Celebration of Dance. Ballet Icons Gala back on stage


Ballet Icons Gala


“All danced so beautifully” – Evening Standard.

“An exceptional talent, unmissable on stage…” – Dance Tabs.

“…Feels like the night of a thousand stars, the very best the world of ballet has to offer… is the Grand Prix of the dance calendar, a celebration of choreography, compositions and most importantly dancers… Across the evening, the performance standard is outstanding…”  – The Reviews Hub.

An evening not to be missed! 

The Ballet Icons Gala is an annual star-studded event in London. Organised by Ensemble Productions since 2006, it is now firmly established as one of the highlights of London’s cultural and social calendar. The Gala’s programme pays tribute to the traditions of this beautiful genre of art – its old and contemporary masters.

The Gala‘s 2021 programme will be another exciting celebration of classical and contemporary ballet performed by principal dancers from the UK and around the world.

The Gala continues to be one of the world’s most impressive dance events. For one night only – 26 November 2021 – the Gala will bring together the world’s greatest ballet stars in a splendid performance – a night to remember! 

The audience will witness the unmatched skills of the world’s leading artists. The programme will include much loved ballet repertoire, inspiring works by leading contemporary choreographers and a number of world premieres.


Ballet Icons Gala


The programme will showcase a variety of dance schools and traditions. This is a celebration of dance, contributing to essential and international cultural dialogue.

The Gala will be followed by an exclusive dinner held at the glamorous Corinthia Hotel, which is just steps away from the performance venue. There will be a short welcoming reception followed by a three-course dinner served in London’s fine pedigree & fabulous style ballroom. The hotel’s seamless blend of modern luxury and Victorian elegance appears on the A-list of celebrity guests. You will have a unique opportunity to meet in person the star artists, as well as members of the Royal Family, celebrities, political and business leaders, and take memorable photos with them. 

An evening not to be missed! 


Celebrate the magic of the ballet live – the sales are open: Tickets 


For early enquiries about VIP TICKETS to include a post-performance dinner in the presence of the participating artists and other distinguished guests please contact:


Dancers performing on November 26th include the following:

Timofej Andrijashenko (Teatro alla Scala)

Léonore Baulac (Paris Opera Ballet)

Sergio Bernal – (former Principal, the National Ballet of Spain)

Filipa de Castro (National Ballet of Portugal)

Jeffrey Cirio (English National Ballet)

Francesco Gabriele Frola (English National Ballet)

Matthew Golding (former Principal, the Royal Ballet)  

Katja Khaniukova (English National Ballet)

Maria Kochetkova (English National Ballet)

Liudmila Konovalova (Vienna State Ballet)

Lucía Lacarra (former Principal, the Bavarian State Ballet)

Julian MacKay (San Francisco Ballet)

Maia Makhateli (Dutch National Ballet)

Nicoletta Manni (Teatro alla Scala)

Vadim Muntagirov (The Royal Ballet)

Yasmine Naghdi (The Royal Ballet)

Marianela Núñez (The Royal Ballet)

Ksenia Ovsyanick (Berlin State Ballet)

Natalia Osipova (The Royal Ballet)

Giuseppe Picone (Teatro di San Carlo)

Carlos Pinillos (National Ballet of Portugal)

Marcelino Sambé (The Royal Ballet)

Daniil Simkin (Berlin State Ballet / ABT)

Denis Vieira (The Bavarian State Ballet)

*Organisers reserve the right to make alterations to the casting where unavoidable.

Ballet Icons Gala
26 November 2021
London Coliseum