The latest news from across the organisation.

  • Thursday 18 August 2022

    Safe To Be Me® launches in Perth secondary schools with the support of abrdn

    Scottish Ballet’s groundbreaking Safe To Be Me® programme that uses dance to tackle challenging subjects including racism, homophobia, bigotry, ableism and transphobia will be launched for the first time in secondary schools in Perth before being rolled out once again across selected schools in the Highlands and Central Scotland.
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  • Wednesday 17 August 2022

    How the SB Youth Exchange changed my outlook on dance

    This summer the Scottish Ballet Youth Exchange made up of 8 young dancers, spent an exciting week in New York collaborating with our Exchange partners, MOVE|NYC|. Shannen McCormack - one of the participating young dancers took the time to share her experience of the programme and their time in the USA. Find out how SB Youth Exchange has prepared her for a career in the dance industry whilst meeting dancers from all over the world.
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  • Friday 5 August 2022

    Responding to the climate crisis: a clean sheet

    Have you ever wondered how big a ballet company's carbon footprint is? We have. We've monitored our areas of operation during a busy touring year, and we've calculated our carbon footprint. We hold our hands up – there’s room for improvement. Scottish Ballet’s focus over the next two years is improving energy efficiency at our headquarters in Glasgow. We're preparing to make the leap to carbon net zero, and we’re refining smaller sustainability steps too…
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  • Monday 30 May 2022

    Principal Dancer Christopher Harrison hangs up his ballet shoes

    Christopher Harrison, from Kippen, has had a career much like the fairy tales he performs on stage. He started dancing with Scottish Ballet Associates aged 10 and joined Scottish Ballet in 2005. This week he retires from dancing after a hugely successful career, including performing leading roles in Scottish Ballet productions such as Swan Lake, Romeo & Juliet, Highland Fling and the famous Glasgow Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony pas de deux to ‘500 Miles’.
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  • Thursday 28 April 2022

    Scottish Ballet welcomes Principal Guest Artist Ryoichi Hirano as ‘Rudolf’ in The Scandal at Mayerling

    With the kind permission of The Royal Ballet, Scottish Ballet has been delighted to welcome Ryoichi Hirano as Principal Guest Artist in our production of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s The Scandal at Mayerling.
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  • Tuesday 26 April 2022

    “Bringing Consent to Ballet, One Intimacy Workshop at a Time” - Scottish Ballet in The New York Times

    Scottish Ballet was featured in a full page article in The New York Times by dance writer Laura Cappelle. The article focuses on the intimacy coaching sessions that we held with RC Annie ahead of this production.
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  • Friday 1 April 2022

    Responding to the climate crisis: creating a committee

    Have you ever wondered how big a ballet company's carbon footprint is? We have. We've monitored our areas of operation during a busy touring year, and we've calculated our carbon footprint. We hold our hands up – there’s room for improvement. Scottish Ballet’s focus over the next two years is improving energy efficiency at our headquarters in Glasgow. We're preparing to make the leap to carbon net zero, and we’re refining smaller sustainability steps too…
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  • Wednesday 2 March 2022

    The Scandal at Mayerling to have world premiere in Glasgow

    We are thrilled to be touring with The Scandal at Mayerling, a ballet that has never before been produced in the UK outside of London and that promises to shock with its emotionally charged and visceral choreography.
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  • Friday 18 February 2022

    Announcing Moving Minds: a conference on how dance can help young people's mental health

    Moving Minds is an immersive conference taking place in May that will explore the therapeutic benefits of dance, and how it can help improve young people's mental health and wellbeing.
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