THE COMPANY

Ballet Black is a professional ballet company for international dancers of black and Asian descent. We aim to bring ballet to a more culturally diverse audience by celebrating black and Asian dancers in ballet. We perform and offer community driven classes for dancers and students, young and old.

Our ultimate goal is to see a fundamental change in the number of black and Asian dancers in mainstream ballet companies, making Ballet Black wonderfully unnecessary.

You can read more about our progression over the past decade on our History page

Cassa Pancho MBE
Founder & Artistic Director
José Alves, Ballet Black Season shoot at Ballet Black's Studio, London on November 14 2017. Photo: Arnaud Stephenson
José Alves
Senior Artist
Isabela Coracy, Ballet Black Season shoot at Ballet Black's Studio, London on November 14 2017. Photo: Arnaud Stephenson
Isabela Coracy
Senior Artist
Sayaka Ichikawa, Ballet Black Season shoot at Ballet Black's Studio, London on November 14 2017. Photo: Arnaud Stephenson
Sayaka Ichikawa
Senior Artist
Marie Astrid Mence, Ballet Black Season shoot at Ballet Black's Studio, London on November 14 2017. Photo: Arnaud Stephenson
Marie Astrid Mence
Junior Artist
Mthuthuzeli November, Ballet Black Season shoot at Ballet Black's Studio, London on November 14 2017. Photo: Arnaud Stephenson
Mthuthuzeli November
Junior Artist
Cira Robinson, Ballet Black Season shoot at Ballet Black's Studio, London on November 14 2017. Photo: Arnaud Stephenson
Cira Robinson
Senior Artist
Ebony Thomas, Ballet Black Season shoot at Ballet Black's Studio, London on November 14 2017. Photo: Arnaud Stephenson
Ebony Thomas
Apprentice Artist

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES