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  • Program & classes

  • Tuition 

  • Examination / Evaluation process

  • Academic studies

  • International students

Brussels International Ballet School works with students aged 15-17 / 18-20 who seek the highest standard of classical ballet education to prepare for a professional career.


It is a three-year intensive professional training program (1 year is compulsory,  2 years strongly recommended and the 3rd  year 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 realize their greatest individual potential.


This intensive 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 attending a variety of workshops to develop fluency in various styles of dance.

Program & Classes


Brussels International Ballet's exceptional Vaganova-based training includes:

  • Classical Technique

  • Men's Class separately

  • Pointe/Variations

  • Male Variations

  • Pas De Deux

  • Contemporary

  • Character dance

  • Pilates

  • Theater

  • Workshops

  • Performances

  • 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 : 15-17

Group B : 18-20

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


Tuition 2024/2025


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 set 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. All enrolled students are required to have a plan in place to complete their high school education depending on their actual situation.


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 fulfill City and State educational requirements for the completion of the high school diploma:



Jury Central:



CNED – Centre National D’enseignement à distance:


United Kingdom

InterHigh : Leading online school

International students


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, but BIB is not responsible for the obtention of this visa.  Students and families are expected to take contact will all Belgium diplomatic representation in their respective countries.


For more information, please contact « Subject : PTP-Visa Student »

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