NEW ONLINE BALLET CLASS SERIES

During the ninth edition of World Ballet Day, Dutch National Ballet is launching a brand new series of online ballet classes! After the successful, previous series, a new ballet class will go online every week for five weeks starting on Wednesday, November 2. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and be the first to receive the latest ballet lessons!

Rehearsal and full company class stream

Every morning our dancers start with a ballet class, which is streamed exclusively for World Ballet Day. In addition, Olga Smirnova and Victor Caixeta dance a pas de deux from The Sleeping Beauty. Experience this online 'full company class' and rehearsal with coaching by ballet master Larissa Lezhnina and piano accompaniment by Olga Khoziainova and Elena Kim. Furthermore, the presentation is done by Chloë Réveillon. Watch the stream at 16.00 on 2 November.

World Ballet Day 2022

Olga Smirnova en Victor Caixeta
Dansers Luca Abdel-Nour, Koko Bamford en pianist Paul Lewis
Luca Abdel-Nour, Koko Bamford and pianist Paul Lewis | Photo: Michel Schnater
Dansers Mila Nicolussi Caviglia, Koyo Yamamoto en NBA-docent Simona Ferrazza
Mila Nicolussi Caviglia, Koyo Yamamoto and Simona Ferrazza | Photo: Michel Schnater
Luca Abdel-Nour, Koko Bamford en pianist Paul Lewis | Foto: Michel Schnater
Luca Abdel-Nour, Koko Bamford and pianist Paul Lewis | Photo: Michel Schnater
Luca Abdel-Nour, Koko Bamford en pianist Paul Lewis | Foto: Michel Schnater
Luca Abdel-Nour, Koko Bamford and pianist Paul Lewis | Photo: Michel Schnater
Dario Elia, Luca Abdel-Nour en Koko Bamford | Foto: Michel Schnater
Dario Elia, Luca Abdel-Nour and Koko Bamford | Photo: Michel Schnater
Mila Nicolussi Caviglia, Koyo Yamamoto en Simona Ferrazza | Foto: Michel Schnater
Koyo Yamamoto, Mila Nicolussi Caviglia and Simona Ferrazza | Photo: Michel Schnater
Mila Nicolussi Caviglia, Koyo Yamamoto en pianist Paul Lewis | Foto: Michel Schnater
Mila Nicolussi Caviglia, Koyo Yamamoto and pianist Paul Lewis | Photo: Michel Schnater

Online ballet classes

What began as a necessity during the first lockdown – online ballet lessons on Zoom for Dutch National Ballet's dancers – became a global success. Following the enthusiastically received live streams on Facebook, Dutch National Ballet made a series of ballet lessons public on YouTube. Follow the link below to check out all ballet classes and dance along!

World Ballet Day

World Ballet Day is an annual celebration of ballet. On this day, ballet companies around the world give a unique glimpse behind the scenes with live streams of rehearsals, previews of new productions and the biggest stars of ballet in action!

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