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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.

In February 2016, the ballet Mata Hari will have its world premiere. Sylvana Simons takes you for a look behind the scenes and shows you how this production is being made.
In this video you see the preparations for the classical ballet Giselle: from rehearsals in the studio to the making of wigs, costumes and decor.
"Dancing on pointes I gives me the feeling that I can dance above the ground." Igone the Jongh explains how she wears her pointe shoes.
With this video we introduce the new dancers of Dutch National Ballet, season 2015 - 2016.
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 that all opera costumes have exactly the right colours!

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).