Bayerisches Junior Ballett München


Sixteen promising young dancers between the ages of 17 and 21 are given the opportunity to gain professional experience on stage for two years as members of the Bavarian Junior Ballet Munich.



Aleksandra Abrashina

Mallika Aithala

Simon Adamson-De Luca

Pablo Armenteros García

Harry Ashton-Ireland

Denisa Bzhetaj

Naia Dobrota

Parker Gamble

Lars Philipp Gramlich

Robyn Hodges

Arturo Lizana García

Ayesha Lucido

Alfie Pearce

Rebecca Rudolf

Mark Sims

Megan Wefel


As a cultural ambassador of the Free State of Bavaria and the City of Munich, the ensemble has performed all over Germany, as well as in Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, the Czech Republic, Israel and Hong Kong to great success.


Humour and wit, elegance and simplicity, sophistication and joy – the Bavarian Junior Ballet Munich reaches a broad audience with its varied programmes of high-quality dance pieces. At each of their performances they perform a selection of pieces that is carefully chosen from their extensive repertoire of canonical and internationally acclaimed classical, neo-classical and contemporary works to ensure that the audience experiences an unforgettable evening of dance. A wonderful introduction to the art of dance!


Das Bayerische Junior Ballett München (BJBM) wurde 2010 als erste und größte Junior Company in Deutschland gegründet und ist eine innovative Partnerschaft zwischen den bedeutendsten Tanz-Institutionen Münchens: dem Bayerischen Staatsballett, der Ballett-Akademie der Hochschule für Musik und Theater München und der Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung.

Artistic Direction & Team

Ivan Liška

Künstlerischer Leiter

Olivier Vercoutere

Proben- und Trainingsleiter

Our Ambassador

Supporting the Bavarian Junior Ballet Munich is a cause very close to the heart of our ambassador Irène Lejeune.

She has been involved with ballet for many years, while also running her own foundation “Herz für Herz – Stiftung für Leben”. From 2009 she was a patron of the Bavarian State Ballet under the directorship of Ivan Liška for many years, and since 2016 she has been collaborating with the Bavarian Junior Ballet Munich. Her commitment allows us to build a broad and varied repertoire. Her great love of dance, her determination and her loyalty are what make Irène Lejeune, our generous ambassador, so special.



The dancers of the ensemble gain experience on stage by regularly participating in performances by the Bavarian State Ballet at the Nationaltheater Munich.

In the 2023/24 season they are dancing in the following ballets:

Christopher Wheeldon’s «Cinderella»
John Cranko’s «Romeo and Juliet»
Patrice Bart’s «La Bayadère»
Christopher Wheeldon’s «Alice in Wonderland


We are represented by the booking agent KONZERTDIREKTION LANDGRAF for all our tours in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. If you are interested in inviting the Bavarian Junior Ballet Munich, we are more than happy to pass on your enquiry.