My First Ballet

Talbot Theatre, Thomas Dixon Centre

Talbot Theatre, Thomas Dixon Centre

#Sparkling family-friendly fairytale the perfect fit for everyone.

Love triumphs with a sprinkling of fairy magic in this dreamy and luminous My First Ballet, Cinderella. Adapted from one of the most exquisite fairytales of all time, this story ballet will delight even the littlest of theatregoers.  

Dancing with a dashing Prince and wearing a glittering gown in a candlelit ballroom – such fanciful dreams were only in Cinderella’s imagination. Until the day her life of hardship is magically transformed by her Fairy Godmother! Making a dazzling entrance to the royal ball, our fearless heroine captures the attention of all and the heart of the Prince. Yet her beautiful dream must end at midnight, and in her haste to depart, she leaves one jewelled slipper behind… 

Charming, humorous, and blissfully romantic, this condensed variation of Ben Stevenson OBE’s acclaimed production, with adapted choreography by Matthew Lawrence, is the perfect fairytale entertainment for everyone. Featuring a sweeping score by Sergei Prokofiev and costumes by Tracy Grant Lord that sparkle and shimmer, Queensland Ballet first performed the full-length version in 2013, capturing hearts across Brisbane.  

Tailored to families and audiences of all ages, our My First Ballet production of Cinderella will premiere at the stunning Talbot Theatre in the Thomas Dixon Centre – home of Queensland Ballet.  

Production performed to recorded music.

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Group 6+$54

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406 Montague Road
West End
QLD 4101

Auslan Interpreted Q&A
Relaxed Performance


Approximately 60 minutes, no interval.


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Matthew Lawrence

Matthew Lawrence

Choreography adapted for My First Ballet (with permission by Ben Stevenson OBE)

Sergei Prokofiev


Tracy Grant Lord

Tracy Grant Lord

Costume Designer

Thomas Boyd

Set Designer

Cameron Goerg

Cameron Goerg

Lighting Designer

Craig Wilkinson

Video Designer

Wil Hughes

Sound Designer

Sarah McIntosh


#Important information


A complimentary printed program is available at the performance. We encourage you to please take one between two. You can also download a digital version of the Cindrella program.

Cast sheets

Find out which dancers will be performing before you attend. All performance cast sheets for Cinderella are available below. Cast sheets are subject to changes, but updated daily.

Group bookings

Concessions are available for school and adult group bookings. To make an enquiry call (07) 3013 6666 or email us below.

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#Related events

Children's workshop

21 – 29 June 2024

Create lasting memories and dance with Queensland Ballet Teaching Artists. These workshops for children explore characters, storytelling and ballet moves from the production.

Cinderella's Fairy Tea Party

21 – 29 June 2024

Add a touch more magic to your day with our Fairy Tea Party, the perfect prelude to selected performances of Cinderella. Indulge in a delightful tea experience on the mezzanine as a special pre-show treat!

Post-performance Q&A

29 June 2024 - 3.00pm

Auslan interpreted post-performance Q&A panel discussion with creatives and dancers.

Relaxed performance

29 June 2024 - 11.30am

Relaxed performances provide a safe and welcoming environment for families with children or people living with autism and other sensory needs.


Cinderella's reimagined tale

Season 2024 ·

Cinderella's reimagined tale

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and perform. Long before we performed on this land, it played host to the dance expression of our First Peoples. We pay our respects to their Elders — past, present and emerging — and acknowledge the valuable contribution they have made and continue to make to the cultural landscape of this country.

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