Reference Code: IE 2135 N28

Title: The Irish National Youth Ballet Company Papers

Dates of Creation: 1996-2012

Level of Description: Fonds

Extent and Medium: 86 items (61 files)



Name of Creator: The Irish National Youth Ballet Company.

Administrative History: The Irish National Youth Ballet Company (originally named the Irish Junior Ballet Company) was co-founded by Anne Campbell-Crawford and Professor Jean Wallis of the Akademie der Tanzen, Heidelberg, Germany.  The company had its first auditions in 1995 and gave its first performance in February 1996 at the Royal Hibernian, Gallaher Gallery, Dublin.  Its dancers are aged 10-21 years, and a junior level for children aged 8 and over was established in September 1999.  The company aims to provide young dancers an enriching experience during their formative years and to give them a flavour of what it might be like to pursue a career in dance.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Donated by the Irish National Youth Ballet Company to the National Dance Archive of Ireland on 8 September 2011.




Scope and Content: Programmes, promotional material, and recordings illustrating the annual productions of the Irish National Youth Ballet Company.

Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling Information: All records have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are possible.

System of Arrangement: Documents have been arranged chronologically by production year and thereunder chronologically by performance date.




Conditions Governing Access: Unrestricted access to all items.

Conditions Governing Reproduction: Standard copyright regulations apply to all items.  For photocopying or reproducing material, please consult with the staff.

Language/ Scripts of Material: English.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements: Paper documents, video tapes, and DVDs in good condition.  Items N28/2/5/2-4 and 2/6/3 require a video recorder.  Items N28/2/10/22/10/42/11/22/12/22/12/52/12/82/13/32/13/82/14/32/14/72/15/42/15/6, and 2/16/2 require a DVD player.

Finding Aids: A hard copy of the descriptive catalogue is available at the Special Collections and Archives Department, Glucksman Library, University of Limerick.




Archivist’s Note: Papers arranged and described by Anna-Maria Hajba.

Rules or Conventions: This description follows guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd edition, 2000, Irish Guidelines for Archival Description, 2009, National Council on Archives: Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997, and EAP Guidance on Data Protection for Archive Services, 2018.

Date of Description: December 2011.  Revised June 2020.


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