Faculty

Jacqueline Porter

JACQUELINE PORTER

FOUNDING ARTISTIC AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Ballet, Pointe, Variations, Theatre Dance, Jazz Technique

Twice named YAGP’s Outstanding Teacher (2015, 2013) at the semi-finals of the famed international ballet competition, Jacqueline Porter was an award-winning Highland Dancer before beginning professional ballet training with the …Continue reading

Clair Culin

ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF PARK CITIES STUDIOS AND THE DALLAS CONSERVATORY

Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Tap

CLAIR CULIN  re-located from Atlanta in 2012 to teach and choreograph for Park Cities Studios and The Dallas Conservatory.  In 2018 she was named Associate Artistic Director for both … Continue reading

Olga Pavlova

OLGA PAVLOVA

Rehearsal Director and Senior Faculty

Ballet, Pointe, YAGP coaching

OLGA PAVLOVA, Russian prima ballerina, was born in Moscow, Russia, graduated from the famed Bolshoi Ballet Academy and has an impressive 30 years of professional career on stage as a classical principle ballerina. She also holds a Master degree in Teaching … Continue reading

Kate Kuether

Kate Kuether

Rehearsal Director and Senior Faculty

Ballet, Pointe, Coaching

Kate Kuether, TTC Dip, ARAD, ISTD, grew up in Gloucestershire, England, and trained at the prestigious Royal Ballet School in London, under the direction of … Continue reading

Sean Smith

Sean Smith

Rehearsal Director, Senior Faculty and Choreographer

Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap

A native of Vancouver, British Columbia, Sean Smith has received training from The Ailey School, Toronto Dance Theatre and Goh Ballet Academy Canada … Read about him in Wold Arts Today

John Kuether

Instructor

Theater Faculty

JOHN KUETHER is thrilled to be returning to The Dallas Conservatory after spending two years in Hamburg, Germany …Continue reading

Vincent Hardy

VINCENT HARDY

INSTRUCTOR AND CHOREOGRAPHER

Contemporary, Coaching

Vincent Hardy danced for Complexions Contemporary Ballet under the direction of Desmond Richardson and Dwight Rhoden before earning his masters of Fine Arts from … Continue reading

Amanda Durbin

INSTRUCTOR

Theater Faculty

Amanda comes to us from Hamilton Park Magnet School where she served as the Head Theatre Arts Director since 2012 …  Continue reading

Christi Murphy

INSTRUCTOR

Theater Faculty

Christi Murphy is a deeply experienced acting teacher, coach, and director with more than 20 years of experience working …  Continue reading

Jenny Durbin Smith

JENNY DURBIN SMITH

INSTRUCTOR AND CHOREOGRAPHER

Hip Hop, Jazz Funk

JENNY DURBIN SMITH is an award-winning choreographer and teacher, whose dynamic choreography has been featured on many national television commercials, industrials, films, reality television shows, and international stages. She is currently … Continue reading

Michael D’Andre Childs

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MUSICAL THEATER FACULTY + RESIDENT MUSIC DIRECTOR

Singing

MICHAEL D’ANDRE CHILDS is an accomplished Director, Music Director, Composer, Playwright, Choreographer, and Actor who is blessed to once again share his gifts with DFW… Continue reading

Isaac Leaverton

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VOICE TEACHER AND MUSIC DIRECTOR

Singing

Isaac Leaverton is a voice and music practitioner in the Dallas area.  In the fall of 2016, he completed his Master’s Degree in a vocal pedagogy program at the Guildford School of Acting in England, where also performed as an active member of the London Symphony Chorus… Continue reading

Stevo McMaryion

STEVO MCMARYION

INSTRUCTOR AND CHOREOGRAPHER

Jazz, Coaching

STEPHEN “STEVO” MCMARYION realized his passion for dance, he joined the West Texas A& M University program studying ballet and modern.  He has since trained in many different styles … Continue reading

Kathryn Morgan

INSTRUCTOR

 Classical Ballet

Kathryn Morgan began studying ballet at age three in Mobile, Alabama under the direction of Winthrop Corey, a former principal dancer with the National Ballet of Canada and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet … Continue reading

Matt Rivera

INSTRUCTOR

 Ballet

Matt Rivera has worked for 28 years as a professional dancer, choreographer, dance captain and instructor. He got his start with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, then moved on to Ballet Chicago, Feld Ballet in NYC, and Tharp! Ballet. … Continue reading

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