Duchy Ballet was formed to celebrate the opening of The Hall for Cornwall in November 1997. The aim was to establish a youth ballet company for Cornwall providing the opportunity to train, rehearse and perform within a professional setting, alongside artists from the National and International stage.
Duchy Ballet normally puts on one major production a year, Auditions are normally in mid September and rehearsals for the more complex roles begin soon after. Rehearsals for the younger dancers generally start after Christmas.
Details of our previous productions, including biographies of the professional dancers who have danced as principals, can be found by following the productions link on the menu above.
Duchy Ballet is a not-for-profit, self funding organisation. Staging a Duchy Ballet performance is a very expensive proposition. .
We hold various fundraising events throughout the year to try and offset some of that expenditure. In the past we've packed bags at Sainsbury's in Truro, held a horse racing evening with some fantastic raffle prizes thrown in and other smaller scale events.
We're always looking for new ways to raise finance so if you can think of a brilliant fund raising idea or would like to sponsor Duchy Ballet please contact our Friends of Duchy Ballet co-ordinator (details on the Duchy Ballet Contact page)for more details.