As Scotland’s national dance company, we aim to move people by sharing our passion and creating exceptional dance.

Our mission is to inspire on stage and beyond, showcasing our nation’s creativity and bringing ballet to the widest possible audience.

Since 1969 our award-winning performances take place all over Scotland – from our biggest cities to our most remote communities. We also tour the world, promoting Scotland’s diverse and pioneering spirit far and wide.


Our artistic vision

Bold, adventurous performances rooted in strong classical technique. It’s how we started and it’s how we’ll grow. Our desire to explore new styles and push creativity is as alive as ever – we’ll continue to work with ground-breaking choreographers like Ivgi & Greben, Bryan Arias, David Dawson and Crystal Pite.

Our creative vision goes beyond choreography. From digital platforms that showcase our work, to novel ideas that engage our audiences, we’re always seeking new ways to bring the power of dance to as many people as possible.

We are here to present ballet at its best. We are passionate about live music and tour with an orchestra whenever we can. We present classics in new ways. We work with the finest dance makers. Throughout it all, we aim for excellence.


Supporting the arts and communities in Scotland

Scottish Ballet nurtures the talent of tomorrow; supporting dancers, choreographers and a wide range of artists. Our goal: to inspire excellence and creativity in everyone, and bring works – new and old – to audiences we haven’t reached before.

We want to bring the joy of dance to everyone; age, ability and background simply don’t get in the way. Our community engagement programme promotes confidence, fosters well-being and encourages creativity in all, by delivering inspirational dance sessions tailored to the needs of each group.