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ABOUT THE STUDENTS

The students at CCDS is an international group, usually representing around 15 nationalities from all over the world. The teaching language is English. The international profile of the school provides a great network for students and alumni.

"My time here at CCDS was filled with diversity and opportunity. Being in a school with my peers and choreographers coming from all different countries, my mind and body has been gifted with an abundance of knowledge.

The 1-year post programme program really encouraged me to develop my individuality, further my artistic choices while maintaining and strengthening my foundation. I am very fortunate to have been able to experience this opportunity to its fullest and moving forward I will always think fondly of my time in CCDS and Copenhagen."
Laren Chang - USA
1-Year Post Programme - 2022
Having graduated at Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School in June 2021 I would like to share a little bit from my own experience during the three years. Each year I have spent at CCDS was very different from each others. Living in a new country, new friends, new school, later on COVID-19, auditioning, internships, looking for a job. All of it happening to one student during just three years. If I could I would love to have had at least twice as much time for all this!

I got so much help from the school and also from my friends and colleague. The support we have for each other gives an enormous amount of inspiration, motivation and of course lots of joy and fun.

One of the trickiest parts in the beginning was having to adapt to the rapid changes of classes. We had a lots of different teachers and choreographers coming from all over the world basically every month and each one of them worked in very different ways. I was not used to this at all and with my stubborn character I had to fight with myself and learn to adapt and overcome my initial mindset.

Teachers who I had the honor to spend time in the studio were always very nice. At CCDS there was a calm and friendly atmosphere all the time. I am glad I could be part of this family!

I have grown a lot and become an confident and strong dancer and are currently working in Shaden Dance Company (Israel)
Agáta Ženíšková - Czech Republic
3-Year Diploma Programme 2018-2021
"I found immediately nice people, great dancers, lovely friends and instructive teachers. I’ve grown up a lot as dancer and as woman, thanks to the chance to improve myself everyday in the studio." "CCDS is like a big family that opens the doors of its house to everyone and everything: guest teachers, new students, opportunities, suggestions... The atmosphere is really nice because you are surrounded by people hungry to learn as much as possible from the collegues and from teachers, who are also so creative and inspirational.

Teachers are so focused on their work, that creates new dancers, new artists and a new generation of great performers. I love the way they also leave space to you to reflect about yourself, about what and who you want to be. They spend so much time to listen to you, to hear what you want to say. This is such a good thing!

My goals after this education are to become a professional dancer, because I want to show the biggest part of my heart that during my studies has became full of love for dancing and because I can communicate who I am, what I love, what I want to do, but in a language made of movements."
Greta Genovesi - Italy
2nd year in the 3-year Diploma Programme from 2017-2020
"During my first year I learned a lot about myself, and I met many inspiring dancers and teachers from all over the world. I feel as if this past year has made me stronger, of course as a dancer, but mainly with regards to my character, which is something I feel is very valuable in this profession."

"I am pleased with my choice of attending this school. As it is a new programme, I feel as if we are close to the reality of dancing more than it simply being an education. What I mean by this is that as the programme grows and tries to make its mark, so do we alongside it. Another reason why I am happy with my choice is that I am seen as an individual more than just a student in a group. The focus is on each and every individual in the school - our strengths, weaknesses and personalities are center stage. Therefore it is also expected to have a lot of personal responsibility and that, in turn, the school provides us with the opportunities.

Moving to Copenhagen and attending CCDS has been one of the best decision I have made. Being around people, both in school and in Copenhagen, who are interested and passionate in what what they do, makes me certain that this is what I want to dedicate my life to. When I am finished with school I would like to work as a dancer, but also create my own projects. I believe the school provides me with the right possibilities to do just so."
Linn Fletcher - Sweden
2nd year in the 3-year Diploma Programme from 2017-2020

DANCERS FROM CCDS HAVE CONTINUED THEIR PROFESSIONAL DANCE CAREER AT:

Maduixa Teatre (ES)
OtraDanza – Valencia (ES)
Mute Company, Physical Theatre (DK)
Staatsoper unter den Linden – Berlin (DE)
Bundeskunsthall – Bonn (DE)
Shaden Dance Company (ISR)
Uppercut Dance Theater (DK) 
Pantera Chamber Ballet- Kazan (RU)
Theathre Pforzhiem (DE)
Opening ceremony at Olympic Games in Russia
University of Choreography (part of faculty) – Kazan (RU)
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)
Verve Dance Company – Leeds (GB)
Østre Gasværk Theatre – Copenhagen (DK)
Titoyaya Dansa (ES)
Helena Franzén (SE)
Azoth Dance Theatre (FR) under Jonathan Breton
The Court Theatre (DK) under Erling Eliasson Székesfehérvári Ballet Színház (HU)