The city of Basel stands for an outstanding ballet company whose reputation extends far beyond the national borders. World-renowned choreographers have made the Ballet Theater Basel an internationally renowned institution.

The Ballettschule Theater Basel is part of this success story. Since its foundation in 2001, it prepares up to 50 dancers a year for the big stages of the ballet world and offers over 300 children and young people a technical education in ballet and modern dance.

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Ballett class TK IV & V March 2021

An insight into the daily work of the Ballettschule Theater Basel (BTB).

The video features students between the ages of 15 and 18 who are in their final 2 years of training. They represent seven different countries and spend about 25 hours a week in the studio. At the end of the course students are awarded a Swiss Federally recognized diploma in professional dance.

BTB Full Documentary

Short documentary about the Ballettschule Theater Basel filmed during the season 2016-2017, inner view of the process that our students live day by day at the school, with testimonies from teachers, students, Amanda Bennett and Richard Wherlock.


Media release

Media release on the accusations made against BTB in NZZ am Sonntag & Bajour

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BTB: A home for dance

Ballet director Richard Wherlock is ending his engagement at Theater Basel after more than 20 years. He then intends to step up his commitment to young talent and ensure that the Theater Basel Ballet School has sufficient resources to offer ideal training conditions.

» Interview with Richard Wherlock in «the philanthropist»

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Congratulations to Chlea Giguere who was selected for the YAGP International Contemporary Ensemble!Wir gratulieren herzlich Chlea Giguere die für das YAGP International Contemporary Ensemble ausgewählt wurde!Chlea Giguere Carlos Quezada Photographer #btb #btb_students #ballet #yagpensemble ... See MoreSee Less
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Discover our Adventcalendar with the BTB Students in our Story!---Entdeckt unseren Adventskalender mit den BTB Schüler:innen in unserer Story!#btb_students #btb ... See MoreSee Less
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Today we discover the art of pointe dancing, as well as the Russian Dance in our behind the scenes Part IV! Have fun! ---Heute entdecken wir die Kunst des Spitzentanzes und den Russischen Tanz bei unseren behind the scenes Part IV! Viel Spass! #btb_students #ballet #nutcrackerballet#balletschuletheaterbasel #kulturbasel ... See MoreSee Less
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Part III of the "Behind the scenes" shows us the rehearsals of the Grand Pas de Deux of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince. Have fun discovering! --- Part III der "Behind the scenes" zeigt uns die Proben des Grand Pas de Deux der Zuckerfee und Ihrem Prinzen. Viel Vergnügen beim Entdecken!Ashley Bucks & Amaury Zanete PérezNanoka Shimada & Jonathon Carmichael#btb_students #ballet #nutcrackerballet#balletschuletheaterbasel #kulturbasel ... See MoreSee Less
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