Student placements

The Compañía Nacional de Danza offers practice placements to students from centres that have signed educational cooperation agreements with the national performing arts institute (Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música—INAEM). Such centres comprise universities and superior conservatories for artistic dance, as well as professional training centres.


The Compañía Nacional de Danza (CND) offers this opportunity to students from universities, from superior conservatories for artistic dance and from professional training centres (Centro de Tecnología del Espectáculo—CTE—and Formación Profesional—FP). All those centres will include, as part of their curriculum, external practice placements in public or private institutions prior to attaining the respective academic qualification. The intention is to complete the students’ specific training and knowledge base by offering them professional experience and guidance. This will provide them with proper preparation for entering the work market helping ensure they effectively fulfil the demands of society and of their institutions and businesses. Placements carried out at the CND contribute to rounding the student, complementing both their practical and theory learning and enabling them to implement technical skills, methodologies, team work and artistic development. Emphasis will be placed on innovation, creativity and initiative. All these aspects reinforce students’ value on the job market, now and into the future.

The aim is keep placements between INAEM and the university or training centre student-focused and integrated within their academic courses. The external placements are conceived to adapt to the students’ training and skills. In no case will the placement carry with it the obligations linked to formal job employment and it must not displace any post of employment.
The agreements are laid out in the following:
• Royal Decree 1791/2010 of 30 December, approving the University Student Statute, and Royal Decree 592/2014 of 11 July, regulating external academic placements for university students.
• Royal Decree 1614/2009 of 26 October, regulating higher artistic education, as defined in the Organic Law on Education 2/2006 of 3 Mayo. That Royal Decree was later amended by Royal Decree 21/2015, of 23 January, to establish, in Article 11, external work placements.
• Royal Decree 1147/2011 of 29 July, consolidating regulation combining rules for professional training in the educational system with other existing norms. That Royal Decree also sought to bring professional training closer to our social and professional reality by establishing relations with external institutions, enabling completion of the training process by putting into practice the theoretical knowledge acquired.

None of the agreements entail any employment or Social Security obligations for INAEM.
The duration and location of the external placements and their modalities are set as annexes to each specific agreement signed. Such agreements include: the student’s and tutor’s identities, the training project in hand, the timetable, the assessment system and the final report (grading and placement follow-up reports, self-assessment, programming of a didactic unit).
For placements, the universities and educational centres take on the commitment to supervise the development of the training process, assigning an academic tutor to this end. The tutor thus establishes appropriate assessment systems for both placement activities and the students. Tutors will also inform placement students as regards the commitments they will undertake under the agreement.
The students receive all the rights established in the agreement: they will be tutored throughout the entire period of the placement by both a professional from the university or educational centre (Superior Dance Conservatory, CTE or High School) and by a professional from the CND department where the placement will take place.
The students must commit to taking full advantage of the placement and practical training opportunities provided by INAEM. They must diligently fulfil the practical training project, following the instructions of their CND-assigned tutor. They must turn up at the designated location on the date set and fulfil the timetable established. They must also respect the department’s rules and procedures and follow the instructions made by the supervisor designated for their training. At the same time, placement students must observe safety and workplace risk prevention measures. They must also maintain confidentiality regarding personal details to which they may have access in the course of their placement.
The confidentiality rules also apply to any kind of information to which they are privy during the placement. The student assumes conformity with these rules on taking the placement. Previously, students doing placement at CND have managed to cover all the training skills stipulated in their practical programme.

Former interns

  • Communication CND

    Tutor Maite Villanueva, Communication Director

    Aleix Bonet – Universidad Complutense de Madrid
    Alba Rodríguez – Universidad Camilo José Cela
    Andrea Fraga – Universidad Europea de Madrid
    Ángel Martínez – Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
    Carla López Zárate – Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
    Clara González – Universidad Complutense de Madrid
    Cristina Sánchez – Universidad Camilo José Cela
    David Gallardo – Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
    Elena Martín Martínez – Universidad Complutense de Madrid
    Elena Manera Ferrer – Universidad Europea de Madrid
    Esther Viñuela – Universidad Complutense de Madrid
    Gonzalo Recio –Universidad Complutense de Madrid
    Helena Núñez – Universidad San Pablo CUE de Madrid
    Jimena Vera – Universidad Complutense de Madrid
    Jorge Piedra – Universidad Rey Juan CarlosJosé Ramón Ibáñez – Universidad Complutense de Madrid
    Juliette Caillaud –Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
    Mariana Guerra – Universidad Complutense de Madrid
    Marina Vargas Tur – Universidad Complutense de Madrid
    Mateo Chamorro – Universidad Camilo José Cela
    María Tejero Farias – Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
    Monse Martínez Zavaleta – Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
    Natalia del Buey de Andrés – Universidad Complutense de Madrid
    Paloma Fernández – Universidad Camilo José Cela
    Renzo de Marco – Universidad Complutense de Madrid
    Sandra Cadenas – Universidad del País Vasco
    Valeria Cossí – Universidad Complutense de Madrid
    Valery Trasverso – Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

  • Wardrobe CND

    Tutor Ana Guerrero, Wardrobe Manager
  • Production CND

    Tutor Antonio Cervera, Production Director

    Noemí García – Centro de Tecnología del Espectáculo de Madrid (INAEM)
    Ana Gómez – Centro de Tecnología del Espectáculo de Madrid (INAEM)
    Juan Manuel Ramírez Espinoza –Universidad Complutense de Madrid
    Mathieu Rouvière – IESA, Art et Culture (Fr)

  • Technical CND

    Tutor Matxalen Díez vivanco, Tecnhinal Director
  • Dance studies (choreography, interpretations and pedagogical dance)

If you are a student and would like information to develop your placement in any CND department, please write to the relevant tutor.

Maite Villanueva, Communication Director
Ana Guerrero, Wardrobe Manager
Antonio Cervera, Production Director
Maxtalen Díez, Technical Director

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