Jury 2019


Director Ballet – Academy University of Music and Performing Arts Munich

Place of birth Belgium, Antwerp, Nationality Belgium
School: Stedelijk Instituut voor Ballet Antwerp, Belgium
Ballet teacher Diploma of the French State

Dance Prizes Prix de Lausanne 1978; Bruxelles Chausson d’Or; Participation Varna Competition, Bulgaria; Artist of the year Munich 1985
Worked together with: teachers: Raymond Franchetti, Konstantin Chatilov, Alexander Prokofiev, Marika Besobrasova, Terry Westmoreland, Soulamith Messerer, Boris Akimov.
Choreographers: Roland Petit, Flemming Flindt, Ronald Hynd, Jiri Kylian, R. Noureyev, Peter Schaufuss, Ray Barra, Maurice Bejart, Peter Wright, John Cranko
Assistant choreographers : Patricia Neary, Nannette Gluschak, Fabrice Bourgeois.
Professional experiences
Dancer : Royal Ballet van Vlaanderen solist 1978-1981
Deutsche Oper Berlin first soloist 1981-1984
Bavarian State Ballet first soloist 1984-1986
Ballet National de Marseille Roland Petit Danseur Etoile 1986-2002
Guest Dancer: Teatro alla Scala Milano, ItalyDutch National Ballet Amsterdam, Holland; London Festival Ballet, England; Teatro Comunale di Firenze, Italy; Vienna Festival Ballet, Austria; Teatro Politeamo Palermo, Sicily; Ballet de Nancy, France; Deutsche Oper Berlin, Germany; Bavarian State Ballet Munich, Germany; Koninklijk Ballet van Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Participation on Gala’s: among them the most important
Japan World Ballet Festival; Gala des Etoiles, Canada Montreal; Sylvie Guillem and Friends Gala (Japan tour); Nijinsky Gala, Hamburg Germany; Heinz Bosl Gala, Munich Germany
Television productions: Le Diable Amoureux (with Alessandra Ferri); Gala 25 years Ballet National de Marseille (with Altinai Asylmuratova); Roland Petit tells… (with Lucia Lacarra “Prisoniere”)
Dance teacher: – builded up a Balletschool together with R. Petit (ENSDM);
– 2 years Ecole National superieur de Danse Marseille: boys class (15-18 years); variations and pas de deux of the repertoire; pas de deux class;
– Dance school “Studio Ballet” off Colette Armand in Marsiglia, Francia: classes and preparation for competitions
1995 Jean-Luc Burke (contract with Royal Ballet London)
1997 Fabien Voranger (contract with Wiener Staatsoper and Dresdner Oper)
1997 Veronique Tamacio (contract with Het Nationaal Ballet, Amsterdam)
1998 Laetitia Gucci (Girdano Dance Company New-York,USA Free Lance)
2001 Ludovic Ondiviela (contract with Royal Ballet London)
Louisa Rachedi (contract with National Ballet Canada)
Guest teacher: Teatro Comunale Firenze, Ballet National de Marseille, Bavarian State Ballet Munich, Zürich Oper and different summer courses in the world.
Ballet master: Teatro alla Scala di Milano 2002-2004, Zuercher Opernhaus 2004-2006
Assistent of Roland Petit: responsable for the choreografies and “mise en scene” of following productions: Deutsche Oper Berlin, Germany Proust ou les Intermittences du Coeur; Kirov Ballet, USSR Le Jeune Homme et la Mort; Carmen; Teatro Politeamo Palermo, Sicily Le Diable amoureux; Tout Satie; Opera de Paris, France Notre Dame de Paris, Clavigo, (a Parigi e per il Festival di Balbeck, Libanon); Carmen; le Jeune Homme et la Mort; Les Forains; Arlesienne; Proust ou les Intermittences du Cœur; Le Rendez-Vous; Ecole Nanterre de l’Opera de Paris Les Forains; Ballet National de Nancy, France Proust ou les Intermittences du Coeur; Teatro Colon, Argentinia Notre Dame de Paris; Teatro Communale de Firenze Tout Satie; Proust ou les Intermittences du Coeur; Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Italy Carmen; Notre Dame de Paris; La Chauve Souris; Asami Maki Ballet, Japan Notre Dame de Paris; Duke Ellington Ballet; Pink Floyd Ballet; Bolchoi Ballet, USSR Notre Dame de Paris; National Ballet China, Peking Pink Floyd Ballet; Aalto Ballett Theater, Essen Coppelia.
Other projects:
2000: creation of the Ballet company « Debout sur la terre » a Marseille
2006: responsable e supervisor of the spanish tour, with the Japanese- Asami Maki Ballet off Tokyo: Pink Floyd Ballet (Gran Canaria, Barcelona, Madrid, Santander, San-Sebastian)
2006-2007: Consultant and director’s assistant for the creation of a Ballet Company in Gran Canaria, “Gran Canaria Ballet”, dipendent of the Filarmonia di Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Espagna.
Since June 2010 Director . Ballet-Academy University of Music and Performing Arts Munich (Ballett-Akademie der Hochschule für Musik und Theater München).
As a Jurymember reguraly invited by the most famous Ballet Competitions as:
YAGP, Prix de Lausanne, TanzOlymp Berlin and many other smaller competitions all over the World.


Director of Dance Studies of Zurich Dance Academy, taZ

Oliver Matz received his ballet training at the State Ballet School Berlin. He then joined the Ballet Company of Deutsche Staatsoper, where he became leading soloist.


Oliver is the recipient of numerous national and international awards such as the bronze medal at the International Ballet Competition in Varna, the first prize at the International Ballet Competition in Helsinki and the Gold Medal at the International Ballet Competition in Jackson.
He made guest appearances around the world and worked with international personalities such as Vladimir Vassiljev, Rudolph Nurejev, Pierre Lacotte, Hans van Manen, William Forsythe, Roland Petit, Uwe Scholz, Ray Barra and Patrice Bart.
He is an honorary member of the German State Opera Berlin and one of the internationally most acclaimed German dancers.
Since 2004 he has been working in leading positions at Zurich Dance Academy, the professional Ballet School of Zurich University of the Arts in Switzerland.
He also acts very successfully as teacher for Classical Male Dance and Classical Repertoire Zurich Dance Academy.
His students achieved top places and won many prizes at national and international competitions.


Ballet Pedagogue & Ballet Mistress
on behalf of English National Ballet School

Education: Graduate of the Cuban National Ballet School

Havana Cuba 1982 (Title: Ballet Dancer Teacher)

Dance Career:

1982-1992:     Cuban National Ballet:  Director: Alicia Alonso
1992-1993:     Ballet Monterrey, Mexico:  Director Anne Marie D’angelo
1993-1999:     Compania Nacional de Danza, Mexico City: Director: Fernando Alonso
2000-2004:     Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Winnipeg, Canada:  Director: Andre Lewis

Danced the classical and neo-classical repertoire, and performed and toured in more than 45 countries in internationally renowned theatres around the world.  Danced positions from corps de ballet to lead roles.  Main teachers: Ramona de Saa, Loipa Araujo, Alicia Alonso, Fernando Alonso, Aurelio Bogado, Philip Beamish, Sylvie Clavier, Gilbert Mayer, Patrick Hinson

Ballet Teacher:  ballet pedagogue senior and junior school, boys (all levels) allegro work and variation and girls (all levels) senior pointe work and variations

Currently at the  Ecole Superior de Ballet de Quebec

Other schools: Royal Danish Ballet School , Ballet teacher at Alberta Ballet Calgary, Canada, as Senior Teacher.  Other schools Den Norske Ballet School, Oslo, Norway (2013-2014)
Ecole Superior de Ballet du Quebec, Montreal, Quebec (2009-2017)
Joffrey Ballet School, Chicago, USA (2010)
Opera Royal Wallonie, Liege, Belgium (1995)
Staged Cuban version Swan Lake 2nd act at Ecole Superior de Ballet du Quebec
Staged Cuban version Giselle 2nd act and 1st act at Alberta Ballet School

Coach:  Coached students for international ballet competitions:

Prix De Lausanne (Cesar Corrales # 5 Bours 2013)
Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) semi-finals (Lazaro Corrales and Clara Corbo Pas De Deux 1st prize 2013)
YAGP semi-finals (Cesar Corrales Grand Prix Prize Europe 2014)
YAGP FINALS (Cesar Corrales Grand Prix award 2014)
Gala des Etoile Festival de arts Saint Sauver in Montreal Quebec.

Ballet Mistress:

Royal Danish Ballet

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens:  Montreal (part time ballet mistress for 3 years)
Ballet Jazz de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec. (full time with the company for 2 years)
La la la Human Steps, Montreal, Quebec (guest ballet mistress and rehearser)
Joffrey Ballet, Chicago, USA (guest ballet mistress
Alberta Ballet, Calgary, Canada (guest ballet mistress)
National Ballet Slovak (guest ballet mistress and rehearser) coaching the lid roles in Swan Lake
Alvin Ailey (guest ballet mistress)

Awards: Outstanding Teacher Award:  YAGP European Semi-finals 2014


Associate Artistic Director at the Berlin State Ballet School

Marek was educated in the Poznan State Ballet School.

His first professional engagement was with the Polish Dance Theatre under Conrad Drzewiecki, who was at this time the most innovative choreographer of polish dance scene. Further he was engaged at the Bremer Dance Theatre, Deutsche Oper Berlin Ballet and Ballet of the Staatsoper Berlin. His repertoire includes various roles from world famous classical and contemporary repertoire while he had the privilege to work with world famous classical and contemporary choreographers.

As first Ballet master and choreographic assistant he worked in Peter Schaufuss Dance Company in Denmark and Berlin Ballet Company of the Komische Oper Berlin where he was also the Associate Artistic Director of this company.

He is teaching ballet in Europe, Asia and both Americas and is desirable judge by the world renowned ballet competitions.

Presently he executes the position of Associate Artistic Director at the Berlin State Ballet School. He continues working with his other interest such as choreographing, guest teaching and collaborating with different Artist (Film, Photography, Art, and Music).


Directeur pédagogique et artistique du Cycle Initial de l’École Nationale Supérieure de Danse de Marseille

a reçu sa formation de danseur classique à Paris, de Pascal Vincent, Raymond Franchetti, Attilio Labis, Gilbert Mayer et Maître Serge Peretti de l’Opéra de Paris.

Il commence sa carrière dans Washington Square, création de Rudolf Noureev, avant d’être engagé par Maurice Béjart au Ballet du XXème siècle pour la création de « Malraux » au théâtre du Chatelet. Il rejoint ensuite la Compagnie Victor Ullate, à Madrid, puis intègre « The Ballet Stars Dancers Company » à Tokyo sous la direction artistique de Melissa Hayden, étoile au New York City Ballet.

En 1991, il est engagé au Grand Théâtre National de Bordeaux où il participe jusqu’en 2005 comme danseur ou soliste à toutes les productions du grand répertoire classique, des chorégraphes d’aujourd’hui et des tournées internationales des directeurs successifs, Paolo Bortoluzzi, Eric Vu An et Charles Jude. Avec ce dernier, il participe également aux tournées internationales privées des étoiles de l’Opéra de Paris aux Etats-Unis et au Japon.

Titulaire du Diplôme d’Etat (DE) en 2001 et du Certificat d’Aptitude à l’Enseignement de la Danse (C.A.) en 2008, il enseigne la danse classique à l’Ecole Nationale de Musique et de Danse de Bobigny/Paris, dont il est également directeur du département « Voix et mouvement ». Il intervient au Centre National de la Danse (CND de Paris Pantin) dans les formations au DE et CA, ainsi que pour la formation technique du DE à l’Opéra de Paris. Il est régulièrement invité comme professeur dans plusieurs compagnies nationales et participe comme jury aux auditions d’écoles supérieures.

Depuis septembre 2012, il occupe la fonction de directeur pédagogique et artistique du Cycle Initial de l’École Nationale Supérieure de Danse de Marseille.


on behalf of Vienna Ballet Academy

Degree Certificate:
Hungarian Dance Academy-classical ballet dancer 1992
Hungarian Dance Academy-
Professional qualification /MA/ of Dance Teacher -Classical ballet 2013

Work as dancer:
Hungarian National Ballet – Budapest 1991 – 1993
Viener Wolksoper – Wien 1993 – 1996
Astra Roma Ballett, /solo dancer/ – Roma 1997 – 1999
Balletto Di Roma, /solo dancer/ – Roma 1999 – 2000

Works as teacher:
Centro Culturale Danza – own ballet school – Roma 1996 – 2000
Dance and Fine Arts School in Győr -ballet teacher 2007 – 2011
Dance and Fine Arts School in Győr -ballet teacher, leader of ballet team 2012 – 2016
Staatsoper Balettakademie Wien Austria 2016-
Classica Ballet Schools – own ballet school /Slovakia/
Rév-Komárom, Dunaszerdahely, Nagy Megyer 2008-

Other Works:
TV2 Hungarian commercial television as a riporter 2004
National Theater of Győr – singer 2005 – 2012

La Traviata ballet piece-Italy 1997
Turandot /ballet piece/- Italy 1998
La Nozze di Figaro – Italy 1998
Concerto Tutto Strauss -Italy 1997
La Straniera /ballet piece/ -Italy 1997
The Little Prince – Ballet for children-Hungary 2008
West Side Story –musical-Slovakia 2009
Forest Tale – Ballet for children- Slovakia 2011
A Night in the Museum – Ballet for children -Slovakia 2012
Gulliver – Ballet for children- Slovakia 2013
Pinocchio-Ballet for children-Slovakia 2014, 2016
Cenerentola-balett for children-Slovakia 2016