The Johannesburg Youth Ballet’s 40th Anniversary Gala season promises to be a delightful experience, featuring A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Other Ballets.

Programme Line Up

JYB-Dancer-site-iconA Midsummer Night’s DreamMark Hawkins
Garlands – (from Sleeping Beauty /music Tchaikovsky) re-invented by Kate Retief
LOOK UPShanell Winlock-Pailman and Nicholas Aphane

The cast of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Featured Actors
Hlengiwe Lushaba Madlala, Marc Kay and Mongi Mthombeni

Guest Artists from The Joburg Ballet
Titania: Alice Le Roux & Krystn Janicek
Oberon: Mahlatse Sachane & Ruan Da Silva

JYB Members
Puck: Fanelo Ndweni & Keelan Krinsky
Hermia: Corinne Lalouette & Megan Musiker
Helena: Robyn Jordaan & Samantha Bhoola
Lysander: Armand van der Merwe & Fanelo Ndweni
Demetrius: Mahlatse Sachane & Armand van der Merwe

The 2016 JYB Company

Jaden Clidaras, Bianca Gregory, Rachel Hertz, Danica Human, Lesedi Khanyile, Tebello Manyaka, Carina Ortlepp, Tamlyn Preston, Mia Silberman, Shayna Slom, Genevieve Stride.

Marlize Badenhorst, Samantha Bhoola, Leela-Lind Devar, Negan Ferreira, Rebekah Gordon, Robyn Jordaan, Boipelo Keikelame, Gryphon Krinsky, Jezri Krinsky, Keelan Krinsky, Corinne Lalouette, Daniella Meunier, Jessica Mullins, Megan Musiker, Levashin Naidoo, Maxine Naude, Lisa Ncube, Fanelo Ndweni, Amani Pillay, Mahlatse Sachane, Meghann Thiselton, Amy Tod, Nicola-Marie Van der Linden, Armand Van der Merwe, Courtney Wilkinson.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Other Ballets runs from 14 to 16 October at the Mandela, Joburg Theatre.

Performance times: Friday 14 October – Gala Opening at 19h30; Saturday 15 October and Sunday 16 October at 11h00 and 15h00.

Tickets: R100 – R120 – for tickets call 0861 670 670 or visit (block bookings are available) or at the Joburg Theatre box office OR online at / patrons can also book and pay via the Nedbank app and at selected Pick n Pay stores (full list at

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