Have you ever been young, naive, and hopelessly in love with someone your parents say is totally wrong for you? Then you can relate to Juliet, one of Shakespeare’s most-loved characters, who happens upon a love that’s true, but ill-timed and ill-fated.

Veteran company member Aara Krumpe, who dances the part of Juliet in Stephen Mills’ “Romeo & Juliet” on Friday, Sept. 15, and Sunday, Sept. 17, explores our hopeful heroine’s motivations, which Aara brings to life through dance.

This page features a ballet video titled Channeling Juliet: What lies in the heart of our star-crossed heroine?. The ballet company performing in this ballet video include Ballet Austin. Choreography featured in this video is by .