Ballet Icons Gala 2023

The world’s annual ballet highlight! A star-studded international cast will perform classical favourites and contemporary masterpieces.

The annual Ballet Icons Gala is one of the world’s ballet highlights. Dedicated audiences experience the most illustrious classical and contemporary choreography.

The Gala’s 2023 programme will again showcase ballet excellence with a dazzling array of the best-known classical excerpts as well as new works and world and UK premieres.

Onstage will be world stars – principals of the Royal Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, English National Ballet, Vienna State Ballet, Bavarian State Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, Berlin State Ballet, New City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and Boston Ballet.

The Gala, which continues to be one of the world’s most impressive dance events, will be accompanied by the English National Ballet Philharmonic Orchestra.

Tipped as “a grand affair on a global scale…” by Sunday Express, this is an event you simply cannot miss.

Tickets from £30*

Recommended age 5+

For more information, please contact the London Coliseum on 020 7845 9300 or [email protected]

Our staff are on hand to make your visit as smooth as possible and we have an Access Scheme for our audiences with a disability, a health condition, or different access needs to ensure everyone has a comfortable and enjoyable visit.

View our seating plan


*£3.25 booking fee per ticket.

Creative Team

Jonathan Lo



Timofej Andrijashenko

La Scala

Aitor Arrieta

English National Ballet

Sergio Bernal

National Ballet of Spain

Audric Bezard

Paris Opera

António Casalinho

Bavarian State Opera

Jeffrey Cirio

Boston Ballet

Reece Clarke

Royal Ballet

Cesar Corrales

Royal Ballet

Margarita Fernandes

Bavarian State Opera

Dorothée Gilbert

Paris Opera

Evelina Godunova

Berlin State Ballet

Matthew Golding

Francesca Hayward

Royal Ballet

Katja Khaniukova

English National Ballet

Jason Kittelberger

Lucía Lacarra

Julian MacKay

Bavarian State Ballet

Maia Makhateli

Dutch National Ballet

Nicoletta Manni

La Scala

David Motta Soares

Berlin State Ballet

Vadim Muntagirov

Royal Ballet

Yasmine Naghdi

Royal Ballet

Marianela Núñez

Royal Ballet

Natalia Osipova

Royal Ballet

Giuseppe Picone

San Carlo Theatre

Calvin Royal III


Jacek Mysinski

Pianist, ABT

Iana Salenko

Berlin State Ballet

Daniil Simkin

Berlin State Opera

Li Yuecong

Beijing Dance Theatre

Han Yufei

Beijing Dance Theatre