School and 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
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.
Maleek Washington, CityDance Guest Artist, Collaborator with Kyle Abraham / Abraham.In.Motion