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

Support Us

Our founder, Jill Tookey, CBE, died in March 2016 and she left behind a financial legacy as a starting point to ensure the future of NYB.  She had been the driving force behind NYB’s success for nearly 30 years, almost single-handedly running the entire operation with financial support from foundations and individuals. The Board of Trustees  have formulated and begun to implement a business model which includes a sustained fundraising programme.

The Trustees would like to sincerely thank all donors for their support of National Youth Ballet. Click the links below to find out how you can support NYB.

“Is there an organisation in the world that gives this kind of opportunity to young people to create a new ballet from scratch, often with new music? If there is, I don’t know of it.” Sir David Bintley CBE, Artistic Director, Birmingham Royal Ballet