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

Support NYB

We provide talented young dancers with an unparalleled experience of working in a professional ballet company, and are uncompromising on talent and quality. This is an ethos which we strongly believe must go hand-in-hand with reaching children and young people from all backgrounds. In order to widen participation and promote inclusivity in everything we do, we need your help!

“Golden opportunities to perform for young dancers in a family, nurturing environment”

Jack Wilcox, NYB alumnus and actor, dancer and choreographer including Anything Goes 2021, Saturday Night Fever 2022

Until March 2016, our visionary and energetic founder, Jill Tookey CBE, was the driving force behind National Youth Ballet and its annual Residential Performance Company, with help from a dedicated team of volunteers. Jill left behind an invaluable financial legacy as a starting point to help secure our future, but we must now urgently expand our fundraising from generous and passionate individuals and grantmakers so that we can survive and thrive as a professionally managed operation with an ambitious national mission. 

In 2023, we need to raise over £180,000 to ensure we can provide a national programme of year-round activities whilst removing financial barriers to give more young people the chance to become the ballet artists of the future.

Find out more about how you can help below: