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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

World Ballet Day Full Schedule

Following the success of last year's unprecedented collaboration, five of the world's leading ballet companies will again come together for World Ballet Day, a day of live-streaming via YouTube on 1 October 2015.
The Australian BalletBolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, and San Francisco Ballet will again partner to provide viewers around the world with an inside look at professional ballet companies in the studio, on tour, and in performance.

Broadcast Live on YouTube

Pick a company channel and watch with viewers from around the world.
World Ballet Day LIVE will be broadcast on each of the five participating ballet companies’ YouTube pages.

Schedule  (Times are indicated in Eastern Standard Time.)
10:00 pm – 3:00 am       The Australian Ballet
3:00 – 6:00 am              Bolshoi Ballet
6:00 – 11:00 am            The Royal Ballet
11:00 am – 4:00 pm       The National Ballet of Canada
4:00 – 9:00 pm              San Francisco Ballet

This year, World Ballet Day LIVE will include pre-recorded footage from a wide range of regional dance organizations geographically close to the five participating companies. Confirmed companies as of this press date include Bangarra Dance Theatre, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Boston Ballet, English National Ballet, Hamburg Ballet, Houston Ballet, Les Ballets Jazz de MontrĂ©al, National Ballet of China, Nederlands Dans Theater, Northern Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Royal New Zealand Ballet, and Scottish Ballet. 

The Australian Ballet
30 Sep  - October 1 2015
22:00 - 3:00 EDT, 19:00 - 24:00 PDT


The Australian Ballet once again kicks off World Ballet Day LIVE from its headquarters in Melbourne, Australia.

Company Class


Artistic Director David McAllister’s brand new production of The Sleeping Beauty

Behind the Scenes

The Australian Ballet School
Audience Engagement Programs
Ballet Philanthropy
The Magical Wardrobe Department

Sneak Preview

Take a sneak peek at a new ballet for children

Bolshoi Ballet

01 Oct 2015
03:00 - 06:00 EDT, 00:00 - 03:00 PDT
Programming Enjoy a tour of productions from the past year, and a preview of what is to come as the Bolshoi Ballet heads into it’s 240th season.

Morning Class

Recent Productions

Radu Poklitaru’s Hamlet
Yuri Possokhov’s Hero of Our Time


Preview of Upcoming Season

World premieres, revivals, special projects, festivals, international tours, guest company presentations on the Bolshoi Theatre stages, and a gala dedicated to the memory of Maya Plisetskaya.

Interviews Throughout the Day

Interviews Throughout the Day

Vladimir Urin, Sergei Filin, Yuri Possokhov, Boris Akimov, Brigitte Lefevre, Azarii Plisetski, and more!
The Royal Ballet
01 Oct 2015
06:00 - 11:00 EDT, 03:00 - 08:00 PDT


Go behind the scenes of The Royal Ballet’s production of Romeo & Juliet, and listen to a discussion about the future of ballet in the United Kingdom.

Company Class

Behind the Scenes

Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet

Discussion: The Future of Ballet

Hosted by The Royal Ballet and featuring experts from Birmingham Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Northern Ballet, and Scottish Ballet

The National Ballet of Canada
01 Oct 2015
11:00 - 16:00 EDT, 08:00 - 13:00 (PDT)


Join The National Ballet of Canada at the Place des Arts in Montréal as they take audiences behind the scenes during their fall tour.

Company Class


Christopher Wheeldon’s The Winter’s Tale

Behind the Scenes: On Tour

Go behind the scenes at dress rehearsals of William Forsythe’s the second detailMarco Goecke’s Le Spectre de la Rose, and Wayne McGregor’s Chroma

San Francisco Ballet
01 Oct 2015
16:00 - 21:00 EDT, 13:00 - 18:00 (PDT)
San Francisco

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