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

At National Youth Ballet we have nurtured talent for over 30 years.  We provide empowering and transformational opportunities for young performers and choreographers from around the UK.  We commission new, innovative and exciting ballets that educate, inspire and encourage creativity and collaboration.

At the heart of our annual season sees a Performance Company of over 100 selected dancers who come together with a team of professional choreographers, costumeries, lighting designers and technicians who 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

What NYB creates is such a holistic experience, the distilled intensity of being part of a company, learning, rehearsing and then performing repertoire. Exciting new work, amazing projections, music, lighting and costumes, even a mini-tour… And the final result is such a fantastic performance on stage.

Parent, 2018 Season

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