Bolshoi Ballet Academy

This Academy is located in Russia and is one of the oldest schools that exists, with more than 240 years of history. Her teachers come from the Moscow Academy to teach classical ballet, repertoire, tips, variations, character dances and technique for men.

To enter, of course, you have to take a selection exam and the admission to this school is so complicated.

Some of the most important dancers who have left The Bolshoi Ballet Academy are: Maya PlisetskayaVladimir VasilievEkaterina MaximovaNina Ananiashvili, among many others.

Bolshoi Ballet Academy


The Royal Ballet School

The Royal Ballet School was founded in 1926 in England and is one of the most important centers for classical ballet training.

The training of a dancer who accedes to this academy is of eight years full time. His requirement and technique is based on the tradition of classical ballet schools and his reputation is very high.

Margot Fonteyn, Anya Linden, Lunn Seymour, David Wall, Marguerite Porter, among many others, have come from this school.

Royal Ballet School


Vaganova Ballet Academy

It was founded in 1738 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Renowned for its excellence, this academy has strived to preserve the traditions of classical ballet. As in all world-renowned schools, it is very difficult to get a place. Their training is so complicated too and among thousands of people who access, less than 30 complete the eight years of training.

Teachers such as Marius Petipa, Jules Perrot, Enrico Cecchetti have taught at this school. Petipa created the three great classics: Lake of the Swans, Sleeping Beauty and Nutcracker.

Vaganova Ballet Academy


Dance school of the Paris Opera

This school was founded 25 years before the Vaganova Academy. The selection in this school is different, children between 8 and 11 years pass who want to access it, go through a six-month training program in which at the end of this they are informed of their outcome.

The training in this academy ends after 6 years. It teaches all kinds of dance and also offers classes of music, theater, history of dance among many other studies.

Manuel Legris, Monique Loudières, Aurélie Dupont or Laurent Hillaire are some of the renowned dancers who have left this prestigious school.

Opera de Paris


The School of American Ballet

Founded in 1934 by George Balachine and Lincoln Lirstein, this school is associated with The New York City Ballet.

It has a general study program and also offers courses in winter and in summer. This school offers scholarships to young talents awarded by the jury of the international competition in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Some o the best known names: Julie Kent and Gelsey Kirkland.

American Ballet