Spanish master Nacho Duato
Academy Audition &
2024 New Year will be held in Osaka and Tokyo! !
- Who is Nacho Duato ?
- Age & Schedule
- Academy Audition
We deliver a world-class experience
Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato continues to fascinate the world. This workshop is for Dancers, students, and ballet fans to learn and dance Duato's world-famous works over five days. This time, auditions for Nacho Duato Academy in Madrid will also be held in Japan!
At the academy, you can learn not only classical ballet, but also a number of works by Mr. Duato, works by choreographers who are active on the front lines, and the various knowledge necessary to become an artist in the center of Madrid, the capital of Spain. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make a leap forward at the Nacho Duato Academy, which is famous for its rigorous training in Europe.
The target audience this time is from students to adults. Even adults with experience can participate in workshops and study abroad in Spain.
This is a rare opportunity to dance Nacho Duato's works, which are only allowed to be danced by top-class ballet companies.
We look forward to your participation.
|January 03(wed.)～ 07(sun.)
Tokyo / noah studio Gakugeidaigaku
Who is Nacho Duato?
- Currently artistic director of the Mikhailovsky Theater Ballet.
- Since 1990, he has led the Spanish National Ballet, developing it into a world-class company.
- A world-renowned choreographer who sublimates the essence of Spain, which is his own identity, into ballet works with a keen sensitivity.
Nacho Duato Academy Director
Emilia Jovanovich, a student and later a dancer at the Hamburg Staatsoper worked under the direction of the American choreographer John Neumeier, where she excelled in soloist and prima ballerina roles.In 1998 she joined the National Dance Company, directed by Nacho Duato, where she danced most of the repertoire of the renowned choreographer. After finishing her professional career, she became a ballet teacher and in 2018 she returned to Spain as a Ballet Mistress and Assistant Choreographer of the Compañia Nacional de Danza in Madrid.
LUIS MARTIN OYA
Compania Nacional de Danza [Nacho Duato Company] Asistant / Production Director
Luis Martin Oya began his career at the Ballet del Teatro Lirico Nacional under the direction of Maya Plisetskaya. With the incorporation of Nacho Duato into the direction of the company, he was promoted to first dancer.
He participated in all of the Valencian choreographer’s creations and danced most of the CND’s repertoire, becoming one of the most renowned and versatile dancers in the company for 20 years. Once he finished his stage as a performer, Nacho Duato incorporated him into the production team of the CND as a tour manager, reaching the position of Production Director of the CND.
35 people each
*Grade and age are as of January 3, 2024
|6th grade of elementary school to 3rd grade of junior high school
|From 1st year high school to adults
|4+ years of ballet experience required
|6+ years of ballet experience required
*Those who regularly take classes in modern dance, contemporary dance, etc. will also be considered as having a history of ballet.
*You will be required to participate in ballet shoes.
*Seniors are of any age. Ballet troupe members, instructors, and those with blank spaces are welcome to participate.
*Adults are also welcome, but please refrain from participating if you cannot memorize the choreography.
|Classical Ballet Class
|Classical Ballet Class
|Classical Ballet Class(January 8th)
|Classical Ballet Class(After January 9th)
|Repertoire class(January 8th)
|Repertoire class(After January 9th)
*In Tokyo, junior and senior groups will be held in separate studios.
About Repertoire class
Quoted from the New National Theater “The World of Nacho Duato” website
Academy Audition & Scholarship
Nacho Duato Academy, located in the heart of Madrid, offers the internationally acclaimed Nacho Duato Trainee Program. The program is designed to train students to become professional dancers and accepts a wide range of students, from in-school lessons and rehearsals to trainees preparing for paid internships at CND (Nacho Duato Company).
In addition to the annual curriculum training program, the workshop will also hold auditions for the summer course. Outstanding participants will be awarded a one-year scholarship or a summer course scholarship.
About the trainee program
Nacho Duato Academy's training program is a program designed by Nacho Duato, a leading artist and instructor, where you can study various arts in the heart of Spain.
Currently the artistic director of Russia's Mikhailovsky Theater, Mr. Duat's academy provides strong instruction in both classical ballet and modern contemporary ballet. We train dancers who have mastered every dance style, from full-length ballet to emotional and innovative contemporary ballet, and let their talents shine into the future.
- Specializing in training to become a professional
The Trainee Program provides intensive training essential to becoming a professional dancer. Unlike regular academic schools, it is designed as an intensive program to develop ready-to-work skills.
If you aim to become a professional dancer, you will conduct your ``job hunting'' through auditions after graduating from ballet school. This is because while schools play a role in providing education, job support is limited, so it is extremely important for students to independently try out for a job at a ballet company. Unlike Japanese companies, which place emphasis on hiring new graduates, ballet companies require immediate performance, and auditions include dancers who have already established a career. Therefore, the trainee program focuses on training elements with an emphasis on on-the-job experience to bridge the career gap that exists between academies and professionals.
- Mainstream-focused education
Most of the ballet companies that come to Japan are large-scale ballet companies representing each country, but in reality there are more small ballet companies with around 10 to 20 people. These groups frequently perform contemporary works based on traditional classical ballet. Both elements are extremely important, as can be seen in the recruitment guidelines of ballet companies that often include the line, ``Strong ballet technique and contemporary technique are required.'' The trainee program focuses on ballet companies, where there are many opportunities to become professional dancers, and emphasizes both ballet technique and contemporary technique, and provides lessons and rehearsals to develop skills that can be used immediately.
Throughout the year, we offer the following attractive curriculum.
- classical ballet
- nacho duato repertoire
- Nacho Duato Classical Repertoire
- Graham technique (contemporary)
- pas de deux
- Top-notch external lecturer workshops
- Gyro Tonic & Pilates
- art history
- history of dance
|+16 (High school students and above)
|12-15 (Middle school students)
*If you are interested, please check the audition request box on the application form.
*For information not listed on the homepage, details will be announced at a later date.
*If you wish to audition, please apply to participate all day.
*Audition participants are required to attend for 5 days.
*3 days from the first day
* only for the first day
*You may be absent, but we cannot refund the tuition fee for your absence.
*3-day courses can only be taken for 3 consecutive days from the first day, and single-day courses can only be taken on the first day.The reason I do this from the first day is to memorize the choreography.
・Minors under the age of 18 must apply with the consent of a guardian.
・Please participate with permission from your ballet teacher. Our organization is not responsible for any troubles caused by third parties or between students.
・If the event cannot be held due to guidance from the government or the host prefecture, we will refund the full tuition fee. Refunds after application due to other reasons are subject to Jyoron cancellation policy. Please check the cancellation policy at the bottom of our workshop web site.
・A situation where it is impossible to hold a lesson refers to a situation where all lessons cannot be held.
・Our organization is not responsible for any theft or loss within the facility. In particular, please manage your valuables and equipment at your own risk.
・Our organization is not responsible for any damages caused by negligence on the part of the participants, such as accidents, troubles, injuries, or other reasons that occur within the facility.
・In the event that the facility cannot be used due to power outage, water outage, failure of equipment or equipment due to an unexpected accident or disaster, compensation for this will be the return of the participation fee on the day, and no further liability will be assumed.
・If buildings, equipment, supplies, etc. within the facility are damaged or lost, you may be required to pay compensation for the damages.
・Delay in the implementation of all or part of the event due to force majeure such as natural disasters, wars, riots, civil disturbances, amendments or abolitions of laws and regulations, strikes or other labor disputes, transportation accidents, or other reasons not attributable to our organization; In the event that performance is impossible or incomplete, our organization will not be held responsible.