School and Conservatory

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

CityDance’s curriculum offers a Vagonava ballet program taught by leading ballet masters Stanislav Isaaev and Ludmila Morkovina, 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 Compettion.

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

June 12, 2017

Conservatory Dancers to perform in Septime Webre’s "The Fall Of The House of Usher"

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January 06, 2017

CityDance Summer Intensives

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March 09, 2017

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

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August 17, 2016

CityDance Ballet Highlights Reel

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May 29, 2017

CityDance Conservatory Dancers in Concert

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February 01, 2017

Pilobolus teaches Master Classes to School and Conservatory Dancers

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March 03, 2017

Houston Youth America Grand Prix Regionals

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November 07, 2016

A glimpse into technique class with Stanislav Issaev

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September 23, 2016

Interview with Conservatory Dancers Josiah, Cole and Lope

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August 29, 2016

School and Conservatory Ballet Video

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August 10, 2016

Audition for the CityDance School & Conservatory 2016-2017 school year

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August 03, 2016

The Dance Theatre of Harlem at CityDance Summer Intensive Showing

Watch a clip of young talents Isabelle Zombron and Brad Kelley open the "Peasant pas de deux!" from Creole Giselle.

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July 29, 2016

Dance Theatre of Harlem at CityDance Summer Intensive

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August 01, 2016

Conservatory Dancer Jenny in Curtain Call Catalog

CityDance Conservatory Dancer Jenny Wienner had the incredible opportunity to model for Curtain Call.

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August 15, 2016

Conservatory Dancer Isabelle Zombron combines skills on stage with desire to help people

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July 28, 2016

Ballet Behind the Scenes

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July 28, 2016

Looking Back at the Gallim @ CityDance Summer Intensive

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July 20, 2016

Dance Legend Lorraine Graves Teaches at CityDance Summer Intensive

Summer has brought a heat wave but it's also brought some dance icons to CityDance...

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July 20, 2016

CityDance Conservatory Alum to Dance with Sonya Tayeh

We are thrilled to announce that CityDance Conservatory alum Kevin Pajarillaga will be dancing in Sonya Tayeh’s new work, “You’ll Still Call Me By My Name,” this winter.

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July 15, 2016

CityDance Welcomes Stanislav Issaev to Join Conservatory Ballet Faculty

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July 13, 2016

Gallim Dance Intensive at CityDance

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July 01, 2016

Koresh Dance/CityDance Summer Intensive Showing

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June 28, 2016

Conservatory and DREAM Students Perform "Tango Zero" at the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Annual Meeting

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June 30, 2016

CityDancers of Insta Summer Takeover

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June 23, 2016

CityDance Summer Intensive with Koresh Dance

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June 20, 2016

Conservatory Dancer Valentina Simon wins first place in the Planet of Art -Washington, DC contest

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June 20, 2016

Conservatory Alumni Accepted into Springboard Danse Montreal program

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June 20, 2016

Alisher Saburov Scholarship

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May 09, 2016

DREAMscape in DC Metro Theater Arts (2016)

By Madeline Duff

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April 29, 2016

CityDance School & Conservatory 2016 Summer Intensives

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April 04, 2016

Donald Byrd's Residency at CityDance Conservatory

Donald Byrd, Tony nominee (The Color Purple), speaks to CityDance Conservatory dancers about his career.

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June 08, 2015

CityDance School & Conservatory Contemporary Video

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October 04, 2015

Pointe class

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April 05, 2016

Conservatory Dancer to Compete in the Youth America Grand Prix New York Finals

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August 04, 2015

CityDance Alumn at Jacob's Pillow Summer Dance Intensive

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June 27, 2016

Conservatory and DREAM Students to Perform at DCCAH Annual Meeting

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September 13, 2016

Conservatory Dancer Jenny Wienner Spent Her Summer Dancing Around the World

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September 13, 2016

Audition for the CityDance School and Conservatory Oct 2

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September 21, 2016

Join the Next Generation of CityDance

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September 27, 2016

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

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November 15, 2016

School and Conservatory Dancers Take a Workshop from Dance Theatre of Harlem's Endalyn Taylor

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April 07, 2017

CityDancers to compete at NYC YAGP Finals 2017

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May 16, 2017

CityDance students prepare for "Four World Premieres"

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May 15, 2017

Rennie Harris Puremovement Hip-hop Masterclass

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June 22, 2017

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

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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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June 28, 2017

Dance Theatre of Harlem Summer Intensive in Partnership with CityDance

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