Group of 10 dancers in a multi level pose in front of the Black River in Springfield, VT.
Group of 10 dancers in a multi level pose in front of the Black River in Springfield, VT.
Thumbelina - A Vermont-grown story ballet

Come revel in a magical family-friendly production of Thumbelina set outdoors in early summer in Vermont! These performances are the premiere of a brand-new story ballet choreographed by Ashley Hensel-Browning set to Vermont composer Evan Premo's Thumbelina, an original musical setting of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of a tiny girl who goes on a big adventure, performed by local dancers from throughout Windsor county.

Performances on June 23rd (rain date June 24th) will be held at Brown Field at Riverside Middle School in Springfield, Vermont at 5:00 and 6:30 pm. Performances on June 25th (rain date June 26th) will be held at Cobleigh Field off of Cobeigh Street in Chester, Vermont at 5:00 and 6:30 pm. All performances will be outside and will be following current COVID guidelines for outside events. Performances are free, however, a donation table will be available for folks interested in supporting the production. This 45 minute production is perfect for audiences of ALL ages! Reservations are required as seating will be limited.

Rain dates for the June 23rd performances will be held during the same times on June 24th. Rain dates for the June 25th performances will be held on Saturday, June 26 at 10:00 and 11:30 AM.

Seating will be in bleachers. There is space available for blankets or lawn chairs if preferred (bring your own). There is limited handicapped parking and audience members will need to move through grass to be seated. 

This production is generously supported by many members of our greater community, the Dance Factory in Springfield, Vermont, and the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation. This project is also supported by a fiscal sponsorship with the Vermont Dance Alliance, a non-profit organization working to expand the visibility and accessibility of dance throughout the state of Vermont. Vermont Dance Alliance believes that dance is a transformational art form. By providing a network of resources for dance artists and educational opportunities for movers and audiences, we expand the visibility and accessibility of dance in Vermont and bolster the creative economy of the state. Learn more at

Tickets by can reserved by visiting or by emailing with the date and time of the performance you’d like to attend and the number of people in your party. 

Participating Artists

Brown Field, Riverside Middle School, Springfield, VT
Cobleigh Field, Cobleigh Street, Chester, VT
Springfield and Chester, VT
United States