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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Casey Herd is leaving Dutch National Ballet21 June '16
Casey Herd, principal with Dutch National Ballet, is leaving the company at the end of this season. After an exceptional eight-year career with Dutch National Ballet, Casey’s goodbye to the audience will be the last performance of Transatlantic on Sunday 26 June 2016.
Crowdfunding campaign for Juniors Melissa and Giovanni12 May '16
The crowdfunding campaign for the young dancers Melissa Chapski and Giovanni Princic kicked off on Thursday 12 May, at the performance by the Junior Company in Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam. The Junior Company is a two-year training course for talented ballet dancers on their way to the top. Dancers receive training from big names like Hans van Manen, Igone de Jongh and Marijn Rademaker.
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).