We help those teenagers, hoping and determined to become professional dancers to achieve their goal by teaching an internationally proven ballet curriculum and encouraging them as human spirits. For those exceptionally gifted and those in special need, scholarships and financial aid will be offered.
If you are a Japanese living in Japan or a foreign student who comes with his parents to Tokyo, you have found a good place with us.
Several students, whose parents work with international companies for some years, but who want to continue their ballet studies in those years, are with us. As well as other students, whose parents happened to move to Tokyo.
Coming from the States, Europe or other countries, you will see that Chris and Rio - the directors - have been at home in those countries for some time.
We are very flexible to adjust our offer to your school & university schedule.
Regardless of the time of the year when you arrive in Tokyo, just come by anytime, and introduce yourself. You don't have to wait for the next official audition, a private audition can be done any time.
Our Ballet Academy offers Japan’s first free professional ballet education (3 year program).
It is available for students between 14 and 23 years.
After three years students graduate with a diploma. (If you stay for a shorter time in Japan, you still will receive each year a report with grades in all main courses of the curriculum.
We offer a level comparable to international professional academies.
Our director Rio Mitani received her professional education in Austria at the Opera Ballet School and at the Conservatory for Classical Ballet. Christian Martinu danced at the Vienna State Ballet.
Several times a year guest teachers from the US, Netherlands, Austria, etc. are giving workshops.
Entrance is done by an audition only; if you come to Tokyo between the official auditions, you can make a private audition any time!
The level of scholarship (full, partial or regular) is decided after the audition and will be given on the day of the audition to you. You have then one week to let us know when you want to start.
If your parents have any questions, they are more then welcome to meet Christian and Rio and discuss the questions.
Ballet, Pointe, Pas de Deux, Variation, Repertory,
Character, Contemporary, Jazz/Hip Hop,
Ballet Theory (terminology, history, anatomy, nutrition),
stage make up, audition class, ABC company class.
The costs depend on your scholarship level.
Partial scholarship: monthly fee 1st year 30,000 Yen/2nd year 20,000 Yen/3rd year 10,000 Yen
Regular student: ....40.000 Yen per month
For all students there is a one time a year Facility Maintenance Fee of 10.000 Yen.
For all students there is a deposit in the amount of the monthly fee.
For full scholarship students the deposit is 10.000 Yen.
This deposit covers damages of costumes, facility and is given back when a 3 months notice prior to ending the school is given.
The monthly fee should be paid until the 25th of the previous month.
When one (1) week absence of payment occurs, attendance of class will be put on hold until reasons are explained and payment is settled.