Photography credit: Marc O’Sullivan
Two young male dancers from Co Tipperary are part of an elite cast of Ireland’s most talented ballet performers who will stage the Christmas favourite The Nutcracker as part of the Irish National Youth Ballet’s winter programme. The show will run from 8th-10th of December at The Helix, Dublin.
Cameron Byrne and Sean Hanley, who are both age 16 and from Newport, are part of an all-island troupe of 45 dancers — 11 of whom are male and range in age from 9 to 18 — who will recreate the winter wonderland of The Nutcracker on the stage of The Helix’s Mahony Hall.
The professionally trained young dancers were handpicked out of 142 who auditioned for the INYB’s 2022 season from across the island of Ireland. Cameron and Sean are both trained by Stacey Booth at The Dance Academy in Limerick.
A matinee and evening performance will take place on each day as follows
· Thursday, 8th December: matinee performance, 11.00am; evening performance, 8.00pm.
· Friday, 9th December: matinee performance, 2.00pm; evening performance, 8.00pm.
· Saturday, 10th December: matinee performance, 1.30pm; evening performance, 8.00pm.
Tickets for the Irish National Youth Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Mahony Hall, The Helix, Dublin 9, are now on sale at www.thehelix.ie.