FOOTWORKS YOUTH BALLET presents three full-length performances of the timeless classic ballet COPPÉLIA, where brilliant classical dance meets a delightfully comic narrative.

Where: Ventura College Performing Arts Center, 4700 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura

  • Saturday, June 1st at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

  • Sunday, June 2nd at 2 p.m.

Tickets: $22 online at

Outreach Performances for Students (K-8) Thursday, May 30th 10AM and 11:45AM

Cost: Sliding scale of $0-$5 per ticket


“We are excited to be bringing Coppélia to the Ventura Performing Arts Center this spring,” says Artistic Director Kirsten Oakley. “One of the few comedic ballets in the classical ballet repertoire, Coppélia is the perfect story ballet for all audiences.”

The three-act ballet tells the lighthearted story of how Franz, a village boy engaged to Swanhilda, becomes infatuated with a life-like doll created by the eccentric inventor, Dr. Coppelius. Hilarity ensues over love and mistaken identity.

With its tuneful and romantic music, Coppélia stands alongside such classics as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and Nutcracker as the best-loved and most enduring ballets of all time. A delightful performance of ballet fun for families and children of all ages, The New York Times calls Coppélia “one of the happiest ballets in existence.

Footworks Youth Ballet is a nonprofit ballet company whose purpose is to provide educational opportunities to young people through the art of ballet.