World Ballet Day 2020

Special edition livestream balletclass Ernst Meisner

29 October is World Ballet Day! To celebrate this, we livestream especially for you a ballet class from Ernst Meisner, artistic coordinator of the Junior Company. With dancers Elisabeth Tonev and Davi Ramos at the barre and piano accompaniment by Rex Lobo.

Celebrate World Ballet Day with us! Tune in on 29 October at 18:30 hrs. 

Tune in on 29 October at 18:30 and celebrate World Ballet Day with us!

- Ernst Meisner, Junior Company

World Ballet Day Live

Our livestream of Ernst Meisner's ballet class is a part of World Ballet Day Live: fifteen hours of non-stop livestreams by various ballet companies from all over the world. Initiators of World Ballet Day are The Royal Ballet, het Bolshoj Ballet, The Australian Ballet, San Francisco Ballet en The National Ballet of Canada. Can't you wait until 29 October? Watch our video for World Ballet Day 2019 below and get unique insights into the rehearsals for Romeo en Julia, Embers en Frida.

Online ballet classes great success during lockdown

The online ballet class we share with you on World Ballet Day is not the first class we stream. During lockdown, we streamed multiple barre ballet classes by Ernst Meisner and Rex Lobo. With a total of more than 1,4 million views, these online classes were a great success. Watch the very first of them below and get in the mood for World Ballet Day!

"Please don't ever stop streaming classes. I'm so so so thankfull.", "Ernst, Rex, we love you in Paris!", "The world is so much better with your art and generous hearts. ❤️  from US"

- our followers on YouTube


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Ernst Meisner

Ernst Meisner is choreographer and since 2013 also the artistic director of the Junior Company. Before this, he was a dancer with The Royal Ballet and Dutch National Ballet.

Rex Lobo

Rex Lobo completed his music studies at The Trinity College of Music in London and has worked with various modern dance groups in The Netherlands. He has also been a pianist at the Academy for Theater and Dance in Amsterdam for 30 years. 

Elisabeth Tonev

Elisabeth Tonev completed her dance education at the State Ballet School in Berlin and joined Dutch National Ballet in 2019, as a member of the Junior Company. Right now, she is élève in the company.  

Davi Ramos

Davi Ramos started his dance education at Lyceu Escola de Danca in Brazil and continued his training at the Royal Ballet School. He joined Dutch National Ballet in 2019, as a member of the Junior Company and is currently élève in the company.