2017-ruby-dancerThe Johannesburg Youth Ballet has provided opportunities for young ballet dancers since 1976. The 40th anniversary celebrations have extended across the entire birthday year! The grand finale of the festivities is aptly named RUBY CELEBRATION and features excerpts from the enchanting romantic ballet Coppélia and the specially commissioned Ruby Suite, a vibrant synthesis of contemporary dance, ballet and flamenco, choreographed by Mary-Ann Mottram, Laura Cameron and Alex le Maitre. The Ruby Celebration plays 40 years to the weekend that the JYB first performed in Aberdeen Scotland in August 1977! The season is under the watchful eye of artistic director Mark Hawkins.

The JYB has a proud history of producing work of an excellent standard that appeals to dance lovers of all ages! Booking is through computicket. The Johannesburg Youth Ballet – Ruby Celebration – UJ Art Centre Theatre, 10th – 13th August 2017. Please note the family friendly matinees!