Your Guide for Navigating Dance

Pre-Professional training for dancers and dance parents navigating college and company goals.




The dance world is VAST, and DIVERSE - so we simplify things for you.

Hello! My name is Preston Miller.
When I was 12 I told  my parents that I wanted to be a professional dancer, and they supported me in my dream. I went from the suburbs of Chicago to earning two degrees at Fordham University with Alvin Ailey and I've been a coach for Principal Dancers in ballet, modern, and commercial dance for 18 years.



When I started coaching students I saw how the gap in real information and strong training was confusing and misleading dance families trying to navigate the dance world.
So, in 2015 I created The Dance Artist Prep.

For years we've given dancers and parents the tools and training to navigate the choices that come with pursuing a successful dance career, while also helping them get there.

We prioritize 3 pillars to help dancers build a

healthy, positive, and successful life around their passion:

DUAL SUPPORT

Through In-Person Training, Virtual Coaching, Dance Parent Workshops, and College Coaching, we bring our expertise and experience to your scenario both IN AND OUT of the studio.

STRONG FOUNDATION

Students graduate from our programs with the knowledge and confidence to pursue a career as an elite dancer. Our foundation provides students with the skills to become technically strong adults and dancers who can succeed in any environment.

RESULTS FOCUSED

99% of our students get accepted into a top college of their choice WITH scholarship money. We begin working with students as early as the 6th Grade or 12 Years Old. Our programs are built to inform and empower dance parents while preparing dancers for the rigor and discipline of the dance world.

RESULTS FOCUSED

99% of our students get accepted into a top college of their choice WITH scholarship money. We begin working with students as early as the 6th Grade or 12 Years Old. Our programs are built to inform and empower dance parents while preparing dancers for the rigor and discipline of the dance world.

“It doesn’t matter which technique you choose,
it’s about how hard you choose to work at it.”


Our Programs

Dance Parent Workshop

Raising a dancer with professional goals? The Dance Parent Workshop packs all of the information you didn’t know you needed into an interactive virtual workshop that offers high level information about navigating the dance world,
and it’s FREE!


College Coaching

Preparing to apply and attend college for dance has a lot more to it than a regular application. We help you develop your college strategy, list, and application process no matter where you are in the journey.


In-Person Training 

Based in the west suburbs of Chicago, our training facility is the private training choice for some of the best dancers in the world. Every month we host invite-only training sessions for students and professionals with serious dance goals.


Virtual Training

Our Virtual Lessons are a great way to get the very best of the dance world no matter where you’re located.


TESTIMONIALS

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“I watched my daughter transform in happiness, focus, discipline, and her confidence. She started reaching all of her dance goals, and her personality matured right before my eyes. I wish we had found this sooner.”


Liza Brooks

 / Parent of College Student

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“Preston literally got me to where I am today. Having TDA Prep to guide me through navigating training, Royal Ballet School, and joining a company is the biggest game-changer.”


Brigid Walker

/ National Ballet of Canada

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“There aren’t a lot of people that understand technique and how it fits into the big picture of dance. This guy gets it.”


Sofiane Sylve

/ Principal Ballerina
  (Dutch National, NYCB, SFB)




How to Work With Us

We’re here to empower you with the information, training, and resources you need to navigate the dance world. Tailored to your situation, designed to help your dancer become their greatest self through dance.

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