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Toer
Ballet
Toer
14-26 September | 8 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Auditorium

Dutch National Ballet opens the season in which it celebrates its 60th jubilee with a...

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REVIVAL

Mata Hari
Ballet
Mata Hari
14 Oct - 7 Nov | 13 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Auditorium

The impressive and compelling Mata Hari is one Dutch National Ballet’s recent hit...

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WORLD
PREMIERE

Anansi
Opera & Ballet
How Anansi Freed the Stories of the World
13-21 November | 4 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Auditorium

Forget Spiderman. The mythical spider Anansi will be taking over in the coming season...

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Ted Brandsen

Interview Ted Brandsen

Director Dutch National Ballet

Dutch National Ballet was established exactly 60 years ago on August 31st this year. What began as a pioneering company with a unique, rebellious identity has evolved into one of the leading ballet companies in the world.

HNB 60 jaar

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Dutch National Ballet

Productions season 21/22

In September, Dutch National Ballet will celebrate its 60th anniversary! View all productions of the festive anniversary season 2021/2022 here. 

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Raymonda

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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

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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.

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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