Tre giorni dedicati allo studio intensivo e di perfezionamento: 
  • Classico
  • Contemporaneo
  • Studio delle Variazioni per le Competizioni. 
Tre classi al giorno per ogni livello.
Studenti ammessi dai 12 anni in poi. 
Costo: €. 260,00
Steffi Scherzer
International Guest Artist
Oliver Matz
International Guest Artist
simone donati
Simone Donati
Freelance artist in the field of dance and movement research, teacher, international choreographer, composer
Steffi Scherzer

After her training at the State Ballet School Berlin, Steffi Scherzer went to the German State Opera Berlin. Due to her exceptional dancing and artistic abilities, the government awarded her in 1984 the official title of “Prima Ballerina”.
She has danced the leading parts and title roles of the entire classical and neoclassical repertoire. Steffi has won numerous major prizes and awards at both national and international ballet competitions, such as the bronze medal in the International Ballet Competition in Varna and the
Individual Excellent Performance Price in Osaka and first prizes in National Competitions.
She received many acclaimed performing arts and critics awards for her outstanding performances and interpretations among others in “Swan Lake” and “Giselle”.
She was also awarded the Arts Medal of her country.
She has made guest appearances around the world and has worked with many of the most renowned
choreographers such as Rudolf Nurejev, Patrice Bart, Maurice Béjart, William Forsythe, Pierre Lacotte, Roland Petit, Uwe Scholz, Laszlo Seregi, Youri Vamos and Tom Schilling.
1998 she featured as Odette/Odile in the German State Opera Ballet’s Swan Lake choreographed by Patrice Bart and conducted by Daniel Barenboim, the production was broadcast live on television and in cinemas and were available on DVD. In 1999, she appeared together with her partner Oliver Matz in the French television production of the Grand Pas de Deux Don Quixote.
Roland Petit invited her to dance the leading part of his ballet Sleeping Beauty on the tour of his Company through Japan. She was invited to the dance with the Bavarian State Ballet, the Stuttgart and the World Ballet Festival in Japan.
In 2003 she was appointed an “Honorary Member of the German State Opera” for her lifetime achievement.
After ending her artistic career Steffi Scherzer together with her partner Oliver Matz accepted an invitation by Zurich’s University of Music and Drama to establish the professional stage dance education in Switzerland. Under their direction, Zurich Dance Academy, over the years had become a
most reputable dance education and training organizations in the world.
Besides her duties and responsibilities as artistic director and a truly expert in the field of classical ballet she served very successfully as an exceptional teacher for classical dance, pointe work and classical repertoire.
Many of her former students have won top prizes at major international ballet competitions and are engaged at world-renowned companies.
Her international activities also include master classes as well as the service as jury member at international ballet competitions around the globe.
Since 2022 she carries on supporting young international dance talents as a freelancer and thus continue to contribute to the preservation of ballet as an art form


Oliver Matz

Oliver Matz received his ballet training at the State Ballet School Berlin and joined the German State Opera in 1980, serving the company as a leading soloist and international ambassador for 25 years.
Oliver is the recipient of numerous national and international awards such as the bronze medal at the International Ballet Competition in Varna, the Gold medals at the International Ballet Competitions in Helsinki and Jackson and critic awards for his outstanding interpretations of the main roles in “Onegin” “Don Quixote” and “Macbeth”.
In recognition of his outstanding artistic achievements, he was appointed “Berliner Kammertänzer” by the Berlin Senator of Culture in 1995, the first dancer ever to receive this highest honor.
Internationally celebrated figures and choreographers like Ray Barra, Patrice Bart, Michael Baryshnikov, Maurice Béjart, William Forsythe, Pierre Lacotte, Hans van Manen, Rudolf Nurejew, Roland Petit, Uwe Scholz, Yuri Vamos, and Wladimir Wassiljev created roles for him or
reinterpretations of classical narrative ballets.
In 1997, he performed the role of Basilio in the live television broadcast of the Finnish National Ballet’s performance of Don Quixote, one of the great classics. In 1999, he appeared together with prima ballerina Steffi Scherzer in the French television production of the Grand Pas de Deux Don Quixote.
He featured as Prince Siegfried in the German State Opera Ballet’s Swan Lake (1998) and as Drosselmeyer in its production of The Nutcracker. Choreographed by Patrice Bart and conducted by Daniel Barenboim, both productions were broadcast live on television and in cinemas and are
available on DVD.
Guest appearances and gala events took him to many parts of the world, including performances with internationally renowned ballet companies like the American Ballet Theater in New York, the Bavarian State Ballet, the Teatro alla Scala in Milano, the Finnish National Ballet, the National Ballet of Canada, the Royal Ballet London and the Stuttgart Ballet.
In 2004, he was made an honorary member of the German State Opera for his life achievement.
In 2004, Oliver Matz ended his artistic career and together with his partner Steffi Scherzer accepted
an invitation from Zurich’s University of Music and Drama to establish professional stage dance education in Switzerland. Under their direction, Zurich Dance Academy, had become a most reputable dance education and training organizations in the world.
Besides his duties and responsibilities as general director, he became an international acclaimed male teacher. Many of his students are engaged at world-renowned companies and have won top prizes at major international ballet competitions.
His international activities include master classes as well as serving as a jury member at acclaimed ballet competitions around the world.
In 2023 he opened a new chapter, to devote himself more to practical work with young international dance talents as a freelancer and thus continue to contribute to the preservation of ballet as an art form.

Simone Donati:

Performance experience
• MIR dance Company (DE): “Sacre” by Ivgi & Greben, “MOMO” by Giuseppe Spota, “Les Noches” by Mauro Bigonzetti.
• “May contain food, May contain you” Luca Silvestrini , Protein Dance Company.
• “SAY IT” P/in The Bucket, choreography by Stephen Quildan and Simone Donati.
• “Homesick/Sick Home” B’cause Dance Company.
• “14 Days”. Sadler’s Wells Oct 2017 Ivan Perez, Javier De Frutos, Craig Revel Horwood, Russell Maliphant. tour UK, Florida USA.
• R&D with James Cousins for Sisters Grimm.
• “Life”. “Rabbit” by Pontus Lidberg and “Fiction” by Javier De Frutos. Balletboyz Tour UK, MALTA 2016, Italy, USA and Canada, South
Korea 2017
• Balletboyz American tour Jan/Feb 2016 • “Young Men” The Movie. Commissioned by BBC and Arte (FR) : shot Nov 2015 in Normandy
• “Young Men” by Ivàn Pèrez at Sadler’s Wells Theatre. January and October 2015
• “The Murmuring” by Alexander Whitley and “Mesmerics” by Christopher Wheeldon. UK, ITALY, GERMANY, USA
• Show at the Roundhouse theatre London, Balletboyz in collaboration with the BBC orchestra: choreography by Liam Scarlett, Russell Maliphant and Ivan Perez
• “The Talent 2014” . “Fallen” by Russell Maliphant and “Serpent” by Liam Scarlett. UK , ITALY, USA, CANADA, AUSTRALIA (Sydney Opera House: 12-17 May 2014)
• “Rite of spring”, choreography by Mark Baldwin, Sadler’s Wells Theatre

Teaching experience included (technique, choreography, improvisation, contact) from 7 years old to professional level
• Workshops taught: Rambert School – Trinity Laban – DanceWorks – The Place – Santa Barbara University – Alberta Ballet in Calgary – Ateneo Danza summer course – Agora coaching project – Centro ArteMente – Balletboyz company and Dancers course – DanzarTeatro Padova, Luz Siedlce, the Evening Space Malta by Francesca Tranter.
• SEND programme ( Special educational needs and disabilities ) trained by experts in different disciplines and from different organizations:
Handel technique – Sherborne development – Candoco Dance Company – IcanDance. “Dance together” project at Strathmore school – Whitefield academy trust – preparation for final year performance at “IcanDance” directed by Juliet Denier

Choreographic Experience 

•“Don’t Let me go”, Linbury Thetre, Lilian Baylis Theatre, Cloud Dance Festival London 

• “ More Power to you” for Ateneo Danza, Italy 

• “Encounter” and “Around and Around” for DanzarTeatro Padova, Italy 

• “SAY IT” by Simone Donati and Stephen Quildan, P/in the bucket collective Training

• Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance