Fumi Kaneko and Tomas Mock in rehearsal for The Sleeping Beauty during World Ballet Day 2019 ©2019 ROH. Photograph by Gavin Smart

World Ballet Day 2021

19 October18 November 2021

Join the world's top dance companies — including The Royal Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet and The Australian Ballet — for a day of livestreamed rehearsals and insights on Tuesday 19 October. The livestream will be available to watch until Thursday 18 November.

Over the course of the day, rehearsals, discussions and classes will be streamed for free by companies from six continents around the world, offering unique behind-the-scenes glimpses of ballet’s biggest stars and emerging performers.

With COVID-19 guidelines changing daily across the globe, dance companies have struggled to return to stages and rehearsal studios. This year's celebration will recognise the extraordinary resilience of this art form in the face of those challenges, showcasing the breadth of talent performing, choreographing, and working on productions today.

The 2021 edition of #WorldBalletDay is set to be the biggest ever. Watch our streams on YouTube and Facebook, and enjoy exclusive content on TikTok.

A full line-up of participating companies and their respective streaming schedules will be made available in late September.

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The Australian Ballet, The Royal Ballet and Bolshoi Ballet