Recognized by the Minister of Culture by order of July 20, 1991.

With our twenty-seven years of experience, the Institut de Formation Professionnelle de Rick Odums (IFPRO) proposes eight different training programs.

All of our programs are completed over the course of two or three years. Their contents are fully aligned with the current requirements of the national and international dance world, including teaching.

By providing complete high-level artistic training, we aim to form multidisciplinary artists, capable of meeting the requirements of the profession, developing their technical knowledge in different domains: dance; and specific training in vocal and dramatic interpretation, while affirming their artistic personality.

The proposed courses are deliberately eclectic, open to influence from global currents. The Institute is supported by a team of great professionals of the art world, active in their profession and rigorous in their teaching, all united in the same passion, working in unity to achieve the same goal: to bring young artists to professional maturity by giving them the necessary tools to face this difficult profession.

Partnered with prestigious international schools, such as the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center (New York), Tu Dance Center (Minnesota), University of the Arts and Culture of Moscow, the Tanztheaterschoole (Amsterdam), and the Norske Ballett Høyskole Oslo, IFPRO offers an open training worldwide.

Since its creation, IFPRO has trained more than 5000 students who continued their career in teaching, in renowned companies such as the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Ballet du Nord or the Ballet de Biarritz (Classical Ballet), The company’s of  Preljocaj, Duroure, Découflé, Chopinot (Contemporary), Jazz Art, the Ballet Jazz Rick Odums,  Armstrong Jazz Ballet, the company Choreonix, the company  Synopsie (Jazz), and in many musicals and music performances in France and worldwide.

General Preforming

This unique training is proposed to certain students, who have not yet achieved the required level at time of audition, to receive training from the Institute. This program focuses on dance, permitting students to later join an IFPRO Training Program. Thi... read more

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Professional Dancer Training

Track A (15 Technique Classes/Week) Classical Ballet Modern Dance (Graham and Horton Techniques) Modern Jazz Dance Contemporary Dance Total hours: 22 ½ hours/week – 675 hours/year Track B (15 Technique Classes/Week) Track A + Jazz EAT Training (Opt... read more

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Appointed times Program

For students who are enrolled in high school or junior high school. Classical Ballet Modern Dance (Graham and Horton Techniques) Modern Jazz Dance Total Hours: 15 hours/week – 450 hours/year

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Musical Theater Training / Performing ar...

This program is designed to train future artists in the domain of French and International Musical Theater. This training is completed over the course of three years. Its contents are aligned with the current requirements of the professional Musical Theat... read more

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Education for the “Diplôme d̵...

Center authorized by the Ministry of Culture by decree of July 11, 1991. Diplôme d’Etat First Year: Only Theorectical UVs:         Dance History: 126 hours         Anatomy: 84 hours         Music: 100 hours Total hours: 310 hour... read more

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Advanced Training for the Professional D...

Advanced Training for the Professional Dancer is completed over the course of two years, with the possibility of an optional third year. A high school diploma is required. This training focuses on choreographic performance and interpretation. The main ob... read more

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