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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.

Watch how wigs are created by our hair and make up department.
Have a look at our costume studio.
"Dancing on pointes gives me the feeling that I can dance above the ground." Igone the Jongh explains how she wears her pointe shoes.
The principals of Dutch National Ballet with music of Nine Leaves, 'Remember Execute Forget”.
Michael Mouratch is pianist at Dutch National Ballet for more than 25 years. He accompanies the dancers during lessons, rehearsals and performances.
Take a look in our dye studio. Here, Rosalinda Lourens ensures that all opera costumes are exactly the right colours, precision is key!

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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1947

Françoise Adret

Françoise Adret is head of the Ballet of De Nederlandse Opera (1947-1959).

1948

Ballet der Lage Landen

Mascha ter Weeme founds the Ballet der Lage Landen (1948-1959).