The founders of BalletBoyz, Michael Nunn and William Trevitt, danced with the Royal Ballet for 12 years before creating the world-renowned company K Ballet. They toured Japan for several years to both popular and critical acclaim alongside some of the best male dancers of their time; Gary Avis, Matthew Dibble, Stuart Cassidy and Tetsuya Kumakawa.
Following Nunn and Trevitt’s return to the UK in 2000, they co-founded BalletBoyz. For ten years the company performed around the world and won numerous awards and accolades working with leading dancers, choreographers and designers, including the likes of Russell Maliphant, William Forsythe and Sylvie Guillem.
In 2010 eight young male dancers were selected from a variety of backgrounds. The dancers were coached and mentored to create a company of first-class contemporary ballet performers. Now in its eighteenth year, the company has expanded to ten dancers and regularly tours both nationally and internationally. In 2013 BalletBoyz won the National Dance Award for Best Independent Company.
BalletBoyz continue to inspire, educate and showcase dance in the best possible ways, touring the world to bring their creations to as wide an audience as possible. In 2018 they have already been to Florida and Italy and have just completed their UK tour. In August they are heading to China for 3 weeks of performances and workshops.
A selection of their wide variety of repertoire is available to view below, as well as their current company members.
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Serpent by Liam Scarlett (Royal Ballet Artist in Residence) is set to the haunting music of Max Richter’s Memoryhouse.
The second piece, Fallen, is choreographed by Russell Maliphant and set to a powerful score by French film composer Armand Amar.
Fallen won the award for Best Modern Choreography at the 2013 National Dance Awards and both pieces feature lighting from Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Michael Hulls.
The body beautiful meets serious talent” - Evening Standard
“It took the entire train ride home for my adrenaline to stop pumping. Wow.” - The Daily Express
“The performance is whole-hearted, whole-bodied, splendid.” - Financial Times
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Life. premiered at Sadler’s Wells on 20th April 2016, featuring two new commissions by internationally acclaimed choreographers Pontus Lidberg and Javier de Frutos.
Life. takes an elegant, powerful and often humorous look at life and death.
Featuring music by Henryk Görecki (Kleines Requiem für eine Polka) and a brand new commission from Ben Foskett.
“...a work of rare craft, which combines a weirdly surreal imagination with meticulous restraint.”
“They look tremendous. They are tremendous... a daring, skilled creation.” - Financial Times
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Fourteen Days was created in 2017 and is a thought-provoking exploration about the methods artists employ to create their work. Given just fourteen days, 4 internationally acclaimed choreographers worked with 4 world-renowned composers to make 4 new commissions that challenge and stimulate both the audience and the dancers. Highlighting the diversity of styles and approaches, the show plays with the concept of balance and imbalance and proves to be an exciting, varied programme of dance and music.
'A work… of mysterious, absorbing charm'
'A massive – but unsurprising – hit for BalletBoyz.'
'In superlative form.'
The Guardian ****
'The result is always the same – fantastic.'
The Times ****
'Fluid footwork and brash fun…a treat.'
The Evening Standard ****
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Fourteen Days Trailer
Young Men Trailer