In the Wings of Wheeldon’s Cinderella

In addition to the fairytale characters, Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella is filled with magical creatures, from Spirits of the Seasons who teach Cinderella to dance, to Tree Gnomes and Fates. Photographer Erik Tomasson captured many of the characters backstage, warming up, rehearsing, or just waiting for their cue—offering a close-up, behind-the-scenes look at the quirky beauty of this production of Cinderella

WanTing Zhao and Steven Morse as the Spirits of Summer/Generosity backstage during Wheeldon's Cinderella© // © Erik Tomasson
WanTing Zhao and Steven Morse as the Spirits of Summer/Generosity backstage during Wheeldon's Cinderella // © Erik Tomasson
Backstage during Wheeldon's Cinderella©. (© Erik Tomasson)
One of the Tree Gnomes waiting backstage during Wheeldon's Cinderella©. (© Erik Tomasson)
Backstage during Wheeldon's Cinderella©. (© Erik Tomasson)
Looking through the Queen's collar and tiara during Wheeldon's Cinderella©. (© Erik Tomasson)
Dores André backstage during Wheeldon's Cinderella©. (© Erik Tomasson)
Dores André as the Spanish Princess backstage during Wheeldon's Cinderella©. (© Erik Tomasson)
San Francisco Ballet in Wheeldon's Cinderella. (© Erik Tomasson)
San Francisco Ballet in Wheeldon's Cinderella, from the wings. (© Erik Tomasson)
Backstage during Wheeldon's Cinderella©. (© Erik Tomasson)
SF Ballet performers waiting to go onstage to try on the golden slipper in Wheeldon's Cinderella©. (© Erik Tomasson)
Christopher Wheeldon onstage after a performance of Wheeldon's Cinderella©. (© Erik Tomasson)
Christopher Wheeldon onstage after the premiere of his Cinderella in 2013. (© Erik Tomasson)

Header image: WanTing Zhao backstage during Wheeldon’s Cinderella(© Erik Tomasson)

Cinderella © Christopher Wheeldon

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