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) is an institution of higher education of dance in China. There are three major specialties: performance, choreography and dance studies. It offers bacherlor's and master'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 Faculty
- The School of Continuing Education
- The School of Dance Grading Examination and Education
- The Affiliated Secondary School of BDA
- Youth Dance Company
- Chi Cao - male ballet dancer; Principal Dancer, Birmingham Royal Balle; film actor and dancer, Mao's Last Dancer (2009)
- Li Cunxin - male ballet dancer
- Liu Shishi - 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 - actress
- Wang Likun - television and film actress
- Zhang Huiwen - film actress
- Huang Xuan - television and film actor
- Dong Sicheng - member of the South Korean boygroup NCT with the stage name "Winwin"
- An Yuexi - film actress; graduated from Musical Theatre Department
- Liu Haoran - television and film actor
- "Top 100 universities with the best student-to-staff ratio". Timeshighereducation.