The Nutcracker

Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 14 October - 15 October 2022
Category Dance

Riverside Theatres Presents
Victorian State Ballet
Choreographed by Martin and Michelle Sierra

Join Clara at her Christmas party, as she ventures into her Nutcracker prince’s magical land. Delight at the famous sugar plum fairy pas de deux, breathtaking snow scenes (with snowflakes that light up), a beautiful Christmas tree and party surprises.

This delightful and powerful ballet will enchant children and grown-ups alike. It’s a rich display of mesmerising classical ballet performed by stars of the Victorian State Ballet.

Performance Warnings 
This performance contains smoke haze.

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Image credit: Enpointe Productions

The Victorian State Ballet is Victoria’s leading ballet company, established in 2003 under the expertise of Martin and Michelle Sierra. Counting for over 30 years of professional experience worldwide, both Michelle and Martin felt the need to feed the artistic gap of Victoria’s arts community with a repertoire based on the Grand Ballets from the 20th Century, neo-classical and contemporary ballets originally choreographed for the company.

The Victorian State Ballet is devoted to the pursuit of artistic excellence, dance education, presentation of outstanding classical ballet repertoire and innovative contemporary dance works.

The Victorian State Ballet is a vibrant, creative company committed to connecting people and dance across Victoria, by offering a program of outstanding classical repertoire ballets, exhilarating & innovative contemporary dance works, and educational workshops for the enrichment, entertainment, education and engagement of communities.

Their vision is to remain the central hub for dance in the State of Victoria. Their commitment is to connect people and dance across Victoria through a program of beautiful ballet repertoire, exciting and innovating contemporary works, collaborating with leading artists and organisations.

Operating continuously throughout the year, The Victorian State Ballet – a non-profit organisation – covers a vast range of performance opportunities from festivals, full length productions, charities, commercial events, workshops and performances for primary & secondary schools to regional, national and international touring. The Victorian State Ballet has received recognition and countless highly praised reviews during renown Adelaide, Sydney & Melbourne Fringe Festivals and the company’s international tour in 2008. Michelle and Martins choreographies have also been highly praised in Australia & overseas bringing along the dance audience to a different level of entertainment.

‘I adored every second and was completely overwhelmed’
– Dance Informa

‘This demonstrated the absolute power the Victorian State Ballet has over the creative dance Industry in Australia’
– Dancetrain

‘Every aspect of the performance excelled, a work to remember for years to come’
– Dance Australia

‘Passion, energy and elegance, a sheer delight! Well crafted and beautifully choreographed by Martin and Michelle Sierra with passion, energy and elegance, a sheer delight!’
– Adelaide Fringe


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Dates and Times:

Friday 14 October 2022 at 7:30pm
Saturday 15 October 2022 at 2pm
Saturday 15 October 2022 at 7:30pm


2 hours with a interval.

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RIVERSIDE MEMBERSPremium $62 - $74
A Reserve $50 - $59
B Reserve $41 - $49
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A Reserve $59 - $69
B Reserve $49 - $59

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