The Junior Company of Dutch National Ballet was founded in 2013 as a stepping stone for young dancers to make the leap from the Dutch National Ballet Academy to Dutch National Ballet, the largest ballet company in the Netherlands. The perfect environment for young potentials (a selected group of students from the Dutch 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 are given 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 productions by Dutch National Ballet.
BA students can also watch classes at the Junior Company and gain experience that way.