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Dutch National Ballet

Dutch National Ballet develops, produces and presents ballet at the highest international level. Dutch National Ballet aims to reach a wide public and bring today’s audiences into contact with the beauty and passion of this art form. Come and be inspired in our theatre, where you will be given a warm welcome.

Behind the Scenes

In these videos, you can take a look behind the scenes of Dutch National Ballet. See our principals at their very best, discover how Igone de Jongh prepares her pointe shoes and take a look behind the scenes at the Costume and Wig & Make-up departments.

Watch the behind the scenes video with Christopher Wheeldon. His ballet is part of Cool Britannia.
Associate artist David Dawson created a new piece especially for Cool Britannia: Empire Noir.
Amazing virtuosity with electrically charged duets. Watch the rehearsal video of Wayne McGregor's 'Chroma'.
The principals of Dutch National Ballet with music of Nine Leaves, 'Remember Execute Forget”
Igone the Jongh explains how she wears her pointe shoes.
Have a look at our costume studio.

Artistic & Musical Staff

Here is an overview of the artistic and musical staff of Dutch National Ballet.

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.

A rich history

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Françoise Adret

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).