The article reveals the current state of choreographic education in Germany. The purpose of this publication is to highlight the modern state of dance education in Germany. On the basis of analysis of researches of the native and foreign scientists the peculiarities of formation of higher choreographic schools of Germany are discussed in the article; the specificity of the higher choreographic schools in the country and basic training programs are revealed; the elite ballet schools of Germany are highlighted. Dance education in Germany is represented by universities and ballet schools. To the higher education institutions refer: School of dance named after Gret Palucci in Dresden, University of music and theatre in Munich, the State ballet school and school of the artistry in the Berlin, Higher school of music and theatre in Munich, the State ballet school and school of the artistry in Berlin, State higher school of music and performing arts in Mannheim, the Higher school of dramatic arts named after Ernst Busch in Berlin, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Higher school of music and dance in Cologne and the Folkwang University in Essen. The specific of higher choreographic education institutions lies in the creative combination of modern dance, improvisation and classic dance, where the latter is leading. Great attention is paid to additional disciplines: rhythm, fundamentals of music theory, psychology, and anatomy, history of dance and music. Modern higher choreographic education in Germany is represented by several degree programs: Bachelor of Arts programme majoring in “Stage dance”, bachelor’s program on specialty “Pedagogy of dance”, master program on the specialty “Choreography”, master program on the specialty “Pedagogy of dance”. Among elite ballet schools in Germany the most popular is John Cranko Ballet school at the state theatre of Wurttemberg and the Ballet school of John Neumeier at the Hamburg state Opera. The subject for further research will be a comparative analysis of peculiarities of development of higher choreographic education in other German-speaking countries and highlighting the positive conceptual ideas that can be used to develop strategic directions of reforms in the field of art education in Ukraine.