The Company

‘Inspiring audiences and dancers with the beauty of classical & contemporary ballet’
‘Creating opportunities for passionate dancers’

Byron Ballet is the community ballet company of the Northern Rivers. Inspiring audiences with quality arts entertainment at an affordable price, it is committed to artistic excellence and aims to re create masterpieces from the past as well as new innovative contemporary works. In the future we are aiming to offer dance education and community outreach programmes in disadvantage areas.

Byron Ballet creates many opportunities for talented dancers and produces collaborative networks among dance professionals, pre-professionals, and the wider community.

Auditions 2021

Register your interest now by emailing the Artistic Director

A wide range of classical and contemporary roles are available

including opportunities for a limited number of junior cast members.

Enquire about an audItion

2021 Programme

Ballet Gala – July
A selection of short ballets and excerpts featuring Byron Ballet dancers and special guests.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream – November

One of Byron Ballet’s most successful, joyful and original interpretations of
this classic ballet based on Shakespeare’s famous play.

Rite of Spring

Byron Ballet’s ‘Rite of Spring’ offers a journey of suspense
and sensual beauty that will appeal to people of all ages.
Stravinsky’s musical score was to become one of the most influential works of the 20th century.
Nijinsky’s original avant garde choreography along with Starvinsky’s
shocking music caused outrage at the Paris premiere in 1913.
It was the beginning of the modern era and one of the most famous
nights in dance history – music, dance and art would never be the same!
Original choreography and direction by Yvonne Hall.
Male solo choreography – Robert Kelly

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Based on William Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, this ballet portrays the adventures of two young couples in love. Woodland fairies create mischief causing a comedy of errors for the star-crossed lovers. The King and Queen are also quarrelling as Oberon the KIng is jealous of the queen’s new love, a human child!
Though as Puck knows love makes fools of us all !
Performed to the ethereal and aristocratic music of Felix Mendelssohn.
Original version of this classic story by Yvonne Hall. Pas de deux and male choreography by Micheal Braun.

Peter and the Wolf

Byron Ballet’s original Peter and the Wolf production is like no other.
Complete with live narrator, it journeys into the wolfen psyche through a wolf-pack dream,
finishing with a playful visit to the circus where the wolf and duck become the best of friends.

Coppelia

Coppelia is a comedic story about love and mistaken identity. The local toymaker Dr Coppelius
makes life size dolls and his latest creation is a beautiful doll called Coppelia.
A young villager Franz sees Coppelia sitting up on the balcony and from afar mistakes her for a young woman.
Franz parades and flirts, blowing kisses to Coppelia in the village square. His fiance Swanhilda, however,
happens to be standing close by on the other side of the town square and she decides to make
a playful plan of revenge with her girlfriends.
Adaptation from original choreography by Arhur Saint-Leon.
Brilliant storytelling music by Leo Delibes.

Nutcracker

The inspirational music and theatrical magic of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker
makes it one of the most popular ballets.
It is a coming of age story about a young girl Clara and the
dream that leads her to faraway lands.

Paquita

Paquita’ is a Spanish celebratory ballet that highlights classical technical skill along with the strong
Spanish style Created by in 1881 by Marius Petipa, today this piece is considered one of the major cornerstones of the traditional classical ballet repertory and is staged by many ballet companies around the world.
Music by Édouard Deldevez & Ludwig Minkus

SATIE

A white classical piece to the music of Erik Satie.
Choreography by Martin Schirbel.

Les Sylphides

Les Sylphides is a white ballet from the dreamy romantic era
wth sublime music by Chopin and original choreography by Michel Fokine.
This ballet will take you on a mystical journey as a young poet dreams of dancing in the moonlight
with ethereal sylphs (air spirits). Elegant dancers waft and waltz through various moods
ending with a bright and uplifting finale.
In 1908 the dancing legends Anna Pavlova and Nijinsky performed
in the most well known premier in Russia with the famous Ballet Russe.

Bolero

 An original contemporary work celebrating the beauty, sensuality and strength of the feminine.
This ballet is a rite of passage for young women,  performed to the hypnotic and cathartic music of Maurice Ravel. Choreographer – Yvonne Hall. Lead solo assistant – Silvia Magnani.  

Swan Lake – Act 3

One of the most loved story ballets performed to exquisite music by the master composer Tchaikovsky.
During Act 3 Prince Siegfried is expected to choose his consort, though his heart secretly belongs to Odette.
The evil Von Rothbart and his seductive daughter Odile (who strangely resembles Odette)
cause him to fall under her spell and break his vow of fidelity to Odette.
Seigfried runs from the palace in despair as he fears the most devastating outcome.

Threads

A young man visits a seaside town and is taken on a mysterious inner journey of healing.
Created by Yvonne Hall. Choreography
Martin Schirbel. Original music by well known composer Gerard Dirie.

Ballet Égyptien

A journey into the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics.
Choreographed by Hassan Sheta.