World-class ballet training in
the Greater Chicago Area

Elise Flagg Academy of Dance provides exceptional dance training to young people who are serious about taking their art form to a higher level.

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.

World-class Comprehensive             
  • Classical Ballet Technique
  • Ballet Artistry
  • Certified Romanos Pilates
  • Contemporary & Jazz
  • Private Lessons   
World-class Pre-professional
  • Goal setting
  • Evaluations
  • Private coaching 
    • International Ballet Competitions
    • International Summer Intensive Programs


What to Do Next 

  • For general information
  • To register your student
    (if under 6 years of age)
  • To drop-in and visit a class

Contact Us

  •  If your student is 7 or older, please schedule a free trial class with us for level placement.
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