Melbourne City Youth Ballet


Founded in 2014, Melbourne City Youth Ballet is Victoria's most prominent youth classical ballet performance company. This not-for-profit organisation, overseen by performance company Melbourne City Ballet, provides a platform for young dancers from across the state to work together in a company style environment to create three classical ballet works annually.

The company holds one annual audition each year (usually around September) then two smaller subsequent auditions for remaining placements in productions. Youth participating in the program will generally work with the company fortnightly, for an intensive week and each week closer to the production. More information regarding this course is available in our educator pack found below.

Melbourne City Youth Ballet's Artistic Director is Yuiko Masukawa who has worked on all productions to date for the company. Melbourne City Youth Ballet is proudly supported by PW Dance & Sportswear, Moreland City Council, Anna Tetlow Pilates and National Photography. 

More detailed information regarding this program can be found in our resource section.

The Sleeping Beauty - NOW ON SALE!

The Sleeping Beauty is one of the most loved treasures of classical ballet; this classic tale in which good confronts evil, will be performed by Melbourne City Youth Ballet in November.

When the King and Queen host a joyous christening celebration for the baby Princess they invite the fairies to bestow gifts on the child. Foolishly they neglect to invite the evil fairy Carabosse, who upon finding out, curses the child to prick her finger and die on her 16th birthday. Fortunately The Lilac Fairy is able to alter the curse so that Princess Aurora will sleep for 100 years, to be awoken by the kiss of a Prince. A joyous wedding then follows.

Artistic Director Yuiko Masukawa’s captivating production honours the style of Marius Petipa. With beautiful sets and costumes, the magical tale unfolds to the famous music of Tchaikovsky.

Full of colour and delight, The Sleeping Beauty is a magical escape and a sublime story ballet suitable for the whole family.

DATE: 10 November, 2017 at 7.30pm & 11 November, 2017 at 7.30pm

VENUE: Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre
Cnr St Georges Road and Bell Street, Preston

Adult $42
Child 16 years & under $38
Student $38
Concession (all) $38
Group 6+ $38 per person*

2017 Season Announced...

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Melbourne City Youth Ballet are excited to announce our 2017 seasons for the company. Three fantastic classic ballets will be achieved by the company with new choreography by Artistic Director Yuiko Masukawa and her collaborators. These seasons will see Melbourne City Youth Ballet work extensively with one of Melbourne's most professional theatres, whilst engaging young artists further to learn repertoire from these classics.

Want to know more?

Interested in learning more about Melbourne City Youth Ballet? Why not check out our rehearsal schedule for next season or our Dance Educator's pack with all you need to know about the Melbourne City Youth Ballet.

Melbourne City Youth Ballet is proudly supported by the following organisations: