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Academy of Theatre and DanceAcademy of Theatre and DanceAcademy of Theatre and Dance
Academy of Theatre and DanceAcademy of Theatre and DanceAcademy of Theatre and DanceAcademy of Theatre and DanceAcademy of Theatre and DanceAcademy of Theatre and Dance

Study guide

2023-2024

The basis of high-quality education lies with those who teach it. The teachers of the Dutch National Ballet Academy have all built up a considerable reputation in professional practice. The directorate endeavours to put together a teaching staff consisting of an exciting mix of very experienced instructors and young, talented dance teachers, so that new perceptions of classical dance are also included in the curriculum. Regular meetings contribute to a good coordination and interaction between the different teachers. A core team supports the artistic director with daily procedures. 

Artistic director
Ernst Meisner

Coordinator Lower School
Amanda Beck  

Faculty Classical Ballet
Amanda Beck   
Nathalie Caris
Laurence Korsenti 
Simona Ferrazza 
Dario Elia
Rinat Gizatulin   
Grigori Tchitcherine 
Ernst Meisner
Emanouela Merdjanova
Ainara Garcia Navarro
Jane Lord 

Business manager
René Vlemmix

Contemporary Dance  
Amy Raymond
Lia Witjes-Pool
Marion Vijn
Didi Veldman

Caractère 
Grigory Tchitcherine 

World Dance  
Iva Lešić  

Creative Dance 
Tba

Pilates & Floor Barre  
Leila Kester
Reina Trifunovic 

Strength training & Body Conditioning 
Jurgen Paulusma 

Dance History 
Swantje Schäuble

Anatomy and injury prevention
Iva Lešić

Music Theory 
Maud van Daal

Study guidance and Mental Coaching  
Marion Vijn

Guest teachers / Choreographers
Fred Berlips
Ryan Carroll
Michele Jimenez
Ana Jojic-Begovic
David Makhateli
Daria Klimentova
Wubkje Kuindersma
Peter Leung
Simon de Mowbray
Remi Wörtmeyer

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