Ted Brandsen

Director Dutch National Ballet

Interview Ted Brandsen

Artistic director Ted Brandsen talks about the versatility of his programming in the 2023/2024 season.

Scene photo of Giselle

Productions season 23/24

Dutch National Ballet

An inspiring and varied programme with eleven ballet productions (two of which are on tour). View all productions of the 2023/2024 season.

The dancers of Dutch National Ballet - 2023-2024

The dancers of Dutch National Ballet 23/24
Photo: Altin Kaftira
JC 23-24

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.

Ted Brandsen

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

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 60 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.

Sonia Gaskell 1961

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).


For our company or the Junior Company

Talent development

For young artists and professionals


Activities for schools and families