Current production


Tuesday 16 December to

Sunday 21 December 2014

The Glen St Theatre, Frenchs Forest


Prominent ballet stars are set to take to the stage in select performances of the Sydney City Youth Ballet’s, The Nutcracker. The eminent Christmas favourite will be presented under the Artistic Direction of Lucinda Dunn OAM with Founder and Director of the Sydney City Youth Ballet, Tanya Pearson OAM.


Former Salzburg Ballet Principal, Daniel Asher Smith, will dance the role of the Prince in select performances. Originally from Perth, for the past five years Daniel has been a Principal Artist with the Salzburg Ballet in Austria. During his time with the Salzburg Ballet, Daniel danced the Principal roles of Siegfried in Swan Lake, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Fersern in Marie Antoinette, Don Jose in Carmen as well as in Blues im Berg, Der Kuss and Bolero.


2014 Genee Gold Medalist, Vida Polakov will star in the production as the Sugar Plum Fairy. The promising 16 year old has recently returned from Belgium after taking out the Royal Academy of Dance’s highest honour. The Genee International Ballet Competition is one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world, attracting the finest young dancers from around the globe.


The Nutcracker will also feature special guests from The Australian Ballet. Principal Artist, Kevin Jackson and Corps de ballet member and former Tanya Pearson student, Amanda McGuigan, will star as the Prince and Sugar Plum Fairy respectively, at certain performances.


The Sydney City Youth Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker is an incredible opportunity to see some of Australia’s most notable dancers perform. Tickets are priced between $25.00 and $45.00, making it affordable, festive, family entertainment.


The Sydney City Youth Ballet will present both matinee and evening performances of The Nutcracker, from Tuesday 16 December to Sunday 21 December 2014 at the Glen Street Theatre, Belrose. Tickets are available from For details about performance times and special guest appearances, please contact the Glen Street Theatre Box Office on 02 9975 1455.