Ballet Rising

Ballet Rising is focused on filming and telling the stories of classical ballet dancers in the most unlikely places around the world.

Ballet Rising Project / Gala April 18, 2019 at 9:54 am
Pledged of €10,000 goal
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Exploring the emergence of classical ballet in the most unlikely places.


Ballet Rising will take you around the world to discover classical ballet in places you least expect. Join former Dutch National Ballet principal dancer Casey Herd as he takes you on a journey to visit ballet schools, watch electrifying new companies, and meet pioneers of the emerging ballet world. We’ll be traveling to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, the humming city of New Delhi, and the colorful street of Phnom Penh and learning from ballet leaders in places like Nigeria, Iran, and Ethiopia. The explosion of new ballet talent in these places is going to blow your mind.


Ballet Rising is raising money to continue to bring inspiring stories to our audience around the world. Please consider supporting our recent trips to New Delhi, India and Rio de Janeiro and Uberlândia, Brazil and our upcoming visit to Lagos, Nigeria. In the meantime, keep up with our discoveries and conversations with ballet leaders in places like Nigeria, South Africa, and Iran on our website and by following us on social media. If you’d like to see more, help us spread the word by liking, commenting on, and sharing our news!


We can’t wait to show you what’s happening in ballet around the world! 





With much appreciation,

The Ballet Rising Team


Casey Herd, Founder and Director

Chris Weisler, Creative Director


  • Prince A Sanders
    Wishing you all best with this fantastic project
  • Alex Dickson
    I needed visas as a dancer. Paying it forward. Merde Casey count me in
  • Charlene Bradt
  • Anonymous
  • Clay Warner
    Best of luck! Go!
  • Simon Fisher
  • Isabel Fernandez
  • Victoria Pulkkinen Chiarelli
    Merde! Wishing you so much success !
  • Briana Stuart
    Excited for this project!
  • Laura Rosillo
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