The Best Teachers for Young Dancers
Maia Makhateli

The Best Teachers for Young Dancers

Teachers since 2002

A decade of the best teachers for young dancers

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AKI SAITO Principal Royal Ballet of Flanders. International guest artist, jury member Prix de Lausanne and star couple with Wim Vanlessen.
ALEXANDER KLEEF Soloist Royal Ballet of Flanders.
AINARA GARCIA NAVARRO Dancer Dutch National Ballet, Ballett am Rhein. Guestteacher Conservatorio Municipal de Danza de Zaragoza, Henny Jurriëns and Billy Elliot sCOOL.
AMOS BEN-TAL Dancer and choreographer Nederlands Dans Theater.
ANGELA TOWLER teacher The Royal Ballet School. Rehearsal Director Rambert and Scottish Dance Theatre. Guest Teacher a.o. National Dance Company of Wales, Scottish Dance Theatre. Virtual Guest Teacher at the first world wide online edition of Summerschool Den Haag during the pandemic in 2020.
ARTUR SHESTERIKOV Prinicipal Dutch National Ballet. Dancer Perm State Opera and Ballet Theatre. 
AURELIE CAYLA Dancer Nederlands Dans Theater, Aalto Ballett Theater in Germany.
AYA MISAKI, Nederlands Dans Theater.

BRIGITTE MARTIN Rehearsal director Nederlands Dans Theater and Teacher Codarts Dance Academy.
BRUCE MICHELSON Balletmaster Zurich Ballet.
CASEY HERD Principal Dutch National Ballet. Dancer American Ballet Theatre.
CHAO SHI Teacher Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag. Dancer Dutch National Ballet.
CHARLOTTE CHAPELLIER Ballet Master Dutch National Ballet. Previousely Maestra de Ballet Compania Nationale de Danza.

CRAIG SALSTEIN
Former soloist American Ballet Theatre. Broadway performer and associate choreographer Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story. Celebrated ballet teacher in a.o New York. From Broadway tomThe Hague click…

In 2022 Craig Salstein made a special appearance in the Netherlands; teaching a Virtual workshop with Broadway repertoire for Simoncini’s acclaimed Summerschool Den Haag.

DARIO ELIA Dancer La Scala Theatre Ballet, Ballett Zurich and the Dutch National Ballet.
DAVID MIDDENDORP Choreopgrapher Ballet Theatre München.
DYLAN NEWCOMB Choreographer Korzo. 
EDD MITTON Dancer Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures. 
ERICO MONTES The Royal Ballet. Choreographer of The Secret Garden for the London Children’s Ballet.
ELISABETH GIBIAT Ballet Master Ballet Gulbenkian, Artistic assistant of Itzik Galili.
EMANOUELA MERDJANOVA Dancer Dutch National Ballet, Sofia Opera and Ballet and Finnish National Ballet

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FERNANDO HERNANDO MAGADAN Dancer and Choreographer Nederlands Dans Theater 
FRED BERLIPS Staff member National Ballet Academy (NBA).
FRED BERLIPS Staff member National Ballet Academy (NBA).
GEORGI MILEV Les Ballets de Monte Carlo.
HENNA LEE Teacher Codarts Dance Academy.
IRENA MISIRLIC Dancer Dance Works Rotterdam

Igone de Jongh Award winning principal

IGONE DE JONGH Award winning Principal Dancer Dutch National Ballet and muse of the renowned choreographer Hans van Manen.

ISABELLE CHAFFAUD Choreographer Ballet du Grand Theatre de Genève, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam and Korzo.
IVA LESIC Teacher Nationale Balletacademie Amsterdam

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JAMES STOUT Soloist Dutch National Ballet.
JAMY SCHINKELSHOEK Dancer Introdans.
JANE LORD Staff member National Ballet Academy (NBA).
JARED WRIGHT
Dancer Australian Ballet and Soloist Dutch National Ballet. Guestteacher at Summerschool Den Haag in 2022.
JEAN-YVES ESQUERRE Founder and Director of European School of Ballet. Artistic Director Les Ballets de Monte Carlo.
JORGE PÉREZ MARTÍNEZ Choreographer Introdans.
JOZEF VARGA Principal Het Nationale Ballet and Guest Artist International Ballet Stars Gala Dominican Republic, Worldstars Gala Budapest.
JUANJO ARQUES Choreographer Het Nationale Ballet, Soloist English National Ballet and Dutch National Ballet.

KARINE GUIZZO Choreographer Holland Dance festival, Nederlands Dans Theater, teacher HJS Amsterdam.
KATARINA WESTER Teacher Royal Conservatory of The Hague. Dancer Royal Swedish Ballet
KEITH-DERRICK RANDOLPH Teaching Staff Member Codarts Dance Acadamy. Artistic staff Scapino Ballet Rotterdam.
KARYN BENQUET Dancer Nederlands Dans Theater.
KEN OSSOLA Choreographer Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Nederlands Dans Theater, Ballet Junior de Genève, Tanz Luzerner Theater, Jeune Ballet de Lyon and Codarts university of the Arts.
KRISTEN CERE Dancer Le Jeune Ballet du Québec, NDT II.

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LEE PROUD Multi Award Winning Choreographer London’s West End. Resident Choreographer Billy Elliot The Musical in London.

Lisa Drake Cullberg Ballet

LEILA KESTER Teacher Dutch National Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater and Theatre School Amsterdam (AHK). Member of the board; Dutch Dancer’s Health Care Foundation.
LISA DRAKE Rehearsal Director Cullberg Ballet. Dancer Nederlands Dans Theater and Cullberg Ballet. Awarded with the Riksteater stipendium for best dancer.
LUDMILLA MOLENAAR Teacher at the Royal conservatoire of The Hague.
LUKAS TIMULAK Dancer and Choreographer Nederlands Dans Theater, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo and Gothenburg Ballet. Guestteacher at the NDT Summer Intensive and Summerschool Den Haag.
LUKE AHMET Rambert Dance Company. Finalist Young British Dancer of the Year. Guest teacher for the international summer programme of 2015 at the renowned Summerschool Den Haag (NL), teaching works by Ashley Page. Danced with Scottish Ballet and K Ballet (Japan).

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MAIA MAKHATELI Principal Dutch National Ballet. Awarded with the Nina Ananiashvili & Gilbert Albert Award. Guestartist with Portland Oregon Ballet Theater, Kremlin Ballet and Tbilisi State Ballet and guestteacher at Summerschool Den Haag.
MALGORZATA DZIERZON Co-director of New Movement Collective. Dancer Rambert Dance Company and Royal Danish Ballet.
MARC BOERMANS Ballet Master Dresden Semper Opera Ballet.

Mark Baldwin Officer of the Order of the British Empire

MARK BALDWIN OBE
Multi-award winning artist, dancer and choreographer. Former Rambert Artistic Director and Choreographer. The high calibre of his artistic directorship, won him the TMA Theatre Award for Achievement in Dance. Other awards include a.o. Bonnie Bird Choreographic Award, Dance Artist Fellowship for Outstanding Contribution to Dance, Olivier Award and in 2016 he was awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his service to dance.
MBULELO NDABENI Choreographer and Artist N’da Dance. Dancer Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Rambert, Wayne McGregor, Didy Veldman and Inala featuring Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Choreographer a.o. The Cape Town City Ballet, English National Ballet School, Rambert’s Evening of New.
MIKIKO ARAI Ballet Mistress Deutsche Oper am Rhein and assistant to Cayetano Soto
MIKAELA POLLEY
International guest teacher and choreographer The Royal Ballet School, Summerschool Den Haag and Rambert. Former soloist with Birmingham Royal Ballet and Rehearsal Director Rambert.

MILENA SIDOROVA Dancer and choreographer Het Nationale Ballet. Guest choreographer Inspiration Project with Mirella Simoncini ceating the exclusive work “Subvocal” (2011).

MONIQUE SAND Awarded Dancer and Teacher Former dancer Het Nationale Ballet and Le Ballet Grand Théâtre de Genève.

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NATALIA HORECNA Dancer Nederlands Dans Theater, Soloist Hamburg Ballet. Choreographer Nederlands Dans Theater, National Theater of Košice and Hamburg Ballet.
PETER KOPPERS Teacher Nationale Balletacademie. Dancer Ballett der Deutschen Oper Berlin and the Dutch National Ballet.
PETER LEUNG Dancer and Choreographer Het Nationale Ballet, guestteacher at Summerschool Den Haag.
PIERRE DARDE Teacher Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag. Soloist Paris Opera. Teacher at CNSMD Lyon (Conservatoire National Superieur Musique et Danse de Lyon), the Noma Ballet studio and company, Japan and Palucca Schule, Dresden, Conservatoire National supérieur de Paris, Summerschool Den Haag and Ballet de Marseille and Matthew Bourne (UK).

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RENA NARUMI Dancer Nederlands Dans Theater I, Kidd Pivot in Frankfurt, the Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden and the Royal Swedish Ballet.
RICARDO AMARANTE Choreographer Royal Ballet of Flanders, Palucca Hochschule, English National Ballet Shool, Royal Balletschool of Antwerp, Ballet Dortmund and YAGP. 
ROBERT HLATKY Teacher Codarts Dance Academy. Dancer Scapino Ballet Rotterdam.
RINUS SPRONG Artistic Director and Choreographer De Dutch Don’t Dance Division.

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SABRINA VIS Dancer De Dutch Don’t Dance Division, Dance Captain Joop van den Ende’s Tarzan and Mary Poppins.
SARA ERENS Staff Codarts Dance Academy. Dancer Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Dance Works Rotterdam.
SASHA MUKHAMEDOV Principal dancer Dutch National Ballet. Award winner at the ballet competition in Varna as ‘most promising dancer’ and winner of the bronze medal at the Youth America Grand Prix.
SHIRLEY ESSENBOOM Teacher Royal Conservatoire Den Haag. Dancer Les Ballets de Monte Carlo and Nederlands Dans Theater.
SIMONA FERRAZZA Dancer English National Ballet and Dutch National Ballet. Teacher School of the Arts in Amsterdam and Summerschool Den Haag.
SIMONE DAMBERG WÜRTZ Dancer and choreographer. Dancer with Rambert, soloist with Ballet Ensemble of Theatre Ulm and Peter Schaufuss Balletten. Founder of The Palyground, creative platform for professional artists based at Rambert’s studios.
SUZANNA KAIC soloist Dutch National Ballet, Virtual Guest Teacher at the first world wide online edition of Summerschool Den Haag during the pandemic in 2020.

TAMAS NAGY Award winning Principal Dutch National Ballet. International guest soloist Hungarian National Ballet, Rambert Dance Company and Royal Scottish Ballet.
THOM STUART Artistic Director and Choreographer De Dutch Don’t Dance Division. Dancer Scapino Ballet Rotterdam and Introdans.

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VALENTINA SCAGLIA Dancer Hamburg Ballett and Nederlands Dans Theater I.
VIRGINIA HENDRICKSEN Ballett Frankfurt under the direction of William Forsythe and the Royal Ballet of Flanders.

Wim Broeckx Director Koninklijk Conservatorium

WIM BROECKX Former Director Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag, Artistic President Prix de Lausanne. Guest teacher: Introdans, Nationale Ballet Academie Amsterdam, Royal Balletschool of Antwerp, Summerschool Den Haag, Victorian College of the Arts Australia.

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XENIA WIEST Artistic Director and head choreographer for Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater Schwerin: Ballett X. Dancer Staatsballett Berlin. Choreographer for the Young Choreographers Staatsballett Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin and Staatsballett-Bolshoi Ballett Kremlin Gala Moskau.

YANNICK BOQUIN Guest Teacher Dutch National Ballet, Nederland Dans Theater, Studio Simoncini, Béjart Ballet Lausanne, Paris Opera, Cullberg Ballet and the Royal Swedish Ballet.
YANNIS BENETOS
Dancer with the Greek National Opera. Guestteacher at Summerschool Den Haag.
YEVGENIY KOLESNYK principal Royal Ballet of Flanders.


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