Curricular Units and Teachers
- Classical, En pointe, repertoire (Tatiana Nikonova, Giulia Rossitto,
Elisa Scala, Paola Vismara)
- Classical, repertoire, male technique, pas de deux (Jean Philippe Halnaut, Walter Madau, Leonid Nikonov)
- Contemporary (Emanuela Tagliavia)
- Pilates (Antonella Stroppa)
- Preventive physiotherapy (Sara Benedetti)
- Athletic preparation (Romeo Cuturi)
- History of Dance (Francesca Pedroni)
- Music theory and practice for dance (Ferdinando Sulla)
- Music history (Andrea Massimo Grassi).
Pianists: Massimo Ciarella, Svetlana Chernova, Federico Costa, Gianna Eremeeva, Tomoko Murakoshi, Marco Paderni, Artan Tushi
Medical staff: Omar De Bartolomeo,
Surgeon, Specialist in Orthopedics
and Traumatology, PhD in
Sara Benedetti, Romeo Cuturi,
Length and attendance
The full Ballet School course covers eight years. At the end
of each of the first seven years, the students must pass
a final exam in order to be admitted to the following year. At the end of the 8 level, students have the diploma exam.
School years run
from September to
The attendance is mandatory, Monday
through Friday for levels
1–5 and Monday through
Saturday for higher levels.
Levels 1–3 meet in the
afternoon; levels 4–7 meet
from 9 am to 3:30 pm.
Candidates attending the fifth grade of elementary
school during academic year 2022-2023 may apply
for admission to Course Level 1 of the Academy
Course Level 1 starts from the basics;
no previous dance experience is necessary.
Candidates who have the proper preparation for
the course level corresponding to their age group
and school level may apply for admission to Course
Levels 2–7 (see below).
Candidates are only admitted to level 8 via internal
Candidates for admission to the Ballet School must
pass a selection process consisting of an audition
and a medical exam.
Candidates must accept all provisions
contained into the course announcement to be admitted
to the selection process. Please, read the announcement for all the details.
The selection path for courses 1 to 3 is different from the other courses.
You can click here for all the video-instructions for courses first, second and third.
SCHOLARSHIPS, SPECIAL RATES, EXEMPTIONS
(Not applicable to external students)
The Academy makes every effort to assist worthy aspirants
with financial aid to meet tuition costs. Various
options are available, including scholarships, student
loans, or tuition exemptions. After the student has passed
the selection process, requests for financial aid shall be submitted
at the time of enrollment in the 2023-2024 academic
year, including the family’s equivalent financial status indicator
(ISEE form, as of July 31, 2023).
Financial aid cannot be guaranteed to every family requesting
it. The Academy will evaluate each request on a case-by-case
Please, find ont the official announcement all the details.
International students and Italian residing abroad
Candidates who pass the selection process and are not residents
of an EU member state must submit all documents required by
law and by the Italian Public Security Authorities (temporary
residence permit for reasons of study [permesso di soggiorno
per motivi di studio] or receipt of application for the same)
covering the period from September 1, 2023 to July 31, 2024, as
well as all documentation requested for the selection process,
including all medical documentation, translated into Italian.
If you have questions regarding visa requirements for Italy,
please see the questionnaire addressed to non-Italians on the
website of the Ministry of the Interior: