PROFESSIONAL
DANCE PROGRAM
& AREA JEUNE BALLET

The Professional Dance Program is spread over a three year period. It produces versatile and creative dancers who have mastered an extensive range of technical skills. This course addresses the needs of dancers from ages 16 to 22 who have reached an advanced level of technique through rigorous and disciplined training.

Throughout the program, emphasis is placed on perfecting ballet, contemporary and modern techniques. Complementary disciplines such as ballet and contemporary partnership, singing, theater, acrobatics, jazz or hip-hop complete the program and allow students to enrich their vision of dance.

Students will be encouraged to develop their creativity and individuality as an artist through improvisation and composition workshops. Throughout the year, visiting professors and choreographers offer young dancers an artistic opening and make them adaptable to new proposals.

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AREA JEUNE BALLET

From the second year, through the junior ballet, students face the reality of the profession by confronting the stage and work requirements of choreographers. Area Jeune Ballet Area is a springboard for the professional integration of students and pave the way to their future career.

Depending on their technical level and their course, some students may be admitted directly into the second year.

Area Jeune Ballet

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OUR MISSION

Provide an education and training program that enables students to acquire the level of technical and artistic ability that today’s choreographers and companies expect. Allow future dancers to find and develop their individual artistic identities, while nurturing their creative spirits. Encourage and develop each student’s unique talent for performance and choreography with regular choreographic workshops and public performances. Develop dancers’ ability to think independently, critically and analytically.

CLASSES

TECHNIQUES

COMPLEMENTARY

WORKHOPS

THEORETICAL/CONFERENCES

* Option, based on the level of classic
** From the second year with the guest choreographers
*** Third year

First Year

The first year is based on updating and perfecting the three fundamental techniques: classical, contemporary and modern. These disciplines are taught intensively throughout the first year, providing a solid foundation of technical skills that will allow students to address the different demands and styles of choreographers and guest teachers throughout the training. At the end of the first year, students have the opportunity to perform on stage and present pieces that are part of the school’s repertoire or choreographed for them in a choreographic workshop as well as their work compositions.

Second Year

While continuing to develop their technique, the second year is characterized by an artistic opening and a professional setting through workshops scheduled throughout the year with choreographers and guest professors. These workshops allow young dancers to discover new perspectives and give them the opportunity to become adaptable to new proposals. It is also an opportunity for students to discover the reality of the profession, working with a choreographer, and to become known by international artists. The Jeune Ballet allows second-year students to perform on stage and thus develop their scenic ease and their artistic identity.

Third Year

The third year sees the culmination of the students’ technical, artistic and creative development. The students build a career path, refine their knowledge, and show their full physical, expressive and creative potential. This year serves as the springboard that launches the young dancers into the world of professional dance. To achieve this end, students will have the opportunity to participate in internships with professional companies. These placements will allow students to fully experience life in a company, and observe the many facets of their future profession. Master Classes, choreographic workshops and performance opportunities via the Area Jeune Ballet will take center stage.

GUEST PROFESSORS & CHOREOGRAPHERS

Guest Choreographer
Director of rehearsals for the Akram Khan company. International choreographer.
Guest Professor
Ballet master of the Grand Théâtre de Genèvee
Guest choregrapher
Ex-master of Ballet at Béjart Ballet Lausanne. Director of Arozarena Arts Association.
Guest Choreographer
Chorégraphe. Danseur Akram Khan Company et Sasha Waltz & Guests.
Professeur invité
Chorégraphe international (Ballet du Rhin, Leipzig Ballet…)
Professeur invité
Master of Ballet de Nacho Duato. Ex-dancer of Netherland Dans Theater and Compañía Nacional de Danza.
Guest choreographer
Director and choreographer of Beaver Dam Company. Ex dancer Hofesh Schechter Company.
Guest Professor
Stage director. Ex-dancer Scapino Ballet Rotterdam.
Guest Choreographer
International choreographer (Hamburg Ballet, National Ballet of Canada…). Director of Klever Dance Company.
Guest Choreographer
International choreographer associated with the Cultural Centers of Limoges.
Guest Choreographer
Ex-directeur du Ballet de l’Opéra de Nice et du Royal Swedish Ballet. Chorégraphe.
Guest choreographer
Professor at Zurich Dance Academy, Ballettschule Theater Basel, Prix de Lausanne.
Professeur invité
Directeur pédagogique du Ballet Preljocaj Junior

PERMANENT PROFESSORS

Coordinator of the Dance-Study program
+ Professor of Ballet for Dance-Study, Pre-Professional and Professional Formations
+ Repetitor for the Area Jeune Ballet
Ballet professeur of the Dance-Study, Pre-Pro and Professional Formations
+ Repetitor for the Area Jeune Ballet
Modern'jazz
+ Barre à terre
+ Professional Dance Program
Afro-Contemporary Brazilian
+ Silvestre Technique
+ Hatha-Yoga
+ Professional Dance Program

ALUMNI

Alumni of the school currently dance in dance companies around the world.

Béjart Ballet Lausanne | Grand Théâtre de Genève | Scapino Ballet Rotterdam | Ballet du Rhin | Compagnie Carte Blanche | Chemnitz Theatre Dance | Opéra National de Varsovie | Székesfehérvár Ballet Theater | Stadttheater Pforzheim | Inversedance Company | Compagnie IDEM | Preljocaj Ballet Junior | Junior Ballet Zurich | Julio Arozarena Cie | Cie Corpo Barocco | Cie Illicite Bayonne | Kamea Dance Company, Israel