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 Senat 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.
The dance academy balance 1 is based in an old industrial villa conceived by architect Peter Behrens in 1913.
The premises have been reconstructed appropriate to the needs of a dance education.
Previously offered open classes were reduced after the onset of the three-year program, because it has been our vision from the very beginning, to be able to in offer regular students enough room to study before/after the daily training classes, independent working beside the daily trainings, rehearsals and studies for school showings, projects and theatre performances).
A slim administration as well as a flexible, unbureaucratic school management are essential in order to finance this unusual luxury in the face of lost earnings of the open classes and rising incedental costs. For these reasons the school employs no secretary or maintenance man. Therefore it is advisable to always leave us a message on the answering machine or contact us by email.
Our danceacademy distuingishes itself by a very familiar and respectful atmosphere between the direction of the school, instructors and students.