The Youth Russian Ballet Company proudly presents The Nutcracker ballet — a captivating performance designed to charm the heart and leave memories that last a lifetime.

The Nutcracker is a captivating ballet designed to charm the heart and leave memories that last a lifetime. The stunning choreography and elegance of our ballerinas introduce you to a classic tale from 19th century Russia, all in a way to hold your family spellbound the whole time!

As the rich storyline that has held audiences spellbound for generations is brought to life by our dancers, you’ll be left in awe of their elegance and poise. With students aged 10 and up working in perfect harmony with professional dancers admired the world over, you’ll have everything you need to get in the holiday spirit.

Book your tickets early for Nutcracker to avoid disappointment. Get ready for a performance the whole family will love.



The company performance was absolutely breathtaking. The dancing and choreography were out of this world! Well done Yana, Kostya and the whole team of teachers and students for putting on such a delightful staging of the Nutcracker.


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Wonderful performance.

Thoroughly enjoyed it. The standard of dancing was amazing.


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Very professional, the dancers enjoyed it, the audience had fun. High-quality performance.


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So enjoyed our night at the Nutcracker! Thanks for putting on a great show!


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Brilliant and very professional.


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The dancing and costumes were absolutely amazing!!!! I think a bit more effort can go into the stage decoration to create the beautiful atmosphere the Nutcracker deserves.


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The Nutcracker ballet is a Russian ballet, for the first time performed in December 1892 in Mariinsky Theatre, St.Petersburg, Russia. More about origins of Nutcracker ballet.

Yes, absolutely. Our production is geared towards young audience as much as towards their parents. The whole family will enjoy a day out, getting in the Christmas mood and creating memories for a lifetime.

To take part in our annual Nutcracker you need to join our Company or audition in August each year.

Nutcracker story is centered around a Christmas Eve celebration. The story talks about the  young girl Masha her  growing up and awakening to the wider world and romantic love.

Nutcracker 2022 will be taking place in Roodepoort Theatre? Tickets are available online:

School performance

Company performance 

The lengh of the production is 1h30, including a 10 min Intermission.