Our Mission

The California Conservatory of Dance – Our Mission

With the many dance forms demanded by audiences worldwide, a dance school must embrace diversity as well as excellence. The California Conservatory of Dance, located in Mission Viejo, In the heart of Orange County, provides dancers with the cross-training they will need to succeed competitively. With two complete programs taught in The CCD’s expansive facility, entering students have the option of training in the best of the classical and contemporary realm. Teachers, who are certified in the American Ballet Theatre’s® National Training Curriculum, provide a solid technical base for both aspiring professional dancers and those taking classes for the pure joy of dancing. By collocating two powerful programs, The CCD enables classical and modern dancers to receive high-quality instruction in both art forms with teaching consistency that only a single location can provide. For those interested in recreational dancing, Pilates, fitness training and open classes, the CCD offers a variety of open classes and an on-site fitness room with a full range of circuit-training equipment.

“Any studio can offer a dance class, but to succeed professionally, a dancer must have a holistic training and emerge prepared to deal with everything, from auditions to nutrition.”

— Melissa Allen Bowman

Artistic Director of ABT® Summer Intensives and ABT® National Training Curriculum Advisor and Examiner


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