Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts / Academy of Dance

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ByJudith Brückmann

Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts / Academy of Dance

The Academy of Dance at the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts in an educational institution rich in tradition for dancers in Germany. Its roots date back to the shimmering times of the Ballet Mannheim in the 18th Century under Elector Carl Theodor.  Professor Brigit Keil has been leading the Academy of Dance Mannheim since 1997. Under the direction of the internationally acclaimed former ballerina of Stuttgart Ballet, the academy has further cemented and built upon its exceptional reputation. Countless graduates of the institute are currently dancing in major companies both in Germany and abroad. We consider it crucial that the students don’t only master the technical aspects of dance, but rather have the opportunity to discover and develop their own sense of artististry and artistic voices through the study of classical-academic repertoire and collaboration with contemporary choreographers. Only in this way will they be prepared to meet the manifold requirements of classical and modern techniques in ballet and theatre ensembles in Germany and around the world. From their first year of studying, regular performances and opportunities as guest artists both in Germany and abroad give students the stage practice that is so vital to their training, as it gives them the opportunity to experience the variety and vibrancy of difference dance styles. > MORE

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