The original concept of Ballet Theatre UK was to provide a platform for talented young dancers to perform the highest quality of ballet in provincial theatres throughout the UK. By doing so the Company could provide access to the classical art form to audiences who may not otherwise have been able to witness live ballet.
The Company has grown and now engages more than 20 dancers, hand selected from around the globe, each year. The last decade has seen the Company earn its place in the dance industry by performing new work of the highest calibre, both nationally and internationally.
As the Company has passed its ten year anniversary, the future is clear - to continue to be known as a high-quality bespoke ballet company providing audiences globally with modern productions of the iconic classics. We aim to raise the bar with regards to quality, offering only the very best in British Ballet.
“A ballet company of great achievement”
- The Dancing Times
MESSAGE FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
This past year has been a challenging one for most, the arts industry has been heavily hit and sadly Ballet Theatre UK has been no exception.
In March of 2020, we were forced to stop touring due to the immediate theatre closures only a handful of performances into our tour of Giselle. Subsequently, due to the continuation of the pandemic, the remaining touring plans 2020 and 2021 were cancelled, however, this is not the end for Ballet Theatre UK.
We are excited to announce that we will be touring our critically acclaimed production of The Snow Queen, a favourite of the company and one the dancers are extremely excited to begin work on, ready to tour this Christmas.
I want to take this time to personally thank those who have supported our fundraising initiative which will be invaluable to the company and its dancers when we return to the studio later this year. The money raised will contribute towards the additional classes needed for our dancers prior to rehearsals to allow them to safely get back into shape ready to entertain audiences throughout the UK.
If you wish to support our fundraising you can do so by visiting our GoFundMe Page
After months of no live theatre, I hope you can join us at a theatre near you and experience the magic of The Snow Queen this Christmas.