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"Like a Sergei Diaghilev de nos jours, Jamiel Devernay-Laurence puts London E14 on the dance map."
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Founder & Artistic Director
Jamiel Devernay-Laurence

Ballet Nights presents uniquely compèred evenings of Classical Ballet, Neo-Classical and Contemporary dance, up close and without compromise at Lanterns Studio Theatre, London.


As the new taster platform for dance, our carefully curated programming includes Modern Masterpieces, Legacy Classics, Emerging Voices and New Discoveries, placing the artist at the centre of the work being performed and unveiling their individual stories for our audiences.


Ballet Nights has already seen World Premieres, UK premieres and even announced a Principal Dancer retirement, and we look forward to continuing to celebrate the artists with you, live on our stage.

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An Evening with 
Kennedy Junior Muntanga

Lanterns Studio Theatre, London 2023


Choreographer Kennedy Junior Muntaga

Host Jamiel Devernay-Laurence

Stage & Technical Jamiel Devernay-Laurence

A ground-breaking launchpad for new and emerging choreographers with the aim of staging exciting new voices, producing dance into revolutionary spaces, and paving the way for young choreographers to get their work seen by a live audience.

“It's a mission that deserves encouragement and attention... a demonstration of strength and endurance as much as strength and poise."
Wharf Life Magazine


"The Nutcracker"
With a Welsh Twist

Cardiff Castle Spiegeltent Festival 2022

Produced by Cardiff Christmas Festival Ltd.

Choreographed & Directed  by Jamiel Laurence

Lighting Design by Elanor Higgins 

Costume by Rhiannon Matthews & Jacob Steed

Design by Jamiel Laurence, Kathryn Williams

Music by Duke Ellington & Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

"For anyone unused to dance, this is a perfect introduction to the ability to story tell without words." Thoughtful Theatre

A contemporary ballet version of the classic with a Welsh twist. This highly acclaimed full-length contemporary ballet of The Nutcracker is Wales' first reimagining of its kind, featuring a rich cast of recognizably Welsh characters, including Uncle Idris, Bopa Sheila & Bopa Linda, and The Mari Lwyd!


"Read-Only Memory"
Rubicon Dance Company, 2022 

Choreographed by Jamiel Laurence

Design by Rhiannon Matthews

Composer Sonia Killmann

"In the far future, new technologies will allow us to experience our memories past from a new perspective and projected before us. “Read-Only Memory” explores how a dystopian society might find a use for this technology as a form of punishment – forcing those of us who do not conform into reliving their most painful memories."


"Nutcracker Bach" 
Rubicon Dance Company 2022

Adapted & Choreographed by Jamiel Laurence

Music by Duke Ellington & Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Nutcracker Bach is Rubicon Dance Company’s unique Schools Tour offering, which hit the road in March 2022 and provided performances and workshops to over 700 pupils across 11 primary and secondary schools in Wales.


The highly acclaimed school experience featured  8 full-time company members performing an inspiring 20-minute adapted excerpt of Jamiel Laurence's full-length Welsh-based contemporary ballet “The Nutcracker.”

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Executive Producer Jamiel Laurence

Assistant Producer Henry Dowden

Lanterns Studio Theatre, 2021 

BALLET NIGHTS presents uniquely compered evenings of Classical Ballet, Neo-classical & Contemporary Dance.


Launching in October 2021, BALLET NIGHTS brings together international main-stage choreographers, performers, and musicians from across the modern dance landscape and presents their work up close and without compromise - hosted by the Lanterns Studio Theatre and set in the heart of London’s Canary Wharf district.


With something on the programme for everyone, BALLET NIGHTS presents the highest quality of Ballet & Contemporary dance, providing a platform for established world-class acts alongside experimental new works from emerging talents.