English National Ballet is one of the world’s great ballet companies, celebrating its 60th year in 2010. The original vision - to take classical ballet of the highest quality to the widest geographical audience, at a price everyone can afford - remains the cornerstone of the Company’s philosophy today. The Company of 67 dancers and full orchestra performs large scale, high quality classical ballet nationally and internationally, presenting the same scale and excellence on tour as in London.
Performing to an average of 200,000 people annually, the English National Ballet showcases classical narrative works, new commissions from contemporary classical choreographers, as well as having numerous innovative learning and outreach activities. Renowned for its performances in-the-round at the Royal Albert Hall, it also performs on a much smaller scale including at festivals such as Camp Bestival, Latitude and Bestival.