Where To Study Dance



Brussels International Ballet School

Artistic Director Anderson Santana
Rue François Gay 83A, B-1150 Bruxelles
Tel: +32 2772 0062
Professionnal Training Program for students age 14 – 21
Submit completed application form obtainable from the school's website


Montréal (Quebec)
L'École Supérieure du Ballet du Québec
4816 rue Rivard
Montréal (Québec) H2J 2N6
Tel: +1 514 849 4929


Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School
AUDITION procedure 2018 is 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

Northern Ballet Academy 
Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7PA 
Tel: +44 (0)113 320 8000
Artistic Director: David Nixon 
Ballet Mistress & Academy Associate Director: Yoko Ichino 
Professional dance training for students aged 10 - 19. Students in full-time vocational ballet training may audition by photo only.
Professional Graduate Programme from August 2018 - May 2019. More info HERE 
VIDEO Professional Graduate Programme

Northern School of Contemporary Dance
98 Chapeltown Road
Leeds LS7 4BH
Tel: +44 (0) 113 219 3000
Principal and artistic director: Janet Smith MBE

Central School of Ballet
10 Herbal Hill, Clerkenwell Road, London EC1R 5EG 
Tel: +44 (0)20 7837 6332
Director: Heidi Hall
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.

Danceworks International Ballet Academy (DIBA) 
16 Balderton Street, Mayfair, London W1K 6TN 
Telephone: 020 7629 6183 
Founding Director: Kim White 
Excellence in Classical Ballet technique & performance. 
After School and Weekend Classes 6-18 years (plus pre-ballet from 18 months) 
Beginner to pre-professional. Unique curriculum. Twice-yearly theatrical performances. 
Additional weekend rehearsals and competition coaching. 
New teacher September 2016: Elena Glurdjidze, former Lead Principal English National Ballet. 
Scholarships available by audition. 
Application procedure: please visit the website:

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: Carlos Valcárcel
Application procedure: Submit completed application form obtainable from the school or website.

London Contemporary Dance School (LCDS)
17 Duke’s Road, London, WC1H 9PY
Tel: +44 (0)207 7121 1111
BA, MA & PGDip in Contemporary Dance | MA in Screendance | Centre for Advanced Training | Adult and youth classes & courses
Scholarships available by audition
Application procedure:

London Studio Centre
artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, London, N12 0GA
Tel: +44 (0)20 78377741
Director: Nic Espinosa
Applications open for BA (Hons) Theatre Dance 2017/18.
Specialist pathways in classical ballet, contemporary dance, jazz dance and music theatre.

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance 
The Laban Building 
Creekside, London SE8 3DZ 
Tel: +44 (0)20 8305 9400 
Application for details.

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.

Russian Imperial Ballet School
Following The Vaganova Method (Russian Style).
Students from 3 years old to Professional level, 
Open Adult classes. Private classes. Rehearsals.

Tring Park School for the Performing Arts
Tring. Hertfordshire HP23 5LX
Tel: +44 (0)1442 824255
VIDEO: Encore Dance with Antony Dowson


Tallinna Balletikool/Estonian National Ballet School
Toom-Kooli 11, 10130 Tallinn 
Tel: +372 644 6533


Cannes Ecole Supérieure de Danse Cannes Rosella Hightower 
21 chemin de Faissole - 06250 Mougins 
Tel: +33 (0)4 93 94 79 80 
Fax: +33 (0)4 93 94 79 81

Ecole de Danse de l’Opéra national de Paris 
20 Allée de Danse 92000 
Tel: +33 1 40 01 80 00
Metro: Nanterre 
Under the direction of former Paris Opera étoile Elisabeth Platel 
Detailed information how to audition came be found HERE

Paris Marais Dance School Centre de Danse du Marais
41 rue du Temple, 75004 Paris
VIDEO: Paris Marais Dance School

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


Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden
Basteiplatz 4, 01277 Dresden 
Tel: +49 (0)351 259 06 17
Rector: Jason Beechey 
VIDEO: Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden
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.


Hungarian Dance Academy
Columbus utca 87, H-1145
Tel.: +36 1 273 3430
Rector: György Szakály
Preparatory courses and Bachelor of Arts majoring in ballet and in modern dance available also in English.
For more information check the website: Training Programs, Admission, Audition Dates.


Scuola del BallettO di ToscanA
Via C. Monteverdi 3A, 
50144 Florence
Tel: +39 055 351530

Accademia Teatro alla Scala
via Campo Lodigiano 2/2
20122 Milan
Tel: +39 02 92882100


Nationale Balletacademie de Theaterschool
Postbus 15323 1001 MH Amsterdam 
Tel: +31 (0)20 527 7667 
Fax: +31 (0)20 527 7642
Director: Jean-Yves Esquerre
The Academy works in association with the Dutch National Ballet

Henny Jurriens Foundation 
Chasséstraat 64
1057JJ Amsterdam 
Tel: +31 (0)20 4121510 
Director: Gary Feingold

The Hague 
Royal Conservatoire
Juliana van Stolberglaan 1
2595 CA Den Haag 
Bachelor Degree Course
23 January 2017
11 April 2017
16 May 2017
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


The Bolshoi Ballet Academy 
2nd Frunzenskay Street 5, 
Moscow 119146 
Tel: +7 499 242 8636 Fax: +7 499 242 8611

St Petersburg
Vaganova Ballet Academy
Rossi Street 2,
St Petersburg 191023
Principal: Nikolai Tsiskaridze


Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 
BA Modern Ballet (delivered in partnership with Scottish Ballet)


Centros de Danza Victor Ullate
c/Doctor Castelo, 7
28009 Madrid
Tel: +34 91 431 20 23
Audition - 3 March 2018


Geneva 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:

Zürcher Hochschule de Künst
Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Dance
Toni Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 96
Postfach, 8031 Zürich
Tel:. +41 43 446 53 18
Director: Samuel Wuersten


Boston Ballet School
Artistic Director, Boston Ballet: Mikko Nissinen 
Director, Boston Ballet School: Margaret Tracey

Houston Ballet Ben Stevenson Academy
Artistic Director, Houston Ballet: Stanton Welch
Associate Director, Houston Ballet Academy

New York 
School of American Ballet at Lincoln Centre 
Tel: +1 212 7696 600

New York
Joffrey Ballet School
434 Avenue of the Americas, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Tel: +1 888 438 3808

New York 
Steps on Broadway 
2121 Broadway, New York, NY 10023.
Tel: +1 212 874 2410 Fax: +1 212 787 2449
Daily professional and adult classes in all styles and levels, workshops & master classes, Work/Study, Group Packages. Professional Training Programs: Steps Conservatory Program, Steps’ Steele Pilates Teacher Certification, Summer Study NYC, International Independent Study Program. The School at Steps, ages 18 months–18 years. 
Steps Beyond Foundation presents performances, Artists Talk Series, Steps Repertory Ensemble, and community engagement programs


Ballet Cymru Programmes
An opportunity to train and perform with the company
Pre-Professional Programme
Ballet Cymru Associate Programme 2018 - 19
To apply or for more information:

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