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About World Ballet Day

One Day. Five Ballet Companies. Live and Online.

World Ballet Day LIVE 2017 returns Thursday, October 5. The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, and San Francisco Ballet unite once again, with the whole event streamed LIVE on Facebook.

A celebration of dance, World Ballet Day 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 invite a wide range of regional dance organizations geographically close to their location to be part of World Ballet Day LIVE. This year the following companies will join us as part of the 22 hours live stream; The National Ballet of Japan, Singapore Dance Theatre, The National Ballet of China, Ballets du Monte Carlo, Birmingham Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Northern Ballet, Houston Ballet and Ballet West.

Join us on Thursday 5 October 2017 for another exciting World Ballet Day LIVE.

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 previous World Ballet Day LIVE events.

View the archive

World Ballet Day LIVE 2017 Trailer

Music: “Solo Dance” performed by Martin Jensen

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