What's On


AUSTRIA
Wiener Staatsballett
Director: Martin Schläpfer
March, Waltz, Polka/Fly Paper Bird/Symphony in C 4, 9 Dec; Onegin ch: Cranko 23,28, 29 Dec, 4, 7, 11 Jan; Other Dances/Concert/Liebeslieder Walzer 24, 28, 31 Jan.
www.wiener-staatsoper.at

AUSTRALIA
The Australian Ballet
Director: David Hallberg
Celebration Gala 25 November - 3 Dec Sydney; 9 - 18 Dec- Melbourne; Anna Karenina - Melbourne 25 Feb - 9 Mar.
australianballet.com.au

Queensland Ballet
Director: Li Cunxin
Dracula 24 November - 4 Dec; The Nutcracker 16 - 23 Dec; The Sleeping Beauty 25 - 29 Feb; Giselle 14 - 23 Apr.
queenslandballet.com.au

West Australian Ballet
Director: Aurélien Scannellla
The Sleeping Beauty until 12 Dec; Ballet at the Quarry 11 Feb - 5 Mar.
waballet.com.au

BELGIUM
OperaBalletVlaanderen
Director: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Noetic/Le Sacre du Printemps 21, 22, 26, 28, 29, 30 Jan Antwerp; 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13 Feb Ghent.
www.operaballet.be

CANADA
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
Director: Ivan Cavallari
The Nutcracker, Clara’s Journey 9 - 28 Dec.
https://grandsballets.com

National Ballet of Canada
Director: Karen Kain
The Nutcracker 10 - 31 Dec.
https://national.ballet.ca

CZECH REPUBLIC
Czech National Ballet
Director: Filip Barankiewicz
State Opera
Swan Lake 2, 3, 4 Dec; Forsythe/Clug/McGregor 11, 12, 15 Dec; 8, 9, 15 m&e Jan; Romeo and Juliet 10, 11, 13 m&e, 15, 17, 19 m&e Feb.
The National Theatre
The Nutcracker - A Christmas Carol 15 m&e, 16, 18 m&e, 21 m&e, 22 m&e, 25 m&e, 28, 29, 31 Dec.
Estates Theatre
Kafta: The Trial 21 m&e, 29 m&e Jan; 25, 26 m&e Feb.
www.narodni-divadlo.cz

ENGLAND
Birmingham Royal Ballet
Director: Carlos Acosta
The Nutcracker Birmingham Hippodrome until 11 Dec; Royal Albert Hall 28 - 31 Dec; Don Quixote 10 - 12 Feb Mayflower Theatre, Southampton; 18 - 26 Feb Birmingham Hippodrome; 2 - 5 Mar The Lowry, Salford.
www.brb.org.uk

DeNada Dance Theatre
Director: Carlos Pons Guerra
The Lowry, Salford, 16 Jan.
www.denada-dance.com

English National Ballet
Director: Tamara Rojo
London Coliseum - The Nutcracker 16 Dec- 8 Jan; Raymonda 13 - 23 Jan.
INTERNATIONAL TOUR Creature 24 - 26 Feb Harris Theater, Chicago.
www.ballet.org.uk

Mark Bruce Company
Green Apples/Folk Tales/Phantoms 3 - 5 Feb Merlin Theatre, Frome www.merlintheatre.co.uk; 15 Feb Theatre Royal, Winchester www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk; 24 - 26 Feb & 1 - 5 Mar Wilton's Music Hall, London www.wiltons.org.uk; 18 - 19 Mar DanceEast, Ipswich www.danceeast.co.uk; 24 - 26 Mar Salisbury Playhouse
www.wiltshirecreative.co.uk

Motionhouse
Director: Kevin Finnan
Nobody - UK tour until 24 Sep 2022
motionhouse.co.uk/tour-dates/

Northern Ballet
Director: David Nixon
Merlin ch: Drew McOnie 2 - 4 Dec Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
WP Pinocchio ch: Gavin McCaig 7 - 11 Dec Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds followed by UK tour in 2022 until 18 Apr. https://www.northernballet.com/pinocchio
Casanova 10 - 19 Mar Grand Theatre, Leeds; 22 - 26 Mar Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield; 10 - 14 May Sadler’s Wells; 18 - 21 May The Lowry, Salford
www.northernballet.com

Phoenix Dance Theatre
40th Birthday Celebration Gala Feb 2022
www.phoenixdancetheatre.co.uk

Rambert
Director: Benoit Swan Pouffer
Aisha and Abhaya
Trailer https://youtu.be/EhSOTrDhdSk
18, 19 Jan Royal and Derngate, Northampton; 10 - 12 Feb Festival Theatre, Edinburgh; 18 - 19 Feb Venue Cymru, Llandudno.
INTERNATIONAL TOUR 18 - 20 Mar Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, Barcelona
www.rambert.org.uk

The Royal Ballet
Director: Kevin O’Hare
Royal Opera House Celebrating 90th anniversary year
Main Stage
Giselle ch: Marius Petipa after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot until 1, 2, 3 Dec; The Nutcracker 23 Nov - 8 Jan Trailer https://youtu.be/A4JzFlkFmrM; Romeo and Juliet ch: MacMillan 10 Jan - 25 Feb; Swan Lake 1 Mar - 28 May; New Kyle Abraham/Solo Echo/DGV: Danse à grande vitesse 24 Mar - 7 Apr; Scènes de ballet/A Month in the Country/Rhapsody 23 Apr - 2 May; WP Like Water for Chocolate ch: Wheeldon 2 - 17 Jun.
www.roh.org.uk

Royal Albert Hall
Polunin Ink Romeo & Juliet 1 Dec
www.royalalberthall.com

Sadler’s Wells
Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker
7 Dec - 30 Jan
www.sadlerswells.com

ESTONIA
Estonian National Ballet
Director: Linnar Looris
The Nutcracker 28 Nov - 29 Jan.
www.opera.ee/en/

FINLAND
Finnish National Ballet
Director: Madeleine Onne
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King 24 Nov - 22 Dec; Swan Lake 15, 21, 22, 26, 27, 29 Jan; 4, 8 Feb; 12, 23, 25 May; Sibelius 25, 26 Feb; 1, 3, 5, 11, 12, 15, 17, 19, 23, 25 Mar; 14 May.
www.operafin.fi

FRANCE
Paris Opera
Director: Aurélie Dupont
Palais Garnier
Rhapsody ch: Ashton/L’Après-midi d’un faune ch: Eyal/Le Sacre du printemps ch: Nijinsky 29 Nov & 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31 Dec & 1, 2 Jan; Ballet School Demonstrations 4 - 18 Dec.
Opera Bastille
Don Quixote ch: Nureyev 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 31 Dec & 1, 2 Jan.
www.operadeparis.fr

Ballet du Capitole - Toulouse
Director: Kader Belarbi
Cycle Picasso et la Danse: WP Tablao ch: Najarro/WP Le Train Bleu ch: Soto/L’Après-midi d’un Faune ch: Wang/Ramirez 13m, 15, 16, 18, 19 Feb.
Théâtre du Capitole 16, 17m, 19, 20, 23m October
www.theatreducapitole.fr/ballet-du-capitole

GERMANY
Staatsballett Berlin
Director: Dr Christiane Theobold (acting)
Staatsoper unter den Linden
Jewels ch: Balanchine 29 Dec; 3, 11, 28 Jan; 4, 5 Feb

Deutsche Oper Berlin
Don Quixote 3, 6, 10, 12, 14, 17, 23, 25, 28 Dec; 17, 22, 24 Feb; Voice/Citizen Nowhere ch: Dawson 26, 27 Jan.
Rehearsal Trailer Citizen Nowhere https://vimeo.com/609714772
www.staatsballett-berlin.de

Dresden Semperoper Ballett
Director: Aaron S. Watkin
The Nutcracker 1, 4m&e, 7, 10, 12m&e, 16, 22, 23, 26m&e Dec; The Sleeping Beauty 5, 7, 8m, 10, 18, 19 m&e, 25, 26 Feb; 2, 4, 7 Mar; Carmen 30 Mar; 3, 5, 12, 22, 24, 29 Apr.
https://www.semperoper.de

Ballett am Rhein
Director: Demis Volpi
Theater Duisburg
The Nutcracker 17, 19, 23, 25, 29, 31 Dec; 6, 23 Jan.
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
Come In 12 Dec; Geschlossene Spiele ch: Volpi 20, 28 Dec.
www.ballettamrhein.de

Aalto Ballett Theater Essen
Director: Ben Van Cauwenbergh
Swan Lake 3, 4, 18, 23, 25 Dec; The Taming of the Shrew 30 Dec; 21, 23 Jan; The Sleeping Beauty 27, 29 Jan.
www.aalto-ballett-theater.de

Hamburg Ballet
Director: John Neumeier
Staatsoper
The Glass Menagerie 3, 4 Dec; The Nutcracker 3, 4 Dec; The Sleeping Beauty 19, 21, 29, 30 Dec; 6, 7, 9, 10, 13, 15 Jan; Weihnachtsoratorium I-VI 23, 25, 27 Dec; 1 Jan; Death in Venice 18, 19, 21, 27 Jan; 1 Feb.
www.hamburgballett.de

Staatstheater Kassel Tanz
Director: Thorsten Teubl
Schwanensee | Zwanenmeer 26, 29 Dec; 16 Jan; Season 1 Let’s Talk About Sex 28 Dec; 29 Jan; Janus 25 Feb; 5, 13 Mar; 8 Apr.
www.staatstheater-kassel.de

Bayerisches Staatsballett
Director: Igor Zelensky
National Theatre
Cinderella 3, 12m&e, 26m&e Dec & 1, 5 Mar; The Storm 19, 20, 29 Dec; 1 Jan; Giselle 14, 16 m&e, 22, 28 Jan; Paradigma 5, 8 Feb; Swan Lake 19, 22, 26 Feb;
www.staatsballett.de

Ballett Nürnberg
Director: Goyo Montero
Maria/Narrenschiff 11, 18, 21, 23, 25 Dec; 15, 22, 30 Jan; 3, 5 Feb; 31 Mar; 2, 6, 10 Apr.
www.staatstheater.nuernberg.de

Stuttgart Ballet
Director: Tamas Detrich
Anniversary Gala 50 Years John Cranko School 1 Dec; The Sleeping Beauty 2, 3, 4, 5, 11 m&e Dec; Angels and Demons 23, 25, 29, 30 Dec; 2 m&e, 6, 7 Jan; Mayerling ch: MacMillan 21, 29, 30 m&e Jan.
www.stuttgart-ballet.de

Tanztheater Wuppertal
Director: Bettina Wagner-Bergelt
www.pina-bausch.de

HUNGARY
Hungarian National Ballet
Director: Tamás Solymosi
Erkel Theatre
The Nutcracker 3, 5 m&e, 8, 10, 11 m&e, 12 m&e, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22 m&e, 23m, 24m, 25m, 26 m&e, 28 m&e, 31m Dec & 2m, 8 m&e Jan; La Fille mal gardée ch: Ashton 5 m&e, 11, 13, 19 m&e, 26 m&e, 27 Feb.
Eiffel Art Studios
A Streetcar Named Desire 7, 9 m&e, 13, 15, 16 m&e, 2, 23m, 29 Jan.
Hungarian State Opera
Mayerling ch: MacMillan 14, 16, 19, 24, 26, 27, 30 Mar & 2 Apr.
www.opera.hu

ITALY
Teatro alla Scala
Director: Manuel Legris
La Bayadère 15 Dec - 8 Jan; Anima Animus ch: Dawson/WP Solitude Sometimes ch: Kratz/Bella Figura ch: Kylián 25 - 31 Jan; Jewels ch: Balanchine 11 - 24 Mar; Sylvia ch: Legris 11 - 26 May.
www.teatroallascala.org

JAPAN
The National Ballet of Japan
Director: Miyako Yoshida
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King 18, 19, 21, 24, 25, 26, 31 Dec & 1, 2, 3 Jan; New Year Ballet: Theme and Variations/”Still Life” at the Penguin Café 14 - 16 Jan; The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude/5 Tangos/Grand Café 19, 20, 23 Feb.
www.nntt.jac.go.jp/english/

The Tokyo Ballet
Director: Yukari Saito
Bunka Kaikan
The Nutcracker 10, 11, 12 Dec; Swan Lake 18, 19, 20 Feb.
www.nbs.or.jp/english/

MONACO
Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
Director: Jean-Christophe Maillot
Casse-Noisette Cie 28, 29, 30, 31 Dec & 2m, 3, 4, 5 Jan - Grimaldi Forum; LAC 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 Dec Teatro La Fenice, Venice; Romeo and Juliet 21, 22, 23 Jan Teatro Calderon, Valladolid.
Monaco Dance Forum: Salle Garnier Opéra de Monte-Carlo
L’Heure Exquise with Alessandra Ferri & Carsten Jung 11, 12m Dec; imPerfect Dancers Company Hamlet 14m, 15 Dec; Geneva Camerata La Danse du Soleil 18, 19m Dec
https://www.balletsdemontecarlo.com

NETHERLANDS
Dutch National Ballet
Director: Ted Brandsen
Nutcracker and the Mouse King 11 Dec - 2 Jan; WP Raymonda ch: Rachel Beaujean after Petipa 11 Feb - 4 Mar https://youtu.be/32mfqBZYEy0; Made in Amsterdam: WP four new ballets ch: David Dawson, Juanjo Arqués, Wubkje Kuindersma & Sedrig Verwoert 2 - 23 Apr.
www.operaballet.nl

Holland Dance Festival
Korzo Theater, The Hague
Astrid Boons Do you believe in me yet? 4, 5, 6 Feb
Theater aan het Spui
An Evening with Carlos Acosta 5, 6 Feb
Amare, The Hague
Introdans 50 Years 9 Feb; Gauthier Dance Swan Lakes 12, 13 Feb; (LA)HORDE/Ballet National de Marseille Marry Me in Bassiani 16 Feb; Acosta Danza 100% Cuban 18, 19 Feb.
International Theater Amsterdam
Gauthier Dance Swan Lakes 9, 10 Feb
Theater Tilburg
Gauthier Dance Swan Lakes 15m Feb
Nieuwe Luxor Theater, Rotterdam
Gauthier Dance Swan Lakes 17 Feb
Sofitel Legend The Grand Hotel, Amsterdam
Holland Dance Festival @The Grand 23, 24, 24, 26 Mar
https://www.holland-dance.com/en/

NEW ZEALAND
Royal New Zealand Ballet
Director: Patricia Barker
Venus Rising 24 Feb - 12 Mar.
https://rnzb.org.nz

NORWAY
Norwegian National Ballet
Director: Ingrid Lorentzen
The Nutcracker 15 - 21 Dec; ...And Brahms/She Was Black ch: Mats Ek 29 Jan - 27 Feb.
www.operaen.no

POLAND
Polish National Ballet
Director: Krzysztof Pastor
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King 18m&e, 19, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 Dec; Mayerling ch: MacMillan 27, 28, 29, 30 Jan & 17, 18, 19, 20 Mar; Exodus/Flights-Harnasie 11, 12, 13 Feb; Le Corsaire 27 Feb & 1, 2, 3 Mar; Dracula ch: Pastor 28, 29, 30 Apr.
www.polskibaletnarodowy.pl

RUSSIA
Bolshoi Ballet
Director: Makhar Vaziev
Historic Stage
Ivan the Terrible 8, 9 Dec; The Winter’s Tale ch: Wheeldon 11 m&e, 12m Dec; The Nutcracker 23, 25 m&e, 26 m&e, 27, 28 m&e, 29 m&e, 30 m&e, 30 m&e, 31 m&e Dec; 2, 3 m&e, 4 m&e, 5 m&e, 6 m&e Jan; Spartacus 9 Jan; Raymonda 10, 11 Jan; Swan Lake 14, 15, 16, 18 Jan; Jewels 21, 22, 23 Jan.
New Stage
Master and Margarita ch: Clug 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Dec; The Seagull ch: Possokhov 14, 15, 16 Dec; Romeo and Juliet ch: Ratmansky 19m Dec; Orlando ch: Spuck 25, 26, 27 Jan; Carmen Suite/Symphony in C 29, 30m Jan.
www.bolshoi.ru

Mariinsky Ballet
Director: Yuri Fateyev
Mariinsky Theatre
La Bayadère 30 Nov; The Nutcracker (Vaganova Ballet Academy) 4, 11m, 13 Dec; Shurale 5 m&e, 9 Dec; Swan Lake 11, 12 m&e, Dec.
Mariinsky II
Romeo and Juliet 1, 7, 8 Dec; The Sleeping Beauty 2, 3 Dec; The NutcrackEr (Leonid Yakobsen Ballet Theatre) 6 Dec; Carmen Suite/Marguerite and Armand 10 Dec; Out of Time - choreographic miniatures by Leonid Yakobsen (Leonid Yakobson Ballet Theatre) 13 Dec.
www.mariinsky.ru/en/

Mikhailovsky Ballet
Director: Nacho Duato
Swan Lake 1, 2, 3 Dec; Spartacus 5 m&e Dec; The Sleeping Beauty 8, 9 Dec; Cinderella 11 m&e, 12 m&e Dec; Don Quixote 15, 16 Dec; Angelina Vorontsova Gala 17 Dec; The Little Humpbacked Horse 18, 19 m&e Dec & 8, 9 m&e Jan; The Nutcracker 22, 24, 25 m&e, 26 m&e, 28, 29, 30 m&e, 31 m&e Dec & 7 m&e Jan; Cinderella 3 m&e Jan, Cipollino 4 m&e Jan; Le Corsaire 6 m&e Jan.
www.mikhailovsky.ru

SCOTLAND
Scottish Ballet
Director: Christopher Hampson
Starstruck film online until 5 Dec.
The Nutcracker 1 - 31 Dec Festival Theatre, Edinburgh; 1 - 15 Jan Theatre Royal, Glasgow; 19 - 22 Jan His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen; 26 - 29 Jan Eden Court, Inverness; 2 - 5 Feb Theatre Royal, Newcastle; 9 - 12 February Grand Opera House, Belfast.
www.scottishballet.co.uk

SWITZERLAND
Ballett Zürich
Director: Christian Spuck
Boléro/Le Sacre du printemps 3, 4 Dec; Monteverdi ch: Spuck 15, 19, 22, 23m, 27, 29 Jan & 4, 6m, 10, 12, 20m, 26 Feb.
www.opernhaus.ch

USA
American Ballet Theatre
Director: Kevin McKenzie
The Nutcracker 10, 11 m&e, 12 m&e, 15, 16, 17, 18 m&e, 19 m&e Dec.
www.abt.org

Boston Ballet
Director: Mikko Nissinen
The Nutcracker 26 November - 26 Dec; ChoreograpHER five world premieres by Lia Cirio, Tiler Peck, Claudia Schreier, Melissa Toogood and Shantell Martin 3 - 13 Mar; DREAMstate: Chaconne ch: Balanchine/Bella Figura ch: Kylián/WP DEVIL’S/eye ch: Galloway 17 - 27 Mar.
www.bostonballet.org

Houston Ballet
Director: Stanton Welch
The Nutcracker 26 November - 24 Dec; Jewels ch: Balanchine 24 Feb - 6 Mar; Sylvia ch: Walsh 10 - 20 Mar.
www.houstonballet.org

The Joffrey Ballet
Director: Ashley Wheater
The Nutcracker 4 - 26 Dec; Don Quixote 16 - 27 Feb; Of Mice and men/Serenade 27 Apr - 8 May.
www.joffrey.org

New York City Ballet
Director: Jonathan Stafford
The Nutcracker 26 Nov - 2 Jan; All Balanchine 18, 19, 21, 22m, 23, 25 Jan; Masters at Work: Balanchine & Robbins 20, 22, 26 Jan & 5m, 8 Feb; New Combinations 27, 29m Jan & 1, 6m Feb; All Tchaikovsky 28, 30m Jan & 2, 4, 5, 9 Feb; Visionary Voices 3, 22, 23 Feb; Swan Lake 11, 12 m&e, 13 m&e, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 m&e, 20m Feb; Short Stories 25, 26 m&e Feb; Gonzalo Garcia Farewell 27 Feb.
www.nycballet.com

WALES
Ballet Cymru
Director: Darius James
https://ballet.cymru


Les Ballets de Monte Carlo - Casse Noisette Compagnie 28 December - 5 January


Scottish Ballet - Starstruck - streaming on Marquee TV from 26 November - 5 December 2021


Northern Ballet - Pinocchio - ballet for children - 7 - 11 December


The Royal Ballet - Giselle 4 November - 3 December