Staff

Who are the teachers and staff of the Dutch National Ballet Academy? View their profiles on this page. 

Artistic director
Ernst Meisner

Business director
René Vlemmix

Patron
Hans van Manen

Artistic advisor
Ted Brandsen

Coordinator Preliminary Course
NBA 1-7: Amanda Beck

Faculty
Classical Ballet: Amanda Beck, Fred Berlips, Nathalie Caris, Simona Ferrazza, Rinat Gizatulin, Marieke van der Heijden, Laurence Korsenti, Jane Lord, Grigory Tchitcherine, Ernst Meisner, Ainara Garcia-Navarro, Emanouela Merdjanova, Maiko Tsutsumi

Contemporary dance: Marion Vijn, Lia Witjes Pool

Mental skills, tutoring: Marion Vijn

Forsythe technologies: Amy Raymond

Caractère: Grigory Tchitcherine

World Dance: Iva Lesic

Creative Dance: Lilja Hermannsdottir

Pilates & Floor Barre: Leila Kester

Body Conditioning: Jurgen Paulusma

Girokynesis: Dario Mealli

Dance history: Anna Seidl

Music Theory: Han-Louis Meijer

Anatomy & injury prevention: Iva Lesic

Pianists: Abel Bakema, Elizabeth Ford, Andrea Garcia, Celia Garcia, Eri Hayase, Hisako Hirata, Rex Lobo, Han-Louis Meyer, Frauke Lühning, Etsuko Oga, Alekander Pavlov, Dessy Radeva, Olga Smirnova, Bella Tubejeva, Joanna Rolo, Olga Somers, Rodolfo Serne

Outreach & Scouting Coordinator: Jane Lord

Pre-School & Audition Coordinators: Marieke van der Heijden

Administrative Assistant: Jimat Pelupessy

Education Assistant: Wendy Tadrous-Paulusma

Coordinator projects and performances: Linda Witpaard

Health & Performance: Erzi Hoogveld,  Marleen Grol, Lobke Mienis,  Iva Lesic, Peter Stoelhorst, Brig van den Acker, Dafna Tsadok-Hai

Health Representative: Marleen Grol

Caretakers: Annemarie Blom, Heleen van der Hoogt, Vera Henneman

Production & Stage Manager: Dorothea Sinnema, Maureen Krumeich

Costumes: Ellen den Bouwmeester, Fer Smidt, Gaby Kovacsova, Nancy Hulst

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