The National Ballet of China
Founded in December 1959, The National Ballet of China gathers all of its outstanding artists from professional academies. Under decades of loving care and support from the government and friends of all social sectors, the company never ceased enriching its solid Russian foundations with works of different schools and styles. The company’s repertoire includes world classics like Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Giselle, Carmen, Onegin, The Little Mermaid, as well as its original creations like The Red Detachment of Women, The New Year Sacrifice, Yellow River, Raise the Red Lantern, The Peony Pavilion, and The Chinese New Year etc. By staging western ballets and creating works of its own with distinct national characteristics, the company found a successful path for the development of Chinese ballet fusing styles of the classical and the modern, as well as cultures of the nation and the world.
Over more than 50 years, the company has proudly made achievements in talent training, stage productions, as well as ballet promotion and educations. Numerous ballet dancers, choreographers, musicians and stage artists won major international awards, and made collaborations with international stars in their fields. The company has a repertoire near to 200 ballets, some of which have been awarded as Classic Chinese Art Works and enjoyed international fame.
As a renowned company with sound international influence, the National Ballet of China serves as an excellent cultural envoy and important window of the nation, to spread the essence of Chinese culture. Meanwhile, it has also been endeavoring to present high standard performances to the Chinese audience, and promote the art form in universities, communities and among children. In accordance with its motto “United, Pragmatic, Self-independent, and Enterprising”, the company members are following steps of their hard working predecessors, and making enormous strides to realize their dream of a hundred years in the future.