NEBT is a modern ballet company with a mission to present exciting new work to the widest possible audience. We are committed to the continual reinvention of classical ballet and giving artists the creative space to explore its boundaries. We actively seek out choreographers, musicians, designers and visual artists. As a new company, we have the creative freedom to drive ballet forward, showcasing the strength, athleticism and agility of the next generation.
We want to give the young creatives that we work with paid employment in a profession they love and are dedicated to. After initial success, many dancers and choreographers find themselves lacking the support and opportunities they need to reach their full potential. We treat each member of our company as an individual and offer them a professional development programme. This programme includes lectures and classes on everything from how to avoid sustaining injuries to managing your diet and performing to live music. Nurturing talent and equipping our dancers with the skills and knowledge they need to work as a professional is at the heart of our mission. NEBT is also dedicated to delivering education and outreach projects in partnership with the Lyric Hammersmith. We offer dance workshops in primary and secondary schools based in the local area as well as offer weekly ballet classes for children and young people within the Lyric. Our outreach activities include free performances at local hospitals and community settings as well as partnering with Move Me to perform in outdoor spaces such as Lyric in the Square.