2019 International Summer Dance Intensive

June 3-14, 2019 + Aug 5-16, 2019

  • Ages 10-26
  • 6 levels
  • Choose 1-4 weeks
  • Housing and some scholarships available
Week 1: June 3-7
Week 2: June 10-14
Week 3: August 5-9
Week 4: August 12-16

Full Summer 2019 Details To Be Announced Soon!!

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

anita-youngAnita Young is on the faculty at the Royal Ballet School of London, teaching its elite upper school students from around the world both year-round and during the summer. Anita trained at The Royal Ballet School and joined The Royal Ballet in 1968. As soloist, she danced many principal roles and received the Evening Standard Award for Achievement. On leaving The Royal Ballet, Anita joined the Northern Ballet Theatre as Ballet Mistress and taught The Royal Ballet School Junior Associates. Anita specializes in Cecchetti Major examination work and has been a guest teacher for schools and companies in the UK, Malta, Germany, USA, South Africa, Italy and Canada. After working for Central School of Ballet, Anita joined the faculty of The Royal Ballet School in 2004.

karin-avertyKarin Averty Year-round Faculty at American Ballet Theatre’s JKO School, and Summer Faculty at Boston Ballet School, Rock School, Ballet West and other top organizations. Continue Reading >

dusty-buttonDusty Button One of the world’s best-known dancers, Dusty Button was born in South Carolina and began her dance training at the age of 7. At age 16, she moved to New York City to train at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre. Continue Reading >

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

natalya-zeigerNatalya Lushina Zeiger, Classical Ballet – Former Bolshoi Ballet soloist, The Rock School top faculty member, YAGP Master Faculty/Judge Continue Reading > 

alexei_moskalenkoAlexei Moskalenko, Classical Ballet + Pas De Deux – Former Bolshoi; YAGP Associate Artistic Director/Master Faculty/Judge Continue Reading > 


Jacqueline Porter, Classical Ballet – 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 Continue Reading > 


June 3-14, 2019 + August 5-16, 2019

Take 2.5 hours of contemporary daily with NYC’s HOTTEST Contemporary Jazz teacher, Past faculty includes Nick Palmquist, Dwight Rhoden, Dusty Button, Alicia Graf Mack, Drew Jacoby, and Tokyo.

$350 per student per week

Send video for consideration to: info@thedallasconservatory.org / Subject: Contemporary Track Inquiry


  • 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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