New West teen onstage in Coastal City Ballet's Swan Lake

A New Westminster dancer will be in the spotlight for Coastal City Ballet’s upcoming Swan Lake.

The production is onstage at the Vancouver Playhouse on Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m., and again at the Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey on Saturday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. Izabel Pearce, a 14-year-old New West resident, is part of the cast: she’ll be one of the swans and will also dance in the mazurka.

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Izabel, who moved to New West from the U.K. at the age of eight, is the youngest dancer in the production. She also happens to be a professional actor; her first movie role was as Blake Lively’s daughter in the 2015 movie The Age of Adaline.

She joins a cast of emerging Canadian and international dancers in the full-length ballet production, featuring choreography by Irene Schneider and led by artistic director Katrina Bois.

“Swan Lake is one of the only ballets that you can see again and again. Whether it’s your first time or your hundredth, the experience is truly magical,” Bois said in a press release. “Schneider’s Swan Lake was designed to be seen over and over again because you find little details in it each time that make it exciting and fresh.”

Tickets for the shows range from $19.95 to $59.95. For Vancouver tickets, buy through or call 604-241-7292. For Surrey tickets, buy through or call 604-507-6355.

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