About the Company

Preserving dance heritage, crafting future stories

London City Ballet is a touring company of international dancers presenting engaging stories through dance to audiences across the world. Alongside creating newly commissioned work by upcoming, plus established, Choreographers an emphasis will also be on resurrecting older works that may no longer be in the mainstream repertoire. We strive to present engaging and entertaining works whilst ensuring the history which came before us is not forgotten.

The original iteration of the company closed in 1996 having formerly been the resident company of Sadler’s Wells, and internationally recognised as one of the world’s leading dance collectives, with Diana, Princess of Wales as the Royal Patron. It was sensitively reformed in 2023 after a 30 year hiatus, under the Artistic Direction of Christopher Marney.

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London City Ballet in front of Sadlers Wells 1988. Photograph by Peter Teigen.

Touring Summer 2024

London City Ballet’s inaugural tour begins in summer 2024 in the UK and internationally.  The first tour of the new company will present acclaimed works including the revival of Kenneth MacMillan’s 1972 one-act ballet Ballade unseen in Europe for over fifty years, and a new commission by Olivier-award winner Arielle Smith.

The inaugural 2024 tour will pay homage to the company’s early beginnings, shining a bright light on a new legacy.