|Affiliation||Ministry of Education|
|President||Xu Xiang (徐翔)|
|Vice-president||Yang Wenhai (杨文海)|
Dongmianhua Hutong No. 39, Dongcheng DistrictHong Fu Middle Rd No.4, Changping District
|Central Academy of Drama|
The Central Academy of Drama (Chinese: 中央戏剧学院; pinyin: Zhōngyāng Xìjù Xuéyuàn), abbreviated Zhong Xi (中戏; 'Central Drama'), is a drama school in Beijing, China. It is a Chinese Ministry of Education Double First Class Discipline University, with Double First Class status in some disciplines. The school is the first theatre higher educational institution of the People's Republic of China. It is ranked as the best top-level drama, Film and Television arts institution in China and has been selected into the country's construction plan of world first-class disciplines. The Central Academy of Drama is a central subordinate university and is also an art college directly under the Ministry of Education. It is the highest institution of education in dramatic art among the world's leading art institutions in Chinese drama, visual arts teaching and research center. The Central Academy of Drama is also the headquarters of the World Theatre Education Alliance (WTEA), China Alliance of Theatre Higher Educational Institutes and Asia Theatre Education Centre (ATEC). The Central Academy of Drama has engaged in the practice of drama and the visual arts for more than 50 years and is a bastion of experimental theater drama in China. The school also holds the UNESCO Chair on Theatre Education.
The academy was established in April 1950, with Ouyang Yuqian as its first president. It was named by Mao Zedong. It inherited the drama department of Lu Xun Art Academy in Yan'an, art school of North China University, and National Drama College in Nanjing. Many famous Chinese actors, actresses, and directors graduated from the Academy, such as Zhang Ziyi, Jiang Wen, Gong Li, Li Landi. It is regarded as the most prestigious drama schools in China, ahead Beijing Film Academy and Shanghai Theater Academy.
Note that class year indicates the entrance year, not graduating year.
- Acting Department
- Class of 1950: Jin Yaqin
- Class of 1954: Zheng Zhenyao
- Class of 1959: Yan Shunkai
- Class of 1960: Wen Xingyu
- Class of 1974: Chen Baoguo, Guo Lianwen
- Class of 1979: Chen Daoming
- Class of 1980: Jiang Wen, Lü Liping, Yue Hong
- Class of 1982: Ni Dahong
- Class of 1984: Zhang Hanyu, Wu Xiubo
- Class of 1985: Gong Li, Jia Hongsheng, Wei Zi, Chen Wei
- Class of 1986: Chen Zhihui
- Class of 1987: Hu Jun, Xu Fan
- Class of 1988: Guo Tao, Wu Xiubo
- Class of 1989: Tao Hong
- Class of 1990: Li Yapeng, Chen Jianbin
- Class of 1991: Huang Zhizhong
- Class of 1993: Zhu Yuanyuan, Wang Qianyuan
- Class of 1994: Tao Hong, Gong Beibi, Duan Yihong
- Class of 1995: Xia Yu
- Class of 1996: Zhang Ziyi, Liu Ye, Qin Hailu, Mei Ting, Yuan Quan, Qin Hao
- Class of 1997: Chen Hao, Calvin Li
- Class of 1998: Deng Chao, Zhu Yuchen
- Class of 1999: Chen Sicheng, Zhang Luyi
- Class of 2000: Zhou Yun, Liu Yun, Gao Lu
- Class of 2001: Zhang Xinyi
- Class of 2002: Wen Zhang, Tiffany Tang, Tong Yao, Bai Baihe, Cao Xiwen, Bai Jing, Yang Shuo, Zhang Mo
- Class of 2003: Wang Kai, Hans Zhang
- Class of 2004: Tong Liya, Wang Zhi, Hu Sang, Zheng Qingwen
- Class of 2005: Chen Xiao, Mao Xiaotong, Lin Xiawei, Lin Peng, Ying Er, Zhang Jianing
- Class of 2006: Liu Yuxin, Song Yi
- Class of 2007: Wei Daxun, Cheng Yi
- Class of 2008: Ma Ke, Lan Yingying, Gao Weiguang
- Class of 2009: Bai Yu
- Class of 2010: Qin Junjie, Yang Yang, Qiao Xin, Zhao Yingzi
- Class of 2012: Yang Xuwen, Liang Jie
- Class of 2013: Zhang Ming'en
- Class of 2014: Dong Zijian
- Class of 2015: Liu Haoran, Dong Sicheng, Liang Sen
- Class of 2016: Zhang Xueying, Zhao Jiamin
- Class of 2018: Jackson Yee, Hu Xianxu , Li Landi , Luo Yizhou
- Class of 2019: Jiang Yiyi, Li Constance
- Class of 2020: Zhao Jinmai
- Class of 2021: Wen Qi
Directing Department: Bao Guo'an (Class of 1977), Li Baotian (Class of 1979), Zhang Yang (Class of 1988), Zhang Jingchu (Class of 1997), Lin Yongjian (Class of 1999), Tang Wei (Class of 2000), Papi Jiang (Class of 2005)
Department of Stage Design: Zhang Lei (Class of 1995)
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