There are many different ballet groups, but Ballez is absolutely unique. This group is working on celebrating gay and trans narratives through their art. “Ballez re-writes classics from the ballet canon to celebrate the stories and performances of queer people, and reimagines the classically gendered characters of those stories in our own image. We diverge from the classical ballet gender binary and present, instead, multiplicity, complexity, and alternatives to the classical norms. The characters in our shows play with, and break, the classical rules in terms of how they dress, present, dance and behave in relationship to one another. I want our audiences to leave the theatre with a radically shifted sense of what a ballet is, what if should be and who it can represent”, says the founder.