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JUNIOR BALLET ANTWERP is affiliated to the Royal Ballet School Antwerp as a pre-professional company, and is designed specifically for young dancers between the ages of 17 to 21 yrs who possess a high level of classical training.

JBA aims are to strengthen the students’ technical skills while at the same time offering them the opportunity to develop artistically and a chance to gain vital stage experience.   .

Over a period of two years we offer you, the artists of tomorrow, a unique combination of both performance training, career guidance, and hands-on artistic development. Ballet technique is at the core of the workshops and choreographic projects. Under the guidance of experts in their field, we will assist them to bridge the gap between school and career and help them to maximise their own unique potential.

As dansers of JBA, you will perform in and tour with, ballets created especially for you by both known and upcoming choreographers. You will partake in classical, neo-classical and contemporary workshops given by distinguished teachers and coaches. You will be aided in audition planning and career development.

Please note that as JBA is both a company and a trainee program, it is of necessity, a fee-paying initiative.

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Alain Honorez
Artistic Coordinator JBA


Alain Honorez was born in Wilrijk, Belgium. He trained and graduated at the Royal Ballet School Antwerp.

He joined The Royal Ballet of Flanders in 1996 as a member of the corps the ballet, and became principal dancer with the company in 2004, performing numerous ballets out of the classical, neo- classical and contemporary repertoire. read more

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Altea Nuñez
Artistic Assistent/choreographer


Altea Nuñez graduated from the Conservatory of The Hague with a diploma of distinction after finishing her formative education at the famous Victor Ullate school in Madrid. 

Her professional dance career started with the company of Victor Ullate, where she danced for three years. read more

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David Dawson
Artistic Patron JBA


David Dawson is a British choreographer and one of the leading dance makers working in classical ballet today.

His choreographic style transforms classical ballet in new ways, and his signature works have been praised by critics and audiences worldwide.  read more

Irma Swijnen
Mede oprichter JBA

Kanika Holloway
Relaties en communicatie JBA

Nadia Deferm
Artistic Director RBA


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