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Where are they Now?

UA School of Dance BFA Graduates

The following list is compiled of various types of employment that the UA School of Dance Alumni were placed in after their completion of a BFA degree. The list begins with the most recent and current running contracts along with other noted contracts fulfilled by former BFA graduates.

Ballet Companies
Ballet Nebraska – Julia Rose Zukaitis, Elena Carter
Rochester Ballet, NY- Megan Kamler, Kelly Moeller, Shannon Rodriguez
Florida Dance Theater-Molly Alher, Eric Linder
James Sewell Ballet – Minneapolis, MN - Sara Hanes, Jayden Reddy
Ballet Tucson, AZ- Deanna Donchez, Nadia Ali
Ballet Nouveau/Wonderbound, Denver,Co- Candice Bergeron, Corbin Kalinowski, Colby Foss
California Ballet- Ilana Jonas (soloist)
City Ballet of San Diego, CA- Laura Kaufman, Geoff Gonzalez
Stadttheater Bremerhaven, Germany- Liz Tolles
John C. Art Ballet, Orange County, CA-Cassie Salmon
Joffrey II, Chicago, IL & Suzanne Farrell Ballet- Jesse Campbell
Smuin Ballet, San Francisco, CA-Weston Krukow
Grupo Corpo in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil-Alicia Nascimento Castro
Ballet Hispanico II-Ana Estrada, Cole Vernon
Nevada Ballet Theatre-Jenny Lindsay Warren
Pacific Northwest Ballet –Deb Kenner (faculty)
Las Vegas Ballet, NV- Alyssa Dale, Shay Lucey
Ballet Austin, TX- Kelsey Davis
Houston Ballet, TX- Caleb Mitchell
American Ballet Theatre, NYC & Washington Ballet, DC - Amanda Cobb

Modern, Contemporary & Jazz Companies
Giordano Dance Chicago- Adam Houston, Natasha Overturff, Josh Carter, Zac Heller
Giordano II, Chicago, IL- Jack Halbert
Limón Dance Company, NYC- Alex McBride
Eisenhower Dance, Detroit, MI- Katheryn Larsen
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago- Michael Gross
Paul Taylor II, NYC-Amanda Stevensen
Royal Flux, Los Angeles,CA- Bridgett Krouse
Larry Keigwin + Co., New York, NY- Kacie Boblit, Emily Shoen
Lar Lubovitch Dance Company , NYC -  Bart Cowperthwaite
Odyssey Dance Theatre, Salt Lake City, UT- Greg Liles, Matt Lynady, Kelsey Walsh, Lane Blue, Laura Kaufman, Breanne Wilson
Lehrer Dance, Buffalo, NY- Ryan Moguel
BodyVox, Portland, OR -Zachary Carroll – former company member, current Rehearsal Director of 2nd Company
DanceWorks Chicago - Toni Lum , Cole Vernon
Thodos Dance Chicago- Annie Christiansen, Taylor Mitchel
Inaside Chicago Dance- Katie Kalwolski
The Big Muddy Dance Company, St. Louis, MO. - Eric Ostrand, Kelly Bitzer
BODYTRAFFIC, Los Angeles, CA,- Miguel Perez
Rasta Thomas’ Bad Boys of Dance, Los Angeles, CA- Bart Cowperthwaite
Koresh, Philadelphia, PA.-  Alexis Viator
Company E, Washington, DC- Amanda Englehardt
LA Contemporary Dance Company- Melissa Shade
Hubbard St II, Chicago- Miguel Perez

Broadway /Touring Shows
An American In Paris – Bart Cowperthwaite
An American In Paris (Paris, France production)- Weston Krukow
West Side Story- Anthony Raimondi
Cats, Wicked, Bring It On- Greg Haney
Billy Elliot- Nic Torres
Hairspray- Cory Campbell
Elf, The Musical- Sean Repetto
Phantom of the Opera, Las Vegas (dancer /rehearsal director) – Courtney Combs
Radio City Rockettes (NYC cast)- Mindy Moeller, Nicole Baker, Ashley Ayer
Movin’ Out- Shanya Harris, Stacey Harris

Cirque du Soleil Productions
Mystère (Las Vegas)-Ashley Lafferty
The Beatles LOVE (Las Vegas)- Gianni Howell , Alex Yonkovitch, Jacque Guimond
Elvis (Las Vegas )- Miguel Perez
Le Rev (Las Vegas)- Jon Curtis, Taylor Bradley
Cirque du Soleil /Toyko- Nick Duran

Las Vegas Shows
Jubilee-Sean Viator
Steve Wynn’s Show Stoppers- Taylor Bradley, Miguel Perez
The Donny & Marie Show, Las Vegas- Ashley Williams, Miguel Perez

*numerous graduates each year have contracts with:
Royal Caribbean (Including the Broadway production of Chicago)
Stiletto Entertainment
Norwegian Cruise Line
Holland America
Disney Cruise Line

Vocal Artists
Britney Spears (Las Vegas & world tour)-Gakenia Muguai
Ricky Martin (world tour)- Tori Evans
Celine Dion ( Las Vegas show & world tour) – Miguel Perez

Professional Talent Agencies*
*numerous graduates each year are represented by:
McDonald Selznick & Associates (MSA), LA & NYC
Bloch, LA & NYC
Clear Talent, LA
Go 2 Talent, LA

Spamalot /Palace Theatre, New Hampshire-Sissy Bell
National commercial for Nike- Michello Costello
Barbie Live World Tour- Tori Evans, Bridgett Krouse
The Lido, Paris, France- Justin Quandt
Tokyo Disney
St. Louis Muni Opera