BalletBoyz is the brainchild of Michael Nunn and Billy Trevitt who founded the company in 2001. They danced all over the world for ten years and won numerous awards and accolades working with leading dancers, choreographers and designers.
2010 saw their retirement from the stage and the first edition of the groundbreaking project theTALENT. Michael and Billy selected eight young male dancers from a variety of backgrounds and worked with them closely, mentoring and coaching to create a company of first-class performers. Now in its fifth year, the Company has expanded to ten dancers and regularly tours the UK and internationally. In 2013 BalletBoyz won the National Dance Award for Best Independent Company.
As well as their extensive repertoire of stage works Michael and Billy have created numerous arts documentaries for television including BalletBoyz I & II, Strictly Bolshoi, The Royal Ballet in Cuba, BalletBoyz: The Next Generation and BalletBoyz: The Rite of Spring, as well as forty short films for Channel 4’s Random Acts strand. They have won numerous awards for their film work including an International Emmy, Rose d’Or and Golden Prague. In 2012 they crossed the Atlantic to make A Chance to Dance, a seven-part TV series for US network Ovation, co-produced by Nigel Lythgoe.
BalletBoyz is also committed to widening access to quality dance via education and outreach projects in schools, colleges, with community groups and through partnerships with arts organisations. Our current portfolio of activity includes bespoke workshops with children, young people and adults, the Dancer's Course, a one year, part-time course for men and women 18+ who wish to pursue a career in dance, creative dance classes for people with Parkinson’s, the development of brand new digital resources to support KS2, 3 and 4 dance in schools in addition to a range of community classes at the company’s Studio 52a base in Kingston.