Pre-Professional Program

Training for professional/collegiate careers in ballet/modern

The faculty is led by artistic director Jennifer Grapes and includes Patrick Willison and Nicole Miller.  All faculty members are current or former professional dancers who hail from companies such as Alabama Ballet, Albany Berkshire Ballet, Houston Ballet, Inaside Chicago Dance, Joffrey Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Montgomery Ballet to name a few.  Former HDA dancers who have completed the HDA pre-professional training program have gone on to study dance at Butler University, Point Park University, University of Iowa, University of Missouri-Kansas City.  HDA dancers have also received professional contracts with the Albany Berkshire Ballet, Kentucky Ballet Theatre, and Minnesota Ballet.  Students have also received scholarships to summer intensives with the American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Austin, Boston Ballet, Jose Manuel Carreno, Milwaukee Ballet, and Montgomery Ballet to name a few.


Educate.  Nurture.  Inspire.

Hinsdale Dance Academy

645 Blackhawk Drive, Westmont IL 60559



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