ESB Director Jean-Yves Esquerre has developed a unique methodology for his Teacher Training Program, based on his years of experience conducting private or group ballet teaching seminars. The model of this Teacher Training Program is based on a structured series of topical subjects going from the Directions & Épaulements in ballet to the evolution and styles in the techniques of Pointe Work for women or Batterie & Brio for men.
Applied anatomy, as well as musical direction in ballet teaching are two important parts of this course. Other subsidiary topics – although highly efficient in the development of the well-being of the dancers – like Mindfulness Techniques or Meditation are also part of the Teacher Training Program curricula.
Special Seminars of the major currents of classical teaching through different periods are also central in our Program, reinforcing the understanding of the evolution of ballet and offering teachers the opportunity to deepen their understanding of methods like French Classical Ballet, Cecchetti, Bournonville and Dawson, Forsythe or Balanchine styles.
ESB also organizes sessions with legendary artists and ESB’s Patrons of Honor Claude Bessy, Dinna Bjorn or Merrill Ashley who expose the characteristics of their respective heritage, helping today’s pedagogues to integrate essential values to their teaching.