It has been announced that the newly formed United Ukrainian Ballet will perform at the London Coliseum this September.

The United Ukraine Ballet created by dancers who fled Ukraine and have found a haven in The Hague, will be performing at the London Coliseum this September. This newly formed company will be performing Ukrainian choreographer, Alexei Ratmansky’s new version of Giselle – created especially for the United Ukraine Company and is being performed with the support of the English National Opera and Birmingham Royal Ballet, who will provide the orchestra, set and costumes.

Each member of the company has their own story of how they escaped the devastating war in their homeland to reach safety and join the Company. The personal journeys of the refugee
dancers, and the urgency of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, reflects the story of Giselle with its themes of love, betrayal, death and mercy. All profits from the ticket sales will go towards supporting the people and culture of Ukraine.

Having been founded as a result of the Russian Invasion, the United Ukrainian Ballet Foundation exists to protect, support and spread Ukrainian culture. Five large dance studios and classrooms
at The Hague have been converted to bedrooms for the company who live and work at the centre. They are supervised by former prima ballerina of the Dutch National Ballet, Igone de Jongh, who provides instruction along with other repetiteurs from the Kylian Foundation.

Giselle will be performed at the London Coliseum from the 13th to the 17th September.