The Junior Company of the Bavarian State Ballet, the Bavarian State Ballet II, passed its litmus test with flying colours: Within the first five years of its existence, 18 ballets ranging from Petipa and Balanchine to avant-garde choreographies by Richard Siegal and Simone Sandroni came to form the company’s current repertory with which the Junior Company has not only toured Germany, but half of Europe.
Alone in 2014/2015, the Junior Company will visit Israel, Greece, Spain and Italy – in light of which, one critic's assessment of the company as "temperament on 32 legs" seems extraordinarily apt. We look forward to the upcoming performances of the 16 young dancers who join the ensemble every two years and who gain invaluable experience during their engagement – the last of which being the reconstruction of The Triadic Ballet in 2014, to be revived in 2015 in the Prinzregententheater in Munich.
The members of the Junior Company receive an excellent additional education from outstanding international pedagogues, gain crucial experience while working with the main ensemble, learn a range of group and soloist roles, study canonical ballets, create pieces together with contemporary choreographers and tour extensively. After all this, they are ready for any professional engagement (which they usually have no trouble finding), wither here with the Bavarian State Ballet or with other renowned companies, e.g. Zurich, Den Haag or Düsseldorf.
The Bavarian State Ballet II – a cooperation between the Bavarian State Ballet, the Ballet Academy of the College for Music and Dance Munich and the Heinz-Bosl-Foundation.