IBC Helsinki is more than just a competition – it is an intensive one-week educational experience. Everyone leaves Helsinki as a winner! The IBC Helsinki organisation provides daily training classes for participants during the competition week.

The daily classes will be taught by: Wilfried Jacobs, international guest teacher and ballet coach, Jarmo Rastas, teacher at the Finnish National Ballet, and Ophélie Rodighiero, teacher at the Ballet School of Finnish National Opera and Ballet.

The international jury members Nina Ananiashvili and Julio Bocca will teach masterclasses.

The competitors will also receive training from Henrik Burman and Asla Jääskeläinen, who both work at the Finnish National Ballet. Their classes will focus on body maintenance and physical training.

Please note that the training programme has subject to change.