School and Conservatory
Awards + Alumni
CityDance students, with their strong training and in-depth knowledge of the field, are uniquely poised for 21st century careers in professional dance.
CityDance Conservatory students are accepted into top summer dance programs such as Nederlands Dans Theater Summer Intensive, American Ballet Theatre, Batsheva’s Summer Course, Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Ballet West, Jacobs Pillow, The Royal Ballet, as well as professional companies such as Rubberband Dance, Bruce Wood, San Francisco Ballet, Sibiu Ballet Theater in Romania and The Washington Ballet. Graduates have been accepted to leading dance college and university programs including: Alvin Ailey/Fordham, SUNY Purchase, Point Park University, Princeton University, Alonzo King/LINES Ballet BFA, Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, The University of the Arts, and The Juilliard School.
Summer Program Acceptances
- Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Summer Intensive
- American Ballet Theatre in NYC
- ABT Young Dancer Summer Workshop
- Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive in Connecticut
- School of American Ballet
- Joffrey Character & World Dance Intensive
- Joffrey NYC Jazz/Contemporary Program
- Summer Course at Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle
- Nederlands Dans Theater Summer Intensive
- Summer Dance Intensive at The Juilliard School
- The Summer School at Paris Opera
- Arts Umbrella's International Summer Dance Intensive in Canada
- Jacob's Pillow Milton Meyers' Contemporary Program
- Alvin Ailey Summer Program
- Atlanta Ballet Professional Intensive
- The NEW Kennedy Center Dance Lab (KCDL)
2019 Youth America Grand Prix Finals (NYC)
- CityDance Conservatory Dancer Corbin Holloway was honored with the Hope Award. The Hope Award is given for the best overall performance in the Pre-Competitive Age division (this is YAGP Grand Prix award for his age category). This award is given to the dancer who, by the consensus of the YAGP jury panel, has exceeded all other dancers in their age division in both the Classical Ballet and Contemporary/Open Dance categories. Corbin was also invited to dance "Le Corsaire" in the YAGP 20th anniversary gala as a "Star of Tomorrow" alongside professionals from American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet and Mariinsky Ballet, and he was awarded a full scholarship to ABT's summer intensive.
2019 Youth America Grand Prix Regionals (Pittsburgh, PA)
- CityDance Conservatory Dancer Corbin Holloway received the Hope Award, Best Overall in his category, in the Pre-Competitive Age Division.
- Ashley Dougherty (13) finished Top 12 Contemporary Junior Division and Top 24 Overall Junior Division.
- CityDance Ballet Master Stanislav Issaev earned the Outstanding Teacher Award.
2019 Youth America Grand Prix Regionals (Purchase, NY)
- CityDance Conservatory Dancer Ella Burton received third place finish in the Pre-Competitive Age Division.
2019 Youth America Grand Prix Regionals (Atlanta, GA)
- CityDance Conservatory Dancer Kirby Brenner received Top 24 Overall Senior Division.
2019 Youth America Grand Prix Regionals (Philadelphia, PA)
- CityDance Conservatory Dancer Mackenzie Davis received Top 12 in the Senior Divisions for Contemporary and Classical Dance.
- CityDance Conservatory Dancer Logan Byrd placed Top 24 in the Junior Division for Classical Dance.
2018 Prix de Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland)
- CityDance Conservatory Dancer Makani Yerg was selected to go through to the Prix de Lausanne finals.
2018 Youth America Grand Prix Finals (NYC)
- CityDance Conservatory Dancer Corbin Holloway received First Place in the Pre-Competitive Boys division.
2018 Youth America Grand Prix Regionals (NYC)
- CityDance Conservatory Dancer Rebecca Stewart won the Hope Award, Best Overall in her category, in the pre-competitive age group.
2018 Youth America Grand Prix Regionals (Pittsburgh, PA)
- CityDance Conservatory Dancer Corbin Holloway received the Hope Award, Best Overall in his category, in the Pre-competitive Division.
European Ballet Grand Prix 2018 (Vienna, Austria)
- CityDance Conservatory Dancer Isabelle Zombron,won the gold medal for the contemporary category in her age division as well as the Fanny Elssler Prize, named for the famed Austrian ballerina of the Romantic Period. Isabelle was also invited to perform in the competition's culminating Gala.
New York City Dance Alliance 2018 (Baltimore, MD)
- Conservatory Dancer Rebecca Stewart came in 1st place as a Junior Soloist.
2018 Youth America Grand Prix Regionals (Philadelphia, PA)
- CityDance Conservatory Dancer Isabelle Zombron received 1st Place Classical and Contemporary.
- CityDance Conservatory Dancer Ella Berton received 2nd Place Classical and Contemporary in the Pre-competitive division.
2017 Youth America Grand Prix (Philadelphia, PA)
- CityDance Conservatory Dancers: Bruno Palheta, Brock Maye, Corbin Holloway, and Isabelle Zombron won across various categories, in both the Classical and Contemporary Dance Categories. See the full list of categories and awards.
- CityDance won 1st place “Ensemble” for “Fuego”, choreographed by Rob Priore.
- CityDance won “Outstanding School Award”.
2017 Youth America Grand Prix (Houston, TX)
- CityDance Conservatory Dancer Lope Lim wins 3rd place, Top 12, and Top 24, in the Classical Dance Category.
- CityDance Conservatory Dancers Robert Neisser and Isabelle Zombron wins Top 12, in the Contemporary Dance Category.
2017 Youth America Grand Prix (Atlanta, GA)We are thrilled to announce that Makani (2nd place "Classical"), Alexa and Cole (3rd place "Pas de Duex" with Cole receiving 3rd place "Classical") will be going to the YAGP New York Finals in April where they will perform for a national audience. Katherine Pawlowski was recognized as Top 24 "Classical."
2016 Youth America Grand Prix (Austin, TX)
- CityDance students: Kye Cooley, Caroline Hamilton, Katherine Pawlowski, Lara Segrillo, Thomas White, Jennifer Wienner and Makani Yerg, won across various categories, both classical and contemporary. See the full list of categories and awards.
- CityDance won “Top 12 Ensembles” for “Seven Arrows” choreographed by Therese Gahl.
- CityDance Guest Artist Stewart Loungway won the “Outstanding Choreography Award” for “Mockingbird” danced by Lara Segrillo in the Senior Contemporary Category.
2015 Youth America Grand Prix (Denver, CO)
- CityDance won the “Outstanding School Award”
- CityDance students: Andres Matthew August, Bridger Barksdale, Grace Cho, Kye Cooley, Jade Diouf, Mariana Gatto-Duran, Caroline Hamilton and Allegra Kirksy, won across various categories, both classical and contemporary. See the full list of categories and awards
Corbin Holloway Wins Hope Award at YAGP International Finals
Jade Diouf is a YoungArts Foundation Finalist!
Conservatory Dancer Named Potomac Youth of the Year
CityDance Petite Conservatory Dancers chosen as Fritz and Clara in Ballet West's Nutcracker at The Kennedy Center
Conservatory Dancers at Prestigious Summer Programs
Petite Conservatory Dancer Wins at YAGP Finals
Petite Conservatory Dancer Wins YAGP Hope Award
Makani Yerg Selected as Finalist at Prix de Lausanne
Conservatory Dancer Alexa Torres Joins The Sibiu Ballet Theatre (Teatrul De Balet Sibiu)
CityDance receives "Outstanding School Award" at Youth America Grand Prix, Philadelphia
Alisher Saburov Scholarship