CONCEPT OF THE BALLETTAKADEMIE
The Wiener Staatsoper Ballet School is considered the first address for ballet education in Austria. It offers comprehensive practical and theoretical stage dance training, with special emphasis on the physical and emotional well-being of the students.
The Ballettakademie accepts students (10 - 18 years old) from Austria and abroad.
In the seven ballet studios named after great personalities of Viennese dance history - Franz Hilverding, Jean Georges Noverre, Fanny Elssler, Grete Wiesenthal, Erika Hanka, Willy Dirtl and Rudolf Nurejew – where currently 136 students between the ages of 10 and 18 are being trained.
An important aspect of the training is the participation of the ballet students in ballet and opera performances of the Wiener Staatsoper and the Volksoper Wien. Additionally, the Ballettakademie gives a performance in the Wiener Staatsoper at the end of every year, with excerpts from the school program and choreographies created especially for this occasion. It has also become a tradition for the students to perform at the opening of the Vienna Opera Ball and at the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra's New Year's Concert.
Our Vision is to create a positive learning environment for every talented student regardless of their background and prior knowledge so that through respect and appreciation, students can develop to their full potential in international, contemporary and professional ballet education to become world-renowned artists and confident individuals.
- To give new emphasis to the Viennese tradition
- Gaining performance experience through performances in and outside of the Wiener Staatsoper
- Increase the employment opportunity of students
- Establish an international audition, outreach, and partnership program
- Interactive communication between teacher-student-parents
The quality of a Ballettakademie is reflected in its results and the high educational level of its students. Our graduates dance in the world's most famous dance companies - such as Wiener Staatsballett, Royal Ballet, Kirov Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Staatsballett Berlin, Hamburg Ballet, Ballett am Rhein, Ballett der Semper Oper Dresden, Leipziger Ballett, Nederlands Dans Theater, Jeune Ballet de France - or act as esteemed choreographers, ballet directors or educators.