Ballet Central

Ballet Central gives audiences across the country the chance to see the company’s young and dynamic dancers who are on the cusp of their professional careers, showcasing newly commissioned works and celebrated masterpieces by the dance industry’s top choreographers.

2017-2018 Repertoire

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 four 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.

2018 Repertoire

With a chance to see the rising stars in dance theatre, Ballet Central returns with a brand new programme showcasing the best in international dance. Under the artistic direction of Christopher Marney, these young dancers on the cusp of their professional careers perform a mixed bill featuring works by world-renowned choreographers.

Matthew Bourne of New Adventures honours us with the Fairies Prologue from his gothic-reworking of Sleeping Beauty and we are thrilled to announce that, for the first time, Ballet Central will present an excerpt from FAR by multi award-winning choreographer and director Wayne McGregor.

After the success of last year's Romeo & Juliet, choreographer Jenna Lee returns to Ballet Central with her brand new creation Black Swan, a dark twist on the iconic classic.

To celebrate the life and work of Kenneth MacMillan we introduce an excerpt from his rarely-seen 1983 ballet Valley of Shadows inspired by Georgio Bassani’s haunting novel The Garden of the Finzi-Continis.

To close this year's performance Christopher Marney will revive scenes from Christopher Gable’s Cinderella on the 25th anniversary of its creation. Set to an acclaimed score by Ballet Central's resident composer Philip Feeney, this is a timeless version of a much-loved fairy tale.

"...Commitment and understanding on display in abundance" (Matthew Bourne's Highland Fling) Dance Europe 2017

"Watching Ballet Central...left me in little doubt that all of them would make highly accomplished additions to any company lucky enough to employ them." Jonathan Gray, Dancing Times July 2017

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