The Stuttgart Ballet
For over 50 years, the Stuttgart Ballet has been dancing for you at the top of the world. With over 60 dancers from more than 20 nations and invitations to guest performances from all over the world, it is impossible to imagine the international ballet stage without the company.
The wide-ranging repertoire delights both lovers of classical ballet and devotees of contemporary dance. The number of world premieres and renowned choreographers who have created new pieces in Stuttgart is unparalleled worldwide. The company's versatile dancers, technically and dramatically of the highest calibre, are sought-after guests on the world's most important stages.
Ballet has a long tradition in Stuttgart, whose beginnings lie at the Württemberg court in the 17th century and which reached its first peak in the 18th century: the great dance reformer Jean-Georges Noverre worked here from 1759 to 1766.
In 1961, a new era in the history of the Stuttgart Ballet began with the appointment of choreographer John Cranko (1927-1973) as ballet director. With three legendary new creations, Cranko became the ingenious innovator of the story ballet genre: Romeo and Juliet (1962), Onegin (1967) and The Taming of the Shrew (1969). During the Stuttgart Ballet's first guest performance in the USA in 1969, American critics coined the term "Stuttgart Ballet Miracle".