Classical Ballett

Professional Training with Yim Ming Yong

Professional training offers regular, in general classically structured classes, depending on the respective instructors and their specific artistic background. With a roster of guest instructors in weekly rotation, this provides the opportunity of remaining in training as well as getting acquainted with different techniques, modes of operation and instructional methods.
The training also offers parallel ballet classes and courses in the different varieties of hybrid contemporary dance. The alternating contemporary dance programme presents an especially broad, diverse understanding of technique, shaped by the invited guest instructors.

Yim Ming Yong in the dance studio

Yim Ming Yong

“Dance is such a wonderful way to express oneself. When I started dancing, I just wanted to
move to no particular form. Just being in touch with that part in myself that felt joy in moving
was so precious. Ballet gave this joy a structure, and what a structure!” Yim Ming Yong had her first ballet experience when she was eight years old, leaving her homeland of Malaysia aged 16 to begin her education at the Royal Ballet School in London. While there, she was spotted by Lothar Höfgen, director of the Hanover Ballet, leading to an engagement in Hanover. This was followed by stints with Peter van Dyk and Your Vamos in Bonn as well as with Heinz Spoerli in Basel. She has been a guest lecturer in dance institutions like tanzhaus nrw, Cologne Dance Centre, DPAC (Damansara Performing Arts Centre, Malaysia) and within the framework of the LAG (Landesarbeitsgemeinschaft Tanz NRW e.V./ State-Wide Association for Dance) since 2002. Additionally, Yim Ming trained several companies such as the Würzburg Ballett, Ballett Mönchengladbach/ Krefeld under the direction of Robert Noth, as well as the Singapore Dance Theatre. She has been a returning jury member at the “Solo Classical Ballet Competition” in Malaysia. Yim Ming is preceded by a reputation as an empathetic as well as highly competent instructor with a fine grasp for musicality and a close relationship to tanzhaus nrw, where she has been teaching since 2003.



  • Course number
  • Type
  • Title
    Classical Ballett
  • Instructor
    Yim Ming Yong
  • Start date
    10:00 – 11:30
  • Fee