The Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung was founded in 1978 in memory of Heinz Bosl, an exceptional dancer in Munich who died at a very young age. It was initiated by the visionary ballerina Konstanze Vernon, who aimed to give talented young dancers the opportunity to develop their art and thus preserve the great legacy of Heinz Bosl – her beloved dance partner.
In the beginning, the foundation focused on attracting highly qualified teachers to the Ballet Academy of the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich and on providing performance opportunities for the young dancers by staging new productions.
In 1986, Konstanze Vernon also found a new building and transformed it into a state-of-the-art studio complex. Instead of training in sports halls all over Munich, the budding professional dancers now had their very own building in the Wilhelmstraße.
When Konstanze Vernon was appointed as director of the Bavarian State Ballet in 1988, many of her former students were able to continue their careers on the stage of the Nationaltheater Munich.
This strategic development led the Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung to construct its very own hall of residence for its students.
Thanks to a generous donation by Prince Joseph Clemens of Bavaria, the Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung was able to purchase and renovate a building in the Herzogstraße in Munich.
Thanks to the efforts of Konstanze Vernon, the students of the Ballet Academy of the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich were exposed to an extensive and challenging choreographic repertoire, featuring works by choreographers such as George Balanchine, Serge Lifar, Jiří Kylián, Hans van Manen and Robert North. The foundation’s collection of costumes and technical equipment was also continually expanded.
In 2010, Munich’s largest dance institutions – the Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung, Bavarian State Ballet and the Ballet Academy of the University of Music and Performing Arts – came together to form an innovative partnership. Together they founded a new ensemble, which was initially called the “Bavarian State Ballet II/Junior Company”. In 2016, it was renamed “Bavarian Junior Ballet Munich”.
It has since funded several national and international tours by the Bavarian Junior Ballet Munich and has invited outstanding choreographers from all over the world to create new works for the young dancers.