World Ballet Day 2017 behind the scenes with great ballet companies

World Ballet Day on October 5, 2017 live streams a day in the life of artists at the world’s top ballet companies including the Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Royal Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, and other companies.

Ballet is an Italian court dance that was developed in France. The world’s great ballet companies have amazing Latin dancers from Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, France, Italy, Mexico, Paraguay, Romania, Spain, Venezuela, and more. We can dance!

World Ballet Day Principal Companies

Australian Ballet

David McAllister AM, Artistic Director
Arts Centre Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia

Bolshoi Ballet

Morning class, rehearsals, and behind the scenes

Makhar Vaziev, Ballet Director
Bolshoi Theatre
Moscow, Russia

National Ballet of Canada

Karen Kain, Artistic Director
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
Toronto, Canada

Royal Ballet

Kevin O’Hare, Director
Royal Opera House
London, UK

Royal Ballet Latin Principals

  • Roberto Bolle (Italian)
  • Federico Bonelli (Italian)
  • Laura Morera (Spanish)
  • Marianela Nuñez (Argentine)
  • Thiago Soares (Brazilian)

San Francisco Ballet

Helgi Tomasson, Artistic Director
War Memorial Opera House
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Ballet Latin Principals

  • Dores André (Spanish)
  • Carlo Di Lanno (Italian)
  • Jaime Garcia Castilla (Spanish)
  • Angelo Greco (Italian)
  • Vitor Luiz (Brazilian)
  • Ana Sophia Scheller (Argentine)

Additional World Ballet Day Participants

The National Ballet of Japan

Noriko Ohara, Artistic Director
New National Theatre
Tokyo, Japan

Singapore Dance Theatre

Janek Schergen, Artistic Director
Esplanade Theatre
Marina Bay, Singapore

The National Ballet of China

Feng Ying (冯英), Director
Tianqiao Theater
Beijing, China

Ballets de Monte Carlo

Jean-Christophe Maillot, Director Choreography
Place du Casino
Monte Carlo

Ballets de Monte Carlo Latin Principals

  • Cristian Assis (Brazilian)
  • Anjara Ballesteros (Spanish)
  • Edoardo Boriani (Italian)
  • Stephan Bourgond (French-Canadian)
  • Anissa Bruley (French)
  • Edgar Castillo (Paraguayan)
  • Daniele Delvecchio (Italian)
  • Debora Di Giovanni (Italian)
  • Asier Edeso (Spanish)
  • Julien Guerin (French)
  • Francesco Mariottini (Italian)
  • Elena Marzano (Italian)
  • Alexis Oliveira (Brazilian)
  • George Oliveira (Brazilian)
  • Alvaro Prieto (Spanish)
  • Gaëlle Riou (French)
  • Maude Sabourin (French-Canadian)
  • Anne-Laure Seillan (French)
  • Alessandra Tognoloni (Italian)
  • Simone Tribuna (Italian)

Birmingham Royal Ballet

David Bintley, Director
Birmingham Hippodrome
Birmingham, UK

Birmingham Royal Ballet Latin Principals

  • César Morales (Chile)
  • Céline Gittens (Trinidad)

English National Ballet

Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director (Spanish)
Markova House
London, England

English National Ballet Latin Principals

  • Alina Cojocaru (Romanian)
  • Isaac Hernández (Mexican)
  • Fernanda Oliveira (Brazilian)
  • Begoña Cao (Spanish-British)
  • Cesar Corrales (Cuban-Mexican-French Canadian)

Scottish Ballet

Christopher Hampson, Artistic Director
Theatre Royal
Glasgow, Scotland

Scottish Ballet Latin Principals

  • Constance Devernay (French)
  • Sophie Martin (French)

Northern Ballet

David Nixon OBE, Artistic Director
Phoenix Dance Theatre
Leeds, UK

Northern Ballet Premier Latin Dancers

Javier Torres (Cuban)

Houston Ballet

Stanton Welch, Artistic Director
Wortham Theater Center
Houston, Texas

Houston Ballet Latin Principals

  • Karina Gonzalez (Venezuelan)

Ballet West

Adam Sklute, Artistic Director
Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre
Salt Lake City, Utah

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