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Ernst Meisner

Panel member

Ernst Meisner is a choreographer and artistic coordinator of Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company. Since 2018 he is also the interim artistic director of Dutch National Ballet Academy. He danced with The Royal Ballet and Dutch National Ballet.

In 2013, Ernst Meisner created Study in Six, to music by Jude Vaclavik, for the New York Choreographic Institute. He created dance pieces for dance films made by Crystal Ballet and made the choreography for Bounden, a dance game/App by GameOven Studios. Ernst Meisner choreographed several choreographies for Dutch National Ballet, amongst others: Axiom of Choice (2014), for the programme Back to Bach, the duet Merge (2016) for the Holland Festival programme Transatlantic, In Transit (2017) for the programme Made in Amsterdam and recently Impermanence (2018) for the programme Dutch Doubles. For the Junior Company his choreographies include Embers (2013), Lollapalooza (2013) and No Time Before Time (2016). With Marco Gerris he created the much praised ‘hiphop meets ballet’ production Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2015) and GRIMM (2018), a co-production between the Dutch National Ballet Junior Company and ISH.