Beijing Dance Academy
|Students||More than 2000|
Beijing Dance Academy (simplified Chinese: 北京舞蹈学院; traditional Chinese: 北京舞蹈學院; pinyin: Běijīng Wǔdǎo Xuéyuàn), also known as Beijing Dance Institute, is a renowned institution of higher education of dance in China. There are three specialties: performance, choreography and dance studies. It offers Master's degrees and Bachelor's degrees.
The school was founded on September 6, 1954 and is located in Haidian District, Beijing. Dai Ailian was its first president. There are almost 500 teachers and administrative staff and about 2,000 students. Admission to the school is competitive.
The academy also teaches pre-kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high school students. Students attend full-time school at the academy and learn basic math, reading, writing, and other standard subjects. Students also choose a dance specialty such as ballet or Chinese traditional dance.
- The department of Chinese Classical Dance
- The department of Chinese Ethnic and Folk Dance
- The Ballet Department
- The Department of Choreography
- The Department of Dance Studies
- The Department of Social Dance
- The Department of Musical Theater
- The Department of Art Communication
- The Department of Art Design
- The Education and Research Center for Modern Dance
- The Department of Liberal Arts
- Graduate Faulty
- The School of Continuing Education
- The School of Dance Grading Examination and Education
- The Affiliated Secondary School of BDA
- Youth Dance Company
- Chunhong Wang
Chun Hong revived ballet training at the Beijing Dance Academy. During her training she was awarded in the Tao Li Bei Nationals Chinese Dance Competition, the Lyon Art Festival in France, and performed in “The Nutcracker”. Upon graduation Chun Hong became the soloist for NBC, later recognized by the LalaLa Human Step dance company in Canada. Chun Hong was invited to France to perform in the Opera House and take part in the film “Amelia”. She was also awarded the Priz Gemini Award in the United States. Chun Hong’s love for dance led her to explore different dance forms including Jazz and Hip Hop, and choreographing dance pieces for her students.
- Shaofang Wu
- Yimeng Jiang
Yimen received her formal Chinese classical dance training from Beijing DanceAcademy. She has performed many noted solo dancepieces as "Flying Fairy", "The Moon in Mid-Autum", and "General In Command". Yimen was also the lead dancer for many noted Chinese classical dance pieces and famous Chinese drama as "Peony Pavilion". From 2006 through 2012, Yi Meng has actively performed and participated in many major regional and national dance performances and venues in China. She has also traveled to and performed Chinese dance to the audience in Italy, Korea, and Hong Kong.
- Chi Cao - male ballet dancer-Principal Dancer Birmingham Royal Ballet (film actor and dancer-"Mao's Last Dancer") (2009)
- Li Cunxin - male ballet dancer
- Cecilia Liu - television actress of The Young Warriors (2006), The Legend of the Condor Heroes (2008), The Heaven Sword and the Dragon Saber (2009), and most known for Scarlet Heart (2011).
- Liu Yan, female classical dancer
- Victoria Song - member of the South Korean girl group, f(x). Actress in China and Korea.
- Wang Yan - television actress of My Fair Princess II and My Fair Princess III
- Zhang Ziyi - famous actress
- Wang Likun - television and film actress
- Wu Yandan - contemporary dance choreographer and performer in Shanghai. A student of the special 4 year contemporary dance program of the Beijing Dance Academy 2000–2004 directed by Yang MeiQi
- Zhu Xiang Qing - Teacher and Realtor in Washington State USA.(Kimberly Zhu-Ames)
- Zhang Huiwen - film actress
- Li Zhongmei - female ballet dancer
- Preston Li - Owner and Artistic Director of Preston Li's Academy of Dance in Pasadena, California, USA.
- Huang Xuan - television and film actor
- Dong Sicheng - member of the South Korean boygroup NCT with the stage name "Winwin".
- An Xue Yi - film actress graduated from Musical Theatre Department
- "Top 100 universities with the best student-to-staff ratio". Timeshighereducation.