As Scotland’s national dance company, our mission is to inspire on stage and beyond.

In 2019 the company will celebrate 50 years of a creative vision crafted by Scotland. Based in Glasgow, the company performs regularly all over Scotland – from our biggest cities to our most remote communities, and increasingly throughout the UK and internationally – promoting Scotland’s 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 such as Ivgi & Greben, Bryan Arias, David Dawson and Crystal Pite.

Our creative vision goes beyond choreography. From digital platforms 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 and we work with the finest dance makers. Throughout it all, we strive for excellence.


We are dedicated to 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 dance to people we haven’t reached before.

We want to bring the joy and benefits of dance to everyone regardless of age, ability and background. Our engagement programme promotes confidence, fosters well-being and encourages creativity in all by delivering inspirational programmes tailored to the needs of each group.