creating future for young dancers

NOJA-NEBYLA STAGE EDUCATION (STAGE) started in Vienna 2020 as a pilot project for an original education lab in training and molding young dancers intellectually, creatively, and physically, inspiring them with knowledge from recognized & long experienced mentors and choreographers. 

We developed new learning and teaching strategies during the last years’ intensive artistic and pedagogical movement research. Their evaluation and acknowledgment took place through the ongoing reflection, practice, and feedback of students, teachers, choreographers, and all those involved in the process. The results encouraged us to explore further and focus on continually expanding and deepening the resources of research.

With its 2nd season of existence, 2021-2022 STAGE evolved from a pilot project into a personalized dance training program for young ballet dancers focusing on classical dance’s functional and expressive movements as the core of the practice-based artistic research. 

STAGE bridges the gap between dance education and professional dance life, providing the necessary skills, methods, and stage experiences as building stones for a strong, healthy, and successful career. 

Director: Simona Noja-Nebyla

Artistic Adviser: Boris Nebyla

Director Assistant: Shoko Nejime

  • personal improvement of technical and artistic skills
  • diversity of interpretation of skills in classical, neoclassical, modern & contemporary dance
  • exposure to the international stage experience 
  • gaining confidence in own artistic presentation 
  • expand the knowledge in diversity of choreographic styles
  • enhancing the health awareness (nutrition, stress management, injury prevention, etc.)
  • consulting for career opportunities
  • (optional) coaching for the Final Exam as “Professional Ballet Dancer”, state recognised Diploma- 2 years needed

Location: Vienna, co dancearts, Rennweg 79-81  A – 1030 Wien 

Time: Wednesday, September 1, 2021 – Thursday, June 30, 2022

Age Range: 16-24 years

Curriculum: extensive dance program, daily Monday – Friday from 9:00 until 15:00

  • ballet training, Pointe technique (for the girls), Jumps & Turns (for the boys) & classical, neo classical & contemporary dance repertoire 
  • work with invited choreographers  
  • workshops and masterclasses with world-wide recognized teachers     
  • studio space and support for own composition/choreography  
  • opportunities for performances in Austria and internationally 

Social-cultural engagement: Beside performances from the international ballet repertoire on traditional stages, the pilot-project performs also a specific adapted repertoire on (for ballet-dancers) less usual open spaces, such as museums, universities, social facilities, etc.

Mário Radačovský  Choreographer, Artistic Ballet Director, National Theatre Brno, Czech Republic 

Martin Fredmann, Choreographer, Founder-Director of Japan Grand Prix IBC, Japan & Co-Founder and Chairman of Taiwan Grand Prix IBC, Taiwan

John Clifford, former principal dancer with New York City Ballet, producer, director & choreographer, Los Angeles, USA

Vasile Solomon, teacher of international principal dancers, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Angelina Gavrilova, Choreographer, Sofia, Bulgaria

(in cooperations with DANCEARTS, “Hand in Hand” Charity Project, Cultural Foundation “Simona Noja”)

Neoclassical dance presentation

October 2nd & 9th, 2021, Vienna, Austria

International Gala of Classical dance at the Festival “Grand Assemblé.” 

October 25-28, 2021, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Nutcracker Suite

November 11th, 2021 Vienna, Austria

December 8th, 11th  2021 Vienna, Austria

Swan Lake Suite

February 11th, 2022 Vienna, Austria

April 9th, 2022 Vienna Austria

Contemporary Dance Presentation

May 5th, 2022 Vienna Austria

Sleeping Beauty

June, 16th 2022 Vienna Austria

„PUSH ON“  Premiere on 17.October 2020  – New creation by the guest Choreographers, Angelina Gavrilova, Bulgaria

„EVEN IF“  Premiere on 17.October 2020 – New creation by Simona Noja-Nebyla, Austria

„BLACK AND WHITE“ – choreographer Mário Radačovský, Czech Republic

„BACK TO BACH“ – choreographer John Clifford, USA 

“SWAN LAKE SUITE” – choreographer Shoko Nejime, Japan

Auditions possible per video or Open Audition 

Audition per video – necessary documents: registration form

pictures – one portrait and one dance photo

youtube private link with excerpts from training (barre: battement tendu, battement tendu jeté, adagio, grand battement.  center: a combination of small and grand pirouettes, adagio, allegro; one of the small jumps and one of the big jumps. one classical solo (for girls on pointe) & one contemporary solo

motivation letter: what are your goals and expectations

Open Audition – necessary documents: the same as for the Audition per video, except the private youtube link.

Registration fee: 50€

599€/month (altogether 10 months) 

please email us your request

around 500€/month in a dormitory for students

Each participant has to have a valid health insurance for Austria

Telephone: +43 680 312 0557