Jan Dijkwel, MA, Assistant Professor of Dance, completed his BFA in Ballet Performance at the Dutch National Ballet Academy in Amsterdam, after which Dijkwel performed with the Dutch National Ballet and toured internationally with the company. He received his MA in Dance/Movement Therapy from Drexel University and has been an Associate Professor of Dance at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He has been a regular guest teacher at Ballet West, teaching Company Class, Men’s Class, and coaching Pas de Deux. Dijkwl also founded and directed a pre-professional ballet company, Civic Ballet.
Following an invitation from the Albanian Minister of Culture, he taught, choreographed, and consulted for the Tirana Opera Ballet, Tirana College of Arts and the Albanian Academy of Arts. Dijkwel has set all major classical full-length ballets and is a sought-after trainer/coach for professional dancers and international ballet competitors.
Dijkwel’s choreography has received national and international acclaim. Jan teaches and choreographs regularly in Japan and has served as Director of multiple summer ballet workshops over the years. As an advisory panelist for the Utah Arts Council, Dijkwel has always sought out opportunities to serve.
MA, Drexel University
BFA, Dutch National Ballet Academy