The Dallas Conservatory consistently brings in world-renowned guests to teach Masterclasses and Workshops. These performers and teachers come from all over the globe to share their expertise and experience with both the students of The Dallas Conservatory and the Dallas Dance and Theatre communities.



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.


Rescheduled to October 2018. More info coming soon!

Former Miami City Ballet dancers Rebecca King Ferraro and Michael Sean Breeden teach a unique masterclass that combines a neoclassical style of ballet with dance history, creating a fun and educational experience for students of all ages.  The duo shares with their students a passion for the style of dance required to dance Balanchine ballets, especially the intricacies and slight variations that make the neoclassical style of ballet so special.



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
$125 for one-hour center Ballet class + personalized feedback including recommendation on choice of variation for 2019.

Space is limited. Early registration is encouraged.

Details for Attendees:
Dancers should be prepared to show 20 seconds of any Contemporary solo or Classical variation (on pointe for ages 12-18, half pointe only for ages 8-11). This can be a solo from the past, or one under consideration for 2019. If you do not have a variation, please do a short combination showing your strength (adagio, petit allegro or grand allegro). Please have music on your phone, cued to where you will start.

All students should arrive to warm up between 9-9:15 a.m. Dancers should be thoroughly warm by 9:55 a.m. An elective group warm up barre will be given by TDC Faculty free of charge at 9:20-9:50 a.m.


June 16th

FOR CONTEMPORARY AND JAZZ LOVERS OF ALL AGES, SYTYCD superstar MIA MICHAELS presents “Two Open Masterclasses for Ages 8-Adult” on Saturday, June 16th!!!

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Intermediate Contemporary | Ages 8-Adult

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Advanced Contemporary | Ages 12-Adult

International Summer Dance Intensive (ISDI) Students: $95
Students not registered for ISDI: $115
Professional Rate: $45


21366904_1849027081780384_1345831653933004689_oThe Dallas Conservatory is THRILLED to announce Desmond RichardsonCo-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Fall Sunday Masterclass Series for 2 levels, advanced/professional and Intermediate/advanced (non-professionals are by audition only) ages 10-adult. Audition today!

Read about Desmond Richardson

See video of last week’s masterclass 

October 29 + November 5

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm | Advanced/Pro | Ballet

1:45 pm – 3:15 pm | Intermediate/Advanced | Contemporary

$135 Series Tuition ($55 per class)

$25 Professional Rate. Must show pay stub, union card or contact. 

Nilas Martins is a­ former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet and is a renowned Repetiteur for the George Balanchine Trust who stages ballets for companies and schools domestically and internationally. Mr. Martins will present an Advanced Ballet Masterclass at The Dallas Conservatory.

nilas-masterclass-landing-page-octoberMonday, October 2
5:15 pm – 7:15 pm | Advanced Ballet

$45 Tuition 

Space is extremely limited and admission is by audition only. Interested applicants should submit a recent video of themselves in a ballet class or ballet performance (applicant must be easily identifiable) to [email protected]. Subject Title: (Name) TDC Audition.


Read about how to audition here  > 


Read about our past and current season’s guests here  >

Ausia passe 1

Start your conversation HERE.

Inquire about summer, full-time, or academics-only.

Click Here to Read Sara Mearns’ Bio
Image Map Image Map