Mentor de ballet

Confidence, perspective, self-awareness to achieve your goals

These are the benefits of regular meetings with a Mentor. 

71% of Fortune 500 Companies use Mentoring to support the growth of their employees. Let’s bring it to the ballet world: this is Mentor de ballet!

Core de ballet has handpicked the best Mentors de ballet you can think of to help you overcome your fears, be prepared to the reality of being a dancer and support you this season.

Apply now to get a chance to regularly discuss with a professional dancer who has been where you are now.

Mentor de ballet program:
Season 22/23

A dedicated Mentor to support you

Each Mentee is paired with one Mentor – a professional dancer – for the whole season and meet during a video call to discuss the Mentee’s current and coming work, challenges and successes.

An opportunity to expand your horizons

Exclusive Meet-Ups each month: a private conversation with a leading figure of the ballet world (dancer, choreographer, health practitioner, company director, technician).

If you join today, you’ll be invited to Meet-Ups in the future seasons. The Meet-Ups are recorded and Mentees and Mentors get access to previous, current and future Meet-Ups for life. 

A coaching program to prepare you for the next phases

NEW: A monthly career management coaching specifically designed for dancers and their own particularities.

  • What makes or breaks a dancer’s career?
  • Make your own good luck.
  • Maintain your health as your biggest asset.*
  • Optimise your training and resting time.*
  • Optimise your attitude and mindset.*
  • Manage others and network like it’s second nature.*
  • Get smart with money.*
  • Create constructive assessments and plans.
  • Develop your own unique brand.

* Module presented with a Special Guest

A community for life

NEW: Build your community in an exclusive Instagram private group where the Mentees and Mentors of the previous and current season share useful information and events announcements.

Meet the Mentors de ballet 22/23

Sasha Mukhamedov San Francisco Ballet portrait

Sasha Mukhamedov
San Francisco Ballet

Never stop trying to improve yourself. You have to keep learning to grow as an artist.

Denys Cherevychko
Vienna State Ballet

Life is a challenge, we should never give up, we should follow our goals and dreams.

Kaitlyn Casey - Semperoper Dresden

Kaitlyn Casey
Semperoper Dresden

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do

Portrait of Amber Lewis - Hong Kong Ballet

Amber Lewis
Northern Ballet

Life is short but a ballet career is shorter. Take chances, dive into what’s uncomfortable and new. It will all be worth it.

Paul Tutor Moldoveanu - Czech National Ballet

Tudor Paul Moldoveanu
Czech National Ballet

"Most humans are never fully present in the now. But then you muss your whole life which is never not now." Eckhart Tolle

Portrait of Alexandra Pera - Czech National Ballet

Alexandra Pera
Czech National Ballet

"With our thoughts, we make our world" - Buddha

Konstantin Zubach
Constanta Ballet

If you do not try, you will never know.

Haruhi Otani
English National Ballet

This looks really hard to do... I wanna try!

What they say about Mentor de ballet

Let's answer your questions

What is Mentor de ballet?

Mentoring in general helps someone achieve their goals by leveraging the experience and knowledge of a more seasoned professional. Mentor de Ballet is a program of scheduled and structured one-on-one meetings between a young dancer (Mentee) and a professional dancer (Mentor) to support the Mentee’s growth and development and gain valuable insight to the ballet world to pave the way to their success

The benefits of being part of Mentor de Ballet are numerous, just to name a few:

  • broaden your horizons and see the diversity of the ballet world,
  • find a trustworthy ear to listen to your successes and challenges throughout the seasons
  • get advice on how to keep going,
  • increase your confidence and inter-personal skills,
  • find inspiration in hearing the strategies that helped a professional dancer succeed,
  • share with honesty and transparency the difficulties of the job
  • develop strategies to nurture your motivation and remain focused,
  • expand your network.


Mentor de Ballet welcomes all dancers in training and Junior Companies aged from 13 to 23, all applicants under 18 need to get their legal guardians’ approval to register.

For the 22/23 season, the fees are set at less than a private class per month.

And with Mentor de ballet you get much more value: private chat with your Mentor, a career management training, a community of support for life, live talks with other dancers, assurance that you are going in the right direction and help to stay on track.

This program is designed to provide help to the future generation of dancers in every aspect possible so the annual fee can be paid in monthly instalment of 47€ to make it easier on your budget, or in full €375 at the start of the season.

Applications are closed. Register on the waiting list for the next intake.

To apply to Mentor de Ballet, create an Instagram video\Reel 📹 sharing why you feel this program is important ⁉️, how you will benefit from it 🎁 and how you can contribute to this program and to the dance world (what you want to share with the dance world and the other Mentees and Mentors).

It doesn’t need to be you talking in front of the camera: be creative and show us and the dance world your potential, be you 🎭. We know you have what it takes, now let’s make your dream a reality together 🚀🤩.

 Tag 3 friends and and include the hashtag #mentordeballet.

Make sure to tag and include #mentordeballet so that we can find your video and consider your application.

The applications will be reviewed based on the quality of your application video: motivation, positive energy, uniqueness.

Disclaimer: You do not have to go all out if you’re usually a calm person, we want to see the real you, and we are welcoming all types of personality and creative minds. An artist needs Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerves and Talent.

No, Mentor de Ballet is totally independent from our Streaming service. There are no pre-requesite to submitting your application

Mentoring process

Every month each Mentee will meet with their Mentor individually through a video call to discuss the goals of the Mentee and how they are planning to achieve it. This meeting is private between the Mentee and the Mentor.

The Mentee can discuss their success and achievements and the Mentor will offer advice and insight from their own experience. For example you can discuss how great you are feeling this week and ask for advice on how to show confidence without looking arrogant, you can share how bad yesterday class was for you and find ways to accept this momentary difficulties as a learning experience, you can discuss how you are preparing for auditions, the possibilities are endless. 

Once a month, the Mentees will have access to an exclusive Career Management training offered by Ondine D, and a Meet-Up session with another dancer, choreographer or expert related to the ballet world to expand their horizons and prepare for their future. The training and the Meet-Ups are recorded sessions and all Mentees are given access to the replays of the current season, the previous season and the future season.

All meetings are online via Zoom and private access links will be shared in advanced.

The first meetings with your Mentor de ballet will occur in November 2022 and the season will finish in July 2023.

Choice of the mentors

The Mentors de Ballet are selected based on their abilities to provide the best Mentor de Ballet service: Motivating, encouraging, and inspiring energy, active listening, genuine care for others, strong experience in the ballet world, candid advice, availability and commitment for the full season.

A Mentor is a professional in the same field as you who guides you through a directive approach: instructing, telling, offering advice and suggestion, asking questions.

A mentoring session is mainly development focused. Mentoring is more about passing on knowledge and best practices from one generation to the next. Because we care about the quality of the Mentor de Ballet program, the Mentors are provided a training program to improve their skills and support the growth of the Mentees.

Both coaching and mentoring aim at helping someone achieve their goals by leveraging the skills and experience of the Mentor or Coach.

A Coach is a professional trained in coaching skills and may not know anything about your business field. A Coach guides you through a non-directive approach: asking questions, giving feedback, reflecting, raising awareness.

A coaching session focusses more on changing behaviors to achieve different results or outcomes, it’s performance driven.

Core de ballet works with qualified trained performance and career coaches familiar with the ballet world, please schedule a discovery call with us to discuss your requirements.

Apply to Mentor de ballet 22/23

Mentor de ballet

The best Mentoring program for ballet dancers
375 or 47€/month
  • 1-on-1 video calls with your dedicated Mentor
  • Career Management coaching
  • Monthly Meet-ups with artists and experts
  • A Community of support for life