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 ABA?

Akhmedova Ballet Academy (ABA) has been providing world-class Vaganova ballet training since 2011, equipping its dancers to join the ranks of professional companies. ABA’s exceptional faculty provide a nurturing environment where students thrive as both dancers and individuals. No matter what educational or career path our students choose, our training will instill in them the work-ethic and communication and collaborative skills necessary for producing successful leaders and citizens, committed to community, diversity and values-driven pursuits.

Year-round pre-professional training and summer intensives in Classical Vaganova ballet technique and repertoire, strength-training, opportunities to participate in YAGP and other national and international dance competitions and small class sizes to ensure individualized attention for students offer ABA dancers a level of preparation and instruction unparalleled in the D.C.-Metropolitan area. All levels of instruction emphasize personal growth and excellence, kindness to others, humility, character-building and self-discipline.