Our vision is that young people will create the ballet of the future.

Our main aim is to give young people, aged 9-18 the opportunity to participate in, create and perform ballet.  At the heart of our annual season is a two week residential that sees a Performance Company of over one hundred young dancers come together with a team of professional dancers, choreographers and teachers to take them on a journey from studio to stage, emulating the experience of being in a professional dance company.

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The National Youth Ballet has, without doubt, been one of the most inspiring and creatively developmental environments I have ever experienced.

Drew McOnie, Director and Choreographer, McOnie Company

I have been so impressed by the ambition of this Company.  We are not just looking at pieces of choreography, we are looking at pieces of theatre and that’s amazing!  NYB simply doesn’t settle for second best

Sir Matthew Bourne, OBE, Artistic Director, New Adventures

My daughter absolutely loved every minute of her first time with NYB and has emerged a self assured, strong young girl whose commitment and passion for ballet has taken off way beyond our expectations. … I’m sure she will now embark on her important year 6 RBS JAs with joyful memories, vital self-belief and excitement for future possibilities

NYB Parent, Natalie Carter, East Haddon School of Dance.

Tyrone gained so much confidence and experience with NYB.  We were all thrilled when he achieved a contract with Birmingham Royal Ballet.

NYB Parent, Mr Singleton

The Fit to Dance Scheme sees the NYB company maintain its commitment to taking dance to primary schools and communities around the country.  The idea of providing fitness for fun through dance is a fantastic initiative.

Dame Darcey Bussell, DBE, NYB Patron

The NYB continues to set a standard for excellence in its performances, wherever they may be.  My admiration for the entire organisation grows year by year.

Dame Monica Mason, DBE, Former Director of the Royal Opera House, NYB Patron