Our Artistic Director of our Pre-Pro program is certified by the American Ballet Theatre. Join us for classes that prepare your student for a career in classical ballet.

The Atlanta Dance Academy is committed to providing a world-class education built on a foundation of classical ballet to students who have a desire to dance. With the talents cultivated at TADA, students can pursue careers as professional dancers at companies throughout the world, higher education opportunities in dance, or success in other fields. Through TADA’s programs, students develop a diverse set of skills including artistry, creativity, discipline and confidence, among others. Located in Atlanta, GA, the 7,500 square foot facility boasts state-of- the-art studios with sprung floors, Harlequin Marley, and a Black Box theater performance space with seating for ~160.

TADA’s Pre-Professional Training Program:

  • The program will focus on superior classical ballet training, developing strong technique, and a beautiful sense of musicality and artistry, all of which are required to become a successful, professional ballet dancer.

  • The program includes opportunities to perform and compete at prestigious international ballet competitions, including YAGP, IBC (Varna), and Jackson, Mississippi IBC.


Who is eligible to apply?

  • Intermediate to advanced level male and female ballet students (ages 12+).

General Audition Information

Admission into the Pre-Professional Training Program is by audition only.

Applicants must submit:

  • A headshot (women hair in a bun)

  • First arabesque photo

  • Resume


Remote/Distance Auditions

Students who are unable to attend an audition in person may audition by sending a video to k.jacobson@tadaatlanta.com

Audition video must be no longer than 10 minutes in length and include:

  • Barre: Grand Plié, Grand Battement, and Adagio on Relevé

  • Center: Adagio, Pirouette, Petite Allégro and Grande Allégro, en pointe (when appropriate)

  • One solo: (Not mandatory) in practice clothes