Established in July 2012 Joburg Ballet (JB) is the country’s largest and most prestigious professional ballet company.

JB is a non-profit, Section 21 Company, proudly resident at the Joburg Theatre. The company consists of permanent and ad-hoc dancers skilled in both classical ballet and contemporary dance.

An extensive repertoire includes works by Petipa, Ivanov, Bovim, Maqoma, Paeper, Balanchine, Saint-Léon, Wubbe and others. An active performance schedule is maintained with two major seasons at the Joburg Theatre as well as promotional events, corporate entertainment, local and international tours.

In addition to the professional company, and under the auspices of JB, the following programs are managed:

- Development School in Alexandra, Soweto and Braamfontein / Hillbrow.
- An extra-curricular Ballet Academy for high school students
- A Graduate (apprenticeship) Program



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Ballets for Winter

Joburg Ballet returns to the Roodepoort Theatre in June

Following Joburg Ballet’s successful debut... Read More »

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Romeo and Juliet

Joburg Ballet Celebrates Shakespeare with Romeo and Juliet in July

For its second season... Read More »

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Joburg Ballet to Stage Three Major Productions in 2016

Joburg Ballet artistic director Iain MacDonald has announced three major productions for 2016,... Read More »