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About School


Atlanta Professional Dance Academy (APDA) was established in 1997 in Atlanta, Georgia. It is an award winning pre-professional ballet training program led by the former principal dancer of both National Ballet of China and Atlanta Ballet Mr. Wei Dongsheng. With dancers placing at almost every major ballet competition including YAGP, World Ballet Competition, Universal Ballet Competition, and American Ballet Competition, APDA has built one of the most successful training programs for ambitious dancers. In 2014, APDA's Jasmine Flowers appeared on shows such as NBC’s America’s Got Talent and CCTV's Amazing Chinese.


APDA is the official dance school of T.M. Culture & Art Center, an international cultural and arts exchange connection platform. It offers exceptional and comprehensive training in Classical Ballet, Pointe, Pas De Duex as well as Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, and Chinese Folk Dance for age five through adult. Each year APDA's iconic and professionally produced Dance Festival provides opportunities for all levels to perform on stage. APDA's Pre-Professional Division also presents familiar full-length classic ballet productions annually. Students get to experience roles in ballets like Coppelia, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and more.   

Find the School Handbook here.

APDA has made its home in a beautiful ten thousand square foot facility with professional quality ballet flooring so that students get the complete ballet experience to prepare them for lives beyond APDA .

Our Mission

We believe in building pre-professional dancers with ambition and focus to achieve dreams both in and out of ballet. Our mission is always to go beyond dance and build students who are passionate and believe in their goals. ​We do this through a rigorous training program and cultural exchange opportunities throughout the world. With relationships both inside and outside the US we value embracing cultures, growth, and understanding as well as world class training.

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