Joburg Ballet announces two new productions


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Joburg Ballet - Mahlatse Sachane and Claudia Monja in Big City, Big Dreams
Joburg Ballet – Mahlatse Sachane and Claudia Monja in Big City, Big Dreams

Joburg Ballet will be dancing Big City, Big Dreams and Snow White this year and casting has been changed for La Traviata – The Ballet, starting on March 31.

Guest artists Juan Pablo Ledo from Buenos Aires and Daniel Szybkowski from Cape Town City Ballet join Joburg Ballet’s dancers in the casting line-up for the company’s 10-performances of La Traviata – The Ballet at Joburg Theatre from 31 March to 9 April.

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Due to the departure of Dayana Acuna and Juan Carlos Osma to Cuba, Joburg Ballet has revised the season casting. The changes do not affect the dates for Burnise Silvius’ final three performances as prima ballerina with Argentinean guest artist Juan Pablo Ledo on 1, 8 and 9 April, all at 15:00.

Also dancing the leading roles of Camille and Armand in La Traviata are Shannon Glover and Michael Revie (Friday 31 March at 19:30, Sunday 2 April at 15:00, Wednesday 5 April at 11:00, Friday 7 April at 19:30) and Claudia Monja and Daniel Szybkowski (Saturday 1 April at 19:30, Tuesday 4 April at 11:00, Saturday 8 April at 19:30).

LA TRAVIATA – THE BALLETDates, Times, Prices:
Fri 31 Mar 19:30 – Half Price: R90, R125, R170, R195, R225
Sat 1 Apr 19:30 – Saturday Night Special all tickets 20% off
Fri 7 Apr, Sat 8 Apr 19:30 & Sat 1 Apr, Sun 2 Apr, Sat 8 Apr, Sun 9 Apr 15:00 – Tickets: R180, R250, R340, R390, R450
Tue 4 Apr & Wed 5 Apr 11:00 – All tickets R80

Where: Joburg Theatre, Braamfontein (GPS -26.191316, 28.038519)

Book now: Joburg Theatre Box Office; or tel. 0861 670 670; or online at

Patrons can also book and pay via the Nedbank app and at selected Pick n Pay stores (full list at

Joburg Ballet has also announced the productions for their second and third seasons of 2017. A new work, Big City, Big Dreams, presented by Joburg Ballet in collaboration with Moving Into Dance Mophatong and Vuyani Dance Theatre, will have ten performances at Joburg Theatre from 28 July to 6 August. Early Bird booking is now open and runs until Sunday 4 June; Standard Price booking opens on Monday 5 June.

The third Joburg Ballet season for 2017 will be a new ballet version of Snow White choreographed by artistic director Iain MacDonald, with a 10-performance season at Joburg Theatre from 13 to 22 October. Early Bird booking is open and runs until Sunday 20 August; Standard Price booking opens on Monday 21 August.

Joburg Ballet will host a fun filled-week of classes in ballet, contemporary dance, pas de deux, pointe work, Pilates and much more for children aged between 6 to 18 from Wednesday 19 April to Sunday 23 April at Joburg Ballet Studios. Information on schedules, fees and booking for the Autumn School is available from Edgar Moagi on 011 877 6898 or

Follow the company on our social media platforms;,, @JoburgBallet or online at


Joburg Ballet is grateful for the substantial support received from of the City of Johannesburg, Air Products, Kaya FM (our radio partner), Mango, Mary Oppenheimer & Daughters Foundation, The Michel Tesson Trust, The Oppenheimer Memorial Trust and all the Company’s Sponsors.


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