Tuesday, April 1, 2014

SCPA senior finds balance between school, performing

IN THE NEWS: In her daily life, Rodelyne Estrada is considered a sweet, hardworking high school student.

Rodelyne Estrada Courtesy UT San Diego
But starting Wednesday, the 18-year-old will transform into one of the most wicked storybook characters of all time: Cinderella’s Stepmother.

Estrada, also known as Ro, is performing the role in San Diego Civic Youth Ballet’s production of “Cinderella.” The show opens to student audiences on Wednesday and continues with public performances in Balboa Park through April 6.

Estrada, a senior at the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts, has been dancing off and on since age 5, and she plans to continue dance in college.

The Paradise Hills teen, who was raised in the same neighborhood in which her mom grew up, tells us about life as a young ballerina.