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Established in 1993 by Artistic Director Liv Lorent, balletLORENT is one of the UK's most distinctive dance companies constantly touring the UK with an exciting range of work for audiences of all ages.

Easily one of the most interesting female choreographers in the world today, Liv Lorent produces quirky, emotive dance theatre that always manages to engage both your heart and your head
The List

balletLORENT is supported by Arts Council of England in its endeavour to deliver a programme of work for audiences of all ages in diverse settings with exciting collaborations. This includes a national touring programme of Rapunzel, our fairytale for family audiences. Collaborators include: Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate; Murray Gold; Phil Eddolls; Michele Clapton; Malcolm Rippeth and Lesley Sharp. balletLORENT also celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2013 with The Night Ball, an exciting new performance event, inspired by two of the company's most loved and immersive works - The Ball and la nuit intime.

We will continue to deliver dance education of the highest standard to children and adults in the North East, across the UK and beyond. balletLORENT will continue to create the fantastical, the beautiful and the heartfelt, as it has done for the last 20 years. This is dance that deliberately seeks not to mystify or alienate. This is dance made in the North East of England and toured all round the UK as well as meeting an increasing international demand.

It is rare for a contemporary dance company to aim for direct expressions of qualities such as tenderness, wonder and warmth; but you sense them in the work of Liv Lorent and that makes her a natural to create a piece for children.
The Guardian


Art should not leave you out in the cold; it should open the door to a possibility of a fuller, richer life. For me this happened with a performance by balletLORENT.
Financial Times