The Richmond Academy of Dance - Celebrating 31 Years of Excellence

A photo from the Richmond Academy of Dance's Musical Theatre program.

Musical Theatre

The Academy provides a dynamic, exciting, professional program established to provide the highest standards of training in all aspects of musical theatre. We offer programs for levels Grade 2 to Pre-Professional. The faculty works to inspire and train a new generation of passionate performers, for whom technique is just a beginning; students will receive professional level instruction in dance, voice and acting and be prepared for the stages of tomorrow and will have much to offer as a triple threat. Graduates from these programs will have developed versatility, a keen stylistic sense and an ease when working with choreographers and performing on stage.

Learning how to audition and focusing career ambitions are also part of the learning journey. These hugely successful intensives have placed dancers in many of North America’s most prestigious university programs such as the NYU Musical Theatre Department, the Boston Conservatory Musical Theatre Departments, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Sheridan University and many others. Our past graduates are gracing the stages from Toronto to Broadway.

Noted choreographers and dance company directors are continuously invited to work with the dancers in these programs. Past guest artists have included Denis Simpson, Jeff Hyslop, Kevin-Michael Cripps, David Adams and many more. It is the Academy’s faculty and their vast knowledge and experience which is the backbone of the success in these programs. Our daily faculty consists of professionals with extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of their trade. They constantly pass their expertise to students to bring them success.