Current Information

There are no auditions for the current Semperoper Ballet season.  Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, it is not yet certain whether for the 2021/22 season, there will be an official audition for the 2021/22 Apprentice Programme. More detailed information will follow in early 2021 at: Vacancies – Semperoper Dresden.

The audition for the Apprentice Programme is a two-step process:


Please send your complete application documents as specified in the IAP Guidelines to Asmara.Lechner(at)  

After that, you will receive an appointment for participati n in a training session at the Semperoper Ballet.

Then, selected candidates will be asked to submit a video link with a contemporary (dance) solo to the Palucca University of Dance Dresden:

Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden
Prof. Jason Beechey
Basteiplatz 4 | 01277 Dresden - Germany


After having looked at the video-link, the candidates will be informed by the Palucca University of Dance Dresden as to whether the application was successful. Following this, they may enrol at the University.

The Apprentice Programme spans the theatre season/academic year in which the apprentice acquires the status of student at the Palucca University as well as a contract at the Semperoper Ballet.

An application fee of 30.00 EUR* is charged for each application. The application fee is due at the time of submission of the application documents and will be not refunded. A copy of the receipt showing payment (e. g., copy of a transfer voucher) is to be included with the application documents.

Please transfer the amount to the following account:

Recipient: Hauptkasse Sachsen

Address of Recipient: Stauffenbergallee 2, 01099 Dresden

IBAN: DE 06 8600 0000 0086 0015 19


Bank: Deutsche Bundesbank

Reference: 7040.00602-1, Family name, first name of the applicant, Apprentice Programme

*Subject to change without notification

Semester tuition in the amount of 278.10 EUR must be paid as of the semester in which the student turns 21 years of age. All other persons pay a semester tuition of 230.10 EUR.