Royal Ballet

Ballet Tel: 020 7304 4000

The Royal Ballet. Alina Cojocaru as Princess Aurora, Johan Kobborg as Prince Florimund, Marianela Nuñez as the Lilac fairy in 'The Sleeping Beauty' - Photo: Bill Cooper

Type of work:

Company policy
The art of ballet appeals to audiences of all ages. As one of the great classical ballet companies of the world, The Royal Ballet aims to be accessible to all through a rich and varied repertory. The Company’s mission is threefold: to create new choreography, music and design; to provide a showcase for heritage repertory, and to breathe fresh life into the established classics making them relevant and exciting for today’s audience. Alongside this, and vital to the future, the Company’s outreach work with young people and adults throughout the country brings enlightenment, knowledge and enjoyment. The Royal Opera House has recently undergone major redevelopment. The newly built facilities have finally given the Company a permanent home at Covent Garden and allow the repertory to be broadened and more performances to be given. The activities of The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera are substantially supported by grants from the Arts Council of England. The Royal Opera House Development was supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of England.

Review Extracts
Symphonic Variations
“The ballet was so rhapsodically danced that the audience demanded more curtain calls after the lights had gone up, our way of prolonging the pleasure.” The Observer, June 2005

“When she [Tamara Rojo] moves she’s a sliver of mercury, so quick and fluid that you scarcely credit this body with flesh and bone.” Sunday Independent, April 2005

“So accomplished and daring as dancers, [Sylvie] Guillem and [Jonathan] Cope are also fabulous actors who make their characters throb throughout all the switches of emotion.” Sunday Times, February 2005

Current Productions
Productions for the 2011/12 season read on>>

Productions for 2005/06 season were:
The Lesson (Flindt), La Sylphide (Bournonville), Les Rendezvous (Ashton), La Fête étrange (Howard), Pierrot Lunaire (Tetley), Marguerite and Armand (Ashton), Manon (MacMillan), Sylvia (Ashton), La Valse (Ashton), Tanglewood (Marriott), My Brother, My Sisters (MacMillan), Gloria (MacMillan), The Nutcracker (Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov), Giselle (Petipa after Coralli & Perrot), Ballet Imperial (Balanchine), Afternoon of a Faun (Robbins), Tchaikovsky pas de deux (Balanchine), The Firebird (Fokine), Romeo and Juliet (MacMillan), Polyphonia (Wheeldon), Castle Nowhere (Mrozewski), Requiem (MacMillan), La Fille mal gardée (Ashton), The Sleeping Beauty (Petipa), The Rake’s Progress (de Valois), Divertissements (MacMillan), Homage to the Queen (Ashton, Bintley, Corder, Wheeldon)

Permanent staff
34 staff members
Director: Monica Mason
Assistant Director: Jeanetta Laurence
Administrative Director: Anthony Russell-Roberts
Senior Stage Manager: Johanna Adams

Size of Company
86 Dancers more details

Contact details
The Royal Ballet
Royal Opera House
Covent Garden
London WC2E 9DD
Box office: 020 7304 4000

Photo credit:
Photographer: Bill Cooper

Alina Cojocaru as Princess Aurora, Johan Kobborg as Prince Florimund, Marianela Nuñez as the Lilac fairy in The Sleeping Beauty

What’s On