Tale as old as time, told anew

A fairy tale fantasy for the family! In his new ballet, Michael Pink tells the beloved story of love and redemption, following Belle and the Prince who was transformed into a Beast. Beauty and the Beast features our international cast of dancers, alongside nearly 80 children from Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy.

Read our audience and children’s guide to learn more about this world premiere.

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Todd Edward Ivins' set design in miniature.

"In my interpretation of the fable, Belle's imagination is her strength. It gives her the knowledge and confidence to take on the Beast, his world, and her destiny."

Michael Pink, Artistic Director

Michael Pink’s Beauty and the Beast is a story of love, empathy, and redemption, true to the traditional fairy tale.


An Enchantress casts a spell on a cold-hearted Prince, transforming into a Beast. The curse can only be broken when someone chooses to stay with him of their own free will. Rejected and alone, he learns the meaning of empathy now that his happiness depends on someone seeing beyond his disfigured form.


Belle is an outcast in her village, yearning for an adventure like the ones she reads in her books. When her father is imprisoned in the Beast’s enchanted kingdom, Belle offers herself to take his place. Now, she must rely on what she has learned in her stories to overcome her captor’s beastly behavior.


Will the two find their happily ever after?


Beauty and the Beast will be everything you expect from the collaborators of Peter Pan and Mirror Mirror.

Choreography & Direction: Michael Pink

Music: Philip Feeney

Scenic Design: Todd Edward Ivins

Costume Design: Paul Daigle

Lighting Design: David Grill


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Featured Dancers

Nicole Teague-Howell: Belle (Cast Belle)

Isaac Sharratt: Beast (Cast Belle)

Davit Hovhannisyan: The Prince (Cast Belle)

Annia Hidalgo: Belle (Cast Beast)

Patrick Howell: Beast (Cast Beast)

Timothy O'Donnell: The Prince (Cast Beast)

Michael Pink's Creative Process

Michael Pink sits down with Jared Krawczyk from Social Candy to talk about his process behind creating new works.

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