Celebrate World Ballet Day’s 10th Anniversary on November 1!

October 24, 2023

It’s a big year for ballet lovers. On Wednesday, November 1, get ready to celebrate the 10th anniversary of World Ballet Day!

For the past decade, the annual event has given viewers an inside look at classes, rehearsals, and performance previews through livestreams from companies across the globe. This year’s celebration, hosted by The Royal Ballet, The Australian Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet, is promised to be bigger than ever, featuring over 60 companies.

Sumina Sasaki in class with The Royal Ballet on World Ballet Day 2022. The dancers all arabesque at the crowded barres in a large dance studio.
Sumina Sasaki in class with The Royal Ballet on World Ballet Day 2022. Photo by Andrej Uspenski, courtesy TRB.

Viewers can consult a schedule of events and tune in for free via the WBD website and participating companies’ social media platforms. The Australian Ballet will kick off the 24-hour livestream at 10:30 am AEDT. (In North America, that’s 7:30 pm EDT/4:30 am PDT on October 31). This year, WBD invites dancers to submit videos of their best pirouette on social media using the hashtag #WorldBalletDay; a selection of the best clips will be included in The Royal Ballet’s livestream. For more information, head to the WBD Instagram page.

Wherever you are, we can’t wait to celebrate ballet with you. Happy 10th birthday, World Ballet Day!

This year’s participating companies include:


Joburg Ballet


Acosta Danza

Ailey II

Alonzo King LINES Ballet

American Ballet Theatre

Ballet Arkansas

Ballet BC

Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico

Ballet Nacional de Cuba

Ballet West


Boston Ballet

Les Grands Ballets

Houston Ballet

Miami City Ballet

The National Ballet of Canada

Orlando Ballet

Philadelphia Ballet

San Francisco Ballet

São Paulo Dance Company

Smuin Contemporary Ballet

Texas Ballet Theater

The Washington Ballet

Asia Pacific

The Australian Ballet

Ballet Indonesia

Bangkok City Ballet

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

Hong Kong Ballet

K-Ballet Tokyo

Korean National Ballet

National Ballet of China

The National Ballet of Japan

Queensland Ballet

Royal New Zealand Ballet

West Australian Ballet


Ballet de Barcelona

Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo

Bayerisches Staatsballett

Dutch National Ballet

Estonian National Ballet

Finnish National Ballet

Hungarian National Ballet

Istanbul State Opera and Ballet

The Norwegian National Ballet

Polish National Ballet

The Royal Danish Theatre

Sofia Opera and Ballet

Staatsballett Berlin

Staatsballett Hannover

The Stuttgart Ballett

Teatro alla Scala

Vienna State Ballet

United Kingdom

Birmingham Royal Ballet

English National Ballet

Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing

Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures

Northern Ballet

Royal Academy of Dance

The Royal Ballet