Welcome to Balettakademien
Since its foundation, Balettakademien in Stockholm has developed into one of Scandinavia's largest dance schools.
Over the years, Balettakademien has played an important role in developing dance in Sweden. The school's teachers, musicians, choreographers and former students make continuous and fundamental contributions to the promotion of Swedish dance.
We offer a broad variety of dance courses for adults, young people and children in a diverse range of dance disciplines. From beginners to professionals. Our teachers are experienced in their art and generous both with their knowledge and their encouragement in class. Our aim is that dancers of all categories will be able to meet and to inspire each other. Balettakademien is the perfect choice for everyone who wishes to enjoy a satisfying dance experience in a creative atmosphere.
Balettakademien is situated at Birger Jarlsgatan in central Stockholm. A building entirely built and designed for dance in 1996. Ten studios of various sizes, a physiotherapy studio, a coffee shop, rest and recreation facilities for students and visitors cover some 3000 square meters – all surrounded by a beautiful park. The building has received much attention and has won awards for its architecture.
Great efforts have been made to create a pleasant and stimulating atmosphere with the best possible conditions for dance. From the colours and furnishings to the specially built dance floors, from the lighting and sound equipment to the air-conditioning and the spacious changing rooms – all is designed to benefit the dancer. The coffee shop on the ground floor has become a popular meeting place.
Our fully equiped Studio Theatre, Scen Studio 4, has seats for 100 spectators. It is used both for school performances and by guest artists.
Balettakademien was founded in Stockholm in 1957. Until then dance education and training in Sweden was strictly limited to classical ballet at the Royal Opera. Balettakademien's ambition was to offer more options in professional dance education and training including Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Jazz Dance and other dance forms. This reflected the increasing demand for trained dancers to perform with modern choreographers and in shows and musicals. During the last sixty years we have grown and developed, focusing on variety in dance. Today we are able to offer courses for all dancers; from the youngest to the oldest, from vocational students to professional dancers.