6 April - 25 May
From Swan Lake to world premieres
Every year, the most talented of over 700 applications from young dancers all over the world are selected to join Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company. This season, the group is touring theatres around the Netherlands with Shooting Stars, a programme that includes classics as well as exciting contemporary world premieres.
Pas de six from Swan Lake
Choreography: Rudi van Dantzig
Music: Pjotr Iljitsj Tsjaikovski
Choreography: Eric Gauthier
Music: Jens-Peter Abele
Milena Sidorova, Peter Leung, Marta Reig Torres en Zoë Greten.
The foundation of the Junior Company in 2013 created a stepping stone for young dancers to make the transition from the Dutch National Ballet Academy to Dutch National Ballet. The Junior Company bridges the gap between training and professional practice.
‘A chance in a million’
Junior Company dancer Mila Nicolussi Caviglia:
“For me, being part of the Junior Company is a chance in a million. It’s wonderful to be able to measure up to other young dancers from all over the world. Our ballet masters pay attention to every detail, but they also teach us to be ourselves on stage. I’m really looking forward to the coming season. We get so many opportunities to help us develop further.”