Taylor Academy of Dance and the Jill M.Taylor Dance Company

Taylor Academy of Dance is a non-competition dance studio located in Wake Forest, North Carolina. The school’s mission is to create technically proficient dancers who possess the skill to develop into future artists. Through the discipline of dance, we also shape the character of each student by teaching respect, responsibility, promptness, hard work, courage, forgiveness, generosity and courtesy to others.

The importance of dance technique is emphasized in every class and without it a dancer cannot improve and develop. Our dancers continue their dance education by learning the artistry of dance through performance. Every student is provided many performance opportunities in not only dance recitals, but in full length dance productions. Examples of some of our past productions include Cinderella, Peter and the Wolf, In the Garden, The Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland, just to name a few.

Taylor Academy of Dance has been adjudicated by North Carolina School of the Arts for three consecutive years. We are proud to say that we received this prestigious honor on our very first attempt.

Taylor Academy of Dance offers a diverse program for all students, age 2 ½ to adult, in ballet, pointe, variations, partnering, jazz, tap, modern and pre-ballet. Whether you are studying for the sheer joy of dance or wish to become a professional, Taylor Academy of Dance is the studio for you. For more reasons why you should dance at Taylor Academy, just check out the Top 10 tab or view some of our dance videos and pictures we have posted on this website.

For class schedules, enrollment forms or pricing information please contact the school at 919.556.2332.


Jill M. Taylor Dance Company is a non-profit dance company that puts on a traditional, full-length Nutcracker every year. Dancers do not have to be enrolled in Taylor Academy of Dance to perform with Jill M. Taylor Dance Company. Auditions to be in the Nutcracker are open to all dancers in the area. In the past, dancers from Wake Forest, Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Rolesville and Henderson have performed with Jill M. Taylor Dance Company.

Check out the Nutcracker tab on this website for pictures, videos or for more detailed information on our Nutcracker production.

Please call 919.556.2332 if you are interested in auditioning or have further questions.

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