The Australian Ballet

Storytime Ballet: Cinderella


Fall under the spell of Cinderella, an interactive Storytime Ballet experience for children aged three years and older.

  • Sydney | Adelaide | Canberra | Brisbane | Melbourne

    December 2023 – January 2024

  • Duration

    50 mins

  • Ticket Price Range

    From $41

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Cinderella tells the story of a beautiful and kind young girl who is forced to wait on her wicked stepmother and stepsisters. When her stepmother and stepsisters are invited to a ball at the palace, they cruelly don’t let Cinderella join them. In tears, Cinderella is visited by her fairy godmother who magically transforms her into a princess, complete with glittering ball gown and glass slippers!

Choreographed for The Australian Ballet by former Artistic Director David McAllister, this tale of true love and magic is the perfect way to introduce little ones to the world of ballet.

Running for under an hour, this narrated version of Cinderella will have children dancing in their seats and all the way home. Don’t forget to dress up in your favourite ballet-inspired outfit!

Please note that flashing wands and smoke/ haze will be used during this performance.

Storytime Ballet is interactive, with magic wands used throughout the performance. To enhance your experience, purchase a wand from the merchandise counter at the venue or bring one from home.

Auslan Interpreted Performances

Melbourne: Thursday 14th December, 4pm

Sydney: Sunday 24th December, 2pm

Adelaide: Saturday 6th January, 4pm

Canberra: Thursday 11th January, 2pm

Brisbane: Thursday 18th January, 2pm

Synopsis and cast sheet

TAB Storytime Ballet Cinderella Elena Salerno Sophie Donald Myah Gadd credit Kate Longley

Elena Salerno, Sophie Donald, Myah Gadd
Photo Kate Longley

TAB Storytime Ballet Cinderella Nicole Moshidis Kit Thompson credit Kate Longley

Nicole Moshidis, Kit Thompson
Photo Kate Longley

TAB Storytime Ballet Cinderella Kit Thompson Nicole Moshidis credit Kate Longley

Kit Thompson, Nicole Moshidis
Photo Kate Longley

TAB Storytime Ballet Cinderella Kit Thompson Artists of TAB photo credit Kate Longley

Kit Thompson, Artists of The Australian Ballet
Photo Kate Longley

TAB Storytime Ballet Cinderella Kit Thompson

Kit Thompson
Photo Kate Longley

TAB Storytime Ballet Cinderella Kit Thompson and Charlton Tough credit Kate Longley

Kit Thompson, Charlton Tough
Photo Kate Longley

Production credits


Choreography and production David McAllister
Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Cinderella, Op. 87 performed by Orchestra Victoria, conducted by Jonathan Lo. Copyright The Australian Ballet.
Costume design Louisa Fitzgerald
Costume design mentor Hugh Colman
Set design Ishan Vivekanantham
Set design mentor Christina Smith
Illusion design Lee Cohen
Lighting design Jon Buswell

We thank our Production Partner

  • Principal partner

    Principal partner

Storytime Ballet, interactive performances for the next generation of dance enthusiasts, has been made possible by the generous support of Gandel Philanthropy, the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation and more than 2,000 individual donors across Australia.