The Fei Tian Academy of the Arts is a place where moral values are integrated into the artistic and academic curriculum. It aims to educate the whole person by placing equal emphasis on professional skills, knowledge, cultural study, and character development. Fei Tian strives to provide an uplifting environment of learning and self improvement for its students and staff alike based on Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance – the guiding principles of Falun Dafa.
Falun Dafa, also called “Falun Gong,” or simply just “Dafa,” is a high-level cultivation practice that stems from ancient traditions. Through exercises, meditation, and actively improving their inner nature, practitioners of Falun Dafa often find marked improvements in their physical, mental, and spiritual health.
The word “fei tian,” which may be translated as “flying celestial maidens,” is a Chinese term for a type of heavenly being celebrated for their beauty, poise, and grace. Fei tian are usually depicted as goddesses who spread goodness around the world. They can be seen in artwork from ancient India, China, Japan, Greece, Germany, and elsewhere.
Fei Tian Academy of the Arts provides a quality academic and arts education that prepares students for overall success in life. At Fei Tian, students receive unique and rigorous artistic instruction in classical dance, music, and fine arts so that they may become artists of outstanding training and talent. At the same time, students also receive a top quality academic education designed to enable them to obtain a high school diploma and prepare them for either immediate employment or postsecondary education.
Fei Tian is unique among arts schools and organizations in the United States in that it not only teaches techniques and knowledge in Western art forms, but also promotes and advances the best education in the Chinese arts. Students learn in a bilingual environment and explore the culture and history of China. The study of a variety of academic subjects helps to establish a solid foundation from which young artists may develop and grow.
Students have ample opportunity to participate in the creation and performance of artistic productions and activities at the school. Fei Tian’s repertoire primarily consists of traditional-style works that demonstrate an appreciation for virtue, integrity, and honorable conduct.
The faculty and students at Fei Tian Academy of the Arts seek to restore and revive the unparalleled musical and artistic works of China and share these with a broader audience.
At Fei Tian, we believe the most effective learning occurs when the wish to learn comes from within the students themselves. By experiencing the beauty of the performing arts from antiquity to the present and by engaging in a balanced offering of courses and activities, the students at Fei Tian very naturally feel motivated to learn.
Fei Tian Academy of the Arts welcomes all talented young students from across the United States and around the world who are interested in learning classical Chinese arts, as well as students of all ages who wish to enroll in the language programs.