Educating dance artists...mind, body & spirit

Educating Dance Artists

The Academy of Dance Arts, founded in 1999 by Sherry Moray, offers a world-class dance education, with performance opportunities, in a nurturing environment that allows the mind, body, and spirit of each dancer to thrive.  Our brand new state-of-the-art facility boasts 6 large dance studios and easy access from I88 and the surrounding Chicagoland area.  As a premier dance school, our internationally trained faculty has developed dancers with exceptional technique and artistry.  Our wide variety of dance classes offer something for everyone, from the pre-professional to the tiny tot, fostering a love for the performing arts through the exhilarating joy of movement.

All the World's a Stage


Performance opportunities for students include full-length ballet productions, the Youth America Grand Prix, regional and national dance competitions.  


The Academy of Dance Arts has been recognized as a premier ballet studio for its excellence in Ballet Training and received "The Outstanding School Award" from the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix (2000, 2003, 2013, 2014, and 2017). Artistic Director, Sherry Moray, received "Most Outstanding Teacher Award" in 2000, 2009, 2012, 2017, and 2019 at YAGP.  


"All the mentors I had at ADA taught me how to be versatile and be a successful artist.  Dance means so much more than it did 6 years ago, it means taking chances, exploring, and experimenting. It means not just learning from someone else but also teaching yourself."

Ava Farley

ADA Graduate 2015

Marymount Manhattan College Graduate 2019

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago - Professional Program Member 2019-2020

Upcoming Events & Important Dates

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RECITAL (June 26)

SUMMER SESSION (July 5 -Aug 6)

Academy Office Hours


Monday: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday: Closed