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Supported by the CCN Malandain Ballet Biarritz and the city of Biarritz, the Biarritz International Dance Academy takes place every year at the Lycée hôtelier Biarritz Atlantique 2 rue Francis Jammes 64200 Biarritz – France, for one week at the beginning of August, 350 dance enthusiasts from all walks of life, from beginners to professionals, will be taking part. It's an opportunity to share a unique moment in Biarritz with a host of the most prestigious teachers. Find out more about the Biarritz International Dance Academy below. 

In its 30 years of existence, the Académie Internationale de Danse de Biarritz has remained a key player in the transmission of academic dance in France. It provides access to high-quality classical dance teaching, in which the main trends are represented: the French school with the Opéra national de Paris, the Russian school with the Bolshoi, the Kirov and the Vaganova Academy, the Cuban school, etc. It is also unique in the diversity of the repertory workshops it offers: Jiri Kylian, Jean-Christophe Maillot, Johan Inger, Nacho Duato, William Forsythe, Thierry Malandain... 

Démonstration publique - présentation - Académie Internationale de Danse de Biarritz

2024 edition offer

Possibility of taking a class with the Malandain Ballet Biarritz company in the Ballet studios at the Gare du Midi theatre. For pre-professional or professional dancers aged 17 or over only. Selection by application, places limited.

If you are interested, you can send your CV and video to :

Carole Philipp : c.philipp@malandainballet.com,  +33(0)6 45 99 42 01

Presentation of course levels

There are no courses for beginners; a minimum of two years' dance experience is required. The management reserves the right to limit access to classes for both students and auditors, and to redirect students to a more suitable level.

Elementary : 10/12 years

Medium : 12/14 years

Intermediary : 12/14 years (students following intensive courses or major schools)

Advanced : 14/16 years

Superior : over 16s, pre-professional and professional

Adage : Adage classes are reserved exclusively for the upper level for girls, and advanced and upper level for boys.

Boys' repertoire : over 14 years

Pointes :medium/intermediate, advanced

Girls' repertoire : reserved exclusively for the upper tip level

Choreographic workshops: From intermediate level upwards, a workshop course is offered.

Medium and intermediate level : Malandain Junior workshop

Level Advanced Superior : Malandain, Kylian, Johan Inger, Xénia Wiest workshops

Adult courses : all levels, except beginner

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Choice of courses

Elementary level has two classical classes and one floor barre class per day.

Middle and Intermediate levels have two classical classes, one specific pointe class, one Malandain choreographic workshop, and one floor barre class per day.

Advanced level has two classical classes, one pointe class or boys' class, two choreographic workshops, and one floor barre class per day.

The upper level has one classical class, one repertoire class for girls or boys, one adage class, two choreographic workshops and one barre à terre class per day.

The adult course has one lesson a day, with the possibility of adding a medium land barre lesson.

Higher level students are encouraged to attend the public presentation evening at the Gare du Midi theatre on Tuesday evening, day 3 of the course. Rehearsals and set-up sessions are imperative. This evening is organised by Malandain Ballet Biarritz.

To register, go to the page REGISTRATION

The Academy thanks its partners.

Equans, Biarritz Danse, iDance Music, David Herrero - partenaires de l'Académie Internationale de Danse de Biarritz


A promotional code reserved for members of the Académie de Danse will be sent to each trainee after registration.

Over 35 summers of dance

30 ans de danse de Biarritz - Académie Internationale de Danse de Biarritz

Biarritz International Dance Academy, 1988 > 2023. 35 summers of dance in Biarritz.

Thanks to the city of Biarritz

Introducing some of our most prestigious trainees over the last three decades:

Amandine ALBISSON (Danseuse Etoile),

François ALU (Premier Danseur),

Victoire ANQUETIL (Quadrille),

Nathalie AUBIN (Sujet),

Marion BARBEAU (Sujet),

Jeremy BELINGARD (Danseur Etoile),

Adrien BODET (Coryphée),

Camille BON (Coryphée),

Tess BUCK (Poznan Ballet)

Alice CATONNET (Sujet),

Simon CATONNET (Ballet du Capitole)

Yann CHAILLOUX (Sujet),

Cyril CHOKROUN (Quadrille),

Ambre CHIARCOSO (Quadrille),

Isabelle CIARAVOLA (Danseuse étoile),

Antonio CONFORTI (Quadrille),

Mathieu CONTAT (Coryphée),

Emilie COZETTE (Danseuse étoile),

Julien COZETTE (Coryphée),

Sarah-Kora DAYANOVA (Sujet),

Celia DROUY (Quadrille),

Aurélie DUPONT (Danseuse étoile et Directrice de l’Opéra national de Paris),

Benjamine DUPONT,

Lucie FENWICK (Quadrille),

Clara FORGUES (Malandain Ballet Biarritz),

Georgio FOURES (Quadrille),

Mathilde FROUSTEY (Etoile à San Francisco),

Miho FUJII (Quadrille),

Marine GANIO (Sujet),

Mathieu GANIO (Danseur étoile),

Michaël GARCIA (Malandain Ballet Biarritz),

Dorothée GILBERT (Danseuse étoile),

Sylvain GILLET,

Marie-Agnès GILLOT (Danseuse étoile),

Alexandre HAMMOUDI (Soliste American Ballet),

Mathias HEYMANN (Danseur étoile),

Aurélien HOUETTE (Sujet),

Axel IBOT (Sujet),

Hugo LAYER (Malandain Ballet Biarritz),

Pablo LEGASA (Premier danseur),

Manuel LEGRIS (Danseur étoile),

Guillaume LILLO (Malandain Ballet Biarritz),

Fábio LOPEZ (Chorégraphe Cie Illicite),

Germain LOUVET (Danseur étoile),

Allister MADIN (Sujet),

Sabrina MALLEM (Sujet),

Hugo MARCHAND (Danseur étoile),

Paul MARQUE (Premier danseur),

Florent MELAC (Coryphée),

Antonin MONIE (Quadrille),

Samuel MUREZ (Quadrille),

Aubane PHILBERT (Coryphée),

Elisabeth PLATEL (Danseuse étoile et directrice de l’Ecole de l’Opéra national de Paris),

Elena PRIS ( Staasballett Berlin),

Lore PRYSZO (soliste Opéra de Lyon),

Fabien REVILLION (Sujet),

Jeremy LOUP QUER (Sujet),

Eric QUILLERÉ (directeur Ballet de l’Opéra national de Bordeaux),

Silvia SAINT-MARTIN (Sujet),


Emmanuel THIBAULT (Premier danseur),

Carl VANGODSENHOVEN (Leipziger Ballett),

Lydie VAREILHES (Sujet),

Xenia WIEST (Staasballett Berlin),