NYB returns to Sadler’s Wells!

Sadler's Wells Gala Eflyer

NYB are excited to announce that we will be returning to London’s Sadler’s Wells on Sunday 13th September for the 2015 Gala. Tickets are on sale NOW!



‘Trotters’ – Jamie Neale. Photograph & Copyright: Mikah Smillie, NYB

The 2015 cast has worked incredibly hard over the past 10 days at NYB’s Summer School. As well as NYB classics including Wayne Sleep’s Cinderella, this year’s performance season will include brand new works from established and emerging choreographers including Jo Meredith’s The Sighing (below), Jamie Neale’s Trotters – with National Youth Jazz Orchestra (above), and Arielle Smith’s dynamic and powerful Athena.

The Sighing

‘The Sighing’ – Jo Meredith. Photograph & Copyright: Mikah Smillie, NYB



Downton star Jessica Brown Findlay moves to the London stage

After dancing with NYB for many years, Jessica Brown Findlay moved into theatre after leaving a ballet career at 19 due to injury. Jessica has since starred in Winter’s Tale alongside Colin Farrell and Russell Crowe, BBC’s Jamaica Inn, Channel 4’s Black Mirror and maybe most memorably, the BBC’s Downton Abbey as Lady Sybil.

We are now excited to learn she makes her stage debut later this month in a brand new production of Greek tragedy Oresteia at London’s Almeida Theatre.



Volunteer with NYB 2015

The National Youth Ballet relies upon the generosity of its dedicated volunteers.

The NYB is currently looking for volunteers with experience in theatre/the arts to assist with our 2015 season in August. Volunteering with the National Youth Ballet will help you learn new skills and develop existing ones, gain experience in working on a large-scale production and meet new people.

We are currently looking for Stage Hands, Follow-spot operators, Costume/Wardrobe assistants and a Hair & Make-up assistant.

Visit the NYB Volunteering Page for more information & to apply…

The Rainbow Fish – Summer Outreach Course

10th – 14th August 2015

The Rainbow Fish

This year’s ‘Fit to Dance’ Summer Outreach Course will be based upon Marcus Pfister’s book THE RAINBOW FISH.

An innovative, five day creative course with NYB inspired The Rainbow Fish, culminating in a performance to parents and friends at the Markova Theatre, Tring Park School for the Performing Arts on Friday 14th August at 4p.m.


Course Fee £185

Boys and Girls, aged 7-15 years, of all abilities are welcome to apply. There is no audition process, although some previous ballet, dance or drama experience is necessary to attend this course.

Please download info and application form below to book a place. We advise early booking as places are limited.


Cinderella Performance Skills Workshops

***Applications now closed***

Wednesday 27th May – Friday 29th May

Cinderella Performance Skills Workshops Flyer

This Spring, NYB will be holding another 3-Day Performance Skills Workshop for boys and girls aged 8 – 15yrs. The workshops will be held at Sawmill Studios, Brasted TN16 1JR and will run from 10am to 4pm each day.

The workshop will be based on NYB’s CINDERELLA and will give dancers a pre-season taster of the National Youth Ballet. The workshop will include dance, drama, make-up and performance skills.

For more information and to book your place on the workshop, please see the application form below.

Closing date Monday 11th May


ENB announce Emerging Dancer 2015 Finalists!

English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer competition is now in its 6th year, and this year’s final will be held at London’s Southbank Centre (Queen Elizabeth Hall) on March 23rd.

Back in 2013, NYB Alumnus Nancy Osbaldeston won the award and we are very excited to see no less than three NYB Alumni in the final 8 this year! We send our congratulations to Max Westwell, James Streeter and Anjuli Hudson and look forward to an exciting night in March.

The annual competition allows English National Ballet to recognise and nurture talent and encourage excellence in the Company.

Tickets are available for the night from £10 and voting for the People’s Choice Award is now open – more information HERE.

#ENBEmerging   @ENBallet


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