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Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB), Birmingham Hippodrome

Muddy says "The UK's top touring ballet company and orchestra, which last year celebrated its 30th anniversary of relocating to Birmingham from London and a new director in former Cuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta."

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Former Cuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta Dancers took up his appointment as Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet in January 2020 and pledged to bring ballet’s ‘traditional image into the 21st century’.

A world-leading company, BRB is one of the five major UK ballet companies including The Royal Ballet, the English National Ballet, Northern Ballet and Scottish Ballet.

The Royal Ballet Sinfonia is Birmingham Royal Ballet’s permanent orchestra, it is also Britain’s busiest ballet orchestra playing frequently for Paris Opéra Ballet, New York City Ballet, Australian Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, the Kirov, Norwegian Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and La Scala Ballet.

The Queen is the Patron of BRB, and Prince Charles its President. Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet in London relocated to Birmingham in 1990 under Peter Wright as Director.

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