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Ballet Years



A section that will get quite extensive as we aim to have a page about every year in the history of British ballet.

Do let us know if there are any particular years we should cover sooner rather than later.




    1924 ... Mr B leaves Russia

    1928 ... the year of 'Apollo'

    1934 ... First Giselle and Swan Lake

    1938 ... Horoscope, and London Ballet

    1942 ... Helpmann and Grey rule

    1946 ... ROH opens for business

    1949 ... RB hits big in the US

    1954 ... Everybody is touring

    1958 ... Ondine premieres with Fonteyn

    1962 ... Nureyev arrives

    1967 ... Rambert renews

    1970 ... ‘Dances at a Gathering’

    1975 ... Nureyev, Makarova, Baryshnikov

    1979 ... Opera House extended

    1982 ... RB's bright young things

    1984 ... our next ballet year

    1986 ... ROH plans rebuilding

    1990 ... all change at ENB





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