Milan boasts a long tradition as a centre of the arts that has, over the course of the centuries, formed great artists, musicians, designers and stylists. It has represented an important cradle of new trends, techniques and instruments and over time has become a benchmark, a place of excellence in the international sphere.
This tradition continues still today and is bettered thanks to the academies of Milan. Some of these prestigious education entities were founded centuries ago, including the historic Scuola di Ballo dell’Accademia del Teatro alla Scala (La Scala Theatre Ballet School), the noted Conservatorium dedicated to the great Giuseppe Verdi, the Nuova Accademia delle Belle Arti (NABA – New Academy of Fine Arts) and the Domus Academy.
Rigour (typical in these sectors), creativity and continuous motion are all characteristic of the academies in the Lombard capital and help them to stay in step with the times. They enjoy international fame thanks to high quality teaching staff and to a long list of distinguished personages who once sat at these school desks. Now they appear on some of the world’s main stages, sign their name to objects of design held in the most important museums, or design outfits that grace the most prestigious catwalks.