JULY 4 -14, 2023
Incredible experience that will stay with you for a lifetime
We focus intensely on the art of dance, enabling our students to create a magical connection with their audience, to paint an unforgettable experience that is drenched in pure artistry. Understanding dance technique is extremly important, but come and discover what's beyond.
At our Masterclasses, we believe that every young talent is unique and deserves the chance to unleash their full potential as a soulful artist. We provide support and encouragement to help each individual reach their goals, whether it is mastering their technique in ballet or contemporary dance, enhancing musicality, and the most important - to guide individuals towards realizing their full potential as an artist.
Join us for an unforgettable journey of self-discovery where you will leave the program with newfound confidence, refined technical skill, and an unbridled passion to express your unique artistry on stage.
Be a part of a magical world where ballet is a mesmerizing journey of passion grace and artistry.
Director of Bubeníček Ballet Masterclasses
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR of
Bubeníček Ballet Masterclasses
and Les Ballets Bubeníček
Former Principal Dancer with Semperoper Ballet
and Hamburg Ballet
(At the final semester of Master of Arts Dance Pedagogy Degree)
CONTEMPORARY CLASS / CHOREOGRAPHY
MALE VARIATION CLASS
Will give a SEMINAR about "DANCE & CHOREOGRAPHY"
ÉTOILE AT THE OPERA NATIONAL DE PARIS AND BALLET TEACHER
On Decembre 31st 2017, Léonore is made an Étoile following a performance of Swan Lake (Noureev) in which she performed the role of Odette / Odile.
PAS DE DEUX CLASS
AN "INTERVIEW WITH ETOILE"
PRINCIPAL DANCER AND BALLET TEACHER
Principal at Semperoper Ballet
Master of Arts Dance Pedagogy Degree
American Courtney has received exelent ballet education in Canada, at The National Ballet School of Canada
FREELANCE PRINCIPAL ARTIST
CEO OF PRAETORIAN NON-PROFIT ART AND HEALTH CONSULTING
Lecturer and Doctoral Candidate at The Faculty of Business and Economics of Tu Dresden
Project Developer and Manager Of Chemnitz2025 Gmbh European Capital of Culture
Former Principal Dancer at the Semperoper Ballet
Will give a SEMINAR on "CAREER SELF-MANAGEMENT"
She works at
The National Theatre in Prague
Dance Conservatory of Prague
"Experience Dance through our Masterclasses - Unleash Your Artistic Potential and Refine Your Dance Skills!"
Over the course of 10 days, you will have the rare opportunity to spend time with our remarkable artists who are not only skilled professionals, but also passionate and kind-hearted individuals. They have dedicated their lives to the art of ballet, gracing the most exquisite theatres around the world with their unforgettable performances.
At our Masterclasses, we take great pride in the caliber of our teaching staff. Our instructors are not simply ballet teachers, but rather experts in their field, holding MASTER'S DEGREES IN DANCE PEDAGOGY. This level of qualification ensures that our students receive exceptional training and guidance to help them reach their full potential in the world of dance.
SEE WHAT'S INCLUDED!!!
BALLET, VARIATIONS, CONTEMPORARY, PAS DE DEUX CLASSES
+ DANCE WITH US AT OPENING GALA CONCERT*
+ FREE TICKET FOR THE 32ND INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
+ FREE GUIDED TOUR OF THE CITY
+ LUNCHES AT LOW PRICES FOR STUDENTS
+ AFFORDABLE ACCOMMODATION FOR STUDENTS
+ DIRECT BUS TO ČESKÝ KRUMLOV - ORGANIZED FOR YOU
+ SEMINAR ON "CAREER SELF MANAGEMENT"
+ SEMINAR ON "DANCE & CHOREOGRAPHY"
+ "INTERVIEW WITH ETOILE"
+ GIFTS FROM SANSHA DANCE SHOP IN PRAGUE
AND MUCH MORE
July 14, 2023 - 32nd prestigious Opening Gala!
Imagine the opportunity of a lifetime!
You have been selected to participate in the ceremonial opening of the 32nd International Music Festival Krumlov. Not only that, but you will also have the chance to work with Jiří Bubeníček on a brand new choreography that will be showcased on this extraordinary evening. You will dance alongside ballet stars and music virtuosos, all coming together for one unforgettable night!
Experience the artistry first-hand and become a part of this magnificent happening!
Join us for an unforgettable experience at our BUBENÍČEK BALLET MASTERCLASSES, featuring acclaimed dance teachers, Principal dancers and artists from around the world. Immerse yourself in 10 days of enriching classes, including Ballet, Contemporary, Virtuosity and Pas de deux, as well as engaging lectures, all set in the heart of a vibrant city during the prestigious 32ND INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL ČESKÝ KRUMLOV.
As part of our generous BONUS PACKAGE, you will receive a complimentary invitation to the stunning opening night of the festival. This special event will showcase two world ballet premieres by Les Ballets Bubeníček, featuring choreography of Jiří Bubeníček.
You'll be mesmerized by the performances of ÉTOILE, LÉONORE BAULAC FROM THE PARIS OPERA BALLET and INTERNATIONAL BALLET PRINCIPAL ISTVÁN SIMON, duet danced on H. Duparc: Poéme nocturne – "Aux étoiles".
At the second half of the evening "FRENCH NIGHT" will be accompanied by five incredible dancers from SEMPEROPER BALLET, DRESDEN, including PRINCIPAL DANCER JÓN VALLEJO, who has been with LES BALLETS BUBENÍČEK company since its inception. All set to the captivating music of MAURICE RAVEL'S BOLERO, played by the renowned PRAGUE RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA under the baton of MAESTRO ROBERT JINDRA.
The evening, aptly named "FRENCH NIGHT" will feature a world-classperformance by PIANIST ALEXANDER MELNIKOV, playing Piano Concert No. 5 by Camille Saint-Saëns, known as Egyptian, and La Mer by Claude Debussy, evoking a longing to explore distant lands. The finale will celebrate one of Europe's significant historical events, the Fall of the Bastille, with a tribute to the composers from La République. Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to indulge in a feast for your senses!
Limited number of places available
There is a limited number of places available for the upcoming BUBENÍČEK BALLET MASTERCLASSES PROGRAM. If you're looking to secure a spot in the program, don't delay and apply as soon as possible. Remember, the faster you apply, the better your chances of getting a place that fits your goals and aspirations. Act now and take advantage of this opportunity!
At the heart of "Festival Krumlov"
The International Music Festival
The International Music Festival Český Krumlov was established in 1992 in the most magical city in the world, in Český Krumlov, which is considered a European treasure and belongs to UNESCO World Heritage.
During the 30 years of its existence, the festival has become one of the three biggest classical festivals in the Czech Republic. It has offered 565 concerts and performances, during which almost 13 thousand artists from 40 countries have performed.
The festival offers 4 weeks of music ranging from the 15th till the 21st century with international stars and venues with unique genius loci.
THE PROGRAM OF 32ND EDITION RELEASED!
July 14, 2023 - The prestigious Opening Gala Concert with choreographies by Jiří Bubeníček
Alexander Melnikov and a night of impression, romance, and dance
The opening concert, called French Night, will bring the festival back to the magical scenery of the Summer Riding School after several years. The piece To the Stars by Henri Duparc will open its starry sky with original choreography by world-renown Jiří Bubeníček. An excellent pianist Alexander Melnikov will perform Piano Concerto No. 5 by Camille Saint-Saëns called Egyptian. Longing for travel and distances will guide us further with Claude Debussy’s composition The Sea. The evening will rise to crescendo with a captivating melody of Maurice Ravel’s Bolero with a stirring performance by Europe’s leading ballet soloists.
The Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra will perform under the baton of its main guest conductor, Robert Jindra. The music by the composers from La République shall commemorate one of the key dates in European history – 14 July 1789 – the Storming of the Bastille.
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Robert Jindra
Piano: Alexander Melnikov
Choreographer: Jiří Bubeníček
Dancers: Les Ballets Bubeníček: Léonore Baulac, Jenny Laudadio, István Simon, Jón Vallejo, Joseph Gray, Rodrigo Pinto, Christian Bauch and selected students and dancers from Bubeníček Ballet Masterclasses.
H. Duparc: Poéme nocturne - "Aux étoiles" - Choreography by Jiří Bubeníček
C. Saint-Saëns: Piano concerto No 5 in F Major, op. 103 „Egyptian“
C. Debussy: La Mer, L 109
M. Ravel: Bolero, op. 81, C dur - Choreography by Jiří Bubeníček
Les Ballets Bubeníček
Our Principal Guests Artists for 2023
ÉTOILE OPERA NATIONAL DE PARIS
2005 Léonor Baulac entered the Dance School of the Opéra National de Paris.
She performs in Variations de Don Giovanni (Maurice Béjart), Napoli (August Bournonville), Yondering (John Neumeier), Entre deux rondes (Serge Lifar) and Soir de Fête (Léo Staats).
2008 Sje was hired at 18 years old in the “corps de ballet” of Paris Opera. 2013 Promoted to "Coryphée".
2014 AROP price
2015 Promoted "Sujet"
2016 Promoted "First dancer"
2017 Promoted Etoile
2ND SOLOIST SEMPEROPER BALLET DRESDEN
Born in Italy, she began her dance studies with Accademia Nazionale di Danza in Rome moving eventually to Milano where she graduated from the Accademia d’Arti e Mestieri dello Spettacolo al Teatro alla Scala.
She has performed leading roles in classical ballets such as:
Sleeping Beauty and the Nutcracker as well as in pieces by Graham, Ek, Kylian, Forsythe, Dawson, Inger, Naharin among others. She has also originated roles in new choreographies by Dawson, Ekman, Palmquist, Shechter, Ratmanksy and Thomas.
PRINCIPAL DANCER SEMPEROPER BALLET DRESDEN
Born in San Sebastian, Spain, Scaena Carmen Roche (Madrid) Thalia Mentxu Medel (San Sebastian)
Principal Dancer Semperoper Ballett, Guests with Compañía Nacional de Danza, Compañía Nacional de Danza 2, Ballet Carmen Roche. Danced Principal roles in “Sleeping Beauty ", Don Quixote, Nutcracker by A. S. Watkin after M. Petipa; Giselle by David Dawson; A Midsummer Night's Dream by J. Neumeier; Taming of the Shrew by J. Cranko; Manon by K. MacMillan; Coppélia by G. Balanchine. Worked with J. Kylián, W. Forsythe, J. Inger, S.Celis, O.Naharin, J. Bubeníčekand many other.
FREELANCE PRINCIPAL DANCER
University projects at Chemnitz2025 European Capital of Cultural GmbH, the artistic advisor and cultural manager - Budapest Operetta Theater, the founder of Praetorian Art and Health Consulting and candidate for doctorat at the Dresden University of Technology.
Formal Principal with Semperoper Ballet Dresden, Hungarian National Ballet, Dortmund Opera. Guest artist at the Paris Opera, New York City Center and others. Worked with J. Kylián, M. Ek, W. Forsythe, A. Ekman, A. Ratmansky, J. Bubeníček, D. Dawson and others.
PRINCIPAL DANCER SEMPEROPER BALLET DRESDEN
was born in Germany. Studied at Palucca Dance University Dresden and as a guest student at the École Nationale Supérieure de Danse de Marseille.
Apprentice Programme at the Semperoper Dresden, Theatre Chemnitz. Freelance with the company "Focus Dance" in Sweden, Staatstheater Mainz and since 2014 with the Semperoper Dresden.
2ND SOLOIST SEMPEROPER BALLET DRESDEN
Born in Kent, England, he studied at English National Ballet School
Danced at Zurich Ballet and Hannover Staatsballett
Danced ballets by F. Ashton, G. Balanchine, M. Ek, A. Ekman, W. Forsythe, J. Inger, J. Kylián, K. Macmillan and A. Watkin among others.
And has originated roles in new choreographies by J. Bubeníček, M. Bigonzetti, D. Dawson, H. Mannes, N. Palmquist, H. Spoerli, Ch. Spuck and others.
CORYPHÉE SEMPEROPER BALLET DRESDEN
2014-2015 Ballettschule Theater Basel,
2015-2017 The Royal Ballet School, London
2017 Semperoper Ballett Dresden, Germany directed by Aaron S. Watkin
Dance works by K. MacMillan, A. Watkin, Sir F. Ashton, G. Balanchine, D. Dawson, W. Forsythe, J. Inger, J. Peck, A. Ekman, P. Bausch, N. Palmauist and S. Eyal.