Dutch National Ballet
Dutch National Ballet occupies a leading position in the cultural scene of the Netherlands and abroad. With approximately 78 dancers, it is by far the largest dance company in the Netherlands. Over the years, Dutch National Ballet has developed into one of the most respected ballet companies in the world.
amsterdam and elsewhere in the netherlands
Every year, the company gives around 70 performances in Amsterdam and at least 25 performances in other theatres in the Netherlands and abroad.
Dutch National Ballet is an international company with talented dancers from thirty different countries, many of whom give regular guest performances with prestigious companies abroad.
Most of the performances have live accompaniment from the symphony orchestra Holland Symfonia.
The Dutch National Ballet was formed in 1961 through a merger between the Amsterdams Ballet and the Nederlands Ballet. The company has been directed successively by: Sonia Gaskell (1961 - 1969), Rudi van Dantzig (1969 - 1991), Wayne Eagling (1991 - 2003) and Ted Brandsen (from 2003).