The Jury of AmsterDans is made up of international dance professionals who come on behalf of various prominent institutions including schools, studios and companies. They are able to offer scholarships, choreographic opportunities and other important prizes so that the most talented dancers will be able to have enriching experiences after the competition.
Sabrina started her dance career at De Dutch Don’t Dance Division (DeDDDD) in 2001, and later came back to fulfill her present role as company manager. Sabrina graduated from Codarts, in Rotterdam and her performing career ranges from contemporary companies (Krisztina de Châtel and Dansgroep Amsterdam) to dancing in and being dance captain for the Joop van den Ende musical productions “Mary Poppins” and “Tarzan”. In addition Sabrina had solo shows in such diverse places as New York and Tanzania.
Gaia is Co-Director of AmsterDans, Director of Livorno in Danza and AREADANZA Arts Center. She is a jury member of many competitions in Italy and abroad. She leads materclasses and seminars in ballet and contemporary in several dance centers, academies and programs in Italy, Brazil, Russia, Malta, Spain and Greece.She is licensed to educate an grant diplomas behalf of the Italian Olympic committee (CONI) to new dance teachers in Ballet and Modern-Contemporary.
Jane studied in California and graduated from the National Ballet School of Canada. In 1979 she joined Het Nationale Ballet where she was promoted to principal dancer in 1990. Jane danced all the leading roles of the company’s classical and contemporary repertoire including works of Van Dantzig, Balanchine, Van Schayk, Ashton and Van Manen. Jane coordinates the Scouting and Outreach Program of the National Ballet Academy and also teaches there ballet, variations, and repertory classes.
One of the few distinguished Bournoville-specialists today, is currently the head of the faculty of Bournonville Summer Academies in Biarritz (France), Tokyo (Japan) Ogden (USA) and for European School of Ballet’s Bournonville seminars (NL), where she also a patron. She danced all the major roles in the Bournonville-repertoire with the Royal Danish Ballet. Dinna was artistic director of the Norwegian National Ballet, The Finnish National Ballet and has served as a jury member of IBC in Varna, Paris, Helsinki, Shanghai, Jackson USA, Austin USA and New York. She has won many prizes and teaches and stages Bournonville ballets for companies and schools worldwide.
Casey Herd danced with American Ballet Theatre and with both Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam as principal dancer. After leaving the Dutch National Ballet in 2016 he began a career as an international guest artist and teacher. Mr. Herd founded the initiative Ballet Rising, which focuses on the stories of people around the world whose passion for classical ballet is redefining its culture and elevating ballet as a truly global art form