All about ballet

The tutu

The Wig Master

The Shoe Master

Running Wardrobe

Health and fitness

The audience

The written language of dance

The audience 2

Welcome to the 'All about ballet' section, where you can find out... all about ballet! Click on any of the items in the index to the left to bring up features and articles giving you a behind-the-scenes peek at all the work that goes into presenting a ballet on the stage. If you want to know more, see the boxes below for links to other bits and pieces around the site. New features are added regularly, so once you've had a look, be sure to come back again soon!


You can now read an article about Henry, Birmingham Royal Ballet's wigmaster, responsible for all of the hair and make-up in our ballets! This article was previously only available through the treasure hunt page, so if you've not seen it yet, click here to take a look now!


Want to find out more about the story of The Nutcracker? We've posted a full colour storyguide, telling the tale complete with photographs from the show. Click here to take a look, or follow the link to the 'On-line fun' section of the website in the menu at the top of the page.

Have you seen...

The article on Running Wardrobe yet? It's full of pictures of costumes worn by Birmingham Royal Ballet's dancers when they perform on stage! Click here to take a look now.
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