Ballet Under The Stars Program

A one-night outdoor performance

October 9, 2020   |   Scissortail Park

This performance was made possible by a special grant from the McLaughlin Family Foundation

Artistic Director

Robert Mills

Rehearsal Assistants

Ryan Jolicoeur- Nye, Miki Kawamura Khalfan, Amanda Herd-Popejoy,

Racheal Nye, and Charles Martin

Costume Designers

Dayna Brown

Black Swan and Dying Swan costumes courtesy of

The Costume Lady, Susi Hubbs, Colorado Springs, CO.

Student costumes courtesy of OU School of Dance

Technical Director


Special Thanks to Mike Gilliam and Edmond Music for the use of their piano

Le Corsaire

Pas de Deux and variations

Choreography by Marius Pepita

DaYoung Jung, Principal and Walker Martin, Soloist

La Bayadere

Pas de Quatre

Choreography by Marius Petipa

Oklahoma City Ballet Yvonne Chouteau School Students

Bella Assante, Aylani Gujardo, Abigail Quinton, and Bella Saclolo


Peasant Pas de Deux Variation

Choreography by Marius Petipa, Jean Coralli, and Jules Perrot

Oklahoma City Ballet Yvonne Choteau School Students

Julien DeJear and William Poole

La Bayadere

Pas D’Action Coda

Choreography by Marius Petipa

Oklahoma City Ballet Yvonne Chouteau School Students

Bella Assante, Talitha Barrington, Aylani Gujardo, Abigail Quinton, Liliy Quinton, Kathryn Muscarella, Bella Saclolo, Faith Stoner, Julien DeJear, and William Poole

Dying Swan Variation

Le Cygne From Le Carnaval des Animaux

Choreography by Michael Fokine

Accompanied OKC Philharmonic musicians: Peggy Payne, Pianist, and Jim Shelley, Cellist

Amy Potter, Principal

Swan Lake

Black Swan Pas de Deux and variations from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake

Choreography by Michael Fokine

Jonathan Batista, Principal, and Courtney Connor Jones, Principal

Chan Chan

A world premiere

Created and choreographed by Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye, Ballet Master

Amy Potter, Principal, Autumn Klein, Soloist, Alejandro Gonzalez, Corps de Ballet, and Wojciech Ogloza, Corps de Ballet


A world premiere and part of Bright Golden Haze: Reflections exhibition made possible by the Kirkpatrick Family Fund

Created and choreographed by Amanda Herd-Popejoy, Manager of Professional Training Programs

Oklahoma City Ballet Trainees

Amelia Aroneo, Carly Brink, Elizabeth Brooks, Eva Chronert, Gavin DeYoung-Daniels, Morgan Dunham, Jacy Fletcher, Stephanie Frase, Dietrich Klawonn, James Klump, and Savannah Payne