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Degree Programmes

Apprentice Programme

There will be no official auditions for the Semperoper Ballett held this season for season 2020/21. Future audition dates for the season 2021/22 will be announced in September 2020 on


The admission process takes place in two steps:

1. Audition

Complete Applications (according to the IAP Guidelines) can be sent via e-mail:

Following the submission of your application, you will receive an appointment for participation in a training session with the Semperoper Ballett (Semper Opera Ballet).

Selected candidates will be asked to subsequently send in a DVD with a contemporary solo to the Palucca University of Dance Dresden:

Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden

Prof. Jason Beechey

Basteiplatz 4 | 01277 Dresden - Germany

2. Entrance Exam

After viewing the DVD, the candidate of the Palucca University of Dance Dresden is informed whether or not the application was successful. Subsequently, enrolment to the university can follow.  

The Apprentice Programme runs over an entire season/academic year in which the Apprentices receive the status as a student of the Palucca University as well as a contract with the Semperoper Ballett (Semper Opera Ballet).

Application fee

To applicate a fee about € 30 is payable. The fee is due with sending the application documents and will not be refunded.

Please transfer the amount to the following account:

Name of Beneficiary:                                     Hauptkasse Sachsen

Beneficiary's account number-IBAN:          DE 06 8600 0000 0086 0015 19

BIC of the Beneficiary's bank:                       MARK DEF1 860

Beneficiary's bank's name and address:   Deutsche Bundesbank, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 141 A, 04275 Leipzig

Beneficiary's country:                                      Germany

1st line of payment details:                           7040 00602-1, family name + first name of applicant

2nd line of payment details:                          Eleven

semester fees for Bachelor Programme Dance

A semester fee of EUR 278.10 has to be paid by students starting from the semester of the 21st birthday.

The other students need to pay EUR 230.10.

For enrolment as guest student we will charge a fee in amount of 100.00 €.

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