Joffrey's Cinderella

Aleksandra at Cinderella Elizaveta, her daughter Klava and I had a magical evening last week, at the opening night of the Joffrey Ballet's exquisite Cinderella, a Frederick Ashton revival staged for the Joffrey by Wendy Ellis Somes.

We were enchanted by the scenery and costumes, as well as the brilliant dancing, especially by Victoria Jaiani as Cinderella.

It's always wonderful to share such an experience with my niece, who adores going to performances and never wants the show to end. (She'd also be happy to join the dancers on stage!)

Elizaveta was especially impressed with the visual art of the production. "It had a gorgeous glittering effect, from the lights to the scenery to the costumes - just beautiful," she said.

Cinderella runs until Sunday, February 28. Read the Chicago Tribune review here.