consbalantintIn 1969 George Balanchine founded the Ecole de Danse de Genève for the Grand-Théâtre de Genève and entrusted the management to Beatriz Consuelo and Alfonso Cata. The school became private in 1975 and Beatriz Consuelo become sole director. By training several generations of young dancers who went on to work for some of the best european companies, she made it into an institution of international reputation.
In 1999 Patrice Delay and Sean Wood took over as directors of the Ecole de Danse de Genève. In 2007 the school moved to a building that was an old print works in the very center of the city.
In 2010 the Ecole de Danse de Genève was accredited by the state (Département de l'Instruction Publique) and is now part of the "Confédération des Ecoles de musique, danse et théâtre à enseignement délégué".