Dutch National Ballet
Dutch National Ballet develops, produces and presents ballet at the highest international level. We aim to reach a wide public and to bring today’s audiences into contact with the beauty and passion of this art form. Come in and be inspired by our spectacle – we promise to give you a warm welcome.
Behind the Scenes
In these videos, you can take a look behind the scenes at Dutch National Ballet. See our principals at their very best, discover how Igone de Jongh prepares her pointe shoes, and take a sneak peak at the Costume and Wig & Make-up departments.
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Michaela DePrince ambassador for War Child04 February '16
Michaela DePrince, coryphée with Dutch National Ballet, will join singer Marco Borsato, presenter Jetske van der Elsen, singer Laura van Kaam and singer Guus Meeuwis as an ambassador for War Child.
Dutch National Ballet in 1st Online Gala of the Stars28 January '16
The first edition of the Online Gala of the Stars – Worldwide Ballet Principals will be held worldwide on Sunday 31 January 2016. Dutch National Ballet principals Maia Makhateli and Artur Shesterikov will give a live performance of a pas de deux from In Light and Shadow by Krzysztof Pastor, resident choreographer with Dutch National Ballet.
Artistic & Musical Staff
Here is an overview of the artistic and musical staff of Dutch National Ballet.
Director of Dutch National Ballet, Resident Choreographer
Head of the Artistic Staff
musical and principal director Dutch Ballet Orchestra
Principal guest conductor
Senior Ballet Teacher
Choreographer and artistic coördinator Junior Company
Company & Dancers
Over the past 50 years, Dutch National Ballet has evolved into one of the world's foremost ballet companies. With a unique and wide repertoire, a tradition of innovation, and around 80 dancers from all over the world, the company plays a leading role in Dutch cultural life and beyond.
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Françoise Adret is head of the Ballet of De Nederlandse Opera (1947-1959).
Ballet der Lage Landen
Mascha ter Weeme founds the Ballet der Lage Landen (1948-1959).