About the students

The students at CCDS is an international group, usually representing around 20 nationalities. The teaching language is English.
The international profile of the school provides a great network for students and alumni.


Thoughts from former students

Lisa Marie Hennig-Olsen is from Norway and was a student in 2009-2010. She was accepted at Hoogeschool voor de Kunsten in Amsterdam in 2010 and will graduate in 2013

“For me, the year at Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School was truly inspiring. It is a place where you, through opening up and broadening your view and perspective on dance, learn about yourself as a performer.

I believe that during the auditions for BA degrees (2010) the students from CCDS stood out from the crowd, due to the great practice of audition situations taught by Morten Innstrand and Lotte Sigh. It was a pleasing and tough year of hard work, resulting in great satisfaction of being accepted at several different dance schools/academies around Europe.

The atmosphere and class environment was incredibly joyful, with so many individual dancers and makers. I am happy to have made so many good friends, and I honestly thank Morten and Lotte for their support and belief in me to become a professional dancer.”

Isabel Slingerland was a student 2008/2009 and finished her bachelor from Northern school of Contemporary Dance in Leeds, England 2014:

There is a very individual approach. That is something that I am grateful for. You don’t find that anywhere else. Being in my third year of a BPA dance course now I feel I don’t have that much guidance from my school not as much as I had in CCDS. I felt my year in Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School was a great experience for me. I got to see different things, it opened my horizon and I learned how to work myself and how to look out for things. Also I got more confident that I can become a professional dancer, because I genuinely feel Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School believe in their students.”

You can get in touch with some of the former students at the school’s facebook page by clicking here.

Students from the Postgraduate Programme have been accepted at:

Aarhus Teater – Aarhus (DK)
EDge – The postgraduate performance company of London Contemporary Dance School – London (GB)
KHIO – Oslo National Academy of the Arts (Master programme) – Oslo (NO)
OtraDanza – Valencia (ES)
Pantera Chamber Ballet- Kazan (RU)
University of Choreography (part of faculty) – Kazan (RU)
Verve Dance Company – Leeds (GB)
Østre Gasværk Theatre – Copenhagen (DK)

Students from the Pre-Education Programme have been accepted at:

Amsterdam School of the Arts – Amsterdam (NL)
KHIO – Oslo National Academy of the Arts – Oslo (NO)
ArtEZ – Arnhem (NL)
University of Stavanger, BA in Contemporary Dance – Stavanger (NO)
Codarts – Rotterdam (NL)
Folkwang University of the Arts (DE)
School for New Dance Development – Amsterdam (NL)
Iceland Academy of the Arts – Reykjavik (IS)

Balett Akademien – Gothenburg (SE)
Balett Akademien – Stockholm (SE)
Bewegungs-Art – Freiburg (DE)
Contemporary Dance School – Hamburg (DE)
Dance Journey Programme ved Kibbutz Dance Company – Kibbutz Ga’aton (IL)
DOCH – School of Dance and Circus – Stockholm (SE)
London Contemporary Dance School – London (GB)
The Danish National School of Performing Arts– Copenhagen (DK)
Iwanson – Munich (DE)
Northern School of Contemporary Dance – Leeds (GB)
Royal Conservatoire Antwerp, Artesis Plantijn – Antwerp (BE)
SEAD – Salzburg (AT)
Skolen for Samtidsdans – Oslo (NO)
Arts Nordica – Kunming (CN)
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance – London (GB)
Vienna Conservatory – University of Music and Performing Arts (A)
ACTS Ecole de Danse Contemporaine de Paris – Paris (FR)


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