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METAMORPHOSIS
Ballet
METAMORPHOSIS
29 April - 29 October 2021 | Stream
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Online

Based on classical ballet technique, the British choreographer David Dawson creates...

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The Dutch School
Ballet
The Dutch School
8-30 June (with reservation) | 6 shows
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Great hall

The Dutch School offers a perfect sampler of the best that Dutch dance has achieved: dance...

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Online première Hans van Manen's 'In and out'

Online premiere Hans van Manen's 'In and out'

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Documentaire: 'Hans van Manen; van oud naar jong'

Documentary: 'Hans van Manen; from old to young '

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TIMOTHY VAN POUCKE & SALOME LEVERASHVILI BEVORDERD TOT TWEEDE SOLIST

Timothy van Poucke & Salome Leverashvili promoted to soloist

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Junior Company

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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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.

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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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