There’s no better gauge of a program’s success than the accomplishments of its alumni – and no prouder moment for the School of Dance.
Our Classical Ballet graduates have enjoyed successful careers in dance, including becoming soloists, principal dancers, choreographers and artistic directors with the American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet and the Joffrey Ballet, among many others.
Graduates of our Contemporary Dance program have gone on to careers as dancers and choreographers for companies such as the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the Martha Graham Ensemble, along with starting their own companies. Some graduates have even worked as commercial dance performers for Lady Gaga, Janet Jackson and Beyoncé.
High school dance alumna Rebecca Soldinger has found a home in television, working as a producer for the Emmy Award-winning "Rachael Ray" talk show.
Alumnus and award-winning choreographer Juel D. Lane shares his greatest takeaways from his time in school. He frequently returns to campus as a guest artist, and will soon release a new creative work.
Gillian Murphy, principal ballerina with the American Ballet Theatre studied at UNCSA and won the Princess Grace Award and appeared as a guest artist all over the world.
Contemporary Dance alumnus Ashley Lindsey shares how his time at UNCSA led him to perform with Limon Dance Company for seven years after graduation.
From choreographing Tony Award-winning shows to leading her own company, choreographer, performer and Dance alumna Camille A. Brown does it all.
To say Helen Simoneau is busy is a bit of an understatement. This year alone she has performed in the Dance Stages Shanghai Dance Festival, choreographed for the Oregon Ballet Theatre and completed a UNCSA residency.
For dancer and choreographer Juel D. Lane, life is all about breaking through boundaries, and giving back to the school that gave him the confidence to do it.
As a soloist for American Ballet Theatre, Blaine Hoven has performed on stages across the country and around the world. Before joining ABT in 2003, he was a student in the School of Dance's High School Ballet program.