Ernst Meisner
Ernst Meisner is choreographer and has been artistic coordinator for the Junior Company of The Dutch National Ballet since 2013. In September 2018 he became the artistic director of the Dutch National Ballet Academy.

Ernst himself studied at the National Ballet Academy and went on to dance with The Royal Ballet and The Dutch National Ballet. Mister Meisner created various works for The Dutch National Ballet, including Saltarello (2012), And after we were (2011), Het Nationale Canta Ballet (2012), Axion of Choice (2014), In Transit (2017), Impermanence (2018) and the children’s production De kleine grote kist (2011). For the Junior Company he choreographed Embers (2013), No Time Before Time (2016), and Revelry (2017). With Marco Gerris, artistic director of ISH, he made the much acclaimed ‘hip-hop meet ballet’ productions, Narnia: de Leeuw de Heks en de Kleerkast (2014), and GRIMM, (2018). Meisner also made choreographies for the New York Choreographic Institute, (part of the New York City Ballet), The Royal Ballet New Works Program, the English National Ballet School, DanceEast and the Encore Dance Company.Earlier Ernst was a guest teacher at, among others, the English National Ballet School, the Summer Schools of The Royal Ballet School, Korean Youth Ballet Stars and the Youth American Grand Prix.