Training world-class ballet dancers
The Ballet School provides wide range of dance training, covering not only classical ballet but extending to character dance, contemporary dance, and the basics of performing. Training is varied, from lectures on the relationship of ballet and music, ballet history, anatomy, etiquette, notation, art history, to "salons" where students can interact with artists active in various fields. As part of their stage training, students also take part in the National Ballet of Japan productions. Students receive frequent invitations to participate in ballet school festivals overseas, strengthening the School's international ties. Under the leadership of director MAKI Asami, the effectiveness of the School's training is more than apparent in the careers of graduates active in the National Ballet of Japan and other ballet companies worldwide.