Christine Walsh stars in this enchanting production as Aurora, the ill-fated princess cursed by the wicked fairy Carabosse to fall into a 100-year slumber, a spell that can only be broken by a magical kiss from Prince Florimund (David Ashmole). Maina Gielgud directs this masterful adaptation of the Piotr llyich Tchaikovsky classic, featuring the Elizabethan Melbourne Orchestra conducted by Barry Wordsworth.
Ballet Chancers is an Irish television programme broadcast on RTÉ One in late 2008. Featuring the ballerina, Monica Loughman, it began on 16 November 2008. In the show Loughman attempts to turn six streetwise hip hop dancers into elegant ballet dancers over a period of four months. At the end of the show they may, if successful, partake in a performance of The Nutcracker with Loughman's own company, The Irish Youth Russian Ballet Company which took place in the 21 December finale.
Ballet Shoes is British television adaptation of Noel Streatfeild's novel Ballet Shoes first broadcast on BBC One in 1975. Adapted by John Wiles and directed by Timothy Combe, the series was aired in six parts on Sunday evenings. It was aired by PBS in the United States on 27 December 1976.