Image: Erina Takahashi and Joseph Caley in Christopher Wheeldon's Cinderella © Laurent Liotardo.

On Wednesday 23 October, we’re celebrating #WorldBalletDay with ballet companies from all over the world. Join us from 3.30pm BST for a look into rehearsals of Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella.

Tune in as First Soloists Alison McWhinney and Aitor Arrieta rehearse the lead roles of Cinderella and Prince Guillaume before they make their debuts during the matinee performance on Thursday 24 October at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton.

Ballet Master Laurent Guilbaud coaches them both along with Henry Dowden (as Benjamin), Julia Conway (as Stepsister Clementine), and the Four Fates (danced by Skyler Martin, Daniel McCormick, Erik Woolhouse and Ken Saruhashi).

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We're celebrating #WorldBalletDay this Wednesday 23 October! Tune in to watch our dancers in rehearsals for Christopher…

Posted by English National Ballet on Monday, 21 October 2019

In addition to the main stream from The Australian Ballet, The Bolshoi Ballet and The Royal Ballet taking place all day long, be sure to watch our friends from other UK ballet companies before and after our stream:

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Our national tour of Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella finishes off in Southampton this Saturday 26 October. For more information about the production and to book tickets, click here.

We continue our 70th Anniversary season with the return of Le Corsaire in Milton Keynes (20-23 Nov) and London (8-14 Jan), the magical Christmas tradition of Nutcracker in Liverpool (27-30 Nov) and London (11 Dec – 5 Jan), and of course, our 70th Anniversary Gala at the London Coliseum on 17 & 18 January 2020.