auditions 2024


 Foto: Chris Rogl, 2022

SEAD holds auditions annually for entrance into the four-year undergraduate professional dance program, the postgraduate I.C.E. program, and the one-year intensive FIRE program.

The first round auditions take place in numerous different cities around the world. Candidates who pass the first round successfully are invited to the second round audition in Salzburg where the best dancers are chosen to study at SEAD.

Undergraduate dance program

SEAD searches for candidates with a high level of technical expertise, who have curiosity and intelligence, are modest and brave in their pursuit of performance, choreographic experience and knowledge. Applicants must be 18 years or older. More information on the program can be found here.

Postgraduate dance program I.C.E.

SEAD searches for candidates who can demonstrate a genuine engagement with the form of dance, who are mature and responsible for their own education and will bring an exciting and sincere presence to SEAD.

International Choreographic Exchange I.C.E. is a one-year postgraduate program that offers young choreographers the opportunity to create their own work independently within a supportive artistic environment. At SEAD, I.C.E. choreographers will have the benefit of dancers, rehearsal space, performance opportunities and feedback from a faculty of international dance professionals. The I.C.E. choreographers are rewarded with a certificate.

This is a rich opportunity for choreographers who need one working year to amplify their resume.Time for intensifying choreographic research with the advantage of working with the talented SEAD students on productions that are presented in various venues. More information on the program can be found here.

Intensive FIRE program

Feel, inspire, reflect, engage FIRE is  a one year intensive program for individuals who are looking for a strong year of training before their next step in dance. It can be either a time out from their dancing career or simply a full year of training. Upon completion of FIRE year, students will receive a SEAD certificate.

FIRE year is intended to bring fresh insights and new energy to life, to fire up the dancer’s motivation with an energetic understanding of technique and creativity. FIRE year aims to remove blocks and stagnation by bringing light and inspiration by joining SEAD’s community of artists! More information on the program can be found here.

Land Salzburg students’ scholarship for studies in Dance

Land Salzburg awards one scholarship for residents of Salzburg (min. 4 years) for the undergraduate or postgraduate program at SEAD. More information can be found here.

Links to further information:

How to apply

Information & dates on our audition preparation workshops

Academy Fees