Ballet Central

Ballet Central was created in 1984 as the touring company of Central School of Ballet.The company visits towns and cities across the UK every Spring, usually commencing in March going through to July. Last year Ballet Central performed in 21 venues from Penzance to Dumfries.

Central's final year students join Ballet Central as part of their BA (Hons) Degree course. Central School of Ballet is the only classical vocational school to offer an Honours Degree and pre-professional touring experience on such a scale. The tour is a springboard for hundreds of dancers into the dance profession; graduates join renowned UK based and international dance companies and leading musical theatre productions.

A feature of the Ballet Central tour is the opportunity to see dance from highly-acclaimed and emerging choreographers who collaborate with students to produce newly commissioned works and much-loved revivals.

Recent Ballet Central choreographers include: Richard Alston, Matthew Bourne, David Bintley, Christopher Bruce, Jonzi D, Christopher Hampson, Jenna Lee, Christopher Marney, David Nixon, Michael Pink, Mikaela Polley and Darshan Singh Bhuller.

The Ballet Central experience also provides young dancers with an understanding of all aspects of creating performance, including the staging of repertoire, costume design and technical aspects of sound and lighting.

Preparations for Ballet Central 2018 are well underway. For a first look at what you can expect from the tour, watch our teaser trailer here

Ballet Central's next performance will be The Nutcracker at the ADC Theatre in Cambridge on the 12th and 13th of December 2017. In a limited run of just five performances, Ballet Central will showcase their dazzling 45-minute version of the time-honoured Nutcracker, introducing children of all ages to a new take on the iconic Tchaikovsky score.

Tickets are priced at just £10 and the performance takes place at 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm on Tuesday 12th and at 2.30, 4.30 and 6.30pm on Wednesday 13th December. Early booking is recommended for these unique performances. Tickets available from the ADC Theatre website and the ADC Theatre Box Office on 01223 300085.

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