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Escola de Dança de São Paulo

An innovative perspective to train young talents and prepare them for the workforce

For over 78 years, the School of Dance at the Theatro Municipal de São Paulo is the major dance teaching institution in the city of São Paulo, offering costless classes for children, youngsters and adults.

Founded in 1940 under the name of Escola Experimental de Dança Clássica (Experimental School of Classic Dance) and the direction of Vaslav Veltchek, it’s main intention was to train amateur dancers to fill empty spaces in the dance teams for the big local and international lyrical assemblies when they came to São Paulo. Three years later, when a need for broader training spaces surfaced, the school oved to a new address at the Baixos do Viaduto do Chá, under the new name of Escola Municipal de Bailado.

In May 2011, under the management of Susana Yamauchi, the school changed its name to Escola de Dança de São Paulo (São Paulo School of Dance) and its headquarters moved to Praça das Artes. It was only in 2017 when the school went by the name of Escola de Dança de São Paulo, after dancer and producer Priscilla Yokoi became the director, changing the institution’s focus to training students and preparing them for the workforce.

Nowadays, the School houses over 1.000 students linked to an extended curricular project. At the Dance Training Programme, the aspiring dancer can develop their artistic and technical vocation, through fourteen subject areas distributed between nine years of education, until they reach the desired refinement for their professional autonomy. The School offers many free courses for adults as well, under the same teaching body but for a much shorter period of time (10 months).

Stretching beyond theoretical and practical baselines, the School of Dance at the Theatro Municipal de São Paulo holds performances, exhibits, spectacles and open classes in public spaces, all opportunities for the students to grow as artists.

**To become a student at the School of Dance, it is mandatory to go through one of the Recruiting Process held annually and published in the call notices.

Personnel and Professors

Coordenador Artístico

  • Luiz Fernando Bongiovanni

Assistente Artística

Cristiana Feliciano De Souza
Felipe Camaroto
Guilherme De Oliveira

Auxiliar de Projetos Especiais

Yeda Branco Portero Peres

Assistente Administrativa

Benedita Aparecida Pinto
Sueli Ramos Ayres Pereira

Auxiliar Artística

Talita Cardeal Ferreira Da Silva
Luciana Inagaki Rizzo

Equipe

Ana Carolina Faustino Gouveia
Armando Luiz Aurich
Beatriz Hack Canabal
Carlos Augusto Menezes
Christiana Sarasidou Johnson
Claudia Maria Costa Padilha
Cristina Carneiro
Cristina Mayumi Vellucci Shimizu
Denis Henrique Da Silva Duarte
Emanuele Artieri De Souza
Flavio Bezerra De Lima
Flora Mariano Gomes Costa
Guivalde De Almeida Bononi
Gustavo Lopes Leite
Igor Ribeiro Lopes
Iryna Kosareva
Janine Almeida Sousa De Freitas
Joseph Gonçalves Do Carmo Lopes
Leticia Olivetti Ferreira Tadros
Liliane De Grammont Cabral
Maria Virginia Abbud Hajjar
Nilton De Ramos
Nilza Maria Fernandes Peres
Rosely Chamma
Silvana Aparecida Franzoi
Silvana De Jesus Santos
Thais De Assis Silva
Wagner Dos Santos Silva
Welton Luis De Almeida Nascimbene
Wirley Maria Sampaio Francini

Auxiliares de Disciplina

  • Doroti Machado
  • Gabriele Barbosa Gusmão

Escola de Dança de São Paulo

Praça das Artes
Av. São João, 281 > 4° e 5° andares
+55 11 4571 0482
escoladedanca@prefeitura.sp.gov.br

Business Hours:
Mondays to Fridays (except for public holidays) – from 8AM to 9PM
Saturdays – from 8AM to 4PM