The Accademia Teatro alla Scala is now accepting applications to the Ballet School, for the year 2017/18. The selections process will take place in a single session, scheduled in late April.
The school has passed the milestone of two hundred years of activity and has seen to its guide a succession of masters and famous dancers, as Carlo Blasis, Olga Preobrajenska, Enrico Cecchetti, Cia Fornaroli, Ettorina Mazzucchelli, Esmée Bulnes, Elide Bonagiunta, John Field, Anna Maria Prina.
Countless alumni have embarked on a career full of successes: Liliana Cosi, Oriella Dorella, Roberto Fascilla, Carla Fracci, Luciana Savignano, Paola Cantalupo, Marco Pierin, or the youngest stars Roberto Bolle, Sabrina Brazzo, Alessio Carbone, Gabriele Corrado, Mara Galeazzi, Gilda Gelati, Vito Mazzeo, Massimo Murru, Eris Nezha, Marta Romagna, Nicoletta Manni, Rebecca Bianchi, Angelo Greco, Jacopo Tissi, Virna Toppi.
Today, the school allows dancers to get a dual diploma in classical-academic and modern-contemporary ballet. The School prepares dancers of a very high professional level, able to fit in the most popular companies in Italy and abroad, first of all the La Scala Corps de Ballet.
In an important development for 2017, the Ballet School has established an agreement with the Pietro Longone Boarding School to create the Pietro Longone High School Dance Academy (Liceo Coreutico presso il Convitto Nazionale “Pietro Longone”). Joining the City of Milan elementary school and middle school already partnering with the La Scala Academy, this agreement ensures all compulsory schooling requirements are met by Academy students.
Applications are being accepted from students who attended the fifth grade of elementary school, or middle or high school during academic year 2016-2017. Applications must be submitted using the form available on the Academy website no later than Friday, March 24, 2017.