Established in July 2012 Joburg Ballet (JB) is the country’s largest and most prestigious professional ballet company.

JB is a non-profit, Section 21 Company, proudly resident at the Joburg Theatre. The company consists of permanent and ad-hoc dancers skilled in both classical ballet and contemporary dance.

An extensive repertoire includes works by Petipa, Ivanov, Bovim, Maqoma, Paeper, Balanchine, Saint-Léon, Wubbe and others. An active performance schedule is maintained with two major seasons at the Joburg Theatre as well as promotional events, corporate entertainment, local and international tours.

In addition to the professional company, and under the auspices of JB, the following programs are managed:

- Development School in Alexandra, Soweto and Braamfontein / Hillbrow.
- An extra-curricular Ballet Academy for high school students
- A Graduate (apprenticeship) Program




Revised La Traviata Casting & Two New Productions Announced for 2017

Guest artists Juan Pablo Ledo from Buenos Aires and Daniel Szybkowski from Cape... Read More »


Joburg Ballet seeks a Financial Accountant

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Joburg Ballet’s prima ballerina announces final performances in April

Joburg Ballet’s prima ballerina Burnise Silvius has announced that she will be retiring... Read More »