Our Teachers

Our programs are focused on preparing young people physically, mentally and artistically to become dancers.  Our teachers support the students with their experience and recognition. To allow combining the dance formation with formal studies and other activities, we offer programs of different intensities. The full program can be combined with private lessons on demand.

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Cinthia Labaronne

Founder & Director
Ballet and Points Teacher

 

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she started her ballet formation when she was 5 years old at the Colon Theatre’s Institute of Art in Buenos Aires. In 1990 she won the Revelation Award at the Varna Competition and The Encouragement Award in 1992. At the age of 14, she began working with the Ballet Argentino in Buenos Aires (Director: Julio Bocca). Two years after, she became a member of the Colon Theatre Ballet Company. In 1993, she was invited to Australia by Rudolf Nureyev to join the “Nureyev Farewell Tour”. Maximiliano Guerra chose her  in 1994 to be his partner for the performances at the Theatre de Colon and the Municipal Theater in Buenos Aires. Soon after that, she was selected by the choreographer Pierre Lacotte for the title role in his Ballet “La Sylphide”. The same year, Pierre Lacotte invited her to join the Ballet National de Nancy as Principal Dancer. In 1999 she joined the Marseille National Ballet as principal dancer under the direction of Marie Claude Pietragalla and finally in 2011 Richard Wherlock invited her to join the Ballettensemble of the Theater Basel. 

She has performed every major role in the classical repertoire and has toured extensively throughout Europe, South-  and Central america and has performed in some of the world’s greatest theaters such as the Colon Theater in Buenos Aires and the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, where she performed works of Lacotte, Bournonville, Petipa, Spada, Nureyev, Balanchine, Fokine, Kylian, Wherlock, Delente, Duboc, Pietragalla, Malandain, Redha, Brumachon, Cachulianau, Prejlocaj.

Since 2013, she has dedicated herself to teaching professional ballet, preparing and forming students to different competitions and guiding them to start their professional career as a Principal teacher at de Ballettschule Theater Basel. 

Since 2015, she is a coach for the Prix de Lausanne.

As of today she is an important jury member at international dance competitions and works with prestigious schools and companies around the world in addition to being the director and teacher of Pro Ballet School.

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Maria Libertad Pedreira

Ballet for Children Teacher

 

Her name is Maria Libertad Pedreira and she was born in Madrid.

She began studying dance at the age of 12.

After she finished her diploma in classical ballet at the Conservatory for Music and Dance, she left Spain to start her career as a classical dancer in many different countries. After a long stay in Cuba, she returned to Europe.

She worked in ballet ensembles in Spain, France and lastly, in Switzerland, in Basel.

She settled here 25 years ago to continue her career as a professional contemporary dancer.

With more than 30 years teaching experience of classical and contemporary dance, she has also taken further training in

movement , yoga and fitness.

Her children’s dance lessons introduce children to music and movement.

In a playfully experimentally way, children experience movement, explore what their bodies are capable of, discover creativity and ways of expressing themselves, develop an ear for music and come into contact with other children. The main objective is to stimulate creativity.

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Anthony Ramiandrisoa

Ballet and Contemporary Teacher

 

He is a Malagasy/French dancer born in Madagascar who grew up in Lyon (France).

Receiving his professional education at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Lyon, he graduated and integrated into the Junior Ballet.

Anthony has worked with many different teachers and choreographers during his formation. 

He has been a member of Ballet Theater Basel since August 2012 where he was chosen to work with  different renowned choreographers as Jiri Kylian, Hofesh, Shechter, Sharon Eyal, Richard Wherlock, Bryan Arias, Juru Pokorni, Alexander Ekman, Johan Inger, Itzik Galili, Stjin Celis and Ed Wubbe.

 

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