National Ballet Academy organizes international Summer School for young ballet dancers

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From 16 to 27 July 2012, the second edition of the Amsterdam International Summer School, an in-depth summer course for ballet dancers, will take place. This intensive two-week course is organized by the National Ballet Academy in collaboration with the Dutch National Ballet. This year for the first time a special programme for the youngest dance students (13 and 14 years) will be organized parallel to the course for professional and advanced students (15-21 years).

The dance students will follow daily dance lessons from a prestigious teaching faculty of international ballet masters and teachers and dancers at the National Ballet. For information about the course, classes, application procedure, etc. please visit: Amsterdam International Summer School.

The Summer School will take place in the studios of Het Muziektheater Amsterdam (home to the  Dutch National Ballet and De Nederlandse Opera). The course will focus on classical technique, i.e. lessons in technique for girls and boys, variations, pas-de-deux, pointe technique, men's coaching and variations. Students will also follow lessons in contemporary, Dutch National Ballet repertoire and a unique opportunity will be offered for working on a new choreography with one of Dutch National Ballet's rising choreographers.

Our prestigious international teaching faculty includes:


  • Susanne Jaffe - American Ballet Theatre
  • Igone de Jongh - Dutch National Ballet
  • Wim Broeckx -  Prix de Lausanne
  • Didy Veldman - International Choreographer
  • Ernst Meisner - Dutch National Ballet
  • Jane Lord - National Ballet Academy
  • Nathalie Caris - National Ballet Academy
  • Christopher Powney - National Ballet Academy

The Dutch National Ballet Academy is The Netherland's top national school for classical ballet and is affiliated to the Dutch National Ballet.

For questions and more information contact the Summer School team by sending an email to