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Guest Artists, Casting and Collaboration for Romeo & Juliet

Joburg Ballet artistic director Iain MacDonald has announced that Australian-born international guest artist Aaron Smyth will visit South Africa in July to dance Romeo for the first time in Joburg Ballet’s production of Romeo and Juliet.

Sharing the role of Romeo with Smyth during the 10-performance season at the Joburg Theatre from 15 to 24 July are Joburg Ballet principal dancers Juan Carlos Osma, Michael Revie and Jonathan Rodrigues.

Alternating as Juliet will be Shannon Glover, Kirstel Jensen, Dayana Hardy and prima ballerina Burnise Silvius. Glover, Jensen and Hardy won accolades for their performances as Giselle last month while Silvius will be making an eagerly awaited return to the stage in one of her most highly acclaimed roles following an injury earlier this year. Full casting details for Romeo and Juliet will be announced shortly.

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