Participating Schools

The schools invited to participate in the Assemblée International 2013 are those with whom NBS has a long standing history of co-operation developed over the past twenty years. Students and staff in these schools regularly welcome NBS students on exchanges, and similarly, we eagerly embrace guest teachers and exchange students to our campus each year. All but one of the schools that attended the inaugural Assemblée will be attending the AI 13, and we are pleased to welcome an additional five schools over and above the initial Assemblée Internationale, held in November, 2009.

The Australian Ballet School

Melbourne, Australia
The Australian Ballet School, the school of The Australian Ballet, is the national centre for excellence in classical dance training in Australia...

Ballettschule des Hamburg Ballett (School of The HAMBURG BALLET)

Hamburg, Germany
The School of The HAMBURG BALLET, established by John Neumeier in 1978, prepares young people between the ages of 10 and 18 from all over the world for a professional dance career...

Canada's National Ballet School

Toronto, Canada
Established in 1959 by Betty Oliphant and Celia Franca, Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) is one of the world’s foremost training institutions for aspiring young dancers and teachers.

Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet School

Winnipeg, Canada
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division, was established in 1970 by former principal dancer David Moroni, C.M. to support the RWB Company...


Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Codarts is a small-scale international university for the arts (with a total of around 1,000 students) established in Rotterdam...

L’École de Danse de l'Opéra de Paris (Paris Opera Ballet School)

Paris, France
In 1661, Louis XIV appointed thirteen of the best instructors to train professionals and codify the art of dance. He founded the Conservatory of Dance in 1713...

L'École supérieure de ballet du Québec

Montreal, Canada
Founded in 1952 by Ludmilla Chiriaeff, and incorporated in 1966 at the request of Québec's Ministry of Cultural Affairs, L’École supérieure de ballet du Québec's mission is to train students to become classical dancers of national and international calibre...

EESA/CPD de l'Institut del Teatre

Barcelona, Spain
The Institut del Teatre was founded in 1913 by the Barcelona Provincial Council (Diputació de Barcelona).

Escuela Nacional de Ballet de Cuba (National Ballet School)

Havana, Cuba
The Alicia Alonso Ballet Academy started in June, 1950. The Academy was the workshop where the Cuban Ballet School Teaching Method was forged...

Houston Ballet Academy

Houston, U.S.A.
Since its founding in 1955, Houston Ballet Academy has provided the highest quality ballet training for those enrolled. Over 500 students, between the ages of 4 and 60, are currently enrolled...

John Cranko Schule

Stuttgart, Germany
When John Cranko came to Stuttgart in 1961, he brought the Ballet Company of the Wuerttemberg State Theatre, today’s Stuttgart Ballet, to world fame within a short period of time...

The Juilliard School (Dance Division)

New York City, U.S.A.
Under the artistic direction of Lawrence Rhodes since 2002, Juilliard Dance aims to develop true contemporary dancers – trained equally in classical ballet and modern dance...

Det Kongelige Teaters Balletskole (Royal Danish Ballet School)

Copenhagen, Denmark
Since the 1770s the Royal Theatre’s Royal Danish Ballet School has professionally trained dancers who perform in the Royal Danish Theatre’s own company, as well as other companies around the world...

Nationale Balletacademie (Dutch National Ballet Academy)

Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Nationale Balletacademie (Dutch National Ballet Academy) is the Netherland’s top national school for classical ballet. The Dutch National Ballet Academy is part...

New Zealand School of Dance

Wellington, New Zealand
In 1967 the National School of Ballet was established in Wellington by the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council of New Zealand, primarily to prepare students for potential employment by the Royal New Zealand Ballet...

Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden (Palucca School)

Dresden, Germany
In 1925, at 23 years old, Gret Palucca established her own school in Dresden after realizing she wanted more than a dance career. In the Nazi period, she was not allowed to teach...

The Royal Ballet School

London, England
The Royal Ballet School was founded in 1926, when Dame Ninette de Valois opened her Academy of Choreographic Art. Inspired to create a repertory ballet company and school, she collaborated with Lilian Baylis of the Old Vic Theatre...

San Francisco Ballet School

San Francisco, U.S.A.
San Francisco Ballet and the San Francisco Ballet School were both established in 1933 as a single institution by Gaetano Merola, founding director of San Francisco Opera...



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