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.

In the past, SEAD held partnerships with institutions such as 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) have also been involved in exchanges with SEAD.

New York University Tisch School of the arts 

In 1998, New York University's Tisch School of the Arts dance department and SEAD began a collaborative project. Every year, students from SEAD spend six weeks in New York to broaden their horizons and enrich their dance practice.