Mission Statement

The Akhmedova Ballet Academy is dedicated to providing the finest quality ballet training utilizing the Vaganova Method with personal and artistic mentoring to prepare young talented dancers to become strong and fully developed artists ready to take their places in major dance companies around the world.

Why train with Mme. Akhmedova?

  • Akhmedova began dancing as a child in Munich at the Roleff-King Ballet School and the Munich State Opera Ballet School. After graduating with honors from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and the Ukrainian Academy of Dance in Kiev, with Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Ballet Performance, Pedagogy, and Choreography, she had a professional career of more than 20 years. She was a principal dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet in Tashkent, the Munich State Opera Ballet, and the Vienna State Opera Ballet, dancing every leading role in the classical and contemporary repertoire and was a guest artist with major companies worldwide.
  • Her students have won such prestigious competitions as the Youth America Grand Prix, Prix de Lausanne, and Tanzolymp and have gone on to successful careers in such companies as American Ballet Theater, San Francisco Ballet, Vienna State Opera Ballet, etc. She has also judged influential international ballet competitions and taught master classes throughout the world.
  • Akhmedova taught advanced students at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C. for seven years. She also prepared students for competitions, choreographed, and advised them on their careers, helping them pursue their dreams of dancing with professional companies. She was then the Ballet Master for CityDance Ensemble and the CityDance Conservatory Ballet Program at the Strathmore Center of the Arts in Bethesda, MD before opening the Akhmedova Ballet Academy in Silver Spring, MD.
  • She choreographed her own version of the “Nutcracker Dreams” which was performed in various venues throughout Maryland for several years.