Live from around the Globe: World Ballet Day

Today we celebrate World Ballet Day (Oct 4 2016).

The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, and San Francisco Ballet partner once again and will stream for the first-time ever on Facebook Live. World Ballet Day LIVE is an opportunity for audiences to see what it takes to be one of the world’s top companies, providing viewers around the world an inside look at the athleticism and dedication required for a life in ballet. Each company will introduce viewers to a variety of experiences from technique classes and rehearsals to backstage preparations.

The following companies will also feature as part of World Ballet Day: Hong Kong Ballet, Queensland Ballet, West Australian Ballet, English National Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Northern Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Houston Ballet, Boston Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo and Nederlands Dans Theater.

Find these companies on Facebook for their individual streams, or watch the global stream below.

Photo: Xander Parish trained at Skelton-Hooper School in Hull. Xander became the first British dancer ever to join the Mariinsky Ballet.