The IFP Rick Odums is holding audition for full-time professional multidisciplinary dance training programs in Paris, starting September 2023 through June 2024.

Where: 42 Rue des Sept Arpents, 93500, Pantin, France

When: Sunday, June 11th 2023

Deadline for applications: Friday, June 9th 2023

The audition will consist of three consecutive short classes to assess your technical level and artistic abilities in each of the following disciplines.

2pm : Ballet (barre and center)
3pm : Horton & Graham technique
4pm : Jazz

Attendance will be checked no later than 30 minutes prior to the first class.
All candidates will be called for individual interviews at the end of the day, starting approximately 5pm.
Please plan your travels accordingly.


The IFP Rick Odums is a higher education establishment accredited by the French Ministry of Culture.
Our school provides a range of dance education programs, from fundamental training for beginners to advanced training for developing artists, and delivers a level 5 certification in dance pedagogy (Diplôme d’Etat).

Classes offered at the Institute include classical ballet, jazz, Horton and Graham technique, contemporary dance and various workshops with guest teachers.
Students are assigned a level (1 to 4) in each discipline independently (ballet, jazz and modern), to suit their needs according to their background and help develop their potential in the best possible conditions.

Students may be given the opportunity to perform with one or both of the student dance ensembles : the Jeune Ballet Jazz and the Jeune Ballet Moderne.

Although classes will be taught in French, the majority of our faculty members are either native and non-native English speakers. To this day, we have welcome international students from Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany, Italy, Greece, the Netherlands, Norway and Ukraine, to name a few.

Created and designed by Rick Odums in a close-knit relationship with Alvin Ailey and his celebrated American institution, the IFP Rick Odums has been a remarkable springboard for many generations of students to the Ailey School, the Martha Graham School, and the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.

Scholarships may be granted by faculty members to selected students to attend intensive courses in New-York.

Over our 30+ years of existence, IFP Rick Odums allumni have joined internationally renowned dance academies and companies such as :
– Ballet Junior de Genève, Ailey 2, Graham 2, ESDC Cannes Rosella Hightower, Ballet Preljocaj Junior, CNSMD Lyon, Alonzo King LINES Dance Center, CNDC d’Angers…
– Ballet Preljocaj, Martha Graham Dance Company, Ballets du Nord, Cie Decoufflé, Cie Jean-Claude Galotta, Cie Blanca Li, Cie Käfig, Cie Thomas Lebrun…

How to apply:

Fill the admission form below, and return it at

Admission form:

Applicants for professional training programs should be at least 18 years old during the season 2023-2024.
No upper age limit for professional training programs.

Pre-professional training program accessible to highschool students of age 15-18, residing and schooled in Paris only.

Costs for participants:
Range of fees for training programs : 4400€ to 5400€ a year. Professional dance training program (Formation Danseur Professionnel) offering 15 dance classes per week, September 2023 through June 2024 : 4400€ / year. For further information regarding other programs (Examen d’Aptitude Technique, Diplôme d’Etat) and fees, please visit our website or contact us at the address below.

Contact details:
Ms. Christelle Chinonis, school administrator

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