Fontys Dance Academy 2015-2016
Fontys Dance Academy educates strong and creative dancers who are not afraid to be artistically different. Our students are not your regular, standardised beings, but personalities who know their own minds. And we take notice of each and every one of them. Our students are acknowledged throughout the world. They possess that slightly different approach, something which makes us really proud.
We strive for excellence. You are challenged by outstanding training programmes, dance techniques and performances. You yourself are the creator and performer of your work. We believe in multiplicity, we are always searching for dancers with a distinctive style of their own and from a wide variety of backgrounds. Fontys Dance Academy offers an audacious English speaking programme within a congenial and people-oriented environment. We share our location with the complete spectrum of arts studies.
You already have the talent it takes; we help you to evolve into that contemporary, internationally-oriented, creative dance artist. You are trained to become a Bachelor of Dance. The main programmes are Theatre Dance Performance and Choreography. The first one has two branches of training: Dance Theatre/Modern and Contemporary Urban. The programme Contemporary Urban is unexampled. We started this branch because dancers who have also fully mastered ‘urban skills’ are increasingly in high demand. Fontys Dance Academy is your starting point for a route towards an international network. We introduce you to visiting teachers and choreographers. On top of that, every year students get the chance to participate in outstanding dance festivals such as Deltebre Dansa in Spain, Summer Dance Forever in Amsterdam and Nederlandse Dansdagen.
The working field is perpetually looking for strong personalities who are apt at adding something to the creative process. As dancers and/or choreographers, our students find their ways in the international field of activity. Various alumni have already worked with companies/choreographers the likes of Eastman/Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Jan Fabre, Ann Van Den Broek, T.r.a.s.h., LeineRoebana Les Ballets C de la B, Sascha Waltz, Mor Shani, et cetera.