Swanhilda's lover Franz was danced by Yui Sato, a dancer new to the company this year. Sato has stage presence and clear, clean technique. It will be interesting to see him in other roles throughout the
Standout moments for the corps de ballet included the first act mazurka/czardas that was danced with great verve and energy, as well as the lyrical third act “Waltz of the Hours,” which featured another new dancer, Ellany Abbott. Grace Medaugh's dancing was luminous and airy in the Dawn variation, also in the final act.
While not a virtuosic showpiece, OKC Ballet's “Coppelia” provided a happy, fun-filled and visually appealing production perfectly suited to the youthful energy of the OKC Ballet.
— Kathleen Redwine