The Junior Company bridges the gap between professional dance training and a professional company: the National Ballet Academy (part of the Amsterdam School of the Arts) and the Dutch National Ballet (the largest dance company in the Netherlands).
This makes the Junior Company the ideal springboard for young dancers. In this breeding ground of twelve up-and-coming talented professionals, young dancers match themselves against the established dancers of the company. They follow a regime that reflects the day-to-day programme of a big company, whereby priority is given to inspiring and encouraging their artistic and technical development.
The Junior Company’s artistic coördinator is > Ernst Meisner, who is dancing until the end of this season as a grand sujet with the Dutch National Ballet. For the occasion of the 25th anniversary of The Amsterdam Music Theatre, he created the programme Yes We Can Dance, and in 2012 he created the Dutch National Canta Ballet, which was nominated for the Audience Award.
Photo: Erwin Olaf