Kenneth MacMillan’s ballets are landmarks of twentieth century dance. His  works from The Invitation to Romeo and Juliet, Manon to Gloria, Song of the Earth to The Judas Tree engage, delight and challenge audiences around the world.

MacMillan brought a strong moral sensibility to classical ballet.  In his hands, ballet was not a fairytale art. On the contrary, it was charged with theatrical urgency and it mirrored profoundly the human condition in ways only dance can.

This website is an introduction to his life and work and to his continuing legacy. A project of The MacMillan Estate, it was originally launched in December 2009  and has been updated and relaunched on December 11th, 2017 on what would have been his 88th birthday.

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Banner footage of Lauren Cuthbertson and Federico Bonelli in Romeo and Juliet courtesy of The Royal Ballet Archives

Cover page music by Martinü, 4 Nocturnes, H.189:III Moderato.