Capri Aspe & ZarYevka Ballet

Capri Aspe has been creating colorful, magical story ballets for the whole family since 2011, under the name ZarYevka Ballet. Her first full-length work "Peter & the Wolf" opened to sold out houses in Victoria, BC. Since then, ZarYevka Ballet has shared the excitement of live dance with over 50,000 young people all around the province, and been presented by schools, arts councils, heritage sites, arts festivals and more. A unique combination of puppetry, story-telling, and athletic dancing has generated rave reviews consistently. Committed to making ballet fun, engaging and relevant, each ZarYevka Ballet show offers witty narration, a thoughtful story line, and laughter as hallmarks of Capri Aspe's storybook style.

Trained in classical ballet, Capri Aspe began dancing professionally in 2006. Since producing Peter and the Wolf, her passion for theatre arts has expanded to include script-writing, set design, wardrobe creation, mime, puppetry, film, voiceover work, and music composition. The Fish & The Bird: A Fantastic Fable was her first full-length musical score. Capri loves to incorporate other forms of dance into her choreography: folk dance, swing, blues, tango, flamenco, martial arts, as well as every kind of dance prop imaginable, have been featured in ZarYevka Ballet productions. She loves writing for Young Audiences because they are totally honest, and therefore great teachers. Her current project is still top secret, and will be shared with the world in 2021.