About Us

Creating Art Through Movement

We carefully develop our dancers, giving them the skills and confidence they need to perform to international standards. Some students will take on the stage in a small local production aged seven to build confidence, others will go on to study and perform professionally with our partners in Paris or London, when they reach international performance standards. The Dubai Dance Academy promotes self-confidence, determination, respect and a total understanding of the body. We have a very holistic approach to the well-being of our students. This type of education is something we take very seriously and is particularly important for children and teens that dance regularly, especially older students that intend to take flight and dance professionally.”

Our Vision

Strong, skilled and confident dancers who love, live and breathe the Art of Ballet.

Ballet Master & Prima Ballerina Ms. Reiko M-Cheong

Ballet Master & Prima Ballerina

Ms. Reiko M-Cheong

Meet The Director and Founder

Having started at the age of 4, Ms. Cheong has been performing as a professional ballerina for over 20 years. Ms. Cheong worked with leading Japanese Ballet Masters before moving abroad to make her mark in the professional ballet arena. Her illustrious career boasts performances and teaching tenures across the USA, Japan and France. Known for her command over French Ballet, Ms. Cheong has also graced the Opera National de Paris.

Full Length Ballets that Ms. Reiko has performed in include: Sleeping Beauty, Don Q, Giselle, Swan Lake, Coppelia, La Sylphide, Les Sylphides, Raymonda, and Nut Cracker; as well as a number of neo-classic and contemporary ballet creations.

Performance & Teaching Experience

Asami Maki Ballet Company,


Theatre Du Chatelet, France

Ballet Classique De Paris, France

Munich Ballet, Germany

Ballet Theater Of Chicago, USA

Ruth Page “Nut Cracker”, USA

San Jose Dance Theater, USA

Western Ballet School, USA

Santa Clara Ballet School, USA

Maki Asami Ballet School, Japan

Yoshihara Ballet School, Japan

Lycée Franco-Japonais, Japan

Bangkok City Ballet (Regular Guest Teacher)

Guest Teacher for several Ballet Schools, Japan

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