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Akhmedova Ballet Academy prepares students and choreographs for them for competitions and advises them on their careers, helping them pursue their dreams of dancing with professional companies.

Akhmedova Ballet Academy, in Silver Spring, MD aspires to provide the finest quality ballet training utilizing the Vaganova Method. The Professional Training Program offers a well-rounded training with personal and artistic mentoring to prepare young dancers to become strong and fully developed artists ready to take their places in major dance companies around the world.

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Our Faculty

Jacqueline Akhmedova
Ballet Teacher for Senior & Junior PTP

Marina Timofeeva
Ballet Teacher Preparatory PTP

Alice Belle Wylie
Pilates Teacher


“My daughter is so fortunate to have joined the ABA PTP preparatory division this year. She had been recruited to board and train full time in the Vaganova method at a prestigious ballet school; however, we were concerned about potential injuries, burnout and her emotional readiness to leave home at age eleven. ABA offered her the perfect alternative opportunity to train in the Vaganova method with a world-class instructor in a balanced, nurturing and professional environment. She enjoys semi-private training, multiple performance and competition opportunities, and support from fellow dancers who have committed to seeking a professional career in ballet. Mme. Akhmedova is a cherished, hands-on instructor who makes time to inspire and mentor her students in a very personal manner. Training at ABA is so much more than technical ballet training, it is about immersion into ballet as a way of life. Despite the rigorous training, my daughter comments “walking through the ABA doors is always the best part of my day.” Surrounded by the support of instructors and like-minded peers, at ABA she feels her dream of dancing professionally is possible.”

Caroline Schaefer - Preparatory PTP parent

“Every day, I realize more and more just how lucky I am to be able to call myself a graduate of the Akhmedova Ballet Academy. ABA is not only unique because of its semi-private class structure that provides each student with personal technical and artistic development, but also because of its warm and nurturing environment, neither of which would be possible without Madame Akhmedova ‘s constant hard work and dedication to each of her students. Madame Akhmedova‘s tutelage goes above and beyond producing strong and successful dancers; producing artists that are empowered with the knowledge that by being hard-working and respectful, as well as a good person, it is possible to achieve all of your goals. Mme. Akhmedova has been and continues to be the most wonderful and supportive mentor and teacher I could have ever asked for, and I am forever thankful. Everything Madame Akhmedova and my time at ABA taught me allowed me to embark on my professional career and I know I could not be where I am today without her.”

Deanna Pearson-Sibiu Ballet Theatre, Rumania

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