BA Classical Ballet
Bachelor´s degree programme in classical ballet (180 credits)
The Bachelor´s degree programme in classical ballet aims to assist aspiring young dancers reach their fullest potential in a professional, inspiring and healthy environment. The curriculum focuses mainly on regular classical ballet classes and other ballet related subjects such as: repertoire, pointe work, pas de deux etc. The course also consists of additional subjects that are relevant for a dancer’s profession today: choreography and improvisation, modern dance, anatomy, nutrition and injury prevention, career planning and other theoretical subjects.
- No tuition fee required
- Accepts students from 15 years of age
- Small groups of students
- Professional and experienced staff
- Excellent facilities
- Close collaboration with the Norwegian National Ballet
- Students are members of the Student Welfare Organization, which can provide housing, healthcare etc.
A film showing extracts from ballet classes and performance preparation, by 2nd and 3rd year students at Balletthøgskolen, Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
Teachers: Ellen Kjellberg and Richard Suttie
Filmed & Edited by: Oda Hveem
Music: Petter Wiik
We aim to educate dancers to become proficient enough to work with the Norwegian National Ballet and other international companies. The course is based upon a close collaboration between the Norwegian National Ballet and their school.
All students gain performance experience throughout the course of study. There are a variety of regular performances and the school has many facilities to accommodate for these, from smaller studio showings to larger professional performances. All graduating students experience a period of internship with the Norwegian National Ballet.
Preparation and participation in relevant ballet competitions can also be included as a part of the degree programme. Some
of our dancers have competed in:
- Prix de Lausanne
- Helsinki International Ballet Competition
- Nordic Baltic Ballet Competition
- Jeune Ballet Mediterranean
Classes are held in excellent facilities in the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO), Performing arts. The facilities include: nine studios, nine stages, gym, saunas, physiotherapy.
Housing and Welfare
Students become members of the Student Welfare Organization (SIO). SiO provides a variety of housing options, health services, fitness centers, Norway's largest student bookshop, cafes and café-bars, free advice service, free career guidance and inexpensive child day-care places.
On campus there are numerous free student performances (dance, opera and theatre), visual arts exhibitions and a student house.
Foreign students are required to have knowledge of spoken and written English to benefit from the programme. Our international staff provides education in English as well as Norwegian language. Courses in Norwegian language are compulsory throughout the course of study.
Applicants to the Bachelor´s degree progamme should be a minimum of 15 years of age and have completed secondary education.
Entry is by means of entrance examinations comprising dance classes, an interview and physical tests. Applicants must have completed their compulsory primary and secondary education, and be extremely gifted dancers, particularly in classical ballet. Auditions are held March 27.-29 2014.
Up to six students are admitted each year. The next closing date for applications is February 1st of 2014.
Admission for international applicants
The Academy of Dance welcomes qualified international students from around the world to apply for our programs.
Please register your application in the KHiO’s online application system - SøknadsWeb. The system will be open for registration from 1 December. Submit your Application form and requires supporting documents within the application deadline.
Hand The Medical information form to the jury the first day of the audition. Do not upload the form on SøknadsWeb.
For more information regarding the application process please have a look at the guidelines for admissions.
The results of your audition will be announced at opptakscenekunstbloggen.
International students may find information on studies in Norway at: www.studyinnorway.no
Tution Fees and living expenses
Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO) is funded by the Norwegian Government and has no tuition fees. Students only pay a semester fee for SiO, NOK 550.
Self-financed students must cover all living expenses in Norway with a minimum of NOK 92,500 per school year (correct for 2012/2013).
Many of our dancers have received grants from:
Thorleif Dahls ballettfond
Carina Ari stiftelsen (Swedish citizens)
More Norwegian grants are available from legathandboken. http://legathandboken.no/
All former full-time students may become alumni upon leaving Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
Our alumni receive newsletters allowing you to keep up-to-date with the School’s news and activities.
Graduate dancers audition for apprentice contracts with Nasjonalballetten (Norwegian National abllet).
Graduates of the Schoolhave/have had engagements in the following companies: Nasjonalballetten (Norway), Stockholmsoperaen (Sweden), Netherlands Dance Theatre (Holland), Ballet Rambert (England), Kielballetten (Germany), Aalto Ballet Teater Essen (Germany), Theater Vainemune (Estland), Operaen i Lodz (Poland), Theater Würzburg (Germany), Ballet Teatro de Torino (Italy), Vienna Festival Ballet (England), Kroatian National Ballet (Kroatia), Connecticut Ballet (USA), Eifmann Ballet (Russia), Theater Krefeld-Mönchengladbach (Germany), It Danza (Spain), DANTZAZ Konpainia (Spain) Gøteborgsoperaen (Sweden) and Norwegian dance companies like: Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt, Carte Blanche, Jo Strømgren Kompani, Herstay, Øyvind Jørgensen Produksjoner, Karen Foss Quiet Works and DansDesign ect.
Toini Kristensen (Norway)
Josephine Jewkes (UK)
Tim Almås (Sweden)
Zoltan Zlonoki (Hungary)
Tania Rodriguez (Mexico)
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