The English Youth Ballet set up in 1998 has proved to be extraordinarily successful, achieving sell-out performances at every venue in which the Company has performed.

We give audiences the chance to see a substantial cast in a traditional and beautifully costumed production of a classical ballet at a very reasonable ticket price, and in your regional theatre, where the costs of touring the large-scale ballet companies are prohibitive.

  • The English Youth Ballet presents a full-length classical ballet
    in a traditional setting
  • EYB generates a good income for the theatre
  • EYB has sell-out performances
  • EYB employs international professional artists to dance the
    principal roles
  • EYB has up to 115 dancers in the cast
  • EYB appeals to the local community by using local talent from
    within a 50-100 mile radius of the theatre
  • EYB's ticket prices are affordable
  • EYB's box office percentage split is reasonable
  • According to an audience survey we attract a general ballet loving audience and not just friends and relations of the cast
  • EYB auditions the cast 6 months prior to their scheduled
    performances, therefore ticket sales start early.
  • EYB's marketing and publicity is excellent and works in
    conjunction with each theatre's own publicity policy
  • Through the experience and expertise of EYB's professional team the productions look thoroughly professional
  • All costumes and sets are made by artists who work on West End shows, films, and The Royal Opera House and Royal National Theatre
  • EYB organizes rehearsals for the local cast near the theatre in
    which they are performing. 

Currently we have The Nutcracker, Coppelia, The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle and Swan Lake. The value of our work is manifold. We are building theatre audiences for the future. By making ballet accessible we are cultivating an appreciation of dance. We are now part of the regional theatre scene reaching a wide catchment area and gaining an outstanding audience response.

See our short video clip of our production of The Nutcracker. Click here>>>

See our short video clip of our production of Giselle. Click here>>>

See our short video clip of our production of Coppelia. Click here>>>

We are now booking dates for 2015/16 in England and we are happy to consider, also in the future, visiting Europe, Australia and the USA.

Contact Janet Lewis for more information email:


BALLET VIRTUOSO is a company of eight professional dancers who have danced with The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet and the Ballet-du-Capitole Toulouse, Vienna Festival Ballet and who currently dance the principal roles in the full length classical ballet productions of English Youth Ballet. The programme is specially designed to present classical ballet to smaller theatres that are not able to receive the larger ballet companies. Click here to view Ballet Virtuoso page. We also have a sort Ballet Virtuoso video. To view click here.