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Ballet School

Aged over 13

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There are two admission possibilities for girls and boys aged from 13 to under 17 years old as of September 1st, 2019:

  • Candidates with the certificates from the C.N.S.M.D.
  • Winners of international contests and candidates between 13 and under as of September 1st 2019

And Advanced training courses with admission fees.


Candidates from State Conservatoires

  • Pupils from the C.N.S.M.D. of Paris possessing at least the certificate of dance (classical dance option) in June 2020
  • Pupils from the C.N.S.M.D of Lyon possessing at least the certificate of dance (classical dance option) in June 2020

After audition and on decision of the School Director assisted by three professors, they may be allowed to enter directly the first, second or third division of the School according to their ages and their aptitudes.

Audition requests must be addressed by email on July 1st, 2019 at the latest, specifying the teenager's date of birth at the following email address ecolededanse@operadeparis.fr . The audition date will be sent later by email.


Winners of international contests and candidates from 13 to under 17 years old as of September 1st,2020

A preliminary selection is made based on the application file. Selected candidates are called in for audition in front of the Director assisted by two teachers. Selected candidates on the audition will be admitted as trainee for a year in the class corresponding to their levels.

Applications must be submitted online only between September 1st 2019 and March 8th 2020 on the dedicated platform. 
Any questions, please send an email to the following address ecolededanse@operadeparis.fr or call the following number +33 1 40 01 80 00

The audition date will be sent later by email.


Advanced training courses with admission fees

The Ballet School offers advanced training courses accessible by audition to candidates aged from 13 to under 17 years old as of September 1st 2019 eager to perfect their trainings and whose levels is high enough to follow courses in the class corresponding to their ages.

These advanced training courses may last one or several terms. Their duration cannot exceed two years. They do not give the right to take part in the in-house entrance competition to the Corps de Ballet. At the end of the training course, trainees receive a certificate certifying that they have successfully completed the course. Admission procedures and applications are the same as those outlined in the preceding paragraph (winners of international contests).

Fees for the 2019-2020 school year

  • Half-boarder:  €512,83 1st term, €384,62 2nd and €256,42 3rd terms (lunch and snack)
  • Boarder: €1680 1st term, €1260 2nd and 3rd terms (meals included)
  • Advanced training courses with admission fees: €1344 1st term, €984 2nd and 3rd terms (add half-boarder or boarder fees according to the student’s status)
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