One of the world’s great ballet companies, bringing affordable ballet of the highest quality to the widest audience.
English National Ballet is a world-class ballet company, renowned for creative excellence, innovative collaborations and engaging ways of honouring and enhancing traditional and contemporary ballet. English National Ballet aims to bring ballet to the widest possible audience, touring across the UK and internationally.
In 2013/2014 English National Ballet gave over 190 performances to just under 250,000 people. 2014 saw English National Ballet commission and present the critically acclaimed productions Lest We Forget at the Barbican, Le Corsaire at the London Coliseum and on tour, and Romeo & Juliet in-the-round at the Royal Albert Hall. Under the Artistic Directorship of Tamara Rojo, English National Ballet has increased the amount of new works it has commissioned; working on new productions with contemporary choreographers including Russell Maliphant and Akram Khan performed alongside traditional productions including Derek Deane’s critically acclaimed Swan Lake and Wayne Eagling’s Nutcracker.
In November 2014, Alistair Spalding, CEO and Artistic Director of Sadler’s Wells, announced the appointment of English National Ballet as the first ever Associate Ballet Company. This relationship will see English National Ballet present two annual seasons at Sadler’s Wells in the spring and autumn of each year from March 2015 onwards. Other plans include a new triple bill with choreography by William Forsythe, John Neumeier and Jirí Kylián in March 2015 as part of Modern Masters, the return of the critically acclaimed Lest We Forget programme in September 2015 and a new production of Giselle choreographed by Akram Khan in autumn 2016.