Every Body Can Dance: #WorldBalletDay 2019

Published: 15 June 2019
Reporter: Vera Liber

Members of The Royal Ballet in class, World Ballet Day 2018 Credit: Andrej Uspenski

On Wednesday 23 October, World Ballet Day 2019 will feature on Facebook, YouTube and live at the Royal Opera House, giving s glimpse of life behind the scenes of leading dance companies.

This year, the event is focused around the theme "Every Body Can Dance", with events throughout the day at the Royal Opera House including demonstrations and a free lunchtime performance in its public spaces. This will run alongside a programme of behind-the-scenes activity, including rehearsals and filmed interviews with members of The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet and The Royal Ballet on Facebook and YouTube.

World Ballet Day has been running since 2014. In 2018, 24 companies from 15 countries around the world took part, reaching 313.5 million people.