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IDAB – INTERNATIONAL DANCE ACADEMY BERLIN | Education center for stage dance | Accredited vocational school according to § 102


In 1976, Hans Vogl founded the headquarters of the internationally recognized Hans Vogl Ballet Academy in Berlin.
As a state-certified, internationally recognized ballet master, choreographer and master student of Prof. Gustav Blank he leads the ballet academy in the style of the Russian methodology of Eduardova and Vaganova.
Hans Vogl’s constant commitment and the high demand for excellently trained teachers ensured that the Ballet Academy quickly became very popular.
Thanks to his wealth of experience and his incredible teaching talent, Hans Vogl trains his students to become aspiring stage dancers in terms of both craft and artistry and paves the way for them to perform on various major international stages.

A quote:

“With young people who work hard for their love for dancing, we walk the path together as students & teachers and teach the prospective stage dancers to become individually professional and artistically active at a high level in a wide variety.

Our aim is for our graduates to be able to call upon their technical skills at all times and to develop an artistic personality. This enables them to meet the high professional demands at a professional level.”

Since 1976, many renowned artists have completed their training under Hans Vogl in Berlin.

Actresses such as Martina Gedeck, musical star singers such as Angelika Milster and the Kessler twins have all undergone years of training with Hans Vogl and have undergone in-depth dance training.

Dancers who danced in the Berlin State Ballet for many years and Olaf Schmidt, who went on to become ballet director in Lüneburg, also completed their professional training at the ballet academy.

Since 1988, Hans Vogl has been regularly invited to international teachers’ seminars and competitions.

This has enabled him to continuously expand his knowledge and keep a constant eye on the state of the international dance world.

Some of his visits abroad include twice chairing the teachers’ seminar at the International Ballet Competition Varna/Bulgaria in 1988 and 1990, being invited to the 50th anniversary of the International Ballet Competition Varna/Bulgaria in 2014 and visits to Tokyo/Japan ( 2014-2022 ) and Seoul/Korea ( 2016-2019 )…


In 2010, the Ballet Academy moved to Steglitz/Friedenau, to Rheinstr.45-46 in the Görzhöfe, a large listed former factory complex.

The location is directly connected to Walter-Schreiber Platz by the U9 underground line and the S1 Feuerbachstrasse. Various buses also run directly on Rheinstrasse. The many different tenants from various sectors create an atmosphere of artistic diversity throughout the site.

There are four light-flooded rooms, two checkrooms and a cozy lounge for discussions and breaks between lessons available to the students on around 900m².

The three-year recognized vocational training to become a stage dancer focuses on classical dance. It is based on two classical training sessions per day.

The practical lessons are supplemented with contemporary and improvisation, jazz/modern, character dance/folklore and classical dance repertoire.

The course also includes theoretical subjects such as dance history/music, German and anatomy, which are essential for knowledge of dance as an art form.

The three-year recognized vocational training to become a stage dancer focuses on classical dance. It is based on two classical training sessions per day.

The practical lessons are supplemented with contemporary and improvisation, jazz/modern, character dance/folklore and classical dance repertoire.

The course also includes theoretical subjects such as dance history/music, German and anatomy, which are essential for knowledge of dance as an art form.




He is internationally recognized as an outstanding ballet teacher. His first-class dance education, many years of experience on stages all over the world and finally his training as a ballet teacher make Hans Vogl the ballet master you want for your own dance training or to introduce you to dance from an early age. Quote: “The joy of dance, movement, health and physical well-being are very important to me; that’s why my teachers and I feel the need to work towards this goal every day.”

Character dance & Folklore


She completed her education at the State University of Choreography in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. She was a member of the State Ensemble of Folk Dances of the Republic of Uzbekistan “Bahor” for over 15 years. As a solo dancer and as part of the ensemble, she has performed in Europe, Asia and the USA with folk dances from all over Uzbekistan, the USSR, Burmese, Japanese and Iranian dances. Numerous prizes honored her performance in the ensemble.
In addition to her artistic activities, she trained the next generation of dancers for the ensemble, and late 1988-1991 she worked as a research assistant in Tamara Hanum’s dance museum in Tashkent. She has lived in Berlin since 1992.
In addition to her full-time work, Malika has conducted numerous workshops in Germany, Holland and Italy.
Malika – master of ethno dance from Central Asia, teaches classical and modern forms of dances from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Persia and Afghanistan.

Classical dance & Repertoire


Emilia Gabriel trained as a ballet dancer for nine years at the Sofia State Ballet School in Bulgaria. She then danced as a soloist at the Sofia State Opera, the Berlin State Opera and the German Television Ballet. She later studied ballet pedagogy for four years at the Fachschule für Tanzpädagogik und Choreographie Leipzig and completed her studies at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin. She taught ballet for 35 years at the Staatliche Ballettschule und Schule für Artistik in Berlin. Since 2013, she has been a ballet teacher for classical dance and repertoire in the professional stage dance training program at the International Dance Academy Berlin.



Maren Kapella was born in Berlin. She grew up in Stuttgart and was a ballet student at the John Cranko School. She studied medicine at the Free University of Berlin until 1991 and obtained her doctorate in 1994. She also worked as a junior doctor in surgery and orthopaedics in England. In Germany, she finally practiced as a senior physician at the Birkenwerder Orthopaedic Clinic near Berlin. In 2007, she worked as a specialist in orthopaedics and trauma surgery at the Meoclinic Berlin and the Humboldtkrankenhaus, currently at the Werra Meißner Clinic in North Hesse. She also runs an orthopaedic practice in Berlin Mitte. She has trained in ballet all her life and motivates both patients and dancers to use their bodies physiologically.

Classical dance & Repertoire


She began her studies at the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia. After an engagement in Seoul with the Universal Ballet Company, she was discovered by the Berlin State Ballet in 2002. She has been a solo dancer since 2005 and a principal dancer since 2011. She has always worked with great choreographers and performed in their ballets. Her repertoire includes George Balanchine, Jiří Kylián, Kenneth MacMillan, Frederick Ashton, Maurice Bejart, William Forsyth, Jerome Robbins, Nacho Duato, M. Petipa, Boris Eifman, V. Malakhov, Angelin Preljocaj, Jean-Christophe Maillot, Mauro Bigonzetti, Ohar Naharin, Patrice Bart, Peter Schaufuss, Ray Barra and many other classical, neoclassical and modern choreographers and their ballets.
She has performed at ballet festivals in many countries.
She trained as a ballet teacher and took part in teaching courses at the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg. She represented the jury at competitions and gave master classes.

Modern & Contemporary Dance


At the age of 17, Johan King Silverhult began his professional education at the Royal Swedish Ballet School. He has worked with companies including the Finnish National Ballet, Batsheva Dance Company, Skanes Dansteater and as a guest with the Royal Swedish Ballet. His repertoire includes choreographies by Ohad Naharin, Patrick King, William Forsythe, Jiri Kilian, Maurice Béjart, Peter Schaufuss, John Neumeier, Carolyn Carlson, Philippe Talard and others. He won the jury prize at the Concour de Paris and has had solos commissioned for him at the Venice Dance Biennale and the Theater St. Quentin in Paris. He has lived and worked in Berlin for over 25 years.

Choreography & Improvisation


Anna-Lise Marie Hearn is a (British-Norwegian) professional dancer, dance educator, award-winning choreographer and movement director from Berlin, previously living and working in London.
Anna-Lise has extensive experience in creating works for stage, film, special venues, outdoor and alternative performance spaces. She has developed choreography for many commercial and artistic projects and commissions. Anna-Lise received her professional training at the London Studio Centre (University of the Arts London). After graduating with a First Class Honours Degree, specializing in contemporary dance, she continued her further education with a dance teaching qualification at bbodance and graduated with distinction. In addition, she received professional mentoring training with dance organizations such as Dance United and London Studio Centre.



Director of the Ballet Academy of the Munich University of Music; winner of the German Dance Award: “Mr. Hans Vogl received his professional education at the State University of Music in Munich, Department of Ballet, under my direction. He passed his teacher’s examination with the grade 1 and is, in my opinion, one of the most talented teachers in this artistic field. His sincere human attitude, his skill and his ability to deal with students prompted me to appoint him as my substitute on several occasions. The pleasing response he received in his lessons convinced me of his high educational qualities!”


Longtime 1st soloist of the Staatsballett Berlin and internationally successful dancer:
“As a prima ballerina and 1st soloist for many years, I have worked with many famous ballet teachers, but I particularly appreciate working with Hans Vogl. He has phenomenal specialist knowledge and pedagogical skills. In his classes, he motivates his students to perform at their best and, with his passion, awakens absolute dedication in each individual in their search for perfection in movement.”


Apprentice of Hans Vogl and long-time soloist with the Staatsballett Berlin:
“With dance, my ballet teacher Hans Vogl gave me passion, expression, storytelling and respect on my life’s journey as a dancer. He passed on his boundless love for this profession to all his students. I am infinitely grateful that I was allowed to practice this love. Thank you Hans! Your Maria-Helena.”


Olaf Schmidt currently works as ballet director at Theater Lüneburg:
“It was a great stroke of luck when I decided to start my education with Hans Vogl at the age of 21. Thanks to his clear efficient exercises and individual, goal-oriented teaching structure I quickly made technical progress and enjoyed the passionate intensity of his teaching, which was demanding but always loving and often humorous.
He gave me the tools for my career, which I started after only 3 years of training and which I look back on with gratitude and respect.”


Nadika Mohn successfully completed her studies in 2019 and currently lives and works in Switzerland, directing and producing her own international projects:
“It was only through education from Hans Vogl that I was able to get a solid start in dance life. During the training, I learned to work hard for my dreams, to invest time in myself, to respect myself and to find my limits.”



Rheinstraße 45 - 46 | 2. Hof Aufzug 4.OG
12161 Berlin-Steglitz
+49 (0)30 - 873 88 18

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