Artistic Director Alan Foley

The Company

Cork City Ballet embraces a policy of engaging dancers from international companies as well as Ireland’s finest classical and contemporary dancers, to perform to audiences all over Ireland.

CCB promotes and encourages the ethos that ballet is for everyone. This is achieved by its diversity of programming, which includes not just the well-loved classics, but also modern and contemporary choreography including works specially created for the company by the Artistic Director of the Company – Alan Foley; former ballerina with Irish National Ballet: Patricia Crosbie; and Bolshoi trained principal dancer Yuri Demakov among others.

This blend of classical and contemporary dance in the one programme is in keeping with our intention of making dance as accessible as possible to the general public, and is a major factor in the company being able to attract a new and younger audience to ballet than ever before.

Cork City Ballet aspires to promoting dance as a vibrant and enjoyable art form.

Artistic staff of Cork City Ballet regularly visit theatres in London, Stockholm, St. Petersburg and New York to engage in discussion with policy makers and to strengthen our established international network of contacts.

Cork City Ballet’s Aims and Objectives