Alumni News

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National Performance
International Performance
National Administrators, Directors, & Educators
St. Louis Performance
St. Louis Area Administrators, Directors, & Educators

National Performance

Tymberly Canale
performs with Big Dance Theater in New York City, alongside Mikhail Baryshnikov.
Jamie Graham performs in New York City with The Raving Jaynes, Jenny Rocha and Her Painted Ladies, Dances for A Variable Population, and Barbara Mahler.
Tara Webbe Filomena Cacciatore performs with TU Dance in Minnesota.
Eve Mason performs with Solevita Dance Company in Los Angeles, is founding co-director of Velocity Dance Conventions and Competitions, and has appeared on television shows such as MTV's MADE.
Julie Opiel performs with Ballet Memphis and Ashani Dances in Seattle.
Matthew Schmitz performs with Eisenhower Dance in Detroit.
Abby Ellison performs with Thodos Dance Chicago.
Hope Harl performs with Dancing Wheels in Cleveland.
Valerie Cortier performs with Eidolon Ballet and is the Director of the Summerdance program at Ballet Academy East in NYC.
Heather Brown is a principal company member with Chicago Human Rhythm Projects' performing tap ensemble, BAM!
Maggi Konkel Dueker danced with Giordano Dance Chicago II, Melissa Thodos and Dancers, Chicago Arts Project, Royal Caribbean Cruises and now teaches as an adjunct at Webster University.
Jennifer Huffman-Olivas performed with Diavolo Dance Theater in Los Angeles and now is adjunct faculty at Webster University and Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.
Dina Ballard Maticiuc performs with Aerial Dance Chicago and is their Community Program Assistant.
Mallory Gittemeier performs with Kacico Contemporary Dance Company, Voler Aerial Ensemble, and Gurukul Indian Dance Company in Kansas City, MO.
Amber Franek performs with and serves as outreach director for Advocate Arts in Atlanta.
Sandy Busken performs for Carnival Cruise Lines and teaches at University of the Arts and at Marymount Manhattan College.
Margaret Sarmiento performed in the national touring company of Sesame Street Live and She-Figured Dance Company in Martha's Vineyard. 

International Performance

Stacey Carlson
performs and teaches aerial arts, pilates and modern dance in South Africa.
Kelsey Keil trained, performed, and choreographed in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Jillian Lange performs in Acapulco, Mexico.
Laura Shelton performs as a freelance dancer in Europe.
Rain Stippec performed throughout China and now is Department Assistant for the Department of Dance at Webster University.
Hannah Grigereit performed and choreographed at Song & Song Music Lounge in Haikou, Hainan, China.

National Administrators, Directors, & Educators

Cornelius Carter 
is chair of the Dance Department at the University of Alabama.
Angela Fleddermann Miller is Assistant Professor at Millikin University.
Tara Webb is the Youth Program Administrator for the Paul Taylor Dance Company in NYC.
Tyne Shillingford is Co-Founder/Assistant Artistic Director for Chicago Verge Dance Theatre.
Heather Sultz is director of SultzDance and Keyhole Residencies, based in Los Angeles.
Amanda (Eresh) Farrar is Executive Director of Barrel of Monkeys Productions in Chicago.
Regina Laughlin is dance project coordinator for Princess Cruise Lines.
Sherry Schmidt directs dancers at Harrah's Resorts. 

St. Louis Performance

Sam Mitchell
performs with MADCO and Karlovsky & Company Dance.
Claire Hilleren performs with MADCO.
Marcus Johnson performs with MADCO.
Jessica Manker performs with MADCO
Miranda Miller performs with The Big Muddy Dance Company.
Meredith McLaughlin performs with The Big Muddy Dance Company.
Summer Beasley performs with Leverage Dance Theater, Karlovsky & Company Dance, and is Head of Dance at Mary Institute Country Day School.
Paige Walden performed with Leverage Dance Theater, is co-founder of The Helix Effect, and performs with Karlovsky & Company Dance.
Audrey Simes performed with Leverage Dance Theater and is co-director of The Helix Effect.
Ashley McQueen performs with Common Thread Contemporary Dance Company.
Raii Morehead performs with Common Thread Contemporary Dance Company.
Janele Oros performs with Common Thread Contemporary Dance and Dawn Karlovsky & Dancers.
Melissa Turvey performs with Common Thread Contemporary Dance.
Loryl Breitenbach performs with ANNONYArts and Turn of Change Dance Collective.
Nicki Tipton Tallent performs with ANNONYArts.
Amanda Edgar is a founding member of En L'air Aerial Dance Company.
Ashreale McDowell performs with Beyond Measure Dance Theater Company.

St. Louis Area Administrators, Directors, and Educators

Sheila Rabbitt 
directs Sheila Rabbitt and Dancers.
Lorianne Hagan is adjunct faculty in dance at Webster University.
Ellen Isom is adjunct faculty at Webster University and works with Stages and Visitation High School.
Dianna Andrews Gaither is an adjunct professor at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, owner of Turning Pointe Academy of Dance in Maryville, IL and co-founder of Turn of Change Dance Collective.
Lindsay (Kelly) Stewart 
is co-founder of Turn of Change Dance Collective, is a lecturer at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and teaches for the Center of Creative Arts.