Go behind the scenes on World Ballet Day

Now in its sixth year, World Ballet Day is a global celebration of dance and a unique look at a day in the life of some of the world’s best dancers and ballet companies.

First held in 2014, World Ballet Day sees cameras go behind the scenes at some of the world’s leading ballet companies for a global livestream on Facebook and YouTube.

A record 31 companies are participating in this year’s World Ballet Day, which is hosted by The Australian Ballet, The Royal Ballet and The Bolshoi Ballet. The live stream begins at 1pm AEDT (3pm NZDT). 

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts