10th Anniversary Salute: Larissa and Gennadi Saveliev
August 5th

NEW FOR SERIOUS BALLET STUDENTS: Sunday, Aug 5th, internationally renowned YAGP Founders/Directors Larissa and Gennadi Saveliev are making a super-exclusive visit to TDC to commemorate the unusual work we have done in just 10 short years in building a public dance and theater complex for all ages, while simultaneously growing one of the top pre-professional programs for children 8-18 that exists in the world today! The husband/wife team will be teaching and spending 1-on-1 time with all YAGP 2019 hopefuls, no matter what school they attend.

August 5
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Two groups: Ages 8-12 | Ages 13-18


Education Series Event: Professional Dance Career Day
August 11

Education Series Event for 12-Adult: Professional Dance Career Day with Kathryn Morgan (social media superstar, former NYCB) and Michael Vernon (former Royal Ballet, one of the great teachers of the 20th century, now Chair of Ballet at America’s top university for classical ballet, Indiana University). Learn why college is back in style for dancers, and discuss the many dance-career related questions you have with two top “voices” in dance today!

12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. | Class 1: Kathryn Morgan Intermediate + Michael Vernon Advanced

2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. | Class 2: Kathryn Morgan Advanced + Michael Vernon Intermediate

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Talkback

TUITION: $45 per student, up to 2 parents per paying student may attend talkback at no charge.


Join us for our renowned Summer Dance + Theater programs: 

  • The Dallas Conservatory’s International Summer Dance Intensive Intensive Details »
  • Direct From Broadway Musical Theater Intensive
  • Beginner + Intermediate Classical Technique with Jacqueline Porter



Summer 2018

As always, The Dallas Conservatory (TDC) has assembled the most astounding collection of STAR dancers/choreographers/teachers under one roof in America. Dance and Musical Theatre Intensives of different varieties are offered at six levels, for ages 8 to adult through professional teachers. Teaching is hands-on, with lots of personal correction in boutique-sized classes.


YAGP Outstanding School ’18

We did it again! See our impressive list of winners.


Summer 2018 Calendar of Public Events

As part of our 10th Anniversary Celebration, our Summer 2018 International Dance + Theater Intensives, Masterclasses, Educational Events and Theater Field Trips are more unbelievable than ever!


Latest News

Featuring two stars of Russian Ballet in their farewell performances, the 2017 production of Rockefeller Christmas at the Majestic, presented by The Dallas Conservatory, was like none other! After performing for audiences all over the world. Olga Pavlova as Sugar Plum, and Yevgeni Anfinogenov as Cavalier, returned to Dallas and gave an unforgettable performance that drew rounds of applause and admiration from the crowd, in their final time on stage. The show also featured more than 100 TDC and Park Cities Studios singers and dancers performing jazz dancing, tap dancing, singing, and Act II of The Nutcracker complete with live gingerbread children, dancing flowers, and snow falling on stage! The Nutcracker suite featured TDC students Kali Kleiman, Madyson Grobe, Eden Ryder, Ali McKelvey, Riley Glover, Roya Rahimi, and Olivia Bell, with Charlotte Junge and Ally Whitley splitting the role of Clara. Vocal soloists included Kimberly Billings Oliver and Christian Jones. Auditions for next year’s show will be held in August! Stay tuned!


The Dallas Conservatory

The Dallas Conservatory (TDC) is a private performing arts school for talented and serious students of dance and theater, ages 8-18. Founded in 2010 by Jacqueline Porter, TDC offers world-class training and performance opportunities to prepare for a possible professional career.

Students are selected by audition for their professional potential and mental readiness to embark on the vigorous training required to turn passion for the arts into a profession. TDC students are trained, monitored and mentored to be competitive for 1) admission into America’s top arts universities, summer programs and apprentice companies, 2) college and summer scholarship offers, and 3) professional contracts.