Classical Advanced Trainee Program
ESB Classical Advanced Trainee Program dancers receive daily 5h 30min of training. This program includes an Audition Package consisting of:
- Audition mentoring and advising from ESB;
- Networking with companies and artistic directors;
- ESB Curriculum template and supervision of documents;
- Four professional pictures from ESB photographer;
- Contents, coaching and filming video audition links.
ESB Training offers a variety of lessons and workshops fostering personal growth and individual coaching. Ballet technique, brio and pointe – based on the fundamental guidelines of ESB teaching – classical & contemporary repertoires, pas-de-deux, Spanish Folk, Caractère, Pantomime and Improvisation as well as workshops on various choreographers such as Dawson or Forsythe. ESB also provides body conditioning, Floor Barre, Pilates and Gyrokinesis classes and is supported by a team of medical doctors and sport therapists.
ESB unique template of education proposes applied music classes, dance research & history, applied anatomy, mindfulness techniques and meditation. Basic human sciences information is part of each trimester studies so students can integrate their training and acquire a better sense of empowerment. Advanced Trainee dancers perform at in-house demonstrations and sometimes mix with other levels during specific workshops. They also participate in yearly Teacher Training sessions designed for them at the end of which some aspiring pedagogues get to teach a ballet class supervised by ESB’s artistic team. Dancers interested in choreographing also get the opportunity to create and show their work.
ESB Classical Advanced Trainee Program is the last level before entering the Classical Trainee Program. Therefore, the end of the season assessments must confirm the physical/artistic/technical aptitudes as well as the adequate commitment and dedication necessary to pursue the last one or two-year training within the Trainee Program.