Summer Dance Intensives

Summer 2019 Details To Be Announced Soon!!

As always, The Dallas Conservatory has assembled an astounding faculty of internationally known teachers and choreographers.

2018 International Summer Dance Intensive

  • Ages 10-26
  • 6 levels
  • Choose 1-4 weeks
  • Housing and some scholarships available
Week 1: June 4-8
Week 2: June 11-15
Week 3: August 6-10
Week 4: August 13-17

misha-tchoupakov-2Misha Tchoupakov, Classical Ballet, Partnering + Character (Week 1) – YAGP Rehearsal Director/Master Faculty/Judge; Faculty Member, University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA); former Bolshoi

adam-mckinneyAdam McKinney, Modern (Horton) (Week 1) – Former dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Béjart Ballet Lausanne, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, and Milwaukee Ballet; Faculty at TCU School of Classical & Contemporary Dance

natalya-zeigerNatalya Lushina Zeiger, Classical Ballet (Weeks 1 + 2) – Former Bolshoi Ballet soloist, The Rock School top faculty member, YAGP Master Faculty/Judge

ausia-cropped-2Ausia Jones, Contemporary  (Week 2) – Two-time YAGP Outstanding Choreographer, TDC Alumna, and current USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance student

1830Michael Vernon, Classical Ballet (Week 3) – YAGP Judge/Master Faculty; Former performer with the Royal Ballet, the Royal Opera Ballet, and London Festival Ballet, Ballet Faculty at Indiana University, former ballet master and resident choreographer of Eglevsky Ballet

palmquistNick Palmquist, Contemporary Jazz + Theater Dance (Week 3) – STEPS on Broadway Faculty, Instagram sensation, performer with Radio City, The Tonight ShowSaturday Night Live, and American Dance Machine for the 21st Century

Kathryn Morgan, Classical Ballet (August 11, 16, 17) – YAGP Judge/Master Faculty; Former principal dancer with the National Ballet of Canada and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Social media superstar, former New York City Ballet soloist

alexei_moskalenkoAlexei Moskalenko, Classical Ballet + Pas De Deux (Week 4) – Former Bolshoi; YAGP Associate Artistic Director/Master Faculty/Judge

dwight_rhoden-1Dwight Rhoden, Contemporary (Week 4) – Founding Artistic Director/Resident Choreographer of Complexions Contemporary Ballet; former teacher and Artist in Residence at Juilliard and NYU; choreographer for SYTYCD; created works for artists including Prince, Kelly Clarkson, U2


Jacqueline Porter, Classical Ballet (Weeks 1-4) – Founding Artistic Director of TDC; 3-time recipient of YAGP Outstanding School Award; 2-time recipient of  YAGP Outstanding Teacher Award; trained 100+ soloist and ensemble winning dancers since 2010


August 6-17

Take 2.5 hours of contemporary daily with NYC’s HOTTEST Contemporary Jazz teacher, Nick Palmquist (week 1) and world-renowned choreographer and co-Director of Complexions Contemporary Dance, Dwight Rhoden (week 2)

$350 per student per week

Send video for consideration to: [email protected]


  • AUGUST 11 | Professional Dance Career Day with Kathryn Morgan (social media superstar, former NYCB) and Michael Vernon. Includes masterclasses for Int/Advanced, ages 10–Adult, Q+A regarding college and professional track, and conversations with dance pros in Dance Marketing/PR, and Dance Medicine/Therapy


  • Six levels, beginning to professional, ages 8 to 26.
  • Tuition is $650/week or $2,500/4 weeks
  • Housing is available for $400/week with 1) host families or 2) in the TDC condo (walkable, shopping area, can do own cooking). Please inquire.
  • Only the top two levels (Intermediate III and Advanced) of each discipline will receive the full guest faculty experience. Intermediate II and below receive The Dallas Conservatory’s multi-award-winning year-round and regular guest faculty led by 2-time YAGP Outstanding Teacher, Jacqueline Porter.
  • A one week-only option is offered as space permits.
  • Teaching is hands-on, with lots of personal correction in boutique classes of 36 dancers or less.
  • Out of town dancers and international students are encouraged to apply via digital audition – see link below


  • Alicia Graf Mack, Juilliard Director of Dance; former Alvin Ailey principal
  • Dusty Button, Former Principal Dancer, Boston Ballet
  • Nilas Martins, Former Principal Dancer NYCB, YAGP Judge
  • Scott Fowler, Master Faculty/Judge American Dance Awards, LA Dance Magic,  Movin’ Out, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Chicago the Movie
  • Carlos Dos Santos, International Master Teacher and Choreographer
  • Katrina Killian, Leading Faculty, SAB; former New York City Ballet soloist
  • Francisco Gella, Francisco Gella Danceworks; award-winning choreographer
  • Jeff Rogers, YAGP Master Faculty/Judge; Company Teacher Ballet West
  • Gisele Bethea, American Ballet Theatre
  • Francois Perron, Leslie Browne, Willdabeast, Tokyo, and more
  • TDC Faculty and TDC Regular Guest Faculty

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