Professional Division - Classical Training Program

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

GEORGE BIRKADZE

Mr. Birkadze specializes in all areas of classical dance and choreography.  He is highly regarded for his coaching of both female and male advanced students, his pupils continue to seek his guidance as they join the most prestigious companies and schools around the world.  Hailing from one of the world’s greatest schools and having danced around all the world, Mr. Birkadze is undoubtedly a fountain of knowledge. His passion and dedication for dance, art, and history is nothing short of inspiring.

This program, curated by Mr. Birkadze, is designed to best prepare advanced students to successfully enter life in a professional company. The environment is designed to help artists thrive as they prepare for this big step in their careers, emphasizing strong classical technique, performance opportunities, versatility, and developing individual artistry.

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

ASHLEY ELLIS

American Ballerina, Ashley Ellis is stepping down from her role as Principal Dancer of Boston Ballet in May of 2021, to take on the role of Associate Director of the Classical Training Program at TDC. She will be passing on an abundance of rich knowledge from her time dancing on stages around the world, working with some of the world’s most prominent choreographers, and working alongside internationally acclaimed dancers. Ms. Ellis holds a wealth of knowledge and experience which will be of great value to future generations.

Joining her husband and Artistic Director of the program, George Birkadze, Ms. Ellis will teach and coach dancers to prepare them as versatile artists who have an impact in the world of dance.

CTP
Housing

Luxury apartment style living,  just a 1 minute walk to TDC Frisco studios!

 

24-HOUR CONCIERGE

RESORT STYLE POOL

FITNESS CENTER

IN-HOME LAUNDRY

GAME ROOM LOUNGE

INDOOR & OUTDOOR

COMMON AREAS

 

Shared 1 bedroom  (2 dancers)    $11,200/yr   ($5,600/semester)

Shared 2 bedroom  (4 dancers)    $9,000/yr   ($4,500/semester)

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