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Under the direction of Paola Cantalupo


The ESDC junior ballet company was created by Rosella Hightower in the early 1980’s under the name Jeune Ballet International. It was renamed Cannes Jeune Ballet (CJB) in 2001.


It consists of the Pre-professional Programme most mature students who are given the opportunity to perfect their dance technique on local stages but also on national and international tours. Each season includes 15 performances.


While putting a finishing touch to their dancer-interpreter training, the 25 Cannes Jeune Ballet dancers are confronted with the realities of a choreographic artist’s career and reaffirm their commitment to embrace it.


Each student is expected to assume one’s responsibilities on a human and professional point of view and to work in close collaboration with an artistic and administrative team. These work conditions will be his (or hers) within any given professional dance company.