Sophie Jones and Lucy Ryder will dance across the stage at the Conservatorium Theatre in Brisbane next month.
Sophie Jones and Lucy Ryder will dance across the stage at the Conservatorium Theatre in Brisbane next month.

Ballet keeps young dancers on their toes

DANCING their way into the big time, Lucy Ryder, of South Grafton, and Sophie Jones, of Angourie, will take their places on stage next month as part of the Brisbane City Youth Ballet.

The pair will perform in the company’s latest production, Sleeping Beauty.

More than 110 young dancers from all over Queensland and NSW auditioned for places in the production, with 72 being successful.

During the production, Lucy will dance the role of a carnival doll and Sophie will dance as a rag doll.

The production features a cast aged from nine to 17 years and provides the perfect introduction for girls and boys of all ages to experience their first live ballet.

Adults will also be entertained due to the lavish costumes, extravagant sets, colourful characters and talented young dancers.

The company’s previous production of The Nutcracker attracted rave reviews and had a sell-out run.

Sleeping Beauty will be performed on September 24 and 25 at the Conservatorium Theatre in Brisbane at 11am and 3pm daily.



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