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Cork City ballet exists to present quality ballet to the highest possible standards by offering a wide-ranging repertoire that includes new and lesser-known works as well as the established classics including Swan Lake, Giselle and The Sleeping Beauty.

Our policy is to provide performance opportunities and employment for Irish dancers, choreographers, teachers and practitioners. We strive to build on our existing international relationships, thus creating valuable exchange opportunities and absorbing the international culture of dance into Irish ballet, whilst extending the public's understanding and enjoyment of dance.

One of the signature elements of Cork City Ballet has been the incorporation of contemporary and modern dance into its classical foundation to create new and relevant ballets for our time.


Artistic Director Alan Foley
Ballet Mistress Patricia Crosbie
Lighting Designer Tim Feehily
Stage Manager Paul Sherlock
Sound Engineer Liam O'Mullane
PR Colette McNamee
Administrator Daniel Healy


  • The Nutcracker (2018)

  • The Sleeping Beauty (2017)

  • Giselle (2016)

  • Swan Lake (2015)

  • The Playboy of the Western World by Patricia Crosbie / Alan Foley (Firkin Crane 2012)

  • The Sleeping Beauty by Yury Demakov / Alan Foley (Cork Opera House 2012)

  • Giselle (Cork Opera House 2011)

  • Music For The Ballet (Firkin Crane 2010)

  • Swan Lake (Cork Opera House 2010)