2018 - The Nutcracker


Our 20th Year!

The Nutcracker. Over the years literally hundreds of dancers have enjoyed the opportunity to dance with Duchy Ballet at the Hall for Cornwall. The routine of audition through to production has become addictive and we even have a 2nd generation of dancers performing in several roles this year. We'd like to thank every single one of our supporters, volunteers, helpers, friends, parents and the professionals who ensure that everyones potential is realised.

The Sleeping Beauty offers some of the greatest challenges in the classical  a notable place in ballet history, not only as a great work in its own right, but also as a defining moment for some of the most important figures of twentieth century ballet.


for the 2018 Performance of The Nutcracker was:-

Sara-Maria Barton ARAD AFHEA
Sugar Rum Cherry

Originally from San Diego, Genée International medallist, Sara-Maria, has had contracts with all of the major British ballet companies: The Royal Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, English National Ballet and Scottish Ballet. She has also danced by invitation in the UK, Europe, USA and China. In 1997 she was awarded the RAD Solo Seal and became an Associate of the Royal Academy of Dance (ARAD) and in 2013 became an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).

Her film credits include “Rob Roy” with Liam Neeson and Jessica Lange, “Mrs Brown” with Billy Connolly and Judi Dench. She has appeared on numerous television programmes and has danced in MTV music videos. She has been featured in various magazines in the UK and USA, including Hello and Vanity Fair.

Now based in Glasgow, she continues to teach classical ballet privately and in a number of schools in Glasgow and Edinburgh, as well as overseas. She works intensively with dancers on technique and pointe and also coaches for prestigious competitions and RAD exams. She is actively involved with Glasgow’s latest workshop programme ‘Inspire Masterclasses’ offering first class training with leading industry professionals.

Sara-Maria’s first performance as a guest artist was in Cornwall in 1996, it seems fitting that she will give her last performance here too. She is excited to be returning to Duchy Ballet to dance the role of Sugar Rum Cherry, complete with jazz band, for our 20th Anniversary
production of The Nutcracker.

Company Soloists

Jasmine Allen

Snow Queen

Jamie Constance

Dr Drosselmeyer

Grace Hazeldine

Soldier Doll

Bethany Hoskings

Lead Ballerina Doll
Lead Arabian 

Clare Hunt

Mrs Stahlbaum

Riley McLoughlin

Rat King

Laurie Miners

Snow Queen
Lead Arabian

Amy Robinson

Soldier Doll 

Jayden Randell


Keith Sparrow

Mr Stahlbaum

Stuart Strongman

Nutcracker Prince
Soldier Doll

Georgia Walters

Lead Ballerina Doll

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