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.
“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
CityDance at Jacob's Pillow
Conservatory Dancers at Prestigious Summer Programs
CityDance Conservatory Dancers & Faculty at ICONS
Congratulations to CityDance Conservatory Dancers in Concert!
Petite Conservatory Dancer Wins YAGP Hope Award
Conservatory Dancer Trains at the Houston Ballet
Congratulations to Conservatory Dancer at the European Ballet Grand Prix
10 Hairy Legs Residency at CityDance School & Conservatory
Makani Yerg Selected as Finalist at Prix de Lausanne
Conservatory Dancer Receives Special YAGP Award
Conservatory Dancer Alexa Torres Joins The Sibiu Ballet Theatre (Teatrul De Balet Sibiu)
Congratulations to Conservatory Students at YAGP
Conservatory Dancer Teams Up with Dance Hope Cure
"The CityDance Conservatory Dancers were indefatigable, expressive and versatile..."
Rennie Harris Puremovement Hip-hop Masterclass
CityDance receives "Outstanding School Award" at Youth America Grand Prix, Philadelphia
Pilobolus teaches Master Classes to School and Conservatory Dancers
Spectrum Dance Theater + Donald Byrd in Residence at CityDance School and Conservatory
CityDance Ballet Highlights Reel
CityDance Welcomes Stanislav Issaev to Join Conservatory Ballet Faculty
Alisher Saburov Scholarship
CityDance School & Conservatory 2016 Summer Intensives