SEAD is connected with international and European partners and provides a clear image of Salzburg to the world as an innovative, contemporary city of art and culture. Auditions take place in more than 15 international cities yearly.

Since 1998 SEAD is partner of the Tisch School of Arts at New York University (USA), London Contemporary Dance School (United Kingdom), the Northern Contemporary Dance School (United Kingdom), P.A.R.T.S (Belgium), ACTS Paris and CNDC Angers (France). Postgraduate companies such as Le Marchepied (Switzerland), EDge / London Contemporary Dance School at The Place, Verve / Northern School of Contemporary Dance and JV2 / Jasmin Vardimon Junior Company (United Kingdom) are part of the yearly exchange performance festival with SEAD’s BODHI PROJECT Company. In 2016 SEAD established an international exchange with Maslool - professional dance program, Tel Aviv (Isreal).

New York University Tisch School of the arts 

In 1998 New York University's Tisch School of the Arts Dance Departement and SEAD Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance began a collaborative project. Every year students from SEAD spend six weeks in New York. SEAD students came back from this exchange full of enthusiasm for New York University and its dance programs.

"New York gave me an opportunity to explore dance from an interesting perspective and allowed us to experience the USA and dance in New York all at once" and "The experience in New York was the most unforgettable experience I´ve had. The opportunity to travel, meet a completely different culture and discover new places - the absolute best was the fact that I experienced the art of dance through all that." In addition, the New York University's Tisch School students have been equally enthusiastic about their experience in Salzburg.