The Chicago Academy for the Arts is nationally recognized for its professional level of training. I am delighted that two of our company members are graduates of this outstanding institution.
— Peter Martins, Ballet Master in Chief of New York City Ballet

The Academy Dance Department is recognized as one of the leading preparatory institutions for top colleges and dance companies in the country.

At the core of the Dance program is the intensive study of technique. In addition to a foundational class in ballet every day, where students delve deep into classical technique, dancers study jazz, modern, pointe, and pas de deux.

Students perfect jetés, attitudes, expressive movement, and arabesques. Furthermore, Academy dancers will have the opportunity to audition for The Academy’s Repertory Company, and perform in Chicago and beyond. 

Students will also grow their understanding of dance history while working with both Academy faculty and world-renowned guest artists.


*Course titles reflect transcripts for the 2017-2018 freshman class.