Ballet Cymru

Working with the professional dancers and Artistic Directors of Ballet Cymru, and guest teacher Sander Blommaert

Ballet Cymru was established in 1986 by Artistic Director, Darius James and Administrative Director, Yvonne Williams, to be a beacon for quality classical ballet in Wales.

The company offers 5 summer courses held at The Riverfront Theatre in Newport with courses led by the company artistic directors, the international company dancers, and guest teachers.

Ballet Cymru offers a full scholarship for the course fee of the Wales International Ballet Summer School, worth £200, where the recipient will dance alongside the the professional dancers of the company in daily class, repertoire and a new choreography.

For those interested in furthering their training Ballet Cymru’s Pre Professional Programme is a highly practical course for those who are hoping to pursue a career as a professional dancer or choreographer. The programme provides a rigorous combination of training in classical ballet technique, repertoire, Contemporary, Pilates, Choroegraphy, workshops in aerial techniques, light/costume design and marketing. The Programme is a fully comprehensive training programme, designed to facilitate the transition between full-time training and becoming an industry professional.

Visit the website for more information and registration.


A behind the scene video from Ballet Cymru.
Rehearsals at for Ballet Cymru’s Newport studio for their upcoming tour of Cinderella.