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Where to Study Dance
Brussels International Ballet School
Artistic Director Anderson Santana
Rue François Gay 83-85, B-1150 Bruxelles
Tel: +32 2772 0062
Professionnal Training Program for students age 14 – 21
Please find information and application form on the school's website
Six scholarships available for talented male dancers aged 15-18.
Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School
AUDITION procedure online for:
3-year Diploma Programme
12 Week Postgraduate Programme
1 Year Full Time Pre-Education
See website for application procedure.
Artistic Directors: Morten Innstrand & Lotte Sigh
Elmhurst Ballet School
249 Bristol Road, Edgbaston
Birmingham B5 7UH
Tel: +44 (0)121 472 6655
Artistic director: Robert Parker
Application procedure: Please visit the school's website
Academy of Northern Ballet
Northern Ballet, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7PA
Telephone: +44 (0)113 220 8000
Artistic Director: David Nixon OBE
Associate Director: Yoko Ichino
Centre for Advanced Training (CAT): The only CAT in classical ballet in the UK. Training aspiring young dancers on pathways to achieving rewarding careers in dance
Professional Graduate Programme: A one year traineeship for aspiring dancers with bold ambitions
Associate Decision: For 9-16 year olds to attend training in addition to their regular training elsewhere to prepare for a full-time vocational training
Ballet Arts Project
Providing excellence in ballet training. Led by Artistic Director, Erico Montes of The Royal Ballet. Patrons include Marianela Nuñez and Steven McRae. Masterclasses, training programmes, coaching and performance, online and in studio, at multiple levels. We are a not-for-profit organisation offering scholarships and subsidised fees.
Central School of Ballet
10 Herbal Hill, Clerkenwell Road, London EC1R 5EG
Tel: +44 (0)20 7837 6332
Executive Director: Mark Osterfield
Artistic Director: Christopher Marney
Central’s Professional Performance Course leads to a BA (Hons) degree in Professional Dance and Performance, validated by the University of Kent.
Ballet Central is the touring company of Central School of Ballet and final year students join the company as part of their BA (Hons) Degree course.
English National Ballet School
Carlyle Building, Hortensia Road, London SW10 0QS
Tel: +44 (0)207 376 7076
Fax: +44 (0)207 376 3404
Director of Dance: Viviana Durante
Application procedure: Submit completed application form obtainable from the school or website.
Director of Dance: Sara Matthews
Undergraduate, postgraduate and diploma programmes including international foundation year. Undergraduate and Postgraduate Dance Science programmes. Youth and Adult dance classes and CAT programme.
London Studio Centre
artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, London, N12 0GA
Tel: +44 (0)20 78377741
Director: Nic Espinosa
Specialist pathways in classical ballet, contemporary dance, jazz dance and music theatre.
Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance
Clifton Lodge, St. Margaret's Drive, Twickenham TW1 1QN
Tel: +44 (0)20 8892 9960
Fax: +44 (0)20 8892 8090
Application procedure: Check the School's website for details
The Royal Ballet School
46 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DA
Tel: +44 (0)20 7836 8899
Fax: +44 (0)20 7845 7080
Director: Christopher Powney
Application procedure: Application Forms are available from the School and must be completed and sent to the Auditions Department before the respective closing dates. Details can be found on the School's website.
Videos submissions accepted for applications from Scotland, Ireland and Overseas for full-time courses at Upper and Lower Schools.
Helsinki Theatre Academy / University of the Arts Helsinki
Master’s Degree Programmes in Dance Pedagogy and Theatre Pedagogy.The master’s degree programmes in Dance Pedagogy and Theatre Pedagogy combine critical thinking, artistic-pedagogical practices and exploration of the wide range of meanings in the arts. Upon graduation, you will be a versatile and inventive professional with extensive work opportunities in performing arts and art pedagogy.
More information: https://beta.uniarts.fi/en
Ecole de Danse de l’Opéra national de Paris
20 Allée de Danse 92000
Tel: +33 1 40 01 80 00
Under the direction of former Paris Opera étoile Elisabeth Platel
Paris Marais Dance School
Centre de Danse du Marais
41 rue du Temple, 75004 Paris
Tel: +33 6 51 21 37 30
Conservatoire de Paris
209 avenue Jean Jaures, 75019 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 40 40 46 33
Tel: +33 (0)1 40 40 46 02
Rector: Jason Beechey
Application procedure: See website for audition registration procedure
The School of the Hamburg Ballet
Ballettzentrum Hamburg John Neumeier
Caspar-Voght-Strasse 54, D-20535 Hamburg
Tel: +49 (0)40 21 11 88 - 30/31
Fax: +49 (0)40 21 11 88 88
Director: John Neumeier
Pedagogical Principal and Deputy Director: Gigi Hyatt
Managing Coordinator: Indrani Delmaine
Application procedure: Contact Indrani Delmaine for enrollment and information.
AldriDance - International Ballet Academy
Km 12, Route de Fes, Ouled Hassoune, Marrakech 40000, MAROC
Located in Marrakech, AldriDance academy offers you to follow a complete professional training of the dance-study type, receiving the education of personalities from the world of ballet, in exceptional working conditions, to become the new generations of artists of tomorrow.
REGISTRATIONS IN PROGRESS UNTIL APRIL 30, 2021. (NUMBER OF PLACES LIMITED TO 50)
Dutch National Ballet Academy
Postbus 15323 1001 MH Amsterdam
Tel: +31 (0)20 527 7667
Director: Ernst Meisner
The Academy works in association with the Dutch National Ballet
Henny Jurriens Foundation
Tel: +31 (0)20 4121510
Director: Gary Feingold
Royal Conservatoire - Dance Department
Juliana van Stolberglaan 1
2595 CA Den Haag
Director: Jan Linkens
Bachelor Degree Course & Young KC Dance Company
The Dance Department works in association with the Nederlands Dans Theater
For information, please contact auditions coordinator Sacha Steenks:
Tel: 0031(0)6 57427249 0031(0)70 3151435
New Zealand School of Dance Te Whaea
National Dance and Drama Centre,
11 Hutchison Rd, Newton, Wellington PO Box 7146, Wellington 6242
Tel: +64 4 381 9252 Fax: +64 4 389 4996
Director: Garry Trinder
Lisbon Performing Arts College
in affiliation with Urdang Academy London
3 year Professional Diploma in Dance or Musical Theatre
1 year Foundation Year
London-style training in Europe - preparing Students for direct entry into industry.
Application by video. Open to EU, UK and International Students
The Bolshoi Ballet Academy
2nd Frunzenskay Street 5,
Tel: +7 499 242 8636 Fax: +7 499 242 8611
Centre Cultural - Pardansa
Auditions for new intensive high level training course for young dancers between 15 and 22 years old. (Directed by Rodolfo Castellanos and coordinated by Miquel G. Font).
Date: On site (apply until February 14th, audition on March the 6th) and Online (apply until February 26th). The program includes a 40 hour per week.
Contact details: email@example.com
More information: www.pardansa.com/en/auditions
Ballet Junior de Genève
Tel: +41 22 329 12 10 Fax: +41 22 329 12 11
Artistic Director:Sean Wood
Application procedure: contact the school
Dance Area International Dance School
19 rue de la coulouvrenière, 1204 Geneva
Telephone : +41 22 329 29 92
Pre-professional and professional dance program in ballet and contemporary.
Junior company: Area Jeune ballet for young dancers aged 17-22
Founded in 1997, Dance Area is a private institution whose mission is to offer an artistic education.
For twenty years, the school has welcomed young dancers, helping them develop their talents and realize their individual goals.
Application procedure: please visit the website:
Boston Ballet School
Artistic Director, Boston Ballet: Mikko Nissinen
Director, Boston Ballet School: Margaret Tracey
Boston Dance Theater
Brookline, Massachusetts, 02446
Tel: +1 603 867 0763
Boston Dance Theater is currently accepting applications for the next Trainee Program entry date: January 4, 2021. To sign up for a free virtual audition, please visit website for more details: www.bostondancetheater.com/trainee-program
Joffrey Ballet School
434 Avenue of the Americas, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Tel: +1 888 438 3808
Houston Ballet Ben Stevenson Academy
Artistic Director, Houston Ballet: Stanton Welch
Associate Director, Houston Ballet Academy
Ajkun Ballet School
at the Hart Theater in New York
Artistic Director, Ajkun Ballet Theatre: Chiara Ajkun
Associate Director, the Ballet School: Momoko Burbine
The Ballet School works in association with the Ajkun Ballet Theatre Company.
Financial aid may cover tuition, housing, airfare. International Visa program.
Video audition accepted.
Tel: + 1 (248) 756-0781
University of the Arts
320 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Tel: +1 215 717 6000
BFA Program: https://www.uarts.edu/academics/dance
MFA Program: https://www.uarts.edu/academics/graduate/mfa-dance
Under the leadership of Donna Faye Burchfield, the School of Dance at University of the Arts in Philadelphia is a community of 300 talented, expressive students and an exceptional faculty of world-recognized artists with expansive and far-reaching abilities and experiences. The school reimagines and reinvigorates curricular approaches to reflect the ever-expanding landscape of dance, while training and supporting the futures of dance artists. The curriculum takes the depth and rigor of a discipline-based dance conservatory while actively interweaving practice and theory and maintaining international collaborations and exchanges at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The admission process for the BFA Program operates on a rolling basis; the application deadline for the MFA Program is January 15, 2021.