Ballet Ireland was founded in 1997 and gave its inaugural performances at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, in September 1998. The company mounts two major new productions every year together with a very extensive educational and commissioning programme. Ballet Ireland is funded by The Arts Council.
The aim of Ballet Ireland is to develop a full-time classical ballet company of the highest quality, with a wide-ranging repertoire of international standard, which promotes an appreciation of ballet amongst people of all ages and backgrounds and generates a significant audience for performances on both national and international stages.
Ballet Ireland is intended to have a broad role in promoting, developing and performing ballet. The objective is to create a company with a broad repertoire of classical and new work with high standards of artistic productions to offer audiences a complete artistic experience.
Awareness and appreciation of the arts enriches not only individual lives but also society as a whole, it is, therefore, a particular focus of Ballet Ireland to engage in projects aimed at developing this awareness and appreciation, particularly in the young.
- Maher, Anne
Classical Ballet / Artistic Director