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University Institute of Dance "Alicia Alonso"


The Center
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International projection

The “Alicia Alonso” Higher Dance Institute is a specific denomination center of the “Alicia Alonso” Public Foundation attached to the Rey Juan Carlos University, enjoys pedagogical, organizational and management autonomy. It has two professional companies, professional practice units of the Foundation, the Madrid Chamber Ballet and the Chamber Theater Company, both linked to networks of theaters, cultural spaces and national and international festivals. Currently they have a wide repertoire and have premiered more than 190 original dance and dance-theater works: Documentation Center. 

Higher Institute of Dance Alicia Alonso
Fuenlabrada Campus
Classroom IV.
Camino del Molino Nº 5 28943
Fuenlabrada Madrid, Spain.

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Alberto Garcia Castano
ISDAA Director

Academic Secretary of the ISDAA
Luis LLerena

Mention Managers

Classic dance
Oscar Torrado del Puerto

Contemporary dance
Gloria María García Arambarry

Dance Theater
Javier Otero

Spanish dance
Jose Manuel Buzón

Acrobatic and Circus Dance
Jorge Gallego

Theory of Applied Arts and Sciences
Carlos Roldan

Coordination of International Mobility and ERASMUS/MUNDE Program
Prof. Dr. Ioshinobu Navarro Sanler

Teaching resource planning
Gemma Pages

Documentary Fund
Leticia Perez Cid

Audiovisual Record
Alma Llerena/ Victor Barbera

Levent Haluk Karatas
Network and content management

Throughout almost three decades of existence it has garnered great prestige at a national, European and international level. It was the first center of higher dance studies authorized in Spain. Among its most relevant merits is the fact that it introduced the first official undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies in Performing Arts at the Spanish university. It occupies a privileged position within higher artistic education centers in terms of international student mobility, through the Erasmus, Erasmus Munde programs, financed through the Universia program of Banco Santander, Erasmus International and the UNESCO Chair World Network. Universities and Centers for Higher Artistic Education of which it is a part, in addition to the Network of Art Universities of Latin America (RUA). Likewise, its teaching staff is a beneficiary of the European Commission's international mobility program K 107.

Since 2005, it has been at the top of the ranking of centers of artistic excellence, obtaining the “National Culture Living Award” for the best institution of Higher Artistic Dance Education. This recognition was granted by a jury made up of outstanding personalities from the Higher Council for Scientific and Cultural Research, taking into account its academic excellence, its drive for quality artistic creation and its international projection. Likewise, he received the Grand Prix in the 2014 Alassio International Competition for his international pedagogical work and in 2018, together with the dancer Julio Boca, he received the City of Barcelona Grand Prix for his contributions to dance teaching, among many other national and international recognitions. .

In the last five years he has co-directed three international artistic projects funded by the European Commission within the Creative Culture program. The Institute is part of the Executive Council of the International Theater Institute, UNESCO World Organization for the Performing Arts. He holds the Presidency of the International Dance Committee/UNESCO and is a member of the Executive Council of the UNESCO UNITWIN Chair Universities and Centers for Higher Artistic Education. He presides over the Spanish Delegation of the World Organization for the Performing Arts/UNESCO.

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Classrooms and spaces

Multipurpose facilities, sets for audiovisual classes, Library, the management building, the assembly hall, leisure areas and cafeteria, among other active resources specially created for the university community.


Commitment to the transmission of values ​​such as sustainability and solidarity, through cooperation and volunteering. Committed to research aimed at economic and social development.

Future guarantee

At the forefront of research and development of artistic teachings, driven by new technological challenges. Our studies guarantee multiple job opportunities. Leadership and professionalism within the creative industries.

Experience and specialization

With more than 30 years of experience in higher artistic and university education, our center offers a multidisciplinary training experience that combines theoretical research with constant performing practice.


Academic program

At the IUDAA, a Degree in Visual Arts and Dance with honors and a Higher Degree in Dance is taught. Postgraduate studies can be carried out such as the Master's Degree in Management and Leadership in Cultural Projects and the Master's Degree in Performing Arts.

International projection and agreements

The IUDAA maintains different active research projects and agreements with prestigious institutions around the world: International Theater Institute (ITI/UNESCO), UNITWIN Platform, international cooperation program between universities and the creation of networks, University of the Arts of Cuba (ISA ), Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD), among others.


IUDAA XNUMXth Anniversary

The IUDAA created by the “Alicia Alonso” Dance Foundation celebrated in 2012 the 20 years of its foundation as the “Alicia Alonso” Chair at the Complutense University of Madrid. At the celebrations she served as Honorary President, HM. Reina Doña Sofía, who enjoyed the commemorative Gala offered at the Teatro de La Zarzuela in Madrid, together with La Primma Ballerinna Assoluta Alicia Alonso.

HM Queen Doña Sofía, on stage with Alicia Alonso, Pedro González Trevijano, Alberto García Castaño, and Ana Mato.

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