Staff

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

Artistic director
Jean-Yves Esquerre

Principals
NBA 1-7: Amanda Beck

Faculty
Classical Ballet: Klaas Backx, Amanda Beck, Fred Berlips, Nathalie Caris, Jean-Yves Esquerre, Simona Ferrazza, Rinat Gizatulin, Marieke van der Heijden, Laurence Korsenti, Jane Lord, Grigory Tchitcherine. Olivier Wecxsteen, Joanne Zimmerman, Marion Vijn

Contemporary dance: Machteld Van Acker

Forsythe technologies:
Amy Raymond

Caractère: Grigory Tchitcherine

World Dance: Iva Lesic

Creative Dance: Lilja Hermannsdottir

Pilates & Floor Barre: Leila Kester

Body Conditioning: Jurgen Paulusma

Dance history:
Zeynep Gündüz

Benesh Notation: Sandrine Leroy

Music Theory: Han-Louis Meijer

Pianists: Rex Lobo, Han-Louis Meyer, Elizabeth Ford, Frauke Leuhning, Alexandre Pavlov, Dessy Radeva, Olga Smirnova, Olga Somers, Albena Stoyanova, Bella Tubejeva

Het Nationale Ballet Repertoire: Nathalie Caris, Charlotte Chapellier, Sandrine Leroy, Caroline Iura, Judy Maelor-Thomas

Guests Ballet Masters: Hans van Manen, Ted Brandsen, Rachel Beaujean, Ernst Meisner, Merril Ashley, Niel Christe, Amy Raymond, Gioconda Barbuto, Olivier Wecxsteen, Dinna Bjorn, Eric Beauchesne, Annegien Sneep, Toer van Schayk

Planning Manager: Rex Lobo

Outreach & Scouting Coordinator: Jane Lord

Pre-School & Audition Coordinators: Marieke van der Heijden, Fred Berlips

Administrative Assistant: Jimat Pelupessy

Secretariat NBA: Jamilla Visser

Health & Performance: Erzi Hoogveld, Menno de Vries, Marleen Grol, Lobke Mienis, Peter Stoelhorst, Brig van den Acker

Health Representative: Marleen Grol

Caretakers: Annemarie Blom, Heleen van der Hoogt

Production & Stage Manager: Dorothea Sinnema, Maureen Krumeich

Costume Department:

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