Melbourne Academy of the Arts was established in 2008 and is recognised in the dance industry as one of Melbourne’s premier and elite training institutions for dance, launching the next generation of dancers onto the world stage. Since its inception, the Academy has provided the highest quality ballet & dance training for successfully accepted and enrolled students. Through various uniquely driven programs and through our commitment to providing world class training, we achieve multiple successes and accolades annually. Former students have gained successful entry into international and national prestigious full time schools, pupils of the Academy continually place in top positions in national and international competitions and pursue professional careers in dance around the world.
The Academy is situated in the City of Kingston & Bayside area, students from all over Victoria travel great lengths to attend our elite training centre in order to receive specialised and further coaching in classical ballet and dance. Students from schools all over Victoria participate in our Non for profit youth performance company, “The Australian National Youth Ballet”, for a chance to work with international/national principal dancers, guest artists and choreographers.Our creatively driven & individualised training programmes are designed to take students from their first introduction to movement through a full course of ballet & dance study. Alongside our carefully structured training programmes, the Academy have an outstanding international faculty of teachers, guest teachers/artists and choreographers. We also offer stage and performance practice in our full scale and professional repertory productions annually as well as provide our students with world class facilities in order to further aid, develop and produce dancers of a high calibre.