Diploma for ballet instructors

ince 2013, the Accademia offers only to former students of the two-year course for dance instructors a third year programme, focused on the 4th and 5th course of the Ballet School, in order to deepen and broaden the skills already acquired. The course alternates between theory and practice, with training during the regular classes of the Ballet School.



Many étoiles among the most famous in the world have been forged into the Ballet School of the Accademia Teatro alla Scala, thanks to the teaching method practiced in over two hundred years. Starting from this background, our students undertake a unique and unrepeatable training program, becoming part of this century-old history.


The instructors in the teachers’ course are all preeminent names not only in ballet and dance but most importantly experts in teaching the art of dance. Students will benefit from close contact with Ballet School professionals throughout their study.

Behind the courtains

Students have the opportunity to participate as assistants in rehearsals for works on the Teatro alla Scala season program, giving them the chance to experience one of the world’s preeminent stages, a veritable temple of ballet.


The course is organized so as to leave a great deal of room for the fundamentally important activity of assisting with stage productions, an indispensable part of personal development in teaching the art of dance.

Final certification

At the end of the course will be issued a “Certificate of Fitness for the Teaching” (Certificato di Idoneità all’Insegnamento) and – to the best students – a certificate of merit.

Recap 2016/2017

Main teaching Staff
Amelia Colombini, Sara Benedetti, Massimo Ciarella.
October 2016 -June 2017.
compulsory, two Wednesday per month, from 9am to 6pm.
Prerequisites for admission
to be alumni of the Course for Ballet Instructors of the Accademia Teatro alla Scala, in possess of the Certificate of Fitness for the Teaching signed by the Accademia.
Preferential requirements
at least two years of professional experience as dancer / or as a member of the artistic staff for Italian/foreign dance companies; documented knowledge and skills of dance teaching, acquired in Italy or abroad.
Ballet School of the Accademia Teatro alla Scala | Accademia Teatro alla Scala headquarters – Milan.
registration fee of € 300 (as advance payment of the attendence fee) + an attendance fee to be paid with a Bank SDD (SEPA Direct Debit) in installments. Click here for downloading the SDD form.
Application deadline
within September 26, 2016.
Application form not available at the moment