Moulin Rouge® - The Ballet

Moulin Rouge® - The Ballet

Moulin Rouge® - The Ballet

Live Music Benefactor: The Asper Foundation

Drawn to Paris by the city’s passion, a flame fuelled by the hearts of lovers and the souls of poets, Matthew and Nathalie tempt fate as they seek love and destiny at the infamous cabaret – The Moulin Rouge®. Seen and adored by over 125,000 people across North America, Europe, and Asia, Moulin Rouge® – The Ballet returns with a flurry of high-kicking choreography set to a rousing French soundtrack.

The most famous cabaret in history, the Moulin Rouge has been the subject of many books, paintings, movies and musicals ‐ birthplace of the Cancan and home to a cast of outrageous dancers known as the Diamond Dogs. When the Moulin opened, Paris was a city of exquisite contradiction; art was both elevated and abused, pomp and excess ran hand in hand with poverty and hardship, and the heady elixir of personal freedom bred lifestyles that were often reckless and addictive.

Moulin Rouge - The Ballet is a triumph ... stunningly beautiful ... it’s moments like this that make ballet fans out of people who think they don’t like ballet.
Atlanta InTown, 2010 (Atlanta Ballet))

With its giant, lit-up windmill, whipsawing cancans, and rainbow-ruffled costumes, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Moulin Rouge—The Ballet certainly has enough eye candy to please the crowds
The Georgia Straight, 2009

MOULIN ROUGE® is a registered trademark of Moulin Rouge S.A.

Featured Creative Team


    Jorden Morris

    Lighting Design

    Pierre Lavoie


    Various Composers


    Rick Skene

    Costume Design

    Anne Armit & Shannon Lovelace

    Make-up Design

    Melissa Gibson

    Set & Properties Design

    Andrew Beck