Today, The Royal Ballet and The Australian Ballet are delighted to announce that #WorldBalletDay 2022 will be the biggest yet. Over 60 companies, from 6 continents, will come together online onWednesday 2 November 2022 to celebrate the power of dance.
Join over the course of the day to watch rehearsals, classes and behind-the-scenes exclusives – all streamed for free, and offering glimpses of ballet’s biggest stars and up-and-coming performers. Following on from the success of last year – which saw over 50 companies take part – the celebration will showcase the very best of the art form, both in terms of its long history and its vibrant future.
The line-up of participating companies includes 14 companies taking part for the very first time, including Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Joffrey Ballet and The Washington Ballet. They will join a list of returning favourites: American Ballet Theatre, Paris Opera Ballet, National Ballet of Japan, Cape Town City Ballet and over 50 others. A full list is available on the #WorldBalletDay website.
Fans young and old are invited to join in online by sharing a video of themselves performing a piece of choreography inspired by The Sleeping Beauty, as demonstrated by Royal Ballet Principal Anna Rose O’Sullivan. No ballet experience is necessary, and choreography can be adapted. Content should be shared using #WorldBalletDay for a chance to be featured on the day.