Intensive Professional Dance Program and Junior Ballet for young dancers aged 17 and 22 for the 2024-2025 season.

Where: Dance Area, Geneva, Switzerland

When: 12 MAY 2024 | GENEVA, Switzerland or VIDEO: Long-distance candidates can submit their complete application by video.

Deadline for applications: 30 April 2024

Dance Area’s Professional Dance Program & Junior Ballet nurtures versatile and creative dancers aged 17 to 22, emphasizing both technical mastery and independent artistry to prepare them in their professional journey and engagement with dance companies.

The program’s emphasis is on ballet and contemporary techniques. It includes daily training in ballet and contemporary and weekly classes of improvisation, composition, ballet and contemporary partenariat, repertoire workshops, physical theatre, hip-hop, Pilates, Yoga. Numerous performances opportunities are provided.

Website of the Professional Dance Program:

From the second year the students join the school company: the Area Jeune Ballet. The dancers work regularly with guest choreographers and benefit from numerous stage opportunities as well as individual artistic coaching and career guidance.

Each year, renowned and emerging choreographer create or rebuilt pieces for the Area Jeune Ballet. The Junior Company performs for regional, national and international festivals as well as private events in Swiss and in Europe.

Website of the Junior Company:

Training Monday to Friday: 36hours/week
The duration of the course is a maximum of 3 years.
The program starts in September and finish in June.

Depending on their technical level and artistic background, some students may be admitted directly into the second year.

Young dancers who followed our programs have joined the following companies:
Béjart Ballet Lausanne | Grand Théâtre de Genève | Scapino Ballet Rotterdam | Ballet du Rhin | Compagnie Carte Blanche | Chemnitz Theatre Dance | Le Théâtre du Corps Pietragalla | Delattre Dance Company | Tiroler Landestheater | Opéra National de Varsovie | Kamea Dance Company Israël | Landestheater Innsbruck | Preljocaj Ballet Junior…

How to register:
For registration, please visit:

Costs for participants: CHF 30.-

Contact details:
Jennifer Pittaro, Head of Admissions, Registry and Student Support:

For further information, please visit