George Stellutoconductor
Central Illinois Ballet
6:30pm lobby
7:00pm seating opens
7:30pm start
Peoria Civic Center Theater
201 SW Jefferson Ave
Peoria, Illinois 61602
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Join the Peoria Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, February 12 at the Peoria Civic Center Theater for our annual Romance concert, featuring the Central Illinois Ballet with Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty, the Russian embodiment of both ballet and romanticism!


Tchaikovsky: The Tempest Overture
Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty Suite – with the Central Illinois Ballet
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Suite – with the Central Illinois Ballet


Venue Security and Safety Update

The Peoria Civic Center no longer allows handbags unless they are clear and fit the following specifications:

“Each guest will be allowed to carry in one (1) clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC bag that does not exceed 12” x 6” x 12” or one (1), one-gallon clear plastic bag. In addition to a clear plastic bag each guest will be allowed to carry in one (1) small clutch that does not exceed 4.5” x 6.5”. Diaper bags (with a child age 3 and under) and bags carrying medically necessary items will be allowed after a visual inspection inside the bag is completed by security. ”

In addition, all guests two years or older are required to wear face masks regardless of vaccination status. Guests will enter through metal detectors (electronic magnetometers), bags will be checked and guests will be required to remove hats and empty pockets of all items prior to scanning.

Read the full list of the venue’s safety and security requirements by clicking here.

Program Notes

About Artist

Central Illinois Ballet

Central Illinois Ballet was formed under the direction of Rebekah von Rathonyi and Joshua Gullett in 2015, to bring professional ballet to Central Illinois. CIB emerged from it’s school, The Cornerstone Academy for Performing Arts, established in January 2012 in the historic Cornerstone building of downtown Peoria with four instructors and six students. The organization began outreach and lecture demonstrations taking dance, music and singing into the areas nursing homes, schools, libraries, and Veterans posts.  Recognizing that the greater Central Illinois community needed a professional dance company and school that would positively contribute to the standard of living, the performing ensemble was formed. After Cornerstone Academy staged their first production of the Nutcracker at the Orpheum Theatre in Galesburg, IL, the demand for more professional main stage productions quickly increased. After two highly successful seasons, the Board of Directors and Artistic Staff formally separated the performance ensemble from the Academy by founding the Central Illinois Ballet in January 2015. The 2021-22 CIB company consists of ten professional dancers recruited from all over the United States. Each dancer brings talent, unique style, and personality to the company, with productions ranging from classical and romantic ballet such as “Dracula”, “The Nutcracker”, and “Peter Pan”, to more modern and contemporary styles such as “Sweeny Todd”, “Gatsby the Ballet”, and “Women of History”. With our highly gifted group of professional dancers, Central Illinois Ballet will be celebrating our ten-year anniversary for the entire 2021-2022 season. We are humbled and grateful to be able to continue to bring elegance, sophisticated artistry, collaboration and creativity to our community.

Concert Sponsors & Underwriters

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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Peoria Symphony Foundation Soderstrom Skin Institute Illinois Arts Council Agency
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