PURSUING A DEGREE IN DANCE

Tara-Jean Canlon (2016)
Pursuing a BFA in Dance at Boston Conservatory.
Abigail Frasco (2016)
Pursuing a BFA in Dance at University of Michigan.
Kristina Kong (2016)
Pursuing a BFA in Dance at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.
Christopher Odoms (2016)
Pursuing a BFA in Dance at Montclair State University.
Victoria Strata (2016)
Pursuing a BFA in Dance at Montclair State University.
Jaimie Berube (2015)
Pursuing a BFA in Dance at Muhlenberg College.
Corinne Chowansky (2015)
Pursuing a BFA in Dance at Marymount Manhattan College.
Brynne Harper (2015)
Studying at Vancouver Arts Umbrella’s Graduate Program in Vancouver, BC.
Gioia Grasso (2015)
Pursuing a BFA in Dance at SUNY Purchase.
Amanda Killmer (2015)
Pursuing a BFA in Dance with a concentration in choreography at Marymount Manhattan College.
Mary Mallaney (2015)
A member of the inaugural BFA class at USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance in California.
Gabrielle Ward (2015)
Pursuing a BA in Dance at Richard Stockton College.
Alexandra Dalli (2014)
Pursuing a BFA in Dance at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.
Allyson Gonzalez (2014)
Pursuing a BFA in Dance at University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
Shannon Scully (2014)
Pursuing a BA in Dance with a focus on dance education at Marymount Manhattan College.
Lauren Stucko (2014)
Pursuing a BFA in Dance at George Mason University. Currently MIP2 Program Manager for NJDTE.
Karissa Traina (2014)
Pursuing a BFA in Dance at Montclair State University.
Michael Wang (2014)
Pursuing a BFA in Dance at Marymount Manhattan College. Participating in Jacob’s Pillow & Nederlands Dans Theater summer intensives in 2016.
Conner Bormann (2013)
Pursuing a BFA in Dance at The Juilliard School.
Emily Grable (2013)
Pursuing a BFA in Dance at SUNY Purchase.
Nicole Killmer (2013)
Pursuing a BFA in Dance at Marymount Manhattan College.
Kara Menendez (2013)
Pursuing a BFA in Dance at Marymount Manhattan College. Participating in NW Dance Project’s 2016 summer intensive.
Sydney Thornell (2013)
Pursuing a BFA in Dance at the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Ellen Mihalick (2013)
Currently dancing with Exit 12 Dance Company and JUNTOS Collective, and is a barre fitness instructor at Exhale. Performed as a Rockette in the 2013 Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
Gianna-Leigh Bastar (2011)
Received a BFA in Dance from Montclair State University in 2015.
Jenna Capizzi (2011)
Received a BFA in Dance from the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program in 2015. Currently NJDTE’s Administrative Associate and on the modern faculty, and is a demonstrator for Milton Myers’ Horton classes in NYC.
Madelyn Eltringham (2011)
Received a BFA from Dance from SUNY Purchase in 2015. Studied in London at the London Contemporary Dance School, and is currently on NJDTE’s modern faculty.
Olivia Frasco (2011)
Received a BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School in 2015.
Samuel Asher Kunzman (2011)
Received BFA in Dance from the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program in 2015, and is currently a member of Peridance Contemporary Dance Company. A talented emerging choreographer, he has choreographed two works for the Ensemble, and is an NJDTE AiR® Program choreographic residency recipient. He recently presented a trio at NJDTE’s INKUBATE® outdoor performance series, and his dance film READY, produced by Nel Shelby, will be released in 2016.
Magdalyn Segale (2010)
Received a BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School in 2014. She recently performed in Cally Spooner’s installation at the New Museum in NYC. An NJDTE AiR® Program choreographic residency recipient, she presented a new duet at NJDTE’s INKUBATE® outdoor performance series in June 2016.
Shanna Irwin (2010)
Received a BFA in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College in 2014. Currently a member of Complexions Contemporary Ballet.
Clare Mallaney (2010)
Studied at Marymount Manhattan College with a concentration in composition and at San Francisco Conservatory of Dance’s selective year-round program. Currently the assistant to choreographer Danielle Russo, and was previously the assistant to choreographer Sidra Bell.
Justin Rivera (2010)
Received a BFA in Dance from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts in 2013. Currently dancing with Matthew Westerby Company.
Megan Callaghan (2009)
Received a BFA in Dance from Florida State University in 2013.
Caroline Dietz (2009)
Received a BFA in Dance from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts in 2012. Currently dancing with Carolyn Dorfman Dance.
Megan Guinta (2009)
Received a BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase College in 2013. Certified GYROTONIC® instructor.
Samantha Parsons (2009)
Received a BFA in Dance from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts in 2012.
Laura McNeill (2008)
Received a BFA in Dance from The Boston Conservatory in 2012. Danced with Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY (Seattle), and is a certified Fascial Stretch Therapist.
Jessica Berube (2007)
Received a BFA in Dance from George Mason University in 2011.
Steffi Cheong (2007)
Received a BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase in 2011. Currently dancing with ODC (San Francisco) and was a member of DanceWorks in Chicago.
Brittany Servidio (2007)
Received BFA in Dance from Towson University in 2011.
Darwin Black (2006)
Currently dancing with TU Dance (Minnesota). Previously danced with Sacramento Ballet, MOMIX, and RIOULT, among others. Studied at The Ailey School on Fellowship.
Sarah Kramer (2006)
Received a BA in Dance from University of Maryland in 2010. Founding member of alight dance theater (Washington, DC).
Christina Soto (2006)
Received a BFA in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College in 2010. Currently dancing with Triodance Collective under the direction of Barbie Diewald, and is living and teaching dance in NJ.
Lauren Cicero (2004)
Studied at The Ailey School. On faculty at Kaye Lynn Studio (Edison, NJ).
Jennifer Hegarty (2004)
Received a BFA in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College in 2008. Currently dancing with Dance NOW! Miami.
Corey Bliss (2003)
Received a BFA in Dance, cum laude from The Ailey/Fordham BFA Program in 2007. Marketing Associate for NJDTE. Danced with BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance. Apprenticed with Stephen Petronio Company and RIOULT.
Brielle Kruse (2003)
Received a BFA degree in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College in 2007.
Onnie Mancino (2003)
Received a BFA degree in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College in 2007.
Troy Ogilvie (2003)
Received a BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School in 2007. Currently a cast member at Sleep No More, dancer for the Metropolitan Opera’s Prince Igor, co-producer TEDxGowanus, and Managing Editor of the blog Dancer’s Turn. Previously danced with Gallim Dance, Sidra Bell Dance NY and Peter Sellars. Presented “RESET,” a solo production.
Nicole Tompkins (2003)
Recieved a BFA degree in Dance from SUNY Purchase in 2007.
Laura-Ann Marino (2002)
Received a BFA degree in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College in 2006. Member of the Knicks City Dancers for 2015-16.
Jessica Batten (2001)
Received a BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase in 2005. NJDTE and The Joffrey School Ballet Faculty. Currently Director of Dance at The Putney School in Vermont. Danced with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Ballet Hispanico, Nimbus Dance Works, and Cedar Lake II.
Molly Fitzgerald (2001)
Studied at The Ailey School. Danced with Opus Dance Theatre, performed with choreographer Kate Skarpetowska, and performed project with David Parsons.
Taylor Garrabrant (2001)
Received a BFA in Dance from Adelphi in 2005 and studied at Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Guest faculty at Joffrey School and Adelphi University.
Lauren Majewski (2001)
Studied at National Ballet of Canada School and toured with them to Japan. Danced with Houston Ballet and National Ballet of Canada.
Susan Paulson (2001)
Received a BFA in Dance from Codarts (Rotterdam, Netherlands) and studied at SUNY Purchase. Co-founder of Le Broke Lab (Montreal). Artistic Associate at Springboard Danse Montreal. Danced with with Cas Public (Montreal) and Kyle Bukhari.
Kristin Licata (2000)
Received a BFA in Dance from the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program 2004. Currently dancing with Matthew Westerby Company, Valerie Green/Dance Entropy, Felice Lesser Dance Theater, and Regina Nejman & Co. Previously danced with Dayton Contemporary II, Nathan Trice and Vox Lumiere, Performed works by Alvin Ailey, William Forsythe, Robert Battle, Elise Monte and Joyce Trisler.
Lisa Rumbauskas (1999)
Received a BFA in Dance from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts. ABT certified instructor. Performed with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and in the touring companies of the Broadway shows Swing, Saturday Night Fever and West Side Story, as well as Opus Dance Theatre.
Sarah H. Paulson (1998)
Received a BFA from Syracuse University. Currently creating and producing as a multi-media performance artist in Brooklyn, NY.