We invite you on a journey to explore the emergence of classical ballet in the most unlikely places.

Ballet Rising takes you around the world to discover classical ballet in places you least expect. Join former Dutch National Ballet principal dancer Casey Herd as he takes you to visit ballet schools, watch electrifying new companies, and meet pioneers of the emerging ballet world. We’ll be traveling to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, the humming city of New Delhi, and the colorful streets of Phnom Penh and learning from ballet leaders in places like Nigeria, Iran, and Ethiopia.



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