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: Matthew Bourne, Kenneth MacMillan, Wayne McGregor, Frederick Ashton, Thiago Soares, David Bintley, Christopher Bruce, Christopher Hampson, Jenna Lee, David Nixon, Michael Pink, Darshan Singh Bhuller, Liam Scarlett, Mikaela Polley, Malgorzata Dzierzon&Christopher Gable.

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.

Ballet Central 2019

The Ballet Central 2019 tour will commence in Spring 2019, with dates and venues to be announced in the coming weeks. Click through to the repertoire page to learn more about this year's choreographer's and the works that will be performed. Watch the trailer below for a taste of what to expect.

The Nutcracker

Following our sell-out performances last Christmas, Ballet Central will return to the ADC Theatre in Cambridge on 13th – 15th December 2018 to perform our adaptation of the Christmas classic, The Nutcracker.

In a limited run of eight performances directed by Ballet Central Artistic Director Christopher Marney, Ballet Central will present our dazzling 45-minute version of the time-honoured Nutcracker, introducing children of all ages to a new version of the dance favourite, performed to the iconic Tchaikovsky score.

For a taste of what to expect, watch the trailer below.

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