Awards and Professional Placements

Students of Ballettschule Theater Basel have received contracts in the following companies:

  • American Ballet Theater Studio Company
  • Ballett Semper Oper Dresden
  • Royal Danish Ballet
  • Finnish National Ballet
  • Los Angeles Ballet
  • San Francisco Ballet Trainee Programm
  • Tokyo Ballet
  • Dutch National Ballet Trainee Programm
  • Scapino Ballet
  • Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf
  • Ballett Nürnberg
  • Oldenburgisches Staatstheater
  • Ballet National de Marseille
  • Latvian National Opera and Ballet
  • Ballet of the Opera Haus Graz
  • Croatian National Ballet
  • St. Louis Ballett U.S.A.
  • Ballet Junior Geneva
  • Zürich Junior Ballett
  • Ballett Basel

Students of Ballettschule Theater Basel have won prices and awards at the following competitions:

Melanie Kämpfen

  • Recipient of the Migros Kulturprozent Scholarship for Dance 2020 – 2021

Matei Holeleu

  • Prize Winner and “Best Swiss Candidate” Prix de Lausanne (where he has been offered a contract with English National Ballet)

Yazmin Verhage

  • 2. Place at the final of the “Youth America Grand Prix” in New York 2019 (were she has been offered a contract with the Semperoper and the West Australian Ballet)

Lukas Bareman                 

  • «Best Swiss Candidate» Prix de Lausanne 2018

  • Youth America Grand Prix 2017 – Paris – 2nd Prize Contemporary

  • Minerva Scholarship Award 2017

Francesco Fasano

  • Youth America Grand Prix New York 2018 – Top 10

  • Youth America Grand Prix Paris 2017 – 1 Prize Classical and Contemporary

  • Minerva Scholarship Award 2017

Mikiya Kakehashi  

  • Youth America Grand Prix 2017 Paris – 2nd Prize Classical

  • Youth America Grand Prix Paris 2016 – 3rd prize Classical

Amyra Badro                     

  • Minerva Scholarship Award 2017

Guido Sarnataro              

  • Youth America Grand Prix Paris 2016 – 1st Prize

  • Youth America Grand Prix, New York, 2015

Alecia Gouveia                

  • Youth America Grand Prix, New York, 2015

Valentina Volci

  • Recipient of the Migros Kulturprozent Scholarship for Dance 2013-2014

Marie Courtier                   

  • Recipient of the Migros Kulturprozent Scholarship for Dance 2013-2014

Julie Diethelm                   

  • Recipient of the Migros Kulturprozent Scholarship for Dance 2012-2013, 2013-2014

Sidney Turtschi                  

  • Recipient of the Migros Kulturprozent Scholarship for Dance 2011 – 2012, 2012 – 2013

Salome Füger                    

  • Recipient of the Migros Kulturprozent Scholarship for Dance 2012 – 2013

Sara Leuenberger            

  • Recipient of the Migros Kulturprozent Scholarship for Dance 2010 – 2011, 2011 – 2012

Philip Handschin               

  • Participant of the Prix de Lausanne 2010

Takahito Kamimura         

  • Participant of the Prix de Lausanne 2009

Sarah Schoch                   

  • Recipient of the Migros Kulturprozent Scholarship for Dance 2009 – 2010

Piergiorgio Regazzo        

  • Gold Medal – Competition Sitges Spain 2009

BTB student Matei Holeleu
Prix de Lausanne 2020 Prize Winner – Classical

Matei is one of the eight winners of the Prix de Lausanne 2020. He also won the prize for the best Swiss candidate. As a result of his success at the Prix, the young dancer has been offered contracts with renowned companies such as the English National Ballet, the Royal Swedish Ballet and the Teatro alla Scala de Milano.

BTB student Matei Holeleu
Prix de Lausanne 2020 Prize Winner – Modern

Matei is one of the eight winners of the Prix de Lausanne 2020. He also won the prize for the best Swiss candidate. As a result of his success at the Prix, the young dancer has been offered contracts with renowned companies such as the English National Ballet, the Royal Swedish Ballet and the Teatro alla Scala de Milano.

BTB student Yazmin Verhage

In April, BTB student Yazmin Verhage competed in the Youth American Grand Prix Final in New York. Here is a view of the process for Jazmin to get there.

BTB Student
Francesco Fasano

BTB student Francesco Fasano in rehearsal for Youth America Grand Prix Paris 2017. Choreography: “Grinding the Teeth” from Goyo Montero. Francesco was coached by his teacher, Francois Petit, and won 1st place in both the classical & contemporary categories. Thank you to Goyo Montero for allowing us to present this beautiful solo