Sebastian Pico Hayes

Soloist, Royal Danish Ballet

Sebastian Pico Haynes was born in the USA, and grew up in Denmark. In 2013 he finished his studies at the Royal Danish Ballet School before joining the Royal Danish Ballet. He was promoted to soloist with the company in 2016. Some of his notable roles, during his years with the Royal Danish Ballet, include “Madge” in August Bournonville’s La Sylphide, “Prince Siegfried” in Nikolai Hübbe & Silja Schandorff’s Swan Lake, and “Mercutio” in John Neumeier’s Romeo & Juliet. From 2017-2020 Sebastian joined the Nederlands Dans Theater, where he worked with choreographers and artists such as Sol Leon & Paul Lightfoot, Ohad Naharin, Sharon Eyal, and Jiří Kylián.

Right from the curtain rising through the following two hours of the outstanding production, surprise and delight followed one after another.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When do tickets go on sale for The Nutcracker?

Tickets usually go on sale in the late Summer each year for the following December. You can check the homepage of this website to check if they are currently on sale.

Are there discounted tickets for Seniors, Children, Students or large groups?

There are discounted tickets for Seniors (65 years and up) and Children (0-12 years old) available on the site. Group discounts are available for groups of 20 or more, please contact us via for details.

What is the policy on late seating?

Show policy is latecomers will not be seated until Intermission. Exceptions will be considered in cases of inclement weather, parking issues and/or box office delays. Please try your best to be on time.

Can a small child sit on my lap during the performance?

For fire and building safety reasons the theatre does not allow children in laps, and each person in the theatre must have a ticket. We recommend the show for children 3 years old and up.

I am bringing a child to the ballet and I am afraid that they will have trouble seeing over people’s heads. Is there anything that I can do?

Yes – Booster cushions are available at the theatre for free to help children view the ballet without obstruction.

What should I wear?

Although there is no dress code, it is recommended that you dress out of respect for the dancers. Most patrons wear “business attire” (men: coat and tie, women: dresses or dress pants) or “dressy casual”.

Does the theatre have an elevator?

Yes — the theatre has an elevator and ushers are happy to assist you in finding your section and seats.

Is handicap-accessible seating available?

Yes. There is handicap and wheelchair accessible seating at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre. For more information contact Ticketmaster 1.855.985.5000 for more information and to purchase your tickets.