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Nutcracker Returns to Glen St Theatre

Nutcracker – Sydney City Youth Ballet
With International Guest Artists and Stars of the Australian Ballet Performing at Select Performances
Tuesday 8 December – Sunday 13 December 2009

The Sydney City Youth Ballet is proud to announce that this year’s outstanding ensemble will be joined by international guest artists Mariana Baltodano and Francisco Rojas, with special performances by The Australian Ballet’s  Yosvani Ramos (Principal) and Kristy Corea on Sunday 13 December.

With matinee and evening performances, this favourite, full-length Christmas Ballet returns to entertain audiences of all ages.  With two acts of 45 minutes each, Nutcracker tells the tale of the beautiful Clara who is given a Nutcracker doll by her Uncle for Christmas. When she falls asleep on Christmas Eve she dreams her Nutcracker fights the Evil Rat King and his army of mice, before transforming into a handsome prince.  As he comes to life he whisks her away on a magical journey to the land of the beautiful sweets. 

On their way, Clara encounters dancing chefs, cheeky clowns, Russian acrobats and the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy, before waking up on Christmas morning wondering if it was all a dream.

The Sydney City Youth Ballet’s Nutcraker  is wonderful entertainment for everyone!                                                                                            

GENERAL ADMISSION bookings are available now:  Call Glen Street Box Office on 9975 1455. 

For GROUP BOOKINGS please contact  Nicole Grech, Administrator, Sydney City Youth Ballet on 9439 4424

Established over 20 years ago by Tanya Pearson, The Sydney City Youth Ballet provides the essential and valuable experience for emerging dancers to perform full length Ballets alongside professional Guest Artists. Many of the past performers are now Principals in companies around the world and used the Sydney City Youth Ballet as a stepping stone in their career development. The Company operates as a non-profit organization, receiving no government funding and relying exclusively on the generous support of patrons and funds received through ticket sales.


Very top photo: Phoebe Warlow (centre), Mariana Baltodano & Francisco Rojas

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