now & soon

TOUR

tien jaar junior company jonge dansers confetti
Ballet
Ten
3 Feb-17 Mar 2024 | 17 performances
Tour, The Netherlands

This season, Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company is presenting an extra festive touring...

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REPRISE

Frida Kahlo vrouw kleur
Ballet
Frida
8-25 Feb 2024 | 11 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Main Stage

‘Breathtaking explosion of colour’. That is how Theaterkrant described the world premiere...

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WORLD
PREMIERE

Oedipus Rex / Antigone campagnebeeld
Opera & Ballet
Oedipus Rex / Antigone
9-24 Mar 2024 | 7 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Main Stage

Ambitious works for chorus, vocal soloists and dancers This double bill — Stravinsky’s...

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Ernst Meisner

Ernst Meisner appointed associate director of Talent Development

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Scènebeeld van Remembrance tijdens de Ballet Bubbles tournee

Junior Company presents an exclusive anniversary programme during Holland Dance Festival

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Timothy van Poucke

Timothy van Poucke promoted to principal dancer

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Alexander Álvarez

Alexander Álvarez finalist for the Young Creation Award 2024

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Ted Brandsen
Photo: Liza Kollau

Interview Ted Brandsen

Director Dutch National Ballet

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

Scene photo of Giselle
Giselle (2019) | Photo: Altin Kaftira

NEW SEASON

Dutch National Ballet

Productions season 23/24

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
Photo: Altin Kaftira

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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Ernst Meisner
Ernst Meisner
Associate director Talent Development and artistic director Junior Company
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Matthew Rowe
Matthew Rowe
Music director Dutch National Ballet | Principal conductor of Dutch Ballet Orchestra
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Peggy Olislaegers
Peggy Olislaegers
Associate on research & development
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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.

Frida
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).

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