We are a pre-professional training school, located in West Chicago, IL. Founder and Artistic director, Elise Flagg is an internationally recognized ballerina who is passionate about developing the next generation of young dancers. She provides excellent classical ballet training in a supportive and nurturing environment that is directly influenced by her teacher, the "Father of American Ballet," and the Founder and Artistic director of the New York City Ballet, George Balanchine.

Why choose Elise Flagg Academy of Dance?

At age 12, Elise Flagg was hand-picked by George Balanchine, the "Father of American Ballet," to attend the School of American Ballet. At 16, she was invited to dance with the New York City Ballet. Elise brings her 30-years of experience as professional dancing solo and principal roles literally taking her around the globe. Elise is deeply committed to passing on her expertise to the new generation of dancers. We seek to train and educate exceptional dancers and want to help you become the dancer you dream of being.

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Registration starts July 29th! New inquiries please visit the “Registration” tab for more details.

August Interim classes will run August 19th-30th. More information to come.

Our official fall schedule is on our “Schedule” page. Check it out!

The Showcase 2019 Video is close to being sent out via email. More details to come!

Elise Flagg Academy
of Dance Showcase 

Our 2019 Showcase was a success! Register now to be a part of our 2020 Showcase.