Sydney City Youth Ballet’s Nutcracker is back

Posted on: 5/12/2018 8:30AM

SYDNEY CITY YOUTH BALLETPresented by Artistic Director Lucinda Dunn OAM with additional choreography by Paul Boyd, the Sydney City Youth Ballet’s The Nutcracker is back by popular demand at The Concourse, Chatswood from Tuesday 18 December to Sunday 23 December 2018. 


Where the stars of tomorrow perform alongside the stars of today, The Nutcracker presents Daniel Asher Smith, former principal of the Salzburg Ballett, in the magical role of Drosselmeyer. Sydney City Youth Ballet (SCYB ) is also joined by artists of The Australian Ballet, with Soloist Sharni Spencer and Coryphee Nathan Brook dancing the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince, and Corps de Ballet Member Cameron Holmes dancing both the roles of The Nutcracker Prince and The Sugar Plum Prince at select performances. 


Also guesting are Michael Braun (former principal with the Royal New Zealand Ballet), Henry Driver (formerly Melbourne City Ballet) as well as Katie Pianoff and Brian Lynch reprising their roles as The Parents.


With matinee and evening performances, this magical ballet is festive entertainment for the whole family. Tickets are on sale now, starting at $35. Visit The Concourse Box Office in person, call 1300 795 012 or head to to secure your tickets. 


Established over 30 years ago by Tanya Pearson, SCYB provides the essential and valuable experience for emerging dancers to perform full-length ballets alongside professional guest artists. Many past performers are now soloists and principals in companies around the world who used SCYB as a stepping stone in their career development. Every year, SCYB stages productions at local theatres in Sydney and regional NSW. For more information, visit


Photo courtesy of the Sydney City Youth Ballet.



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