Scottish Ballet is Scotland’s national dance company.

The Company presents a wide range of high-quality dance to audiences across Scotland, the UK and abroad, with strong classical technique at the root of all work. This includes new versions of classic titles, as well as seminal modern works from 20th century choreographers, signature pieces by living choreographers, and new commissions.

Scottish Ballet regularly tours to large-scale venues in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness, and in addition periodically undertakes small-scale touring across Scotland.

Strategic partnerships have been formed with the leading venues in the capital cities of the UK’s other nations, i.e. Belfast, Cardiff and London. The Company also has an established relationship with Edinburgh International Festival.

As well as presenting in conventional dance venues, Scottish Ballet is continually seeking new creative opportunities – both at home and abroad – to promote and showcase its work to the widest possible audience, be it through digital media, in unusual locations, or at one-off events.

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Our Artistic Vision

As Scotland's national dance company, Scottish Ballet's primary aim is to provide programmes of world-class dance performance and educational activity at all scales.

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Our History

Founded by Peter Darrell and Elizabeth West as Western Theatre Ballet in Bristol in 1957, the Company moved to Glasgow in 1969 and was renamed Scottish Theatre Ballet, changing to Scottish Ballet in 1974.

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The Board

The members of Scottish Ballet’s Board bring a diversity of knowledge and experience to the Company.