Summer Workshop Antwerp 2022

Summer Workshop Antwerp 2022

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Royal Ballet School Antwerp

Meistraat 2

2000 Antwerpen


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Join Jesse and Mikaela on a 4-day intensive course in the heart of Antwerp!

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This workshop will be open to pre-professional dancers age 15+. The program will consist of daily classes in balletimprovisation and will feature repertoire by world renowned choreographers Alexander Ekman and Johan Inger.

In order to preserve an intimate working environment, limited spots are available!


10:00 - 11:15       Ballet / Improvisation

11:30 - 13:00       repertoire

13:00 - 14:00       LUNCH BREAK

14:00 - 16:00       repertoire

16:00 - 18:00       Studio available for stretching


Jesse Callaert (Ghent, Belgium) studied at the Royal Ballet School Antwerp for 6 years, which provided him with a professional ballet training and a base for modern and contemporary dance. After graduating in 2017 and having danced as a guest dancer with Ballett Zürich, he joined the prestigious Nederlands Dans Theater 2 where he danced for 4 years. In July 2021 he then joined Staatsballett Hannover under the artistic direction of world renowned choreographer Marco Goecke. He has performed works by many choreographers including: Jiří Kylián, Sol León & Paul Lightfoot, Marco Goecke, Sharon Eyal, Ohad Naharin, Alexander Ekman, Johan Inger, Edward Clug, Medhi Walerski, Dimo Milev, Juliano Nunes, Nadav Zelner, Felix Landerer, Alexi Ratmansky, Ben Van Cauwenbergh and Yannick Boquin.

Jesse has also choreographed pieces for the annual edition of 'Switch by NDT Dancers' as well as for the Royal Ballet School Antwerp, creates a broad variety of music compositions and participates in film, fashion or tv projects alongside hosting his own podcast 'Fase II Fase’.

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Mikaela Kelly (New York City, USA) is a 2017 Princess Grace Award Winner in dance. She studied at American Ballet Theatre's pre-professional school where she aquired a strong classical ballet technique and completed her certification in ABT's National Training Curriculum for Teachers. In 2018, she graduated from The Juilliard School's four year Bachelor of Fine Arts program and joined Nederlands Dans Theater 2. Mikaela has performed works by many choreographers including: Jiří Kylián, Sol León & Paul Lightfoot, Nacho Duato, Ohad Naharin, Marco Goecke, Sharon Eyal, Alexander Ekman, Johan Inger, Marcos Morau, Edward Clug, Medhi Walerski, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Yoann Bourgeois, Aszure Barton, Felix Landerer, Bryan Arias, Dimo Milev, Alexi Ratmansky, George Balanchine, Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor and José Limón. 

Mikaela has also designed costumes for critically acclaimed choreographer Juliano Nunes and for Norwegian National Ballet, Philadelphia Ballet, Origins Dance Festival, V-Create, Orsolina 28, and Switch by NDT Dancers.

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