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About World Ballet Day

One Day. Five Ballet Companies. Live and Online.

World Ballet Day LIVE 2016 returned Tuesday, October 4. The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, and San Francisco Ballet partnered once again and streamed for the first-time ever on Facebook Live.

A celebration of dance, World Ballet Day LIVE is an opportunity for audiences to see what it takes to be one of the world’s top companies, providing viewers around the world an inside look at the athleticism and dedication required for a life in ballet. Each company will introduce viewers to a variety of experiences from technique classes and rehearsals to backstage preparations.

All five companies invited a wide range of regional dance organizations geographically close to their location to be part of World Ballet Day LIVE. The following companies included were Hong Kong Ballet, Queensland Ballet, West Australian Ballet, English National Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Northern Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Houston Ballet, Boston Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo and Nederlands Dans Theater.

Keep a look out for World Ballet Day 2017 – coming soon.


Find Out More

Learn about the participating companies including the programming schedule for their broadcasts.

The Australian Ballet
Bolshoi Ballet
The Royal Ballet
The National Ballet of Canada
San Francisco Ballet


Video Archive

Visit the Video Archive section of the website to see highlights from the 2015 World Ballet Day LIVE.

View the archive


Join the Fun

Be a part of the festivities and celebrate World Ballet Day with fans and ballet companies around the world.

Learn More

World Ballet Day LIVE 2016 Trailer

“King” performed by Years & Years Courtesy of Polydor Ltd Under licence from Universal Music Operations Limited

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