European School of Ballet (ESB), founded and directed by Jean-Yves Esquerre and led by Artistic Director Olivier Wecxsteen is a center of advanced training and professional development in ballet and its classical offshoots in contemporary repertoire.
ESB aims to perpetuate the legacy of academic European ballet expanded with contemporary styles. It welcomes world-renowned ballet masters to stage works and help in the mission of preservation of iconic choreographies.
ESB welcomes European and international students aged 13-19 offering a variety of lessons and workshops fostering personal growth and individual coaching. Ballet, classical & contemporary repertoires, pas-de-deux, brio and pointe work, mindfulness techniques and preparation for international auditions are some of the classes offered at ESB which also provides body conditioning, Floor Barre, Pilates and Gyrokinesis classes and is supported by a team of medical doctors and sport therapists.
ESB is structured into a Classical Junior Program (ages 13 to 15), a Classical Advanced Program (ages 15 to 17), a Classical Trainee Program (ages 17 to 19) and a Contemporary Trainee Program (ages 16 to 19). Both ESB Trainee Programs are unique and intensive courses for dancers in need of a stepping stone to launch their future professional careers.
ESB offers a Teacher Training Program designed for dancers as well as a more comprehensive one articulated around seven seminars.
ESB also provides intensive courses throughout the year as well as Winter and Summer Schools.