Joburg Ballet is a full-time, professional ballet company, resident at Joburg Theatre in the heart of Johannesburg.
Joburg Ballet’s repertoire includes full-length productions of major classical works, as well as shorter ballets, including original works created for the company by South African and international choreographers. The company presents three major seasons a year at Joburg Theatre, and also tours to other regions in South Africa and internationally.
The company provides a high standard of training for students via Joburg Ballet School and Academy, plus a comprehensive programme of community-based development and outreach work via its Satellite Schools, with emphasis on historically disadvantaged communities.
Joburg Ballet is committed to openness, wide-reaching engagement, accessibility and inclusivity, and to sharing its energy and creativity with audiences, dance teachers and arts practitioners in Johannesburg, South Africa and abroad.
It is dedicated to the growth and revitalisation of the great legacy of classical ballet and to the development of new choreographers, new works and new audiences from across South Africa. The company’s Chief Executive Officer is Esther Nasser and the Artistic Director is Iain MacDonald.
Board and Joburg Ballet Trust
Honorary Life Patron: Annzie Hancock
Patron: Tito Mboweni
Board of Directors: David Blyth, Salome Brown Gooding, James Campbell (Chair), Ashley Hayden,
Iain MacDonald (Artistic Director), Mpumelelo Makhabela, Zipporah Maubane, Esther Nasser (CEO),
Grant Rogerson, Coenraad Visser
Trust: James Campbell, Mbali Dlamini, Biddy Faber, Annzie Hancock (Chair), Iain MacDonald,
Jenni Newman, Titi Sekhukhune