Celebrate World Ballet Day with the world’s great ballet companies

On World Ballet Day, the world’s leading ballet companies take you behind the scenes to see a day in the life of a professional ballet dancer.

Ballet is an Italian court dance, developed in France, preserved in Russia and Denmark, and reintroduced to the world by Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes out of Paris in the 1910-20s. New York City Ballet’s founding choreographer George Balanchine came from Ballets Russes.


World Ballet Day 2019

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 ~ Go behind the scenes with the Royal Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Australian Ballet and 31 other ballet companies from around the world.

  • Australian Ballet at 9pm to 3am ET (Tuesday night because of the world dateline)
  • Bolshoi Ballet (Russia) at 2am to 6am ET
  • Royal Ballet (UK) from 6am to- 12pm ET

The Latin ballet companies participating this year include:

Stream World Ballet Day Live at worldballetday.com

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