Teachers

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 classes will be taught by Wilfried Jacobs (principal dancer in the Finnish National Ballet and teacher with the Ballet School of Finnish National Opera and Ballet), Jarmo Rastas (teacher with the Finnish National Ballet), Ophélie Rodighiero (teacher with the Ballet School of Finnish National Opera and Ballet) and Anu Sistonen (dancer, teacher and choreographer in Dance Development). 

The competitors will also receive training by Henrik Burman and Asla Jääskeläinen (Finnish National Ballet), as well as a themed workshop held by the international jury member Nina Ananiashvili.

Please note that the training programme has subject to change.