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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.

Get to know the story of Onegin.
Take a look behind the scenes at the rehearsals of the Junior Company.
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”.

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).