Our spaces

We have a range of stunning spaces devoted to the creation, diffusion and teaching of dance in both contemporary and historical buildings.

The Atelier

The Monte Carlo Ballet “Atelier”

A space for creation, hard work and technical expertise

“More than just a building, the Atelier is one of the tools of our trade. It is an open space where people and ideas can circulate and breathe…” (Jean-Christophe Maillot’s inaugural speech, 1997).
The Atelier occupies a former sawmill of over 4,000 m2 beautifully restored by the architects Daniel Raymond and Sophie Nivaggioni. The space unites under one roof the company’s dancers and artistic, technical and administrative teams.

The studio ©Alice Blangero
Dance shoes department ©Guillaume Plisson
Costume department. Interview of Jean-Michel Lainé, manager of the department.
©Alice Blangero
©Alice Blangero
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The studio ©Alice Blangero
Dance shoes department ©Guillaume Plisson
Costume department. Interview of Jean-Michel Lainé, manager of the department.
©Alice Blangero
©Alice Blangero
Casa Mia

Casa Mia, Princess Grace Academy

A space dedicated to teaching dance, effort and discipline

The Casa Mia, a magnificent Belle Époque-style villa, was acquired in 1975 by the Government of Monaco according to the wishes of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier III. The royal couple wanted to create a major professional school of dance where Marika Besobrasova could develop her teaching. Many famous personalities from the dance world have come to work here on a regular basis, including Rudolf Nureyev, Eva Evdokimova, Marcia Haydée and Yoko Morishita...

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Salle Garnier, the Monte Carlo Opera

Salle Garnier, the Monte Carlo Opera

Where the story begins…

This is one of the most beautiful buildings in the Principality, and several major events in twentieth century dance history occurred here. In the rehearsal rooms, for example, works like Bronislava Nijinska’s Les Noces and George Balanchine’s Apollo were born...
Immersed in the authentic atmosphere of the Salle Garnier, third millennium spectators can still witness the creation of new ballets.

Paola Cantalupo & Peter Lewton sur les marches de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo ©Helmut Newton
Salle Garnier ©SBM
©Marie-Laure Briane
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Paola Cantalupo & Peter Lewton sur les marches de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo ©Helmut Newton
Salle Garnier ©SBM
©Marie-Laure Briane
Salle des Princes, Grimaldi Forum Monaco

Salle des Princes, Grimaldi Forum Monaco

« The breath of big shows »

Located just 10 metres above sea level deep within the vast Grimaldi Forum, this immense space was designed in 2000 to host both operas and ballets in ideal conditions: “When the public attends a performance here, they will see that the Salle des Princes is a tool on par with our dreams!” (Interview J-Ch. Maillot, December 2000).

Casse-Noisette Compagnie on stage at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco
Salle des Princes at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco
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Casse-Noisette Compagnie on stage at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco
Salle des Princes at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco