Jan Broeckx took over the directorship at the Ballet Academy of the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich since 1/10/2010. The Belgian-born completed his dance training in Antwerp, at the internationally renowned Royal Ballet School of Antwerp, based on the Vaganova system, and won at Age 17, in 1978 the Prix de Lausanne. Immediately afterwards he got offers and contracts as principal dancer (from 1978 to 1986 with the Ballet of Flanders, 1981-1985 at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and then the Bavarian State Ballet Munich). He was requested as an international guest dancer including at the London Festival Ballet, La Scala in Milan, The Dutch National Ballet Amsterdam and other company’s. Also in Famous Galas as the World Ballet Festival Tokyo, the Gala des Etoiles in Montreal and at the Nijinsky Gala" in Hamburg, he was a very welcomed guest, " Roland Petit saw him dance in Berlin (1982) and asked him, first as a guest and later as danseur Etoile, to join the Ballet National de Marseille. During this long term relationship he performed numerous roles in ballets created by his mentor and had the rights, as one of his closest collaborators, to put up worldwide the works of Roland Petit, this in prestigious theaters such as the Paris Opera, La Scala in Milan, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Bolchoi and Kirov Ballet and others. In collaboration with R.Petit, he founded the school "Ecole Nationale Superieure de Danse Marseille". His worldwide reputation as a dancer, teacher and Choreographic assistant made him an internationally requested Jurymember for International ballet competitions among them the YAGP, Japan Grand Prix, VKIBC and the Prix de Lausanne. He worked for film and television, as well as a ballet master (eg in La Scala in Milan and at the Zurich Opera House). in 1985 he was chosen in in Munich for the "Artist of the Year". He has worked and performed also the choreographies of Famous artists as Roland Petit, Rudolf Nureyev, George Balanchine, John Cranko, Hans van Manen, Rudi van Dantzig, Nils Christe, Ronald Hynd, Peter Schaufuss, Jiri Kylian. Furthermore he has danced as a partner with stars like Alessandra Ferri, Altinai Asylmuratova, Lucia Lacarra and the famous Zizi Jeanmaire.
Maged Mohamed, son of Egyptian parents, was born in Mekka (Saudi Arabia) and started his ballet training at the age of 8. Following his graduation from the higher Institute of Ballet in Cairo (Egypt) he received a scholarship prize in 1998/1999 from the UNESCO Art Foundation to participate at the school of Associazione Balletto Classico in Reggio Emilia ( Italy). Additionally, he graduated also from the Fine Arts University. He received his first engagement with the Cairo Oper Ballet Company at the age of 16, where by the age of 17 he got promoted to Soloist. After this he joined in 1998 ABC (CosiStefanescu) in Reggio Emilia (Italy). In 2000 he worked as a Soloist with the Staatstheater Meiningen, before being engaged as a soloist with Staatstheater Chemnitz. Following this he danced with the Ballet of the Semperoper Dresden during five seasons. In 2008 he was offered a contract with the Bavarian State Ballet which he joined untill 2015. Trough the severals engagments and contracts Mr Mohamed experienced in his career, he gathered huge repertoire and performing experiences enriched of classical, neo-classical, modern and contemporary dance. He has performed some of the most notable works from Petipa, Ashton, Lawrovsky, Cranko, Bejart, Tetly, Lassini, Cunningham, Sir MacMillan and many more. He has been working with major choreographers such as: Uwe Scholz, John Neumeier, William Forsyth, Jiri Kylian, Vladimir Derivianko, Matz Ek, Arzure Barton.
Mr Mohamed started also choreographing. Some of his works: Saturday Night, Haydn Sonata, Violoncellist, A Swan, Heinrich dances, A Prayer ( Ravel ), Paradise, Glory of Earth, Beauty of death, Guntai. Some of his choreographies got special mentions and awards.
Also interested in other art forms he dedicated himself into film works. Among those : 7 years before (Best cinema photography award at the Around Film international Festival Berlin, Best short story film at the LAIFFA Hollowed / Los Angeles festival and the Marbella/Spain festival) Till dusk (International Ballett Gala in Salzburg /Austria April 2016, Best director at the Sea Dance film, best director for short foreign film at the Nizza International film competition)
was born in Venice and completed her education at the Ballet School of Milan Scala. At the age of 18 she received her first engagement at the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse in France. A year later she moved to the Bavarian State Ballet, where she was involved between 2003 and 2016. Through her career, Ms. Zambon gained artistic experience in classical, neo-classical and modern repertoire. To deepen their interest in languages and cultures, during her artistic activity, she studied at the University of Trento, where she earned a university diploma in Modern Languages. In 2016 she began her studies in Education and Pedagogy and a year later she completed an internship as a teacher at the primary school of the European School Munich.
Born in Romania in Bucharest, Gabriela Nicolescu received her education in the School of Choreography (Bucharest), where she passed her diploma examination. To further education she followed classes at the School for choreography in St. Petersburg and the Kirov Theater in the Department of Classical Ballet (classical style, half character roles) .From 1962 to 1974 she was engaged at the State Opera of Bucharest and from 1974 to 1985 at , the Ballet of the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz Munich as a solo ballerina. In both theaters she took over several leading roles and solo parts.
Since 1981, Ms. Nicolescu teaches at the Ballet Academy of the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich.