The schools invited to participate in the Assemblée Internationale 2017 are those with which NBS has a long standing partnership. 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. We are pleased to welcome four new participating schools to AI 17.


North America

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Canada’s National Ballet School

Toronto, Canada

Sponsored by Carol Darling, Judith Gelber, Michelle Koerner, Judy Lawrie

L’École supérieure de ballet du Québec

Montreal, Quebec

Sponsored by Pierre Lapointe & Christine Harkness

Houston Ballet Academy

Houston, U.S.A.

Sponsored by Directors of the Friends of Canada’s National Ballet School

National Ballet School of Cuba

Havana, Cuba

Sponsored by Jim Scott & Jim Robertson

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School

Winnipeg, Canada

Sponsored by David Delaney

San Francisco Ballet School

San Francisco, U.S.A.

Sponsored by Maxine Goldberg

The Boston Ballet School

Boston, U.S.A.

Sponsored by The Koerner Foundation

The Ailey School

New York City, U.S.A.

Sponsored by Christine Chen, Jolie Lin, Andrea Stairs, Harriet Stairs, Kenneth Wiener & Linda Dagg


The School of the Hamburg Ballet John Neumeier

Hamburg, Germany

Sponsored by Joan & Jerry Lozinski

Codarts Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Sponsored by David Binet

EESA/CPD de L’Institut del Teatre

Barcelona, Spain

Sponsored By Richard Ivey

Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag (Dance Department Royal Conservatoire)

The Hague, Netherlands

Sponsored by Deborah Rosati

National Ballet Academy

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Sponsored by Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden

Dresden, Germany

Sponsored by The von Teichman Family

Ecole de Danse de l’Opéra national de Paris

Paris, France

Sponsored by Caroline Booth, Nancy Holland, Kathleen Metcalfe, Susanna Stuart, Kate Thornley-Hall, Nancy Viner

The Royal Ballet School

London, England

Sponsored by Sally Hannon, Ken McCarter, Juanita Montalvo, Jack Petch

Det Kongelige Teaters Balletskole (Royal Danish Ballet School)

Copenhagen, Denmark

Sponsored by Craig & Cindy Thorburn

Ecole Supérieure de Danse de Cannes-Mougins Rosella Hightower

Cannes, France

The Ballet Academy of the University of Music and Performing Arts

Munich, Germany

Sponsored by David Binet


New Zealand School of Dance

Wellington, New Zealand

Sponsored by Burgundy Asset Management Ltd.

The Australian Ballet School

Melbourne, Australia

Sponsored by The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain, C.C.+