SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 7:30pm

SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 3:00pm


a new fairytale ballet

Raffaella is a new fairytale ballet commissioned by the Stroik family, in memory of their daughter, Raffaella Stroik. Inspired by her life, this full-length ballet follows the lineage of classical ballets such as “Giselle” and “The Sleeping Beauty” and seeks to embody Raffaella’s motto, “Beauty will save the world.”

Choreography by Claire Kretzschmar
Music by Michael Kurek
Run Time: 1 hour 50 minutes including intermission


What can we do to honor our darling
Raffaella Maria Stroik?

Raffaella was in love with people, with God and with ballet. We commissioned this original ballet based on her story. While the project is in production, we still need additional support to cover costs for dancers, the orchestra, stage design and sets, costumes, and event promotions. Your continued support will help ensure the show stays on track.

Personal check sent to the below address or you can donate through our GoFundMe.

By Mail

Raffaella Ballet
218 West Washington Street,
Suite 1200
South Bend, Indiana 46601

Donations to the ballet are tax deductible. The Raffaella Ballet, Inc. is a public charity with tax exempt status under section 501 c 3 of the IRS. Effective Nov. 27, 2019.

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Saturday, June 29, 7:30 pm

Sunday, June 30, 3:00 pm

Run Time: 1 hour 50 minutes including intermission