Little Mermaid

Alana Puddy as Ariel in Victorian State Ballet’s Little Mermaid. Photos Enpointe Productions

Victorian State Ballet to present Full Length Classical Production of the Little Mermaid Underwater Fairytale

Auditions for Sydney Children’s Roles, March 13


WIN TIX! We have 2x double passes to giveaway to see Little Mermaid on Saturday April 10, 7:30pm, at The Concourse. To enter simply send in your name and mobile number to win@dancelife.com.au with the subject title of ‘Little Mermaid Tix’ and tell us who you would take to see this ballet. Entries Close March 31. Winners are drawn at random and will be contacted directly.


Victorian State Ballet is pleased to announce they are returning to The Concourse Theatre in Sydney to perform its much loved underwater fairytale Little Mermaid on April 10 & 11.

They company will also be touring this production to other regional areas. Check their website for dates, venues and bookings: www.victorianstateballet.org.au/tickets

Little Mermaid is a widely-known and well-loved story, immersing the audience in the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale classic.

The choreography by Michelle Sierra is a stunning display of classical ballet by the 35 member cast, with additional elements of physical theatre. Magnificent costumes full of vibrant colour, sets and props, accentuate the beauty and splendour of this magical place, together with the outstanding skill, artistry and technique of the artists of the Victorian State Ballet.

The young mermaid Ariel (performed alternately by Alana Puddy or Janae Kerr) dreams of a life beyond the sea. She bears witness to a shipwreck and comes to aid of a drowning sailor. Having saved his life and having delivered him back to shore, she seeks the council of the wise sea crone who advises her that all gifts come with a warning and grants her the gift of transformation. Re-united with her sailor, she struggles to conform with human ways and quickly discovers life in a palace, chasing a prince (Charlie Morton) and navigating her new legs is not as easy as she dreamed!

Victorian State Ballet will also hold auditions for young NSW dancers to join the Sydney Little Mermaid. Applicants need to be between 10-17 years with a strong basic ballet technique. Auditions will be held at The Concourse on Saturday 13th March 2021 from 9:00am to 4pm.

Information about the auditions can be found at www.facebook.com/events/744047496219646/

“We might be facing ongoing state border restrictions, but we feel that it is vital to the recovery and ongoing future of our wonderful dance industry, including building and nurturing the hope and passion in our young generations of dancers coming up now, that we continue to plan and prepare for a better year this year with as many performances possible, ” said Michelle Sierra.

‘Every aspect of the performance excelled, a work to remember for years to come’ ⏤ Dancetrain Magazine 

‘Passion, energy and elegance, a sheer delight! Well-crafted and beautifully choreographed’ ⏤ Rip it Up 

Victoria State Ballet presents Little Mermaid

Auditions for Children’s Roles
Saturday March 13, 9am – 4pm
Info: www.facebook.com/events/744047496219646/

The Concourse, Chatswood
Saturday, April 10 7.30pm & Sunday April11, 2.30pm
Bookings: +61 8075 8111 or www.theconcourse.com.au

Palace maids in Little Mermaid. Photo Enpointe Productions
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