Ballet Rising is a media hub that reports on the emergence of new ballet leaders, educators, and stars around the globe with the goal of supporting inclusion in the global ballet community. Ballet Rising will take 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 on a journey to visit ballet schools, watch new dance 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, South Africa, Iran, Colombia, Mexico and beyond.

On our website, you can find videos, films, articles, interviews, and more of ballet leaders around the world. Plus, sign up for a Coil account, and you can access our bonus content as well.

Not sure where to start? Check out our series on ballet in Africa.

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