Scottish Ballet is Scotland’s national dance company.

Scottish Ballet is Scotland’s national dance company, established in 1969 by Peter Darrell. The award-winning Company has built its reputation on strong commissioning and ambitious touring, and regularly presents at premier theatres and events such as Sadler’s Wells and Edinburgh International Festival as well as leading venues and festivals abroad including Europe, Asia and North America.

Scottish Ballet continues to build on its heritage as a bold, adventurous company with ambitious creative programmes and touring, working with groundbreaking choreographers such as Ivgi & Greben, Bryan Arias, David Dawson and Crystal Pite.

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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.