TDCA Faculty

Destine Grobe

Director of Education

DESTINÉ GROBE is in her 6th year as Director of Education with The Dallas Conservatory’s Academics Program (TDCA). She is a state and board certified teacher with over 14 years of experience in and out of the classroom. During her time in the public school district, Destiné has worked with general education students, children with disabilities, severely struggling students and gifted and talented learners. Continue reading

Stephanie Friedman

Math Specialist

Stephanie is a graduate of the University of Texas with a BS in Applied Learning and Development.  She has over 20 years of experience in the classroom in both the public and private school settings from grades 4th through high school. As a GT certified teacher and a math and STAAR testing specialist, she has a passing rate on state testing greater than 95%. 

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

TDCA Training Course Faculty:

Jacqueline Porter
Clair Culin
Jeff Amsden
Vincent Hardy

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