School and Conservatory


Why Study at the CityDance Conservatory?

About The Conservatory

Founded in 2007, the CityDance Conservatory offers students specialized training, rich performance opportunities, and strong connections to the professional dance world.  The Conservatory is an intensive pre-professional training program that prepares young dancers for professional careers offering a curriculum designed to develop the next generation of performers, artists and innovators.  To this end, our program is rooted in the following beliefs:

  • Success for the next generation of dancers requires top-notch technical training paired with exposure to a multitude of cultures, perspectives, and genres of dance.
  • It is crucial for aspiring young professional artists to have direct interaction with working professional artists

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CityDance’s curriculum offers a Vagonava ballet program taught by leading ballet masters such as Stanislav Isaaev and integrated with contemporary, jazz, hip-hop and world dance forms. In addition to regular weekly classes, Conservatory students study with professionals in weekly Saturday master classes; participate in residencies with Guest Artists; receive individual coaching by our world-class faculty; and may be selected for specialized training through our Day Program. Students may also compete at selected ballet competitions such as Youth America Grand Prix and World Ballet Competition.

Graduates of the CityDance pre-professional program have gained acceptance at some of the country’s most prestigious dance colleges, summer programs, dance festivals and trainee apprenticeships.  As a young program, our graduates are just beginning to make their mark on the professional field of dance.

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“When a CityDance graduate goes out into the real world, they are more equipped than many adults and professionals I know.”Maleek Washington, CityDance Guest Artist, Collaborator with Kyle Abraham / Abraham.In.Motion

June 25, 2018

CityDance at Jacob's Pillow

This summer, CityDance Choreographer-in-Residence & Ignite Artist Robert J. Priore will present work at the renowned Festival at Jacob's Pillow, and Conservatory Alumnus Nano Zamora will participate in the Contemporary Program on full scholarship!

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June 19, 2018

Conservatory Dancers at Prestigious Summer Programs

Take a look at some of the elite summer intensives and programs that our Conservatory Dancers have been accepted to for Summer 2018.

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June 11, 2018

CityDance Conservatory Dancers & Faculty at ICONS

CityDance Teaching Faculty member Marie McNair presented her new work Shadowlark, featuring 13 CityDance Conservatory Dancers, as part of the 2018 ICONS Choreographic Institute Thesis Concert.

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June 04, 2018

Congratulations to CityDance Conservatory Dancers in Concert!

Congratulations to the students, staff & faculty of CityDance Conservatory on a successful weekend of concerts!

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March 01, 2018

Petite Conservatory Dancer Wins YAGP Hope Award

Congratulations to Petite Conservatory Dancer Rebecca Stewart, who received the YAGP Hope Award in New York City.

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February 28, 2018

Conservatory Dancer Trains at the Houston Ballet

Conservatory Dancer Raquel August recently spent a week on scholarship studying at the Houston Ballet.

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February 09, 2018

Congratulations to Conservatory Dancer at the European Ballet Grand Prix

Conservatory Dancer Isabelle Zombron won multiple awards at the European Ballet Grand Prix in Vienna, Austria.

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January 29, 2018

10 Hairy Legs Residency at CityDance School & Conservatory

CityDance School & Conservatory students spent a week training with 10 Hairy Legs, an all-male professional dance company from the New York City area.

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February 02, 2018

Makani Yerg Selected as Finalist at Prix de Lausanne

Congratulations to Conservatory Dancer Makani Yerg, one of 20 dancers selected to compete in the finals at the world-renowned Prix de Lausanne.

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January 22, 2018

Conservatory Dancer Receives Special YAGP Award

Corbin Holloway received the Hope Award for the Pre-Competitive Division at Youth America Grand Prix semi-finals in Pittsburgh.

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June 22, 2017

Conservatory Dancer Alexa Torres Joins The Sibiu Ballet Theatre (Teatrul De Balet Sibiu)

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January 08, 2018

Congratulations to Conservatory Students at YAGP

Conservatory students attended Youth America Grand Prix semi-finals in Philadelphia this past weekend and performed beautifully!

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January 03, 2018

Conservatory Dancer Teams Up with Dance Hope Cure

CityDance School & Conservatory Dancer Isabelle Zombron serves as an ambassador for the Dance Hope Cure initiative, through which she met a new friend, 4 year old cancer fighter Cayden.

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June 22, 2017

"The CityDance Conservatory Dancers were indefatigable, expressive and versatile..."

- Washington Post review of "The Fall of the House of Usher"

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May 15, 2017

Rennie Harris Puremovement Hip-hop Masterclass

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March 09, 2017

CityDance receives "Outstanding School Award" at Youth America Grand Prix, Philadelphia

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February 01, 2017

Pilobolus teaches Master Classes to School and Conservatory Dancers

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September 27, 2016

Spectrum Dance Theater + Donald Byrd in Residence at CityDance School and Conservatory

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August 17, 2016

CityDance Ballet Highlights Reel

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July 15, 2016

CityDance Welcomes Stanislav Issaev to Join Conservatory Ballet Faculty

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June 20, 2016

Alisher Saburov Scholarship

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April 29, 2016

CityDance School & Conservatory 2016 Summer Intensives

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