Funny, cheeky and feisty, My First Ballet - Little Red Riding Hood is a delightful mashup of ballet and creative theatrics that families will love. This is a unique re-telling of a classic fairytale, set to an original score that will enthral the littlest lovers of dance and theatre.

Choreographer: Lucas Jervies Composer: Tristen Parr Set Design: Thomas Boyd Costume Design: Noelene Hill Lighting Design: Benjamin Cisterne

Duration: 40 minutes

A Queensland Ballet and Out of the Box production, first commissioned by QPAC for the 2016 Out of the Box Festival for Children eight years and under.

My First Ballet is a multi-year project which embraces live ballet performances for young children, supported by a raft of educational and creative activities which can be accessed around the performance, at home or in a more structured learning environment.

Venue Format
Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue
Technical Rating
Touring Party

Queensland Ballet is a vibrant, creative company which connects people and dance across Queensland. We offer a program of world-class productions of the best classical ballets and inspired contemporary dance works. The Company engages renowned choreographers and designers from around the world and nurtures emerging local talent by presenting exciting new works in an intimate studio series. With a culture of creativity and collaboration, complemented by an active program of engagement with our communities, Queensland Ballet has become the central hub for dance in the State. Our dancers are acclaimed for their technical excellence and versatility, and our annual program offers diversity in style, audience focus and geographic reach, with up to 100 performances in Brisbane and tours to regional Queensland.

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Unique Selling Point

My First Ballet – Little Red Riding Hood is designed to nurture creativity and imagination, and is tailored to age-appropriate attention and interest levels.

The characters are strong and sharply drawn, the setting invites imaginative treatment, the story moves at a fast pace, and relevant life-lessons can be read into the tale.

With choreography, original music and design by a team of highly talented, creative artists, this engaging short ballet for children will embody excellence in artistry and production values.

The production aims to entertain and inspire while introducing children to ballet as an accessible and imaginative art form.

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A package of associated pedagogical resources will be offered to enrich children’s experience of the performance, including digital resources which can be accessed at home or in a more structured learning environment.

Community Engagement

In each community, attending a family-orientated performance by Queensland Ballet will bring together a diverse audience to share their enjoyment of the ballet and socialise.

Crafted especially to appeal to young children, My First Ballet – Little Red Riding Hood will be a completely accessible ballet experience. Touring the production allows us to reach out to families throughout Queensland, offering a valuable arts experience designed to help unlock children’s potential for learning and discovery. In line with Queensland Ballet’s vision to enrich lives through ballet, Little Red Riding Hood is child-centred art created to inspire wonder and appreciation.

Both the performance and associated engagement activities will support early childhood learning, play, and curiosity. An experience to be shared by children with their parents, grandparents, care-givers or teachers, My First Ballet – Little Red Riding Hood will promote the value and importance of the arts in education and life-learning. Resources provided by the Company will help to facilitate multiple learnings in the home and in the classroom.