Ballet, dancers, ballerinas, ballets, companies; a directory of top websites


Dictionaries  French ballet
Russian ballet  Tchaikovsky  History of ballet


American ballet *

American Ballet Theatre. America’s national ballet company.

Ballet companies on the web. 

Boston Ballet Company

Houston Ballet

New York City Ballet

San Francisco Ballet Company

American Ballet Theatre

Australian ballet *

The Australian Ballet
The largest classical ballet company in Australia.

Australian Ballet Education Programme

West Australian Ballet

The Australian Ballet School, Melbourne.

Australia Dancing
A directory of resources.

Australian ballet history archive.

Australian Ballet Wikipedia entry.

Ballerinas; famous ballerinas *

Ballerina Gallery. Photographs of famous ballerinas.

Ballerinas, a list from Wikipedia.


Sylvie Guillem. Wikipedia entry.

Sylvie Guillem. Articles in The Guardian.

Alicia Markova

Alina Somova. Facebook

Anna Pavlova, Wikipedia entry.

Anna Pavlova. Photographs

Galina Ulanova, Wikipedia entry.

Galina Ulanova, The Telegraph

Margot Fonteyn, Wikipedia entry.

Galina Mezentseva

Irina Kolesnikova

Tamara Rojo

Tamara Rojo on YouTube: ballets and interviews

Tamara Rojo; Wikipedia entry.

Maria Tallchief

Nina Ananiashvili, The Complete Ballerina

Polina Semionova

Svetlana Zakharova

Sylvie Guillem

Ballet dancers, male dancers *

Famous ballet dancers. Wikipedia entry.

Male ballerinas (danseurs)

Western stereotype of the male ballet dancer.
Wikipedia entry.

Mikhail Baryshnikov

Vladimir Malakhov

Nijinsky, Vaslav. Vaslav Nijinsky. Ballets, choreographers.

Rudolph Nureyev

Nureyev, Wikipedia entry,

Rudolf Nureyev Foundation

Roberto Bolle

Stiefel, Ethan. Ethan Stiefel. Wikipedia

Ballet shoes

Wikipedia entry on Pointe shoes.

Ballets *

Les biches

Les biches
Les biches (1924) is a ballet by Bronislava Nijinska to music by Francis Poulenc, premiered by the Ballets Russes.


Cinderella (Prokofiev)


ABT’s Giselle Resources Page

Giselle. Reviews of recorded performances.

Wikipedia entry on Giselle


Ballet Minnesota’s Nutcracker Timeline

The Nutcracker. Wikipedia

The Nutcracker on YouTube

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet (Prokofiev), Wikipedia entry.

Romeo and Juliet, Op.64, free scores.

Sleeping Beauty

Wikipedia entry on Sleeping Beauty

ABT’s Sleeping Beauty Resources

Swan Lake

Wikipedia entry on Swan Lake

ABT’s Rep notes on Swan Lake

Scores of Swan Lake.

Ballet Russe *

Ballets Russes, Wikipedia entry.

The Bolshoi Ballet

Kirov-Marinsky Ballet

All Russian ballet tickets in one place. is really useful website for all Ballet aficionados, who are planning their trip to Russia and would like to see The Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Giselle and other masterpieces of Russian ballet in Marinsky (ex-Kirov) Theatre, Mikhailovsky (ex-Mussorgsky) Theatre, Aleksandrinsky Theatre and others by their own eyes. You can book ticket for famous Russian ballet shows in couple of minutes and receive it online or have it delivered to your hotel, cruise-ship or theatre itself right before the show.

Serge Diaghilev, Wikipedia entry.

Vaslav Nijinsky, Wikipedia entry.

Bronislava Nijinska, Wikipedia entry.

Blogs and journals *

The Arts Desk dance section.
A website showcasing some of the best specialist arts journalism.

The Ballet Blog

The Ballet Bag
Capsule biographies, ballet fact cards, review roundups and commentary on social media, crossing over with other art forms and cultural references (pop culture, cinema, rock music ). In addition to their own content they use web 2.0 to network with dance fans, companies, dancers, writers, bloggers, etc. sharing what’s good, fun and interesting in the balletsphere.

Dance Magazine

DanceTabs is a dance news site, with contributions by writers and critics of experience. They look to cast a sharp eye over what is happening and ‘tell it like it is in happiness or sorrow’, both here and via social media.

Joffrey Ballet

Pointe Magazine
A bimonthly publication devoted to ballet news, reviews and features.

British ballet *


Birmingham Royal Ballet

Dancing Times, a leading UK Dance journal.

English National Ballet. England’s touring ballet company

Contemporary dance in the UK from The Place,
The Richard Alston Dance Company.

English National Ballet

Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London

The Rambert Dance Company

Royal Academy of Ballet, UK (RAD)

The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden, London

The Royal Ballet School

The Scottish Ballet

Wayne McGregor Random Dance


Choreographers, ballet choreography *

Wikipedia list of choreographers.

Famous choreographers *

Ashton, Sir Frederick. Sir Frederick Ashton

The George Balanchine Trust

The George Balanchine Foundation

Baryshnikov, Mikhail

Fokine, Michel

Hampson, Christopher

Massine, Leonide

MacMillan, Sir Keith

McGregor, Wayne

Nijinsky, Vaslaw

de Valois, Dame Ninette

Classical ballet, Wikipedia entry.

Companies *

Ballet companies around the world, a list from Wikipedia.

A gateway to ballet and dance companies present on the internet.


American Ballet Theatre, New York, NY

Atlanta Ballet

Birmingham Royal Ballet

Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow

The Australian Ballet

Bayerisches Staatsballett, Munich, Germany

Boston Ballet Company

English National Ballet, London

Houston Ballet, Houston, Texas

Kirov (Marinsky) Ballet, St. Petersburg, Russia

Mikhailovsky Theatre, St Petersburg

National Ballet of Canada, Toronto

Miami City Ballet, Miami, Florida

National Ballet of China

National Theatre Ballet, Prague

Netherlands Dance Theater, The Hague

New York City Ballet

Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre, Moscow

Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle, WA

Queensland Ballet

Rambert Dance Company, London

San Francisco Ballet

St Petersburg Ballet Theatre

Opéra National de Lyon

Opera National de Paris Ballet

New York City Ballet

The Royal Ballet Covent Garden

Royal New Zealand Ballet

Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Manitoba

La Scala

Staatsballett Berlin 

Stuttgart Ballet

Vienna State Opera

Competitions *

Genee International Ballet Competition

Helsinki International Ballet Competition

Japan International Ballet Competition

International Ballet Competition, Luxembourg

New York International Ballet Competition

Prix de Lausanne

USA-International Ballet Competition

Varna International Ballet Competition

Composers *

Ballet composers, a list from Wikipedia. A forum for dancers.


Dance Magazine
An internet ballet magazine.

Dictionaries, encyclopedias, terms *

Dictionary of Ballet Terms

Wikipedia glossary of ballet terms.


European ballet *

Wikipedia entry on ballet.
European ballet companies


Fokine, Michel

Michel Fokine
Papers in the Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library.

Michel Fokine Archive

Michel Fokine, Wikipedia entry.

Forums *

Forum for dancers.
A forum for dancers, with reviews, articles and interviews.

French ballet *

Ballet dancers. Wikipedia entries on French ballet dancers.

Ballet Preljocaj

Malandain Ballet

Ballet companies in France. Wikipedia

Opéra National de Paris

L’ Ecole de Danse

Wikipedia entry on French ballet.


Hamburg Ballett / Hamburg Ballet

History of ballet *

The history of ballet.

The History of Ballet, History Things

The Distinct Periods of Ballet History. Cennarium

History of Ballet: Timeline & Facts.