now & soon

TOUR

Ballet Bubbles
Ballet
Ballet Bubbles
25 Jan-15 Feb 2023 | 9 performances
Tour, The Netherlands

Since its foundation in 2013, Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company has secured a...

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COLLABORATION
DNO AND HNB

Messa da Requiem
Opera & Ballet
Messa da Requiem
9-25 Feb 2023 | 10 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Main Stage

Following the success of Missa in tempore belli the previous season, the Chorus of Dutch...

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CLASSIC

Swan Lake
Ballet
Swan Lake
22 Mar-18 Apr ’23 | 17 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Main Stage

Big, full-length classical ballets form an essential part of Dutch National Ballet’s...

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Ted Brandsen
Photo: Liza Kollau

Interview Ted Brandsen

Director Dutch National Ballet

After spending two years with his company going “up and down, and round and round” because of the corona pandemic, artistic director Ted Brandsen can’t wait to be able to present another complete, uninterrupted season.

Het Zwanenmeer

NEW SEASON

Dutch National Ballet

Productions season 22/23

It is a jam-packed season with no less than eleven ballet productions. View all productions of the 2022/2023 season.

latest ballet news
Luca Abdel-Nour in Studio Boekman

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Luca Abdel-Nour in Studio Boekman

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Olga Smirnova in Raymonda

Olga Smirnova voted ‘Dancer of the Year’ 2022

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The dancers of Dutch National Ballet

HNB Dansers 22/23
Photo: Altin Kaftira
JC 22-23
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Junior Company

The foundation of the Junior Company in 2013 created a stepping stone for young dancers to make the transition from the Dutch National Ballet Academy to Dutch National Ballet. The Junior Company bridges the gap between training and professional practice.

Dutch Ballet Orchestra

Dutch Ballet Orchestra

Dutch Ballet Orchestra’s mission is ‘to inspire the movement in dance’. Since its inception in 1965, the orchestra has been the proud musical partner of Dutch National Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theater.

‘Ballet triggers something in people, it communicates directly with the soul’

Ted Brandsen

artistic & musical staff
Rachel Beaujean
Rachel Beaujean
Associate artistic director
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Matthew Rowe
Matthew Rowe
Music director Dutch National Ballet | Principal conductor of Dutch Ballet Orchestra
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Ernst Meisner
Ernst Meisner
Choreographer and artistic coordinator Junior Company
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Peggy Olislaegers
Peggy Olislaegers
Associate on research & development
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Grand defile

About 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. 

About Dutch National Ballet

Over the past 59 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.

Come in and be inspired by our spectacle – we promise to give you a warm welcome.

Frida
Sonia Gaskell

A rich history

Dutch National Ballet is founded on 31 August 1961 through a merger of the Nederlands Ballet (Sonia Gaskell) and the Amsterdams Ballet (Mascha ter Weeme).

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