ESB Summer School 2022


ESB Summer School takes place during the last three weeks of July and is hosted each year in a different European city.


This year, Jean-Yves Esquerre is offering our internationally sought-after summer school in the beautiful city of Marseille. ESB is being hosted by the Ecole Nationale de Danse de Marseille (ENDM).


ESB Summer School 2022 will take place between July 11th and 30th. The classes will be taught by an exceptional team of international ballet stars and pedagogues.


From July 11th through July 30th, 2022, ESB will be offering the following courses:


Two-Week Intensive (July 11-23)

15-21 years old

with the exceptional participation of French choreographer and ENDM teacher:

Julien Lestel

and the legendary Paris Opera ballerina, Paris Opera Ballet School Director (1972-2004) and ESB Patron of Honor:

Claude Bessy



10-Day Intensive (July 18-28)

11-14 years old



Bournonville/Balanchine Week (July 25-30)

15-21 years old


For the first time ever, an intensive summer one-week program on the work of two major choreographers that marked the twentieth century with their legacy. This course focuses on the technique and styles they developed over the years, highlighting Bournonville’s unique style and its influence on Balanchine’s work. This influence allowed for the perfect bridge between the French and Danish techniques of the turn of the century and his new style of ballet that remains, to this day, unequaled.



ESB Pedagogical Week (25- 30 July)


Available to practicing and aspiring professionals of dance education, our Pedagogical Week is designed to provide visiting teachers with an intensive, in-depth practical immersion into ESB and Bournonville and Balanchine’s pedagogical methods.

The program includes observation of classes and demonstration, talks with international teachers and ESB Director, offering its participants an opportunity to closely experience unique teaching environments.

The program lasts a week (25h July to 30th July) and includes:

  • Observation of daily classes (from 10:00 to 17:45/16:45), at ESB’s Summer school Bournonville-Balanchine Week and 10-Day Intensive.
  • Observation of Bournonville-Balanchine demo on the 30th of July.
  • Pedagogical meetings with ESB Teacher Christiane Marchant.
  • Question and answer session with Bournonville stager Dinna Bjørn and Balanchine stager Suki Schorer.
  • Question and answer session with ESB’s Director Jean-Yves Esquerre.
  • Daily lunch.


Cost: €750

(excluding accommodation and travel)


For further information and to reserve your place, contact Elena Calvo González: