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West Australian Ballet produces Creative Learning Resources for Primary and Secondary school teachers and students, which provide professional examples of choreographic process, decisions and reasoning. These resources are designed to support the WA School Curriculum by encouraging discussion, reflection and evaluation of West Australian Ballet's performances.

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The Nutcracker | 17 November - 10 December 2023

Please visit this page again as resources are being updated regularly for this show.


Read about the story of The Nutcracker as Clara ventures into the Land of Sweets.


Lost the Plot? The Nutcracker Explainer Video

We asked our Company Dancers to explain the plot of The Nutcracker in their own words.


Video Advertisement

We advertise our performances on many different media channels and create multiple formats for promotion. This is a copy of our 30 second video advertisement.


Meet the Choreographers

West Australian Ballet's version of The Nutcracker was choreographed by three creatives. Read this article to learn more about the choreographers behind this sweet tale.


Press Story - POST Timeout

Learn more about The Nutcracker by reading this news article from POST.


About the Composer

Did you know Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky wasn't too happy with The Nutcracker when he finished composing it? Learn more about this, Tchaikovsky and the special instrument, the celesta, which features in this orchestral piece.


How to Write a Review

Learn how to write a ballet review, with a 20-minute instructional video lead by Dance Artist Amy Wiseman.


Dance and Wellbeing Resources

West Australian Ballet, supported by Healthway, have worked closely with Telethon Kids Institute to create a series of online workshops which focus on utilising dance to improve young people’s mental and physical health and wellbeing. A wide variety of movement-based workshop exercises are available. Use these videos to explore a range of health and wellbeing topics through dance.

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Storytime Adventures

Join West Australian Ballet’s dancers as they tell stories with interactive movement and dance.


Storytime Adventures - The Sleeping Beauty

Join West Australian Ballet Soloist Polly Hilton as she reads The Sleeping Beauty with interactive activities for young children. This Storytime Adventure can be done entirely whilst seated.

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Storytime Adventures - Giraffes Can't Dance

Join West Australian Ballet Corps de Ballet member Emma-Rose Barrowclough as she reads Giraffes Can't Dance with interactive activities for young children. Get ready to move like an animal!

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Storytime Adventures - Alice in Wonderland

Join West Australian Ballet Young Artist Brent Carson as he reads Alice in Wonderland with interactive activities for young children. Come whirling down the rabbit hole with us!

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