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Ballet Black continues to provide the UK with a volume of new and exciting choreographic works. Commissioning from a wealth of diverse talent, the Company is seen both as a platform for great artistic direction and as a means to assist the development and raise the profile of all culturally diverse dancers.

We support more than a professional ballet company. We also run the Ballet Black Junior School with subsidised classes so that all have a chance to experience ballet and our Associate Programme forms a natural bridge between the School and those who wish to extend their ballet towards a professional level.

Ballet Black  does not receive any regular government funding. Since we began in 2001 we have been generously supported by the kind donations of friends, independent donors and small charitable donations. We would welcome any support you may be able to give to assist us.

We are hope to raise £30,000 each season from private donations to help us continue to support our brilliant and inspiring dancers, our new choreographic work, and the BB Junior School and Associate Programmes, where we develop the dancers of tomorrow.

It costs us approximately £450,000 a year to run Ballet Black - your donation, WHATEVER size, can make a difference to the future of our Company, whether it's £1 or £1000! Any support you can offer will be greatly welcomed .

If you can help please visit our Just Giving Campaign Page or pass the link to your friends!

Ballet Black Pointe Shoe Appeal

We also have a Pointe Shoe appeal running. Our dancers go through a LOT of shoes in a season: pointe shoes, coloured shoes, Jazz shoes and even high heels! Can you help us keep our dancers on their toes by making a contribution to the Ballet Black Shoe Appeal?

  • £1000 will pay for one of our female artist's pointe shoes for a whole season
  • £500 will pay for leather or canvas shoes for one of our male artist's for a whole season
  • £40 will pay for one pair of pointe shoes for a female artist
  • £20 will pay for a pair of canvas shoes for a male or female artist
  • £10 will pay for ribbons, elastic and dyeing our shoes

You can donate to our Pointe Shoe appeal here

For further information about supporting Ballet Black in any way, please get in touch with us by email on our Contact Us page.

Ballet Black

Artistic Director & Founder: Cassa Pancho
Patrons: Kwame Kwei Armah & Thandie Newton

Board of Trustees

Professor Trevor Williams - Chairman
Dr. Susan Cooper
Althea Efunshile CBE
Heidi Hall
Christopher Hampson
Adrienne Waterfield

Company Support

Dance Medicine - Performance Physio & Oxford Circus Physiotherapy
Tour Booking - Claire Morton
John Cotton PR - Story PR
Makeup - MAC
Graphic Design - Rob Clarke Design