ESB Trainee Program

Supervised by Jean-Yves Esquerre and led by Associate Artistic Director Olivier Wecxsteen and Pedagogical & Artistic Coordinator Christiane Marchant, surrounded with a faculty of international pedagogues.

ESB Trainee Program offers a variety of classes and workshops on Dawson style, Forsythe technologies and choreographers such as Bournonville, Balanchine, Neumeier, Duato, Béjart, Elo or Pite. Besides its 9-month intensive training, we offer in-house demonstrations and performances in the Netherlands and abroad.

ESB Trainee Program holds worldwide auditions, welcoming into its elite group of students from prestigious schools such as Paris Opera School, San Francisco Ballet School, English National Ballet School, La Scala de Milan School, the National Ballet School of Canada, John Cranko School of Stuttgart Ballet or Zürich Tanz Academie as well as from the best international private schools.

Over the last few years, several ESB alumni have joined companies such as The Royal Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet, Finnish Ballet, Zürich Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Mikhailovsky Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, Stanislavsky Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Bavarian Ballet, Ballet du Capitole, Béjart Ballet Lausanne or the Dutch National Ballet.