Director of Ballett-Akademie der Hochschule für Musik und Theater – München
Prize Winner, Prix de Lausanne 1979
Jury member, Prix de Lausanne 2016
My fondest memory of the 1979 Prix de Lausanne, when I participated, is meeting other future colleagues and international personalities of the ballet world. I was really afraid of Beaulieu’s raked stage, though. I also had an embarrassing moment because I did not know how tho put on a wig properly and I lost it on stage during a performance!
What I can say as an advice to the Prix de Lausanne 2016 candidates is to work and never lose a second, because every moment is the moment!
Jan Broeckx studied at Stedelijk Instituut voor Ballet in Antwerp, Belgium. He won the Prix de Lausanne in 1979. He was as a soloist at Royal Ballett van Vlaanderen, a first soloist at Deutsche Oper Berlin and Bavarian State Ballet, and a principal at Ballet National de Marseille Roland Petit. He was then choreographer assistant of Roland Petit. In 2000 he created the Ballet company “Debout sur la terre” in Marseille. In 2006 he was responsible and supervisor of the Spanish tour, with the Japanese-Asami Maki Ballet off Tokyo: Pink Floyd Ballet
Since June 2010 he is Director at Ballett-Akademie der Hochschule für Musik und Theater in München