Get Excited—World Ballet Day 2022 Is on November 2!

October 24, 2022

Bunheads, prepare! World Ballet Day is back for its ninth year of broadcasting ballet across the globe. This year’s annual celebration of streamed classes, rehearsals and performance previews worldwide will take place on November 2.

Viewers can tune in to livestreamed content from over 60 companies on participants’ YouTube and Facebook channels; the World Ballet Day website provides a list that links directly to each organization’s YouTube channel. Viewers can also watch highlights of the day via the WBD YouTube channel and on TikTok.

A line of female dancers pose in B plus, arms crossed low, at the side of the studio as camera operators watch from the front of the room. The dancers wear various colors of leotards and long rehearsal skirts.
Members of The Royal Ballet in rehearsal for World Ballet Day 2021. Photograph by Andrej Uspenski, courtesy ROH.

The 24-hour livestream kicks off with The Australian Ballet at 11 am AEDT (that’s 8 pm EDT/5 pm PDT on November 1 in North America). While the lineup of participating companies and their respective streaming schedules is being continually updated, the list below is what WBD has announced so far. This year, the Bolshoi Ballet will not be participating in the livestreams, nor will it join The Royal Ballet and The Australian Ballet in hosting the event as it has done in the past.

For more information, head to or the organization’s Facebook page.

This year’s participating companies include:

Asia Pacific

The Australian Ballet

Ballet Indonesia

Bangkok City Ballet

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

Hong Kong Ballet

Korean National Ballet

National Ballet of Japan

Queensland Ballet

Royal New Zealand Ballet

Singapore Ballet

Universal Ballet

West Australian Ballet


Ballet de Barcelona

Bayerisches Staatsballett

Estonian National Ballet

Finnish National Ballet

Dutch National Ballet

Les Ballets de Monte Carlo

Norwegian National Ballet

Paris Opéra Ballet

Polish National Ballet

Royal Danish Ballet

Royal Swedish Ballet

Sofia National Opera and Ballet

Staatsballett Berlin

The Stuttgart Ballet

Teatro alla Scala

Wiener Staatsballett

United Kingdom

Birmingham Royal Ballet

English National Ballet

Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing

Northern Ballet

Royal Academy of Dance

The Royal Ballet

Scottish Ballet


Acosta Danza

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

American Ballet Theatre

Ballet Arkansas

Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico

Ballet Idaho

Ballet Nacional de Cuba

Ballet West

Ballet West Academy 


Boston Ballet

Houston Ballet

Joffrey Ballet

Kansas City Ballet

Miami City Ballet

The National Ballet of Canada

Oregon Ballet Theatre

Pacific Northwest Ballet

Philadelphia Ballet

San Francisco Ballet

São Paulo Companhia de Dança

Sarasota Ballet

Smuin Contemporary Ballet

Texas Ballet Theater

The Washington Ballet


Cape Town City Ballet

Joburg Ballet