About us

The Liesbeth Wiertz Ballet Instituut and LBallet.com

The LWBI was founded in March 2020 by Liesbeth Wiertz (classical ballet teacher) and Paul Valk (ballet pianist).

The objective of the LWBI is to provide support to dance teachers, dancers, pianists, and others with knowledge and experience in the field of classical ballet.

We achieve this by offering online ballet lessons for dancers and dance teachers, as well as by conducting one or multi-day masterclasses at your institute. (contact us).

Simultaneously with the physical institute, an online platform was established: www.lballet.com.

Through this website, more than 240 English-language classical ballet lessons can now be accessed. The lessons are categorized into Junior, Intermediate, Advanced, Pointe and Teacher-Methodology and are based on the method developed by Liesbeth Wiertz.

About Liesbeth Wiertz

Liesbeth Wiertz Ambition and 
go ‘hand in hand’

Together with www.lballet.com, the Liesbeth Wiertz Ballet Institute shapes the methodology of Liesbeth Wiertz.

This methodology, developed by Liesbeth over 40 years, has proven itself through the successful careers of dancers, dance teachers, and others.

The methodology has a clear and logical structure and serves the personal possibilities and ambitions of each student.

At its core, it provides insight into why exercises and dance movements are constructed and performed in specific ways.

Upon completion of all modules, you can rightfully call yourself a specialist in the field of classical ballet.

This qualification enables you to work as a classical ballet teacher or, for example, establish your own school.

If you aspire to further develop as a dancer, seeking education in other ballet schools is a good fit, as the techniques taught by Liesbeth blend in seamlessly.

Students of Liesbeth are distinguished by their excellent technical, artistic, and musical skills, combined with a profound understanding of methodology.

About Paul Valk

Paul Valk Ballet and 
 are connected.

Musical education is an integral part of the development of a dancer or ballet teacher.

A dance teacher employs various tempos, accents, and time signatures. Therefore, it is ideal for each ballet class to be accompanied by a pianist.

Paul Valk is a piano teacher and pianist in the lessons at Liesbeth Wiertz. He is also the producer of the recordings for Lballet.

Paul studied piano at the conservatory in Arnhem and child development at the University of Nijmegen.



Kortestraat 16

6811EP Arnhem


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Photographs o.a.: Paul Rapp

LBallet Logo design: Henk van der Feest

Official Adress:

Opaalstraat 19 

6534XK Nijmegen

The Netherlands


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