BalletBoyz is the brainchild of Michael Nunn and Billy Trevitt, who founded the company in 2001. Michael and Billy met at the Royal Ballet Upper School and joined the Royal Ballet together in 1987. During their 12 years at The Royal Ballet between them, they danced all the principal roles. In 2000 they cofounded BalletBoyz. They danced all over the world for 10 years and won numerous awards and accolades working with leading dancers, choreographers and designers. The year 2010 saw their retirement from the stage and the first edition of the groundbreaking project the TALENT. Michael and Billy selected eight young male dancers from a variety of backgrounds and worked with them closely, mentoring and coaching to create a company of first-class performers. Now in its fifth year, the Company has expanded to ten dancers and regularly tours the UK and internationally. In 2013, BalletBoyz won the National Dance Award for Best Independent Company.