Natalie Heinemeyer understands that it will be difficult to do her last performance with the Ballet Theater of Carmel Academy.
“I’m focused on performance, but know how much I will miss everyone,” said Heinemeyer, who has worked with BTCA since 2013. “I am grateful for our close community at BTCA.”
The 18-year-old Westfield resident will make her final appearance in the title role of “Cinderella” on June 12 and 13 at Marian University in Indianapolis. The shows are at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. each day.
“This will be my first time as a Cinderella,” said Heinemeyer, who will be majoring in dance at Butler University in the fall. “I am delighted to bring this iconic character to life. After the year has passed, I can’t wait to dance on stage in an auditorium with an audience. I missed playing. It will be my first time as Cinderella. I am delighted to bring this iconic character to life.
Heinemeyer will play the role of Cinderella on the evening of June 12 and the morning of June 13. Elizabeth Brame, who just finished her first year at Westfield High School, will play Cinderella in the other two performances. When not playing Cinderella, each will play the fairy godmother.
Noblesville resident Stella Bubenzer, a 2021 graduate from Herron High School, plays the Arab princess in her latest performance.
“It’s a more mature role and I like it,” said Bubenzer, who played Clara in “The Nutcracker” in 2020. People who are trying to get the shoe in shape.
Bubenzer also appears as the winter fairy and prom guest and is the understudy for the role of Cinderella. When she was younger, she starred in a production of “Cinderella”.
“But I don’t remember that much, so it’s exciting for me to be more involved,” Bubenzer said.
She has been with BTCA for two years.
“I’ve been to a few other studios before, but BTCA has been a great place for me over the past two years,” said Bubenzer, who will be majoring in dance at Ball State University. “I had a lot more opportunities to grow up with BTCA. Before, I feel like I’m at the back of the room, but I feel like I have the chance to get out of it and improve. I have noticed so many more improvements over the past two years.
To learn more, visit ballettheatreofcarmel.org.