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Black British Ballet
Illustration of young black ballet dancer on pointe.


Black dancers have been present in British ballet from at least the 1940s onwards.

Here you can find filmed interviews and/or information about black dancers who worked or trained in British ballet in the past century. These include international professionals who spent all or most of their careers in British ballet companies, as well as British dancers who worked abroad.

Hear these pioneers speak about the challenges they faced, their experiences and their achievements in the dance industry.