BRB2 is a company of some of the very best young ballet graduates from around the world.

The company offers a two-year performance programme, providing vital employment for the next generation of exceptional ballet dancers (aged 18-22) to transition from training into jobs at BRB or other leading ballet companies, impacting the dance sector worldwide. It acts as a magnet for the best UK and international talent, providing extensive training and professional experience, sending developed, professional dancers back into the dance sector and providing role models for the next generation. BRB2 is inspired by Dutch National Ballet Junior Company and ABT Studio Company.

The BRB2 dancers train and perform with the whole Birmingham Royal Ballet company in major productions, but also develop their own touring programme, supported by senior members of BRB's ballet staff. In most ballet companies new joiners and artists can spend years working their way up to dancing principal roles; this showcase puts the spotlight on the new talent in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s ranks in an exciting, crowd-pleasing and challenging way.

First Soloist Kit Holder leads BRB2 as Artistic Coordinator. Along with Carlos Acosta, Kit has worked on Carlos Acosta's Classical Selection, the show that formed the company's inaugural performances in 2023 and returns on tour with a largely new cast of young dancers for 2024 – a showcase for the brilliant technique and virtuoso promise of these young dancers.

BRB2 is supported by Charles Holloway, Mary Laing and the late David Laing, The Kirby Laing Foundation, The Oak Foundation, The Linbury Trust, The GJW Turner Trust, The Noël Coward Foundation and The George Cadbury Fund.

BRB2 Company members