The Zhang Li Dance Academy teaches diverse selections of traditional Chinese dance, folk, ballet, and dances from other countries. There is a focus on foundation training and conditioning. She began her dance academy in the Kansas City area in 2005, and has been growing ever since. The Academy is based in two locations Lee's Summit, Missouri and Shawnee Mission, Kansas.
Zhang Li (Ms. Lily) teaches and choreographs from various forms of traditional dynastic Chinese dances such as Han, Tang, Song, and Qing. Students learn traditional ballet fundamental techniques and folk dances from other countries like Mongolia, Tibet, India, and Spain.
Taught by renowned teacher/ choreographer Ms. Lily Zhang Li Taylor, the academy seeks to share Chinese culture and knowledge with Kansas City families. The academy performs annually at cultural events such as the Chinese New Year Celebration at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art Kauffman Center and the Kansas City Dragon Boat Festival. School also performed at Disney World and received award for outstanding performance.