Behind the Scenes: CPYB’s ‘Sleepy Hollow’

September 23, 2016

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet projects always present fun challenges for our team.


For their new production, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, which comes to the Whitaker Center stage next month, they wanted to portray the drama and whimsy of the classic tale without an overly “Halloween” theme.

The goal was to introduce the characters — Ichabod Crane, Brom Van Brunt, and Katrina Van Tassel — but remind the viewer that the story may not be what they remember.


Using an outdoor set and nighttime shoot — complete with fog machine — the GK Visual team worked with CPYB and their dancers to stage a scene to showcase the ominous, romantic and comedic tones that comprise Alan Hineline’s¬†The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

Watch the preview below, and visit for tickets and show information.