Brussels International Ballet School works with students aged 14-19 who seek the highest standard of classical ballet education to prepare for a professional career.
It is a three-year intensive professional training program (2 years is compulsory, 3 recommended) for graduation into professional international ballet companies.
Working daily under Anderson Santana’s artistic direction, and his faculty's careful guidance, students develop the essential skills to fully explore and realise their greatest individual potential. This program is based on the Vaganova method, a system of training that is logical, thought-provoking, inspiring, and highly effective. There is great emphasis on our men's program, focusing on the development of the strength, stamina, and masculinity associated with strong male technique.
Along with daily lessons in classical technique, students are immersed in learning the classical repertoire and are exposed to a variety of workshops to develop fluency in various styles of dance.
Brussels International Ballet's exceptional Vaganova-based training includes:
Men's Class separately
Pas De Deux
Selected Students for International Competitions
Students train 6 days per week, on average of 6-7 hours per day.
The division is divided into two groups :
Group A : 16-19
Group B : 14 - 16
Ballet classes run:
Monday-Friday, 9:30am -5:30pm. Note : Group B, hours are adapted allowing the students to follow their academic courses.
Saturday morning: classical ballet class with rehearsal and or competition preparation
Average Class Size : 15 students per class
Fees will be communicated after acceptation of the registration form.
Examination / Evaluation process
All students receive bi-annual written evaluations as well as personal conferences. The Artistic Director provides dedicated time per week to address the individual students’ needs. During this in person evaluation, the student will sets goals for the school year. The different performances are part of the evaluation process.
Final Examination: The second evaluation is a review of progress on those set goals, and any support the student needs for their individual next steps. This examination takes place with international members of Jury , specially invited. It consists of a technical exam of 1 hour including classical courses, pointes, technics, sauts and variation.
Brussels International Ballet insists that a complete and rigorous academic education is crucial to the development of each student. It is strictly required that all enrolled students have a plan in place to complete their high school education.
Students and families are expected to make their own individual arrangements for independent academic schooling, so as to accommodate each student’s unique needs. Unfortunately, in Belgium, there is no system of « SSprots/Studies » in place, we strongly advise to check what national requirements need to be completed.
Brussels International Ballet recommends the following qualified online educational institutions that fulfil City and State educational requirements for the completion of the high school diploma:
CNED – Centre National D’enseignement à distance:
InterHigh : Leading online school
International students who are invited to enroll in the Brussels International Ballet - Professional Training Program will be required to obtain a student visa. Brussels International Ballet will provide the student with the necessary forms and instructions on how to apply for the visa.
For more information, please contact « Subject : PTP-Visa Student »