A summer of Dance for Amateurs & Professionals
Summerschool Den Haag
Teachers 2018

Het Nationale Ballet

The Canadian-British dancer James Stout got interested in dance through his parentsí Argentinian tango dance club. At the age of thirteen, he went to The School of Alberta Ballet. Later on, he trained with the Goh Ballet Academy in Vancouver; a period of tough, completely Chinese-oriented training that he says formed him. The final year of Jamesís training was spent at The Royal Ballet School in London.

Partly due to his great admiration for the former star principal Sofiane Sylve, James decided to join Dutch National Ballet in 2007, where he was promoted to soloist in season 2012-2013. James succeeded in reaching the finals in ballet competitions in Varna, Hong Kong and Beijing.

Nederlands Dans Theater

Rena Narumi was born in Tokyo, Japan. She received her education at the Center d'art choregraphique Franco-Japonias and Arts Umbrella Vancouver Canada.
Rena has been dancing with Kidd Pivot in Frankfurt, the Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden, the Royal Swedish Ballet and came to the Netherlands in 2015 to dance with Nederlands Dans Theater 1.

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Artistic Director Summerschool Den Haag

Mirella Simoncini received her education at the Royal Balletschool of Antwerp and Nederlands Dans Theater (Young talent class by Ivan Kramar). She is the principal teacher of the international private school 'Balletschool Mabel Alter' and works as an independent international teacher for companies and schools. She initiated Summerschool Den Haag in 2003.

Mirella has been a guest teacher at Britainís national dance company Rambert based in the heart of the cultural quarter on Londonís South Bank, the internationally renowned British Dance Company Wayne McGregor, SALLY Dance Company Maastricht and De Dutch Junior Dance Division based in The Hague, the Netherlands. Most recently she visited Sadlerís Wells teaching company class for Matthew Bourneís New Adventures.

Picture by: Petrovsky & Ramone

Het Nationale Ballet

Dario Elia studied in Italy and later in London and New York. He was awarded with several scholarships for the La Scala Theatre Ballet School, The Royal Ballet School in London and the American Academy of Ballet.
Before moving to the Netherlands, Dario danced with the La Scala Theatre Ballet and Ballett Zurich in Switzerland. He joined the Dutch National Ballet in 2012. He has been a guest teacher at Summerschool Den Haag in 2017 and will be teaching again at Summerschool Den Haag in August 2018.

Dutch National Ballet

Sasha Mukhamedov has two famous dancers for parents: the former Bolshoi and Royal Ballet star Irek Mukhamedov and former Bolshoi principal Masha Mukhamedov, yet it was not taken for granted that she would follow in their footsteps. Only at the age of twelve, when her father cast her in the childrenís production The Prince and The Pauper, that she really latched on.

Sasha was accepted for The Royal Ballet School at the age of thirteen. She then followed her parents to Birmingham, where she trained at the Elmhurst School for Dance, and later to Greece, where she had private lessons from her mother. Sasha joined the Dutch National Ballet in 2008 rising from the rank of aspirant to soloist and in 2016 to principal. Sasha has won several dance awards, including Ďmost promising dancerí at the ballet competition in Varna and a bronze medal at the Youth America Grand Prix.

Picture by: Mathieu Di Scala



Jorge Perez Martinez created his first work in 2009 during the young choreographic talent programme of Introdans. Before moving to te Netherlands he danced with Ballet Carmen Roche in Spain and Stadttheater Ballet in Bern. Jorge received his education at the Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza in Madrid

Besides his career as a dancer, he has made several works for Introdans, most recently Azul (2017) and a creation for a dancersí summer course in Hong Kong. In the summer of 2018 he will be working with a group of young dancers at Summerschool Den Haag.

Strenght & Fitness Trainer

Remy Tonino is specialised in strength training, fitness and nutrition. He has been working with young professional dancers at the Mabel Alter Balletschool in 2016. This summer he will teach a mini special at Summerschool Den Haag for dancers and students with the focus on core stability and specific training techniques for healthy strong muscles.

He will pinpoint areas for personal improvement for each student. Remy is at present a valued personal trainer in the city centre of The Hague.