PHOTOS: Naples Academy of Ballet takes to stage with 'Coppelia'

Taylor Dutcher as Swanilda, left and Georgi Rusafov as Franz, right, perform Coppelia at the Sugden Theatre on Saturday, May 28. Photographed on May 28, 2011.  Kelli Stanko/Special to the Daily News

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Taylor Dutcher as Swanilda, left and Georgi Rusafov as Franz, right, perform Coppelia at the Sugden Theatre on Saturday, May 28. Photographed on May 28, 2011. Kelli Stanko/Special to the Daily News

— The Naples Academy of Ballet performed "Coppelia" at Sugden Community Theatre in Naples Saturday. The production was directed by Toshiko Tomkins and art directed by Christoph Maraval.

Each year Naples Academy of Ballet performs two ballet productions - one in December and one in May.

This year sixty students performed. Some students as young as five were in their first years of performing, while some adult performers have been dancing for years.

"Coppelia" is a performance that highlights each stage of Naples Academy of Ballet dancers.

There are two additional performances of "Coppelia," at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, May 29. Tickets are $15 & $20 and are available by phone at 239-732-1000. For more information, go online to naplesacademyofballet.com.

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