Dancer Miriam K. Drechsler founded the three-year vocational training for contemporary dance in 1996, inspired by her vision of a high-class professional dance education in Germany’s capitol Berlin, where dancers would be educated to international standards.
To achieve this, a young, talented generation of dancers was to be encouraged to excel in their technical development of well as their creative growth.
Only months after its founding, the school was acknowledged by the Senate of Berlin according to § 9a of the private school law, giving students the right to government support.
Since 2000, dance academy balance 1 is directed by sisters Miriam K. and Stephanie L. Drechsler.
The combined skills of professional teachers and choreographers, all freelancers, form an international teaching faculty that grants their students a dynamic and inspiring learning process at the very highest level.
The diversity of training prepares graduates for a variety of careers and advanced educational programs in the dancing world of today.
Our danceacademy distuingishes itself by a very familiar and respectful atmosphere between the direction of the school, instructors and students.
Since october 2019 the young dancers train on Harlequin Sprung Floors and Harlequin Vinyl Floors.
The dance academy balance 1 is based in a charming industrial villa conceived by famous architect Peter Behrens in 1913.
The dance students have enough space until 4:00 p.m. and longer to use studios outside of the classes to exercise individually and study before/after the daily training classes, independent working beside the daily trainings, rehearsals and studies for school showings, projects and theatre performances.
Since the academy employs no secretary or maintenance man, we need to keep our administration and school management work as slim, flexible and unbureaucratic as possible. We therefore ask you for your understanding that we cannot answer the telephone regularly. Please always leave us a message on the answering machine or contact us by email, so we can get back to you as soon as possible.