The team

THE ASSOCIATION

The company is a non-profit association. The commitee members are:

Beth Krasna (president)
Cynthia Odier
Catherine Poncet
Cathy Day
Kaspar Kramis

ARTISTIC DIRECTORS

Patrice Delay This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sean Wood This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

REHEARSAL DIRECTORS

Alma Munteanu
Tamara Bacci

ADMINISTRATION

Caroline Fujisé -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / +41 (0)22 329 12 10
Sylvette Riom - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TECHNICAL COLLABORATORS

Arnaud Viala : TECHNICAL DIRECTOR | LIGHTING DIRECTOR
Charles Mugel : SOUND AND VIDEO MANAGER | COMPOSER

Directors: Patrice Delay & Sean Wood

 

Patrice Delay

DelayPatrice Delay studied dance at the École de Danse de Genève under the tutelage of Beatriz Consuelo and joined the Ballet Junior de Genève when it was first founded in 1980. He won a silver medal in the Concours International Méditerranéen and in 1987 he joined the Ballet Royal of Flanders under the direction of Robert Denvers. While there he danced as a soloist in works created by many different choreographers including Jiri Kylian, George Balanchine, Antony Tudor, Hans Van Manen, Nils Christe, Lynn Taylor Corbett, Auguste Bournonville, Flemming Flindt, Rudolf Nureyev, Violette Verdy and Rudi van Dantzig. Victor Ullate invited him to perform with the Ballet Communidad de Madrid during the 1990 – 1991 season and he then returned to the Ballet Royal of Flanders. In 1994 he was appointed by Thierry Malandain to the Compagnie Temps Présent which subsequently became Ballet Biarritz – Centre Choréographique National in 1998. Patrice toured extensively with these different companies and performed in USA, China, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Russia, Egypt, Morocco, Gyana, Isle of Reunion and in many European countries. In 1999 he became co-director of the École de Danse de Genève and the Ballet Junior de Genève. The following year he arranged the choreography for the production of L'Enlèvement au Sérail at the Grand Théâtre de Genève. In 2005 Patrice was invited by Danse Suisse and the Swiss Federal Office for Vocational Training to be part of a working party looking at the future potential and higher education dance courses as part of the Projet Danse in Berne. He has also been part of the project team working on the CFC Danse / vocational development. Patrice Delay regularly restages ballets by Thierry Malandain for the Ballet Junior de Genève as well as for other companies. From 2010 to 2012 he was part of the selection jury for the Prix de Lausanne and he was commissioned to organise the 40th anniversary Gala for this competition in February 2012. That same year he was appointed member of the Federal jury for dance.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sean Wood

WoodSean Wood studied dance in London's Central School of Ballet under the direction of Christopher Gable. He joined the Ballet Royal de Wallonie where he worked with many different choreographers. In 1991 he joined the Ballet Royal of Flanders under the direction of Robert Denvers. As well as the classical repertoire Sean also performed works by George Balanchine, John Wisman, Stuart Sebastian, Peter Anastos, Choo San Goh, Paolo Bortoluzzi and Rudolph Nureyev. He then joined the Compagnie Temps Présent which was directed by Thierry Malandain. In 1998 this company became the Centre Chorégraphique National and was established in Biarritz. Sean Wood also has a degree in theatre design from the Central School of Art and Design in London.
He has worked as an assistant stage designer for the English National Theatre and for the Théâtre des Ateliers in Lyon. In 1999 he choreographed the work "G.O.4" for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
He has created several works for the Ballet Junior de Genève and has designed the costumes for works by Kirsten Debrock, Patrick Delcroix and Ken Ossola. He is regularly invited to work overseas. From 2010 to 2012 he was part of the selection jury for the Prix de Lausanne and he was commissioned to organise the 40th anniversary Gala for this competition in February 2012. In January 2014 he restaged Clash by Patrick Delcroix for the Baltic Dance Theatre in Gdansk (Poland)

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Support

The Ballet Junior gratefully receives support from:
Le Département de l'Instruction Publique de l'Etat de Genève
Fondation Fluxum

and punctually from:
La Loterie Suisse Romande
Fondation Stanley Thomas Johnson
Sophie & Karl Binding Stiftung
Fondation Ernst Göhner
Fonds Mécénat: S.I.G

Partnerships:
Le Courrier
Geneva Camerata
Association pour la Danse Contemporaine

Created in 1980, the Ballet Junior de Genève is a true stepping stone from training to professional life.

It allows dancers from all styles to work with many choreographers and perform on stage several times each season. By reinforcing their expertise with stage experience, it facilitates their start into the profession.
The daily work schedule is the same as that for a professional dance company.
The collaboration with renound professionals is constant and exchanges with similar organisations abroad is regularly organised. Works are either re-stagings or outright creations. The Ballet Junior has a vast repertoire.

The Ballet Junior de Genève is a pre-professional company and a house of artistic emergance that favours contacts with the professional scene. The dancers do not receive a salary. Each year many of these young dancers enter top level companies on leaving. Over the years, the company has acquired an international reputation.

Check out the company's activities and archives on its dedicated pages.

Subcategories

DIPgeneve100pxThe Ecole de Danse de Genève is accredited by the Département de l’instruction publique, de la formation et de la jeunesse Service écoles et sport, art, citoyenneté and recieves funding from the République and canton de Genève. 
It is a member of  CEGM and certified Artistiqua .

Back to top