Cork City Ballet is an Irish ballet company founded in 1992 by Alan Foley, a student of Joan Denise Moriarty.[2] It is one of two professional ballet companies in Ireland. Cork City Ballet performs annually at Cork Opera House, staging (for example) a production of Giselle in 2011.[3] It has also toured venues such as Wexford Opera House[4] and The Helix in Dublin.[5] Cork City Ballet has worked with a number of guest artists and companies such as Royal Swedish Ballet[6] and Kirov Ballet.[4] In 2012, Cork City Ballet commemorated the centenary of the birth of Joan Denise Moriarty, the founder of Irish Theatre Ballet, Ireland's first professional ballet company.[7]

Cork City Ballet
IndustryPerforming arts
FounderAlan Foley
HeadquartersFirkin Crane, Cork, Ireland
Key people
Alan Foley (Artistic Director), Patricia Crosbie (Ballet Mistress) Colette McNamee (Chairperson)[1]
Revenue127,088 Euro (2018) Edit this on Wikidata
The Firkin Crane, in the Shandon area of Cork City, is a permanent base for Cork City Ballet, Crux Dance Theatre and other dance activities

Notable productions edit

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References edit

  1. ^ "Biographies". Cork City Ballet. Retrieved 29 October 2022.
  2. ^ * Foley, Alan (2008). Cork City Ballet: the story so far. Cork: KWP. p. 15. ISBN 9780955153129.
  3. ^ Leland, Mary. "Giselle". Irish Times. Retrieved 20 March 2012.
  4. ^ a b Kerrigan, Jo. "Russian star dancers all set to lift our spirits". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 20 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Dance: What's On". Retrieved 20 March 2012.
  6. ^ Hayes Curtin, Brian. "Swedish ballet star set for Cork". Cork Independent. Archived from the original on 16 October 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2012.
  7. ^ Murray, Katie. "Cork Profile: Lavinia Anderson". Cork Independent. Archived from the original on 11 May 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2012.