Artistic Director Alan Foley

Alan Foley is revered by the many people who owe their love and appreciation of ballet to him...

Michael D. Higgins – Uachtarán na hÉireann

Cork City Ballet… frothing with charm and professionalism

Irish Times

Cork City Ballet is gradually and successfully re-establishing classical ballet...

as an important contribution to the cultural life of the city

Expertise is a good partner, but no substitute for sophistication…

Foley’s vision, approach and style are utterly sophisticated

"Choreographer Jane Kellaghan deserves special applause for her excellent stage craft"

Irish Examiner

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"Monica Loughman positively sparkled in the Odalisque pas de trois from Le Corsaire"

Irish Times

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"…Cork City Ballet offers a cocktail in which skill is blended with excitement…"

Irish Times

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"Patricia Crosbie's short balletic poem Eva, to music by Van Morrison, gave a tantalising hint of what Ireland could contribute to ballet if it managed to harvest its immense musical talent"

Dance Europe

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"Bodyguard, with jazz ballet choreography by former Irish National Ballet ballerina Patricia Crosbie... was a great crowd pleaser"

Dance Europe

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"Expertise is a good partner, but no substitute for sophistication.... Foley's vision, approach and style are utterly sophisticated"

Irish Times

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"Cork City Ballet... frothing with charm and professionalism"

Irish Times

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"Modern themes and references and music are all used with total confidence.... and further distinguished by excellent costuming, confirms Alan Foley as a significant force in dance in Ireland today"

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"Monica Loughman and Alan Foley as the doomed lovers in Swan Lake, created a world of mystery and romance which captivated the imagination of the audience completely"

Irish Examiner

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"A breathtaking and memorable Giselle, and one of the best you are likely to see"

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"The house was almost silenced by the brilliance of Nikita Shcheglov who orbits the stage in a display of leaping galactic spirals"

Irish Times

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"Alan Foley's Salut d'Amour showed a talent for lyrical romantic choreography"

Dance Europe

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(Kirov Ballerina) "Veronika Ivanova executed her part with typical Vaganova legs of steel and burnished fifths"

Dance Europe

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"Koulagina is such a pro that she could zap fouettes off on a sloping football pitch"

Dance Europe

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"Alan Foley gave a dynamic performance showing both technical accuracy and confidence as well as a fine style of aerial impulsion"

Irish Times

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"…Each performance is packed with vitality and passion…"

Irish Examiner

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"Cork City Ballet is gradually and successfully re-establishing classical ballet as an important contribution to the cultural life of the city..."

Dancing Times

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"Giselle was a company triumph"

Dance Europe

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"Corkonians gave a well-deserved standing ovation to Cork City Ballet in the Opera House"

Irish Times

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"…The Black Swan Pas de Deux brought the house down…"

Dance Europe

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"Highly professional dancers, costumed to the peak of personal performance values, give their technical best"

Irish Times

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Welcome to Cork City Ballet

Cork City Ballet isn’t just a company. It’s a collaboration of dedicated, passionate people who come together to make sure that our commitment to the best in dance in Ireland is upheld, and available to all who seek it out.

From our staff, artists and Board of Trustees to our many volunteers, the Cork City Ballet family works tirelessly to ensure that we stay true to our unique vision of live performance of main-scale classical ballet’s in Ireland.

We hope our newly designed website will act as an introduction to the artistic and administrative staff of Cork City Ballet for you, and that you might learn more about the exciting workings of this vibrant ballet company in Cork, Ireland.

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Upcoming Performances

GISELLE

10 . 11 . 2016

For its Winter Season at the Cork Opera House, Cork City Ballet presents the full-length ballet Giselle – the poignant and...

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Biographies

Artistic Director, Alan Foley

Alan Foley, Founder and Artistic Director of Cork City Ballet, began his training with the renowned Joan Denise Moriarty School of...

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Guest Artistes

Lucia Lacarra

Born in Zumaia (Guipúzcoa) in 1975, she started studying dance at the age of nine. At age 13, she attended the...

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Reviews

Irish Examiner

“Monica Loughman and Alan Foley as the doomed lovers in Swan Lake, created a world of mystery and romance which captivated...

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Latest News

Cork City Ballet presents ‘Giselle’.

Cork City Ballet in a scene from the most influential of all Romantic ballets...

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New site…

Welcome to our new website.

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Back to the barre

Ballet classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced with Patricia Crosbie every wednesday at...

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