Conservatory Program Conservatory for Contemporary Dance Arts
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Conservatory students in studio
Conservatory Students working in the studio

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Conservatory student performing
at Dancing in the Park, 2013

Faculty includes:

  • Mark Foehringer, Artistic Director, Ballet
  • Brian Fisher, Modern dance, rehearsal assistant
  • Heather Cooper, Contemporary Dance
  • Jill Yager, Jazz

Artists in residence:

  • Kara Davis, Contemporary Dance
  • Raphael Boumaila, Limon technique
  • Greg Dawson, Ballet

Guest faculty includes:

  • Gary Masters, Limon Technique
  • Jeanene Winston, Graham Technique
  • Diane Frank, Cunningham Technique
  • Lizz Roman, Contact improv
  • Portsha Jefferson, Haitian Dance
  • LaTanya Tigner, West African Dance
  • Arturo Fernandez, Ballet
  • Christian Burns, Contemporary Dance
  • Jekyns Pelaez, Ballet
  • Melanie Hawkes, Ballet
  • James Graham, GAGA
  • Sidra Bell, Contemporary Dance

Fall 2013

All Conservatory classes are hosted at San José State University Dance Studios

The fall semester begins August 18. Please contact Artistic Director Mark Foehringer for additional information

The Conservatory website will begin soon at Please check back soon for the latest information.

For intermediate and advanced dancers, aged 14 - 24, and professional dancers

Until the Conservatory website is up, parents can pay tuition here.

Click here for Fall 2013 information, registration and payment.

Pay Fall Tuition

Please contact treasurer Gary Lindsay at 510-703-9126 with any payment questions, or if you need a special arrangement. Use the dropdown in the PayPal form below to make regular payments.

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Audition for CCDA's 2013-14 Season

Auditions were held August 1. If you are interested in joining the Conservtory mid-term, please email Artistic Directory to audition

Email Mark to register for the audition.

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