Ballet Preparatory School

Czech National Ballet Preparatory School

The beginnings of ballet education for children date back to 1835... More about the history.
Under its management, great figures of Czech and international ballet took turns during a century.

The modern history

The modern history of the ballet prep school began in 1953 under the leadership of Antonín Landa, when the school was revived by N. Sobotková, O. Pásková and V. Ždichyncová, graduates of the Dance Department of the Academy of Performing Arts. A new curriculum was drawn up according to Olga Ilyina Alexandrovna which still serves for pupils’ education. 

Former pupils

Dagmar Špryslová has been teaching at the ballet prep school since 1977 and Jana Jodasová since 1998.


Its students have regularly performed in National Theatre Ballet productions (Visit our Gallery). Owing to the patient work of Prof. Naďa Sobotková, Dagmar Špryslová and Jana Jodasová, the ballet preparatory school has achieved excellent results. Every year, many of its pupils are accepted to the Prague Dance Conservatory, with some of them dancing on theatre stages both at home and abroad.

Our distinct quests

Documentaries about us

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