Creating a new pre-professional path for the world’s most talented dancers.
The CLI Conservatory is a groundbreaking new program designed to prepare students to enter the professional world of dance. Each year, up to 40 students are chosen from thousands of applications from around the world for a rigorous 9 month training program. Led by 100+ world-renowned instructors, students will get the training, tools, and opportunities to pursue their dreams.
The Conservatory experience includes:
6 days/week training in all styles
The support of 40 other dancers and the international CLI Studios community
Support from faculty’s network
Direct exposure to job opportunities and talent agents
Personal brand-building guidance
Industry training and job experience to build their resume
Join the experience & audition
Dancers around the world will have the opportunity to train with Conservatory students, audition for a coveted spot in the CLI Conservatory, follow the journey of all 38 dancers, and learn what it takes to become a professional dancer. You’ll be able to:
- Audition from anywhere for the Conservatory in-person
- Follow the Conservatory students’ journey via video updates, social media, Q&A, and community posts
- Join contests, challenges, and auditions for a chance to attend special sessions at the Conservatory in-person
- Get advice and insight into navigating the path to become a professional dancer
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Meet the 2021-2022 students
Emiliano Jimenez Martinez@emiliano_jiminez
Liah Van Duren@liah.mickole
Meet the 2021-2022 faculty
Deshawn Da Prince
BBoy El Nino
The CLI Conservatory is built for dancers, by dancers with a mission to create equal access to a high-caliber arts education. Nothing should stand in the way of a talented aspiring dancer having a successful career. We’re leveling the playing field and creating an experience that is designed to find and train the world’s best dancers, regardless of location or income.
Audition from anywhere, virtually
No need to plan trips around auditions
Apply for scholarships
Financial aid is available for CLI Studios and the Conservatory
Train with CLI Studios
Affordable dance education with the world’s best teachers
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