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

Dancer Dutch National Ballet, Ballett am Rhein. Guestteacher Conservatorio Municipal de Danza de Zaragoza, Henny Jurriëns and Billy Elliot sCOOL.

AKI SAITO Principal Royal Ballet of Flanders. Guest artist for international companies and gala performances, jury member Prix de Lausanne and star couple with Wim Vanlessen.

ALEXANDER KLEEF Soloist Royal Ballet of Flanders. Guestteacher several times at Summerschool Den Haag.

AMOS BEN-TAL Dancer Nederlands Dans Theater. Choreographer NDT and KORZO.

ANDREA NEMETHOVA Dancer Vienna State Opera Ballet and Finnish National Ballet.

ANGELA TOWLER teacher at The Royal Ballet School. Rehearsal Director Rambert and Scottish Dance Theatre. Guest Teacher National Dance Company of Wales, Scottish Dance Theatre, Richard Alston Dance Company. 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 a.o. Nederlands Dans Theater, Aalto Ballett Theater in Germany.

AYA MISAKI, Nederlands Dans Theater.  Alumna of the Kobe College, Dance Major, Nishinomiya (Japan). Virtual Guest Teacher at the very first world wide online edition of Summerschool Den Haag during the pandemic in 2020.

BRIGITTE MARTIN Rehearsal director Nederlands Dans Theater and Teacher Codarts Dance Academy.

BRUCE MICHELSON Balletmaster Zurich Ballet and Guest Teacher La Scala, Kibbutz Dance Company, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam.

CASEY HERD Principal Dutch National Ballet. Dancer American Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, awarded the Alexandra Radius Prize in 2012.

CHAO SHI Alumni Canada’s National Ballet School. Dancer Dutch National Ballet. Guestteacher for a.o. Summerschool Den Haag and Studio Simoncini

CHARLOTTE CHAPELLIER Ballet Master Dutch National Ballet. Previousely Maestra de Ballet Compania Nationale de Danza.

DARIO ELIA Dancer La Scala Theatre Ballet, Ballett Zurich and the Dutch National Ballet. Awarded scholarships for the La Scala Theatre Ballet School, The Royal Ballet School in London and the American Academy of Ballet.

DAVID MIDDENDORP Choreopgrapher Ballet Theatre München, Korzo and Introdans.

DYLAN NEWCOMB Dancer Nederlans Dans Theater. Freelance choreographer Korzo.

EDD MITTON Dancer Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures. Performer London’s West End, Sadlers Wells, Royal Opera House. Teaching across the UK including London Studio Centre and guestteacher in the Netherlands in 2014 at Summerschool Den Haag.

ERICO MONTES The Royal Ballet. Awarded with bronze medal International Dance Seminar in Brasilia and Gold Medal in Italy. Choreographer of The Secret Garden for the London Children’s Ballet.

ELISABETH GIBIAT Ballet Master Ballet Gulbenkian, Lisbon and artistic assistant of Itzik Galili.

EMANOUELA MERDJANOVA Dancer Dutch National Ballet, Sofia Opera and Ballet, Jeune Ballet de France, Ballet du Capitole Toulouse and Finnish National Ballet. Winner of the Anastras Petrov Award. Guest teacher at Summerschool Den Haag.

FERNANDO HERNANDO MAGADAN Dancer and Choreographer Nederlands Dans Theater

FRED BERLIPS Staff member National Ballet Academy (NBA). Coordinator Het Nationale Ballet productions and international guest teacher at Summerschool Den Haag in 2017. Principal with the Dutch National Ballet.

GEORGI MILEV Dancer Nederlands Dans Theater and Les Ballets de Monte Carlo.

HENNA LEE Dancer Scapino Ballet Rotterdam and Teacher Codarts Dance Academy.

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

IRENA MISIRLIC Dancer Dance Works Rotterdam and Choreographer Korzo Productions.

ISABELLE CHAFFAUD Freelance Choreographer Ballet du Grand Theatre de Genève, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam and Korzo. Dancer Batsheva Dance Company and Nederlands Dans Theater.

IVA LESIC Dancer International Dance Theatre in Amsterdam. Teacher Nationale Balletacademie Amsterdam.

JAMY SCHINKELSHOEK Dancer with Compagnie Europa Danse and Introdans. Received her education at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. Awarded with a scholarship for promising talent and an Encouragament Award by the Dansersfonds ’79.

JAMES STOUT Soloist Dutch National Ballet. Finalist in ballet competitions in Varna, Hong Kong and Beijing. Geust Teacher at Summerschool Den Haag 2018.

JANE LORD Soloist Dutch National Ballet. Guestteacher Royal Conservatory of The Hague, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, International Danstheater and the first edition of Summerschool Den Haag in 2003 and again in 2017. Staff member National Ballet Academy (NBA).

JEAN-YVES ESQUERRE Founder and Director of European School of Ballet. Former Artistic Director of the Dutch National Ballet Academy. Artistic Director Les Ballets de Monte Carlo. Guest teacher Béjart Ballet Lausanne, English National Ballet, Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, San Francisco Ballet, Summerschool Den Haag, The English National Ballet School and Royal Ballet School of London.

JORGE PÉREZ MARTÍNEZ Choreographer Introdans. Dancer with Ballet Carmen Roche Spain, Stadttheater Ballet Bern and Introdans the Netherlands. Guest Teacher at the Summercourse in Hong Kong and Summerschool Den Haag in the Netherlands.

JOZEF VARGA Principal Het Nationale Ballet and Guest Artist International Ballet Stars Gala Dominican Republic, Worldstars Gala Budapest.

JUANJO ARQUES Choreographer Het Nationale Ballet and Compañía Nacional de Danza. Soloist English National Ballet and Dutch National Ballet.

KARINE GUIZZO Choreographer Holland Dance festival, Cadance, Donlon Dance Company, Codarts, Nederlands Dans Theater, National Theatre Prague. Freelance teacher HJS Amsterdam, Dansateliers Rotterdam, CND Lyon and Project Sally Maastricht.

KARYN BENQUET Dancer Nederlands Dans Theater. Nominated for the Swan ‘most impressive dance performance’ for Visions Fugitives by Hans Van Manen.

KATARINA WESTER Teacher Royal Conservatory of The Hague. Dancer Royal Swedish Ballet and Gothenburg Ballet. Guest teacher Studio Simoncini.

KEITH-DERRICK RANDOLPH Teaching Staff Member Codarts Dance Acadamy. Dancer, choreographer and artistic staff Scapino Ballet Rotterdam.

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, Les Ballets de la Parenthese and Nanine Linning.

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

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).

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. Freelance teacher Cullberg Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Deutsche Oper am Rhein and Royal Ballet School of Antwerp.

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

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 and created the exclusive work “Subvocal” (2011), later adapted and shown at the Babel festival in Romania (2014).

MONIQUE SAND Awarded Dancer and Teacher Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag and Summerschool den Haag. Former dancer Het Nationale Ballet and Le Ballet Grand Théâtre de Genève.

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).

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. Dancer Nederlands Dans Theater and Scapino Ballet Rotterdam. Choreographer the Ultimate Dance Battle.

SABRINA VIS Dancer De Dutch Don’t Dance Division and Krisztina de Châtel. Dance Captain Joop van den Ende’s Tarzan and Mary Poppins.

SARA ERENS Teacher Codarts Dance Academy. Dancer Ballet Innsbruck, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Krisztina de Chatel and 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, former dancer with Ballett am Rhein Düsseldorf Duisburg. 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.

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 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.

YEVGENIY KOLESNYK principal Royal Ballet of Flanders.

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.

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