Ballet Black is a professional ballet company for international dancers of black and Asian descent. We aim to bring ballet to a more culturally diverse audience by celebrating black and Asian dancers in ballet. We perform and offer community driven classes for dancers and students, young and old.
Our ultimate goal is to see a fundamental change in the number of black and Asian dancers in mainstream ballet companies, making that vision wonderfully unnecessary.
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Become a Friend
Internationally recognised for its vital message of giving black and Asian dancers the professional opportunities they merit based solely on their talent and dedication, Ballet Black continues to amaze.
As a Friend, you will be making a valuable contribution to the sustainability of this small yet hugely significant company and will support its ongoing commitment to aspiring dancers and to its ever increasing and loyal audience. In return, Ballet Black will welcome you behind the scenes to watch Company rehearsals under the exceptional eye of Artistic Director, Cassa Pancho as well as with acclaimed guest choreographers. You will receive quarterly newsletters to keep you up-to-date about news, events and performances so you will never miss out.
The Ballet Black dance studio is available for hire on an occasional basis. Our specifications are listed below. The studio has a huge ceiling height and a brand new, fully sprung Harlequin Allegro dance floor. It is suitable for a variety classes, workshops and rehearsals. The studio also benefits from underfloor heating. Please note that the studio is mainly available on Fridays, and during company touring dates. Our schedule changes from week to week so it is always worth enquiring about one off weekday bookings. We also hire out the studio for open auditions & photography.