About us

Train - Create - Share

A high level school forging the talent of the future...
An internationally renowned dance company...
A festival that presents the choreographic art in all its forms

It has taken almost three decades to accomplish this dream in the Principality of Monaco and shape the three current faces of the Ballets de Monte-Carlo.

In 1985, the current Ballets de Monte-Carlo Company was created as a result of the commitment of H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover who wanted to continue the long tradition of dance in Monaco and its famous "Ballets Russes".

The arrival of Jean-Christophe Maillot in 1993 led to the company's international growth through the choreographies he created for it. He also enhanced its repertoire by inviting established or emerging choreographers to work with the exceptional tool of its 50 dancers.

On tour for over 200 days a year, the Ballets de Monte-Carlo is a major culture ambassador for the Principality. Wanting dance in Monaco to be even more influential, in 2000, Jean-Christophe Maillot created the Monaco Dance Forum, an international multi-form dance festival which sees a procession of artists and creators converge on the Principality every year.

In 2009, the Princess Grace Academy of Dance Academy, founded in 1975, redefined its objectives and made the professionalisation of each of its students its primary purpose. It is now responsible for maintaining the excellence of classical instruction while remaining open to the influences of modern-day dance.

In 2011, under the presidency of H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover, the Ballets de Monte-Carlo Company, the Monaco Dance Forum and the Princess Grace Academy of Dance were incorporated under a single organisation, the Ballets de Monte-Carlo, directed by Jean-Christophe Maillot.