In partnership with English National Ballet.

Bringing world-class classical ballet to the widest possible audience.

Established in 1950 as Festival Ballet before rebranding as English National Ballet in 1989, English National Ballet (ENB) brings world-class classical ballet to the widest possible audience, delighting them with the traditional and inspiring them with the new. The Company stands for artistic excellence and creativity.

Cunard and English National Ballet have been in partnership since 2019, delivering the first ever special event voyage Dance the Atlantic which returns on board Queen Mary 2 in August 2023. On land, Cunard is proud to have sponsored some of the Company's most critically acclaimed productions, such as She Persisted and The Forsythe Evening. In November 2022 the partnership will present a brand-new version of the classic ballet Raymonda and 2023 sees the return of Akram Khan’s and English National Ballet’s production of Creature. 

Dance the Atlantic 2023.

11-18 August 2023.
We are delighted to announce the return of Dance the Atlantic, an exquisite Event Voyage that celebrates the world of dance. This sailing brings the opportunity to become absorbed in the remarkable talent of English National Ballet, with access to rehearsals, workshops, classes, and a stunning performance in the beautiful Royal Court Theatre.

Discover what guests enjoyed on the award-winning 2019 voyage, and book your stateroom online today.

Raymonda.

We are delighted to be Production Sponsors of English National Ballet’s highly anticipated adaptation of the classic story ballet, Raymonda, created by Artistic Director, Tamara Rojo. Keeping the best of its 19th-century original, this new version includes a dramatic new story, introducing a heroine in command of her own destiny. Introducing Tamara Rojo’s first foray into directing and choreographing, building on her illustrious career as a dancer and artistic director.

Following the premiere at the London Coliseum in January 2022, Raymonda will go on tour, visiting Bristol on 23 – 26 November and Southampton from 30 November to 3 December 2022.

Creature.

We are proud to support the return of Akram Khan’s and English National Ballet’s production of Creature to Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London on 22 March – 1 April 2023. Creature is an unearthly tale of exploitation and human frontiers inspired by Georg Büchner’s expressionist classic Woyzeck, with shadows of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Drawing on themes of abandonment, isolation and the fragility of the mind, Creature is the tale of an outsider and the search for belonging.

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