Professional Dancers Education

Do you dream of making dance your profession? Take the step with Balettakademiens Professional Dancers Education.

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The application for 2024 is closed.

Last day to apply 



3 years, full time studies 


33.000 SEK/semester 

All our programmes qualify you for student aid from CSN.

The programme offers studies in traditional dance techniques with an equal emphasis on the main subjects; Jazz Dance, Modern/Contemporary Dance and Ballet. The education has an ongoing international student exchange programme. 

Balettakademiens Professional Dancers Education is for you who are dedicated to taking your dance to the next level and who are passionate about artistic expression. We see that you take on the education with an open mind, creativity and ambition. In return, we offer you the best possible conditions to make a career out of your creation where you will develop in your role as a professional dancer and choreographer but also on a personal level.

The industry makes high demands today on you as a dancer; with a dynamic labor market fringed with challenges. Through our professional dancers education, you get the tools and skills required, and our curriculum is therefore imbued with the latest findings in dance medicine research. Being constantly updated in both science and art is a prerequisite for success.

From autumn 2023, we have implemented changes and updated our syllabus with the aim of further strengthening skills and knowledge for our students future professional life. Among other things, we do this by clarifying specialization Modern/contemporary and specialization Jazz/commercial/musical with an even clearer focus on work on stage and what is required there. You can read more about this in our syllabus.

The best education takes place in exchange with others.
We offer:

  • Professional and competent teachers with long and solid experience, from both Sweden and internationally.
  • Meetings with professional representatives from the international and Swedish dance world.
  • Inspiring seminars, workshops, guest lectures and study visits.
  • Through our international student exchange program, you get the opportunity to visit a school abroad.
  • During years 2 and 3, as a student, you get your own mentor who coaches you going forward, and the third year ends with the implementation of your own tour.

We cooperate with national institutions, organizations and scenes in the dance field. 

We also have an Exchange programme – Erasmus+, with for example: 

  • Iwanson school of Contemporary Dance Munich, Tyskland
  • SOZO Kassel, Tyskland
  • The  Danish National school for Performing Arts (DASPA) Köpenhamn, Danmark
  • ACTS Paris, Frankrike
  • Institute of the arts in Barcelona (Iab) Sitges, Spanien

And collaborations with choreographers and companies, for example:

  • Ohad Naharin
  • Mats Ek
  • Batsheva Dance Company / The Gaga Movement
  • Hamaslul - Professional Dance Education
  • Batsheva The Young Ensemble
  • Kibbuzim College Faculty of Arts
  • Kamea Dance Company
  • Staststeater Kassel
  • Staatsteater Pforzheim i Tyskland
  • Sublime Dance Co i Portugal
  • NSP 2 i Norge
  • Wasa teater i Finland

Our international guest teachers are Lee Brummer, Jenia Kasakinka, Jan Ole Olstad, Tiina Aspass, Ori Flomin, Malaya Ho, Satoshi Kudo, Derrick Brown, Subjazz and Arina Trostyanetskaya.


August 2024

Year 2 and 3

It is possible to apply directly to the second or third year. If the jury makes the assessment that you have a sufficient foundation, there is the possibility of starting the education in the second or third year. If you wish to apply for year 2 or 3, state this in your application.


The application for 2024 is closed. 

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Are you curious about our educations? Welcome to visit us and see how it´s like. Get in touch and we'll find a time that suits! You are also welcome to get in touch if you have more questions about the educations.


Balettakademien's 3-year Professional Dancers Education has been classified as level 6 on the Swedish National Qualifications Framework (SeQF) by the Authority for Vocational Colleges. This means that our qualification represented by a diploma is at the same level as a university's bachelor degree.