Beijing Dance Academy

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Beijing Dance Academy
Type Public
Established 1954
President GUO Lei
Students More than 2000
Location Beijing
Campus Urban

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.[1]

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

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Top 100 universities with the best student-to-staff ratio". Timeshighereducation.

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