Friday, May 5 at 7:00pm
Saturday, May 6 at 2:00pm
The O’Shaughnessy

The O’Shaughnessy | 2004 Randolph Ave. | St Paul, MN 55105

Welcome Spring!

Welcome Spring! Celebrates the rich emotion and exuberance of St. Paul Ballet’s student dancers.  Audiences will ride the surging emotions of the music together with the dancers in this perfect blend of classics and original work created specifically for them.

The annual showcase highlights the talent in the School, from young students beginning their training to advanced students on the verge of professional dance careers.

The younger dancers explore movement inspired by famous artwork with choreography by teaching artists, Christina Onusko, Alejandra Iannone, Aloe Lui, Jennifer Mack, Hannah Pierce, and Siri Drontle with musician John Banks and lighting by Kevin Jones.

Performances feature premieres by choreographers Sean Scantlebary and SPB’s advanced dancers under the direction of Penelope Freeh along with timeless excerpts from the fantasy worlds of Le Corsaire and Don Quixote staged by Helen Hatch.

Penelope Freeh, a McKnight Artist, creates along with the dancers to develop their own voices during her year-long composition classes. Sean Scantlebary is a performer and choreographer. He danced with Eliot Feld in New York for ten years. Helen Hatch has had a busy year producing and performing in work for her own company, Hatch Dance as well as teaching year-round for St. Paul Ballet. She is fresh off a retrospective celebrating five years of her choreographic works at the Cowles Center.

We invite you to join us for the annual spring performances and be introduced to the highly skilled dancers of the future. Nothing matches the boundless passion of young talent in live theater. You won’t want to miss this!

St. Paul Ballet offers PAY WHAT YOU CAN pricing. PAY WHAT YOU CAN pricing asks everyone to pay what they believe the value of this performance is according to their current financial circumstances. Some audience members are able to pay the suggested fair market value for tickets and even pay it forward by paying over the suggested price. Some audience members have a smaller budget but would like to bring their families, friends and children. We wholeheartedly encourage this. All are welcome at our performances.


  • Online Service Fee: Tickets purchased online are subject to a per ticket fee of $2.75 that goes directly to the O’Shaughnessy ticket service provider.
  • Credit Card Processing Fee: Tickets purchased using a credit card require a 3% processing fee for the convenience of paying by credit card. You can get around this fee by paying for tickets with cash or check in person at the O’Shaughnessy Ticket Office.