The Academy of Theater and Dance is managed by a single director who is ultimately responsible for the entire organisation: for both the artistic and business organizational policy and results.
He has delegated the responsibility for the quality and development of the education to the artistic leaders of the various study programmes. He reports periodically to the Executive Board, is supported by the Operational Management Team, Education Policy and Student Welfare Team, and is chairman of the Academy Board.
The programs are divided into three domains: Dance, Theater and Masters (DAS):
- Dance: National Ballet Academy (NBA), Associate degree Classical Ballet, School for New Dance Development (SNDO), Dance Teacher (DD), Expanded Contemporary Dance (ECD).
- Theater: Amsterdamse Toneelschool & Kleinkunstacademie (ATKA), Mime, Directing, Theater Instructor (also with an abbreviated version), Scenography, Design and Technology (D&T), Production Performing Arts (OPP) and the Associate degree Technical Production.
- Masters: DAS Theater, DAS Choreography and Das Creative Producing. This domain is located in DAS Graduate School, which also includes the Performing arts in transition and research lectorate.
The artistic leaders consult in the domains about the artistic policy, the education policy and the current affairs within their domain (but sometimes also beyond domains): with each other, the director and the policy officers.
The Academy Board meets approximately five times a year and consists of the director, the lecturer, the head of financial management, representatives of the programs (two per domain), representatives of the management team (two) and the faculty secretary. Decisions are made in the Academy Board that provide guidelines and frameworks for the policy of the entire academy.
The director meets periodically with the directors of other faculties and the Executive Board in the Strategic Consultation AHK and with representatives of lecturers and students in the participation bodies: the Academy Council and the Program Committees per domain.
In addition, he regularly consults with the directors of the fellow programs in the Netherlands in the Network Theater and the Network Dance and the consultations of the art teacher training programs (KVDO) and with representatives from the professional field (in the Advisory Committee).