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FESTIVAL

Hans van Manen festival
Ballet
Hans van Manen Festival
8-29 June | 13 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Auditorium

In 2007, the Hans van Manen Festival, organised by Dutch National Ballet for the occasion...

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GALA

Gala
Ballet
60th Anniversary Gala Dutch National Ballet
30 June | 1 performance
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Auditorium

Breaking with tradition, this year we are presenting our annual gala at the end of the...

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DUTCH NATIONAL
BALLET ACADEMY

Dansers van Morgen
Ballet
Dansers van Morgen
5-6 July 2022 | 2 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Auditorium

For several years now, the Dutch National Ballet Academy’s end-of-year performance has...

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A festive year packed with Hans van Manen initiatives

This year is a festive one as it is the year that Hans van Manen will celebrate his ninetieth birthday. Various initiatives have therefore been taken to honour the grandmaster of Dutch ballet, including the Hans van Manen Festival, a documentary series, an exhibition and a book!

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

NEW SEASON

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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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.

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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’

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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
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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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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