This spring, your family can experience one of the most beautiful yet tragic love stories of all time – Romeo and Juliet. Through young love, dramatic sword fights, and tragedy you will stay on the edge of your seat as you are swept away to the village of Verona. Set to the moving score by Sergei Prokofiev, this dramatic ballet will keep you enthralled to the very end.
This performance of Romeo and Juliet showcases the stunning ballet dancers of Russian Ballet Orlando, a premier ballet school in Central Florida. The school is directed by Ukrainian-born and raised Artistic Director Katerina Fedotova. Proceeds from all Romeo and Juliet performances will be donated to Ukrainian Relief.
TICKET GIVEAWAY: We get to surprise one Lakeland Mom reader with a 4 pack of tickets to enjoy the performance. Giveaway details are below. This article and all giveaways are sponsored by Russian Ballet Orlando.
About Russian Ballet Orlando + Ukraine Relief Efforts
Russian Ballet Orlando has been training ballet dancers in Central Florida since 2000 when it was founded by Ukrainian ballet dancers. The term “Russian Ballet” is a reference to the style of dance and classical ballet training method (the Vaganova ballet method founded in Russia in 1910) and they have no connection to the country.
The Artistic Director – Katerina Fedotova – is Ukrainian born and raised, and passionately supports her extended family, friends, and people in her home country. She has organized multiple fundraisers for Ukrainian Relief and will continue to host events to help provide basic supplies through the New Life Charity in Kyiv, Ukraine. You can learn more about these efforts on the RBO Website.
Russian Ballet Orlando performs 20-30 shows each year across Florida. They wowed local audiences in Lakeland in 2021 with three sold-out performances of The Nutcracker, as well as Cinderella, Swan Lake, and Esmeralda, and they are excited to bring Romeo and Juliet to our community.
Highlight from a previous performance of Romeo and Juliet
Tickets for Romeo and Juliet in Lakeland
Purchase tickets today for your family to experience this grand production of Romeo and Juliet!
Saturday, April 16 at 7pm
The Polk Theatre – 121 South Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801
Visit the Polk Theatre Website to Purchase Tickets
Larger groups desiring to sit together please call the box office at 863-682-7553 for group seating.
More about Russian Ballet Orlando
Russian Ballet Orlando includes a Professional Ballet Company, a Pre-Professional Trainee Program, and a ballet academy for ages 3 and up. They train students in the “Vaganova” method, with many who go on to become professional dancers. Their ballet students have the opportunity to perform on stage throughout the year, providing real-world training experiences with a focus only on ballet and point.
Russian Ballet Orlando has a unique Polk County connection… in the fall of 1996, Vadim Fedotov, Principal Dancer of the National Theater of Ukraine, came to the US temporarily and accepted an offer to choreograph a 30 minute Nutcracker on Ice at Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven, Florida. He was offered a resident position with Orlando Ballet and went on to open Russian Ballet Orlando in 2000. His daughter, Katerina Fedotova, is now Artistic Director and President. It all started with The Nutcracker here in Polk County!
Visit the Russian Ballet Orlando website to learn more about their unique history or their dance programs.
Romeo and Juliet Ticket Giveaway
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Russian Ballet Orlando has provided us with a pack of 4 tickets to give away to Lakeland Mom readers! Submit your name and email below to enter to win tickets for the performance of Romeo and Juliet on Saturday, April 16 at the Polk Theatre. The deadline to enter to win is Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 8pm. Winners will be contacted via email or text. Full contest rules are at the end of this post.
- Tickets are for the event, date, and time specified and cannot be transferred to another event or show time unless the information above states otherwise.
- You must be 18 or older and live in Central Florida to enter this giveaway.
- You must use a valid email address to enter this giveaway.
- One entry per person. Additional entries will be removed from our list.
- Winner will be selected randomly from all entries.
- We will contact the winner via the email address provided OR via Facebook as soon as the winner is selected. The winner will have two  days (48 hours) to respond. If the winner does not respond within the two days (48 hours), the prize will be forfeited and another winner chosen. Directions for claiming the prize will be given via email. A valid photo ID and/or mailing address may be required.
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Spring Activities Guide
Check out our full Spring Activities Guide for more things to do in Lakeland, Polk County, and Central Florida from January – May. BBQ Festivals, Valentine’s Day, 5k races, seasonal events, annual favorites, SUN ‘n FUN, Easter Egg Hunts, Mother’s Day, and more.