Who we are
Ballet Cymru is committed to innovation in dance and classical ballet, and to the highest standard of collaboration with choreographers, designers, composers and musicians.
Since gaining Revenue Status from the Arts Council of Wales, Ballet Cymru has begun to realise its potential as a national company for Wales and continues to receive excellent reviews for its work in national newspapers and magazines, including Dance Europe, The Independent and The Guardian.
Ballet Cymru is proud to be a collaborative company and the quality of its collaborations continues to exceed expectations with partnerships with Sinfonia Cymru, Citrus Arts, The Riverfront Theatre, Cerys Matthews and Catrin Finch scheduled over the next couple of years.
The company’s commitment to education has also developed immensely with the Paul Hamlyn Foundation DUETS programme in collaboration with Rubicon Dance, an established Ballet Associate Programme, international summer school Riverfront Summer Dance, inspirational work in schools, and development opportunities for graduate and professional dancers.
Ballet Cymru recently moved into its new base in Newport. The studio boasts one of the largest dance areas in Wales and is used regularly by The Royal Academy of Dance and the Cecchetti Ballet Society.
Ballet Cymru is Revenue Funded by The Arts Council of Wales and receives financial support from Newport City Council, The Paul Hamlyn Foundation, The Garfield Weston Foundation, The Wolfson Foundation, The Foyle Foundation, Sport Wales, The Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust and The London Ballet Circle. It is a company limited by guarantee (number 2535169) and a registered charity (number 1000855).
Winners: Critics’ Circle National Dance Award in 2006.
Nomination: Critics’ Circle National Dance Award for Best Independent Company 2012.
2 Nominations: Best Dance Production at the Theatre Critics of Wales Awards in 2013.
Winners: Best Large Scale Dance Production at the Theatre Critics of Wales Awards in 2014.