Dutch National Ballet

Dutch National Ballet develops, produces and presents ballet at the highest international level. We aim to reach a wide public and to bring today’s audiences into contact with the beauty and passion of this art form. Come in and be inspired by our spectacle – we promise to give you a warm welcome.

Achter de schermen

In these videos, you can take a look behind the scenes at Dutch National Ballet.

We gave Milouska Meulens exclusive access behind the scenes during the creation of the ballet Frida. Follow her in the first episode of the series Becoming Frida, in which we learn more about the artist Frida Kahlo and how choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa translates her life into dance. Milouska also speaks with director Ted Brandsen and designer Dieuweke van Reij.
Watch how 'little Clara' and 'grown up Clara' prepare for their performance in The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.

Artistieke & Muzikale staf

Here is an overview of the artistic and musical staff of Dutch National Ballet.

Gezelschap & Dansers

Over the past 59 years, Dutch National Ballet has evolved into one of the world's foremost ballet companies. With a unique and wide repertoire, a tradition of innovation, and around 80 dancers from all over the world, the company plays a leading role in Dutch cultural life and beyond.

Een rijke geschiedenis

Volledige geschiedenis

Françoise Adret

Françoise Adret is head of the Ballet of De Nederlandse Opera (1947-1959).


Ballet der Lage Landen

Mascha ter Weeme founds the Ballet der Lage Landen (1948-1959).