The character of Manon Lescaut has kept on inspiring artists since her story was first written in 1731. And not just in opera and ballet: but also in film (from silent to post-war) and Japanese pop music!Read more
With arguably fewer boys than girls taking up dance from a young age, it’s always nice to see more male dancers. This year we’re pleased to have six male dancers in the ranks of our 19-strong youth dance company, ENBYouthCo. As we start the audition process for next year’s company, we caught up with the boys to hear what motivates them to continue dancing. Read more
Launched in 2012, our youth dance company ENBYouthCo has become one of the UK’s leading companies in the youth dance sector. Its unique focus on both ballet and contemporary reflects the varied and diverse styles seen in English National Ballet’s repertoire, and offers young dancers aged 14-19 the opportunity to connect and train with a world-class ballet company. Read more
As My First Ballet: Swan Lake continues its national tour – heading to Oxford this weekend – catch up with Beatriz Kuperus, an English National Ballet School student dancing the fiery role of Odile in this adaptation for young children. Read more
On 12 April 2018, we premiered Playlist (Track 1, 2) by William Forsythe, and also added his Approximate Sonata 2016 to our repertoire.
Over several weeks, our dancers worked with Forsythe and his repetiteurs to create and learn those pieces. How did they find this experience? Read more