s a modern twist on a timeless classic.

Swan Lake, the illustrious and beloved ballet, is making its Canadian premiere in Vancouver and Surrey next month.

Presented by Coastal City Ballet and choreographed by Irene Schneider, the ballet is an exploration of romantic love contrasted against a realistic and practical love of an arranged marriage.

Odette (the White Swan) comes to Siegfried in his dream, embodying the ideal of true love, while Odile (the Black Swan) is presented to Siegfried by Rothbarth as the woman he is to wed.

The diverse talents of Coastal City Ballet, including Langley dancer Kaela Willey, along with the score of Pytor Tchaikovsky and imaginative costumes and sets bring this heart wrenching love story to life.

The first performance is on May 21 at 8 p.m. at The Playhouse, 600 Hamilton St. in Vancouver, and the second is on June 10 at 8 p.m. at the Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Ave. in Surrey.

Tickets for both shows begin at $25. Purchase tickets for the Vancouver show online at www.vtixonline.com or by calling 604-241-7292. Purchase tickets for the Surrey show online at tickets.surrey.ca or by calling 604-501-5566.