At the heart of a creative nation

About us

Ballet Cymru is an international touring ballet company for Wales, committed to inclusion and innovation in dance and classical ballet, and to the highest standard of collaboration. Its extensive Access and Outreach programme is committed to breaking down barriers to accessing the arts.

Ballet Cymru became a Revenue client of The Arts Council of Wales in 2011.


Best Dance Production, Theatre Critics of Wales Awards in 2014, 2017, 2018


Critics’ Circle UK National Dance Awards, Audience Award 2006


Critics’ Circle UK National Dance Award for Best Independent Company 2012, 2014, 2015

Artistic Director Darius James received an OBE in 2019 for services to Ballet and Community Dance and directs the company alongside Assistant Artistic Director Amy Doughty who was a Paul Hamlyn Foundation JADE Fellow and leads the company’s groundbreaking inclusive education work.

Patrons of the company include Cerys Matthews MBE and ex-Royal Harpist Catrin Finch, who also collaborate on work.