Kyiv City Ballet in Dorset

A DANCER from Kyiv City Ballet takes an elegant bow – the company, in effective exile from its Ukrainian homeland since the Russian invasion in February 2022 – is visiting North Dorset from 2nd to 8th October. The programme includes a traditional Bread and Salt welcome at deli Compton McCrae, workshops with local schools and dance schools, a sold-out celebration of Ukrainian culture at the Exchange in Sturminster Newton, and two free discussion evenings, on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th at Shaftesbury and Gillingham – more details on the dance page of this website or