top of page
Meet the Team

About Us

Our philosophy in teaching classical dance is to encourage our students' enthusiasm for ballet as much as possible under professional guidance.


It is particularly important to us that, in addition to a great passion for ballet, the students also have other essential qualities such as discipline, sound and clean dance technique, musicality, flexibility and strength, to name just a few points, respectfully and in a trusting manner to convey the environment.

We want to highlight and intensively promote the potential of all our dancers as much as possible, without neglecting their individual anatomy.

In addition, we are very keen to enable all of our students to acquire a sound craftsmanship in order to be able to express their enthusiasm and passion for classical ballet at the highest level.

Ballerinas Sitting in a Circle
Our Story

Our Story

The renowned Rosenthal Ballet School has existed since 2015 with its wide range of sophisticated classes for both beginners and aspiring dance professionals. Studio Düsseldorf Carlstadt was opened in May 2019, where Rosenthal Ballet courses continue to take place since August 2020.

Lessons for beginners as well as for advanced students, from the ballet beginner's course for adults to early dance education for the little ones to advanced courses for our future professionals, are now all held centrally in Düsseldorf-Carlstadt.

In addition, the Rosenthal Ballet School in Düsseldorf is characterized by the following special features, namely the so-called "International Classes", in which the courses are held in English. These are led at the highest level by our dance teacher Gabriela Santos, who was born in New York.

Our course leaders pass on their love of dance, their knowledge and their experience with passion and enthusiasm, whilst supporting the participants with targeted assistance and individual corrections.

Our methodically and professionally trained ballet teachers work according to the Russian Vaganova system, which, with its precise method of teaching, is seldom found and enables ballet training with a thoroughgoing systematic approach. In addition to classical ballet, the curriculum includes stretching and strength training, jazz dance and pointe shoe training. In our advanced courses, the students can have us prepare them for the entrance exam at a state-recognized ballet academy.

Ballet lessons according to the Vaganova method

The Russian ballet dancer and teacher Agrippina Vaganova (1879 – 1951) was trained at the Imperial Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg and danced at the famous Mariyinsky Theater (later the Kirov Theater) for almost 20 years. As a ballet teacher, she wrote the book "Fundamentals of Classical Dance" in 1948, in which she explains and describes the teaching method she developed - the Vaganowa system named after her.

To this day, it is the official pedagogical guide of the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg and in all state-approved teaching institutions for classical dance in Germany. In the Vaganova system, the ballet teachers are of particular importance, since the success of every dancer ultimately depends on their performance. The main focus is on the type and duration of the lessons and the pedagogical approach. Based on the Vaganowa method, our teachers attach great importance to the correct posture and use of the arms and shoulders. Individually tailored training units for strengthening, especially the back, for stamina and flexibility enable holistic training for body and mind.

Advanced courses and pre-training – we support young dancers

It is particularly important to us to teach the children not only a great passion for ballet, but also other essential qualities such as discipline, musicality, flexibility and strength, to name just a few points. We want to highlight their potential as much as possible and encourage it intensively. In the advanced courses of the Rosenthal Ballet, the training workload primarily includes classical ballet. In addition, there is top training, artistic gymnastics, repertoire, stretching and strength training as well as jazz dance. The main goal of the pre-training is to prepare for the entrance exams at state ballet and dance academies in Europe.

Our professionals receive all conceivable support. This includes help in choosing the university - of course we involve the parents in all decisions. In the event of injuries, we have a network of various medical specialists that we can draw on to help with intervention. We are a member of TaMed, an association of doctors, therapists and other professionals who specialize in treating dancers.

For the advanced courses, we take many opportunities to participate in public appearances because the more stage experience the students gain, the more sovereignty and professionalism they develop every time.

We also recommend attending open house days at state ballet academies and taking valuable experience with you.

bottom of page