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Sleeping Beauty
Ballet
The Sleeping Beauty
12 Oct-2 Jan 2023 | 21 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Main Stage

Sir Peter Wright’s The Sleeping Beauty has been the jewel in the crown of Dutch National...

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TOUR

Balanchine Van Manen Arqués
Ballet
Balanchine / Van Manen / Arqués
9-19 Nov 2022 | 6 performances
Tour, The Netherlands

‘See the music, hear the dance’. These winged words by George Balanchine, the greatest...

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WORLD
PREMIERE

Dawson
Ballet
Dawson
8-16 Dec 2022 | 6 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Main Stage

David Dawson’s work is so recognisable and extraordinary not just for the great...

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FESTIVE SEASON 21/22 FULL OF HANS VAN MANEN INITIATIVES

During the past season - in which Hans van Manen celebrated his ninetieth birthday - various initiatives were developed alongside the Hans van Manen Festival: a documentary series, an exhibition and a book! Find all initiatives together here.

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
NO&B gebouw

Access to our theatre during train cancellations

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Ted Brandsen: Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion

Ted Brandsen: Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion

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Geschiedenis

60 years of Dutch National Ballet in digital time line

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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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