Theater Basel Ballet School was founded in 2001 and offers a wide range of courses. Children are given a solid technical foundation and are encouraged in their enjoyment of movement and love of dance. Students with ambitions for a professional career have the opportunity to combine the first class technical training at the theatre with an academic education at the Huber Widemann Schule and to complete the diploma as a stage dancer EFZ.
The 3-year professional programme is aimed at young, talented students who are making dance their profession and who wish to dance with a professional company upon graduation. Students who have completed the school have gone on to contracts with institutions that include the Semperoper in Dresden, the Finnish National Ballett, Los Angeles Ballet and Ballett Basel.
Theater Basel Ballet School is run as a Verein, a voluntary association. It is listed as a recognised professional school for the Migros Kulturprozent Study Prize and is a partner school of the Prix de Lausanne international dance competition.
Public performances during the 2018/2019 season:
President: Caroline Barthe
Director: Amanda Bennett
Director Junior School: Julie Wherlock
Managing Director: Simone Merkli
Detailed information on the teaching programme:
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