From helping orphans make their dreams a reality to holding ballet workshops for children of all backgrounds, every detail in Open World Dance Foundation’s Cinderella carries a purpose beyond the production. In an industry that is often reserved for those with certain financial and racial backgrounds, this Cinderella production breaks boundaries by opening the world of the performing arts to all. For many children, this is a dream come true to perform alongside famous ballet stars; for others, it is a lifetime opportunity to be exposed to the beauty and power of dance. Each year Cinderella is brought to life, local and international communities, including children and youth from all walks of life, are united in a beautiful creative and educational process. By empowering the next generation of artists, uniting communities, and inspiring individuals, this Cinderella production stands as a testament to the transformative power of the arts and is needed in our day and age more than ever.