After an absence of seven years, Joburg Ballet’s magnificent production of Romeo and Juliet returns to the stage of the Joburg Theatre for a season of eight performances from Friday 30 June to Sunday 9 July.

Joburg Ballet is grateful to the Friends of the Ballet for a generous gift of R250 000.00 towards the production of Romeo and Juliet.

Inspired by Shakespeare’s tragic story of a passionate feud between two families in Renaissance Italy, the ballet is set to a searing and powerful score by Sergei Prokofiev with choreography based on Nicolas Beriosoff’s original 1969 production.

An impressive line-up of dancers has been announced by artistic director Iain MacDonald for the leading and supporting roles with several debut performances scheduled during the season.

Fri 30 June 18h30: Shannon Glover, Bruno Miranda
Sat 1 July 14h00: Monike Cristina, Gabriel Fernandes
Sun 2 July 14h00: Shannon Glover, Bruno Miranda
Wed 5 July 11h00: Monike Cristina, Gabriel Fernandes
Thu 6 July 11h00: Nicole Ferreira-Dill, Armando Barros
Sat 8 July 14h00: Nicole Ferreira-Dill, Armando Barros
Sat 8 July 18h30: Monike Cristina, Gabriel Fernandes
Sun 9 July 14h00: Shannon Glover, Bruno Miranda

Casting subject to change.

Joburg Ballet is pleased to announce that the company has invited Vuyani Dance Theatre, Jozi Dance Company and the Joburg Ballet Academy to appear with Joburg Ballet in Romeo and Juliet, giving an added grandeur and dimension to the many scenes that call for a large cast of dancers such as the ballroom and the acts set in Verona’s city squares.

For Romeo and Juliet Joburg Ballet is pleased to offer a range of attractive booking discounts including Half Price Opening Night (50% discount), Morning Matinees (R110 throughout), Friends of the Ballet members (35% discount), Pensioners (15% discount), Groups 10+ (10% discount), Children 4-7 (50% discount). Discounts cannot be combined.

Dates, times, prices
Friday 30 June 18h30 (Half Price Night)
Saturday 1 July at 14h00 (Standard Prices)
Sunday 2 July at 14h00 (Standard Prices )
Wednesday 5 July at 11h00 (Morning Prices)
Thursday 6 July at 11h00 (Morning Prices)
Saturday 8 July at 14h00 (Standard Prices )
Saturday 8 July at 18h30 (Standard Prices )
Sunday 9 July at 14h00 (Standard Prices )

Half Price Night: R263, R225, R205, R150, R110
Standard Prices: R525, R450, R410, R300, R220
Morning Price: R110

Other discounts: Friends of the Ballet 35%; Pensioners 15%; Groups of 10+ 10%; Children 4-7 50%

For further information and interviews, please contact:
Di Sparks, Behind the Scenes Communications
011 640 1500 / 073 208 8483 /

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SUPPORT & FUNDING: Joburg Ballet acknowledges principal funder, the City of Johannesburg, and our generous sponsors: Air France • Avis • BakerMcKenzie • CreativeCFO • Edgars Club • Friends of the Ballet • Joburg Theatre • Linksfield Orthopaedic Sport Rehabilitation Centre • Mazars • MySchool • Newsclip • Rand Merchant Bank • Splitbeam • Summit Africa Foundation • The Ball Family Foundation • The Mary Oppenheimer and Daughters Foundation • The Michel Tesson Trust • The Oppenheimer Memorial Trust • The Unlimited Group • Travel with Flair • 21st Century