Toer van Schayk

Beethoven's 7th Symphony and world premiere Lucifer Studies

Programme completely devoted to choreographer and designer Toer van Schayk, in honour of his 85th birthday. Apart from his award-winning masterpiece 7th Symphony  to Beethoven’s Seventh, also a special world premiere, inspired by Vondel’s most beautiful tragedy: Lucifer.

  • 14-26 September 2021

Mata Hari

Ted Brandsen

Ballet about iconic dancer and spy

One of Dutch National Ballet’s recent big successes. Fascinating and impressive full-length production from Artistic Director and choreographer Ted Brandsen, about the life of one of the most remarkable women in Dutch history: dancer and spy Mata Hari.

  • 14 October - 7 November 2021
Mata Hari


Neo Muyanga / Maarten van Hinte / Kenza Koutchoukali / Shailesh Bahoran

Family production about mythical spider

Exciting new family production for everyone above the age of 8 about the mythological spider Anansi, who constantly outsmarts his opponents. Created by a wonderful and versatile artistic team, including director Kenza Koutchoukali, choreographer Shailesh Bahoran, composer Neo Muyanga and librettist Maarten van Hinte.

  • 13-21 November 2021

Nutcracker & Mouse King

Wayne Eagling en Toer van Schayk

Magical fairy tale for the whole family

The Christmas production of Dutch National Ballet. December would not be complete without this festive Dutch fairy tale. With its skating scenes on the Amsterdam canals and a living room transformed into a snowy forest the ballet has already bewitched more than 325,000 children and adults.

  • 11 December 2021 - 2 January 2022


Marius Petipa, productie en additionele choreografie Rachel Beaujean

Grand new production of a famous ballet classic

For the first time in the Netherlands: Marius Petipa’s legendary ballet Raymonda, a completely new version by Associate Artistic director Rachel Beaujean. Her interpretation of this large-scale production,  which presents the classical ballet technique in its most pure and demanding form, adds a surprising new change to the story. Jérôme Kaplan, known for his beautiful designs among which those for Don Quichot, will design the sets and costumes.

  • 11 February - 17 April 2022


Choreography Marius Petipa
Production, concept and additional choreography Rachel Beaujean and Ted Brandsen
Music Alexander Glazunov
Assistant research, development production and staging character dances Grigori Tchitcherine
Libretto Rachel Beaujean
Set and costume designs Jérôme Kaplan
Lighting designs James F. Ingalls
Musical advice Olga Khoziainova and Matthew Rowe
Dramaturgical advice Janine Brogt

Dutch Ballet Orchestra, conductor Boris Gruzin


Made in Amsterdam

David Dawson, Juanjo Arqués, Sedrig Verwoert en Wubkje Kuindersma

New creations by leading choreographers

Four world premieres in one programme. Starting with a new creation by international top choreographer David Dawson. In world premieres by Juanjo Arques and Wubkje Kuindersma, two young makers who have already proved their great talent, and a new work by rising star Sedrig Verwoert. Verwoert’s unique individual signature was rewarded with a Swan nomination for Most Impressive Dance Production 2019/2020.

  • 2-23 April 2022


World premieres by David Dawson, Juanjo Arqués, Wubkje Kuindersma and Sedrig Verwoert

Dutch Ballet Orchestra, conducted by Matthew Rowe

Shooting Stars

Various choreographers

From Swan Lake to world premieres

New touring programme from the rising talent of the Junior Company. Not only the highlights of the classical and contemporary repertoire - including an excerpt from Swan Lake - but also world premieres by three promising young choreographers: Peter Leung, Marta Reig Torres and Milena Sidorova.

  • 6 April - 25 May 2022


Swan Lake

Choreography Rudi van Dantzig, after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Music Pjotr Iljitsj Tsjaikovski


World premieres

World premieres by Peter Leung, Marta Reig Torres and Milena Sidorova


Hans van Manen 90

Hans van Manen

In theaters throughout the Netherlands

Four masterpieces by Hans van Manen. A tribute in dance for the Netherlands’ most famous, world-wide acclaimed choreographer, whose 90th birthday will be celebrated in July 2022.

  • 7-22 May 2022


Various choreographies by Hans van Manen

Dutch Ballet Orchestra

In the Future

Participation project

Colourful vision on the future of dance

On the occasion of its 60th anniversary Dutch National Ballet is organising a festive, large-scale project for the coming season: In the Future. Amateur groups practicing different forms of dance, of diverse ages and cultural backgrounds, have been working together for months to create one dazzling performance in Dutch National Opera & Ballet, based on Hans van Manen’s ballet of the same name.

  • 14 May 2022

Hans van Manen Festival

Hans van Manen

(Inter)national topdansgezelschappen

A festival celebrating the 90th birthday of master choreographer Hans van Manen with a cross-section of his extensive oeuvre. Performed by Dutch National Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater 1 and 2, Introdans and a selection of leading foreign ballet companies, including the Mariinski Ballet from St. Petersburg, Wiener Staatsballett and Ballet am Rhein Düsseldorf Duisburg.

  • 8-29 June 2022


Various choreographies by Hans van Manen

Dutch Ballet Orchestra, conducted by Matthew Rowe

In and out

New Moves

Various choreographers

Dansmakers van de toekomst

Each year, New Moves offers dancers from Dutch National Ballet the chance to develop their choreographic talent and to present their creations to the audience. The result is always stimulating and New Moves has already introduced many new stars into the world of choreography.

  • 26 and 27 May 2022

60th anniversary gala Dutch National Ballet

Various choreographers

Festive conclusion of the anniversary season

The anniversary season concludes with a ‘spectacle coupe’, a festive gala performance for which not only the complete Dutch National Ballet and Junior Company but also the pupils and students from the Dutch National Ballet Academy are working together. This surprise programme includes a selection of highlights from the company’s versatile repertoire.

  • 30 June 2022
Grand Defile