The National Ballet's Junior Company was founded in 2013 as a stepping stone for young dancers to make the leap from the National Ballet Academy to Het Nationale Ballet, the largest ballet company in the Netherlands. The perfect environment for young potentials (a selected group of students from the National Ballet Academy and a group selected from international auditions) has been created to gain the experience they need to grow into successful dancers. The dancers receive a daily program that mirrors that of the company. The Junior Company strives for two tour programs per year, consisting of pas de deux and parts of the (neo)classical repertoire and new creations, choreographed for the Junior Company by renowned choreographers. The dancers are also invited to participate in larger Dutch National Ballet productions.
BA students can also watch the Junior Company lessons and gain experience that way.