Borne to Dance 2019

Borne to Dance 2019

19 March 2019

An exquisite night of dance hosted by Dame Darcey Bussell and Michael Nunn OBE.

Thank you

A signature event in Borne’s fundraising calendar, Borne to Dance was held on 19th March 2019 at the Paul Hamlyn Hall, at the Royal Opera House, with over 200 guests in attendance.

Hosted by Darcey Bussell and Michael Nunn, the night saw stunning performances from some of the world’s most renowned and innovative dance companies. 

The evening featured performances by The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Sir Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, BalletBoyz and performers from the hit show Strictly Come Dancing, Aljaz Skorjanec and Ash-Leigh Hunter.

The night raised invaluable funds for Borne’s research and the launch of PREVENT, a pioneering screening programme to identify women at risk of preterm birth.

Borne to Dance would not have been possible without:

  • The dedication and creativity of our Patron, Darcey Bussell, and Ambassador, Michael Nunn,
  • The performing companies and performers who gave their time up for free
  • Our suppliers who brought our vision to fruition.

Watch the highlights

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The performing companies

BalletBoyzBalletBoyz is a cutting edge and critically acclaimed contemporary dance company based in London, renowned for its exciting and innovative blend of original film work and live performance. Meet the performersEnglish National BalletThe English National Ballet brings world-class classical ballet to the widest possible audience – delighting them with the traditional and inspiring them with the new. Meet the performersSir Matthew Bourne’s New AdventuresNew Adventures is an iconic and ground-breaking British dance-theatre company, famous for telling stories with a unique theatrical twist.Meet the performersAljaž Skorjanec and Janette ManraraWe will be joined by Aljaž Skorjanec and Janette Manrara, two powerhouses from the iconic ballroom dance competition Strictly Come Dancing.Meet the performersThe Royal BalletOne of the world’s greatest ballet companies. Under the directorship of Kevin O’Hare, The Royal Ballet unites tradition and innovation in world-class performances.Meet the performers

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Do you have an idea for an event or a sponsorship opportunity? Would you like to attend or host a future event? We would love to hear from you.

Please connect with Natalie Muse, Head of Events and Partnerships,, or give us a call on 020 3315 3184.

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