Definition of the English National Ballet from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the English National Ballet

 
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a ballet company started in 1950 by Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin. It was first called Festival Ballet, and from 1969 to 1989 the London Festival Ballet. It performs both traditional and modern pieces at many theatres around Britain.