Classical ballet has a prominent place in the dance art and is performed all over the world by large and medium-sized dance companies. These ensembles not only guarantee the survival of the classical and neoclassical repertoire (Swan Lake, Giselle, La Bayadère and ballets by, for example, MacMillan and Balanchine) but also promote the dynamic development of new work (William Forsythe, Christopher Wheeldon, David Dawson and Wayne McGregor). Repertoire is exchanged in the international field and ensembles strive for the highest quality in the field of artistry and performance. The technical demands placed on the dancers are constantly increasing and with it the demands placed on the dance courses. The dancers are expected not only to excel at a technical level, but also to contribute to a creative process and to perform convincingly on stage.
With the BA Instructor Classical Ballet, the National Ballet Academy aims to add an extra layer of knowledge, questioning and research to the classical ballet training. The students who will follow this training can be students who move directly from the AD or professional dance artists from the work field. The latter group takes many years of embodied knowledge with them. The other students entering directly from the AD can also benefit from this.
In addition, the BA students will also have a positive influence on the further development of the National Ballet Academy and the syllabus, working method and ballet art, through their research and questioning.
The professional field is also closely involved in the development of the BA program through the exchange of knowledge. In addition, there are a number of teachers who are currently (also) employed at Dutch dance companies.
Students who graduate are able to teach at a professional ballet course nationally or internationally, at semi-professional or amateur ballet schools with a classical basis and also as a ballet master/repetiteur in a professional company where ballet is the starting point.