May 7 / 8 / 9 


Tadeusz Matacz

Director, John Cranko Schule


Born in Warsaw, Poland, received his ballet education at the State Ballet Academy in Warsaw where he also completed his pedagogical training with Leonid Zhdanov. 
In 1977 he had his first engagement as a dancer at the Big Theater Warsaw and at the same time worked as a ballet teacher at the ballet school in Warsaw. From 1979 to 1984 Tadeusz Matacz was a Principal Dancer at the Big Theater Warsaw. From 1984 to 1992 he was a Soloist at the Badische State Theatre in Karlsruhe where he also took on pedagogical commitments as of 1988. From 1992 to 1998 Tadeusz Matacz was Ballet Master and Choreographer at the Badische State Theater in Karlsruhe. From 1990 to 1998 he also worked as a Guest Teacher with Ballet Frankfurt, Toulouse Ballet, the Big Theater Warsaw, and from 1997 to 1998 also with the Stuttgart Ballet. Since 1st January 1999, Tadeusz Matacz has been the Director of the John Cranko Schule in Stuttgart. He is regularly invited to be a juror at renowned international ballet competitions.


David Makhateli

International Guest Teacher, Choreographer

Mr. Makhateli is a co-founder and Artistic Director of D&D Art Productions, the Grand Audition, D&D Intensive Ballet Masterclass program in Barcelona (Spain), Tokyo / Osaka (Japan), Panama City (Panama). With D&D company, he organized numerous International Ballet Galas and Festivals worldwide, among them: “Meet the Stars”, “Nureyev and Friends”, “La Nuit des Etoiles”, “Stars with Maya Plisetskaya”, “Kremlin Ballet Festival” and other.


​Graduate of the Royal Ballet School and Former Principal Dancer of The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden, he has performed all over the world including Russia, Japan, throughout Europe, United States, Brazil, Cuba, China, Korea, Panama, Georgia, and in the United Kingdom for Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal family.  Mr. Makhateli is invited Guest Teacher of the Royal Ballet, Opéra National de Paris, Het National Ballet, Finnish National Ballet, Ballet de l'Opéra National de Bordeaux, Swedish Royal Ballet.



• 1992, Prix de Lausanne

• 1992, Moscow International Diaghilev Ballet Competition

• 1997, Paris International Ballet Competition


Daria Makhateli
D&D Art Productions, ex-principal Dancer of the Finnish National Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet.

Graduate of the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 2005 (class of Prof. Tatiana Udalenkova), she joined the Mariinsky Theatre the same year. Daria Makhateli performed with Mariinsky Theatre Soloist and Principal roles on Mariinsky Stage, as well as on Stages of the top and prestigious theatres worldwide on tours with Mariinsky and as a guest; UK, USA, Japan, China, Korea, Thailand, Singapore among other places. In 2014 Daria Makhateli was invited by Kenneth Greve to join Finnish National Ballet as a Principal Dancer. Daria Makhateli is a recipient of the “Golden Sofit” award for the best female role in the ballet “Meek One” choreographed by Donvena Pandoursky (2007). Daria was invited guest ballerina of Asami Maki Ballet in Tokyo, Japan.


Daria Makhateli is a co-founder director of the D&D Art Productions and the Grand Audition (First International Ballet Audition Platform which took place for the first time in 2016). 

May 7th (Friday)

09:00 - 09:30 Stretch class (Daria Makhateli)

09:45 - 11:00 Ballet Class (Daria Makhateli)

11:15 - 12:15 Pointe class (David Makhateli)


May 8th (Sat)

09:00 - 09:30 Stretch class (Daria Makhateli)

09:45 - 11:00 Ballet class (Tadeusz Matacz)

11:15 --12:15 Pointe class (Daria Makhateli)


May 9th (Sun)

09:00 - 09:30 Stretch class (Daria Makhateli)

09:45 - 11:00 Ballet class (Tadeusz Matacz)

11:15 --12:15 Pointe class (Daria Makhateli)


Early Bird Application €210 until April 15

From April 16  €240