Support from Trusts & Foundations makes everything we do possible.

Our Trusts and Foundations help us to achieve Scottish
Ballet’s global reputation in artistic excellence and further our company
mission to make dance as widely accessible as possible. Below are just some of
the projects that our Trusts and Foundations help us bring to life


From timeless and delightfully magical adaptations of the fairytale classics, to brave reimagining of archetypal classics, Scottish Ballet produces captivating world
premieres, European premieres and Scottish Ballet premieres.

Christopher Hampson's Cinderella

Eve Mutso as Blanche DuBois with Company dancers in Nancy Meckler and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s A Streetcar Named Desire.


Scottish Ballet to is fast becoming the nation’s best export, touring to Russia, China, the USA and remote locations around Scotland, as well as large theatres across the UK.


CEO/Artistic Director, Christopher Hampson has secured commissions to not only present works of choreographic excellence, but also to inspire our dancers. The cumulative influence in style from visiting artists means that our repertoire remains distinctive and wide-ranging.

Madeline Squire and Javier Andreu in Scottish Ballet dancer Sophie Laplane’s Maze.

Scottish Ballet Youth Exchange


Scottish Ballet is committed to helping develop new choreographers and offers regular opportunities for dancers who wish to grow their choreographic skills. As well as commissioning new work to established choreographers and mentoring company dancers, the Education Team offers choreography opportunities at all levels.


Our 1 hour ‘Wee’ performances are created especially for families with very young children (aged 3 and up) featuring the Company’s dancers and accompanied by live music from the Scottish Ballet Orchestra. Our relaxed performances are presented in a calm atmosphere making them accessible for all.

Wee Cinderella Meet & Greet, 2015

Parkinson’s For Dance


In 2015, the Education Team delivered over 1,000 events, allowing almost 200,000 people of all ages and abilities across the UK to learn and engage with Scottish Ballet. Scottish Ballet delivers a diverse range of performance and participatory education projects, including; Dancers' Education Group, The Close, Youth Exchange (YEX), Hothouse and Parkinson’s For Dance.


The audio description programme enables visually impaired patrons to experience the beauty of dance. Prior to the audio-described performance, we offer our visually impaired patrons a 'touch tour', which allows them to engage first hand with costumes and props.

A touch tour.

Choreographer Sophie Laplane looks on as Director Eve McConnachie films Dancers Madeline Squire and Javier Andreu.


Scottish Ballet is constantly exploring ways that it can collaborate with digital artists and in exhibit on digital platforms. Not only are we developing an interdisciplinary approach, we want audiences to have more opportunities to view and interact with dance. Our Uncut series gives audiences a glimpse of behind-the-scenes action and this year Scottish Ballet presented a bold selection of dance on film for Glasgow Short Film Festival (GSFF).


Music is an intrinsic part of both dance and dance education, and becoming a musician for dance is a specialist skill which Scottish Ballet nurtures. Our aim is to make live, professional music that accompanies dance as widely accessible as possible, bringing the beauty of live music and dance to people of all ages across Scotland.

An MMus (Pianist for Dance) student.

Scottish Ballet would like to thank the following for their generous donations:

John Ellerman Foundation
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
The Monument Trust
The Linbury Trust
The Robertson Trust

Cruden Foundation
Elizabeth Frankland Moore and Star Foundation
J & J R Wilson Trust
John Ellerman Foundation
John Mather Charitable Trust
Mrs M A Lascelles
The Alma & Leslie Wolfson Charitable Trust
The Binks Trust
The Castansa Trust
The Cruden Foundation
The Gannochy Trust
The Garrick Charitable Trust

The Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust
The JTH Charitable Trust The Martin Connell Charitable Trust
The MEB Charitable Trust
The McGlashan Charitable Trust
The Mrs Gladys Row Fogo Trust
The Nancie Massey Charitable Trust
The P F Charitable Trust
The Rayne Foundation
The Robertson Trust
The RS Macdonald Charitable Trust
The Turtleton Charitable Trust
W G Edwards Charitable Trust

Scottish Ballet makes a commitment to individuals, trusts and foundations that make financial contributions towards our work; to be honest and transparent, respect privacy, and apply gifts responsibly to their intended purpose. Scottish Ballet undertakes to comply with all relevant laws including tax legislation, the Data Protection Act 1998, the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, and the Institute of Fundraising’s Code of Fundraising Practice.