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    Travis Wall (Virginia Beach, VA),  Nick Lazzarini (Sunnyvale, CA), and Teddy Forance (Southampton, MA), all past NYCDA National Outstanding Dancers – delighted the crowd at the 16 Annual Fire Island Dance Festival benefiting Dancers Responding To AIDS. 
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    Kayla Radomski (Denver, CO) is a past NYCDA National Outstanding dancer. She now continues to tour with JLO!
     
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    Clifton Brown (Phoenix, AZ) continues as a principal dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Don’t miss him at City Center, all of December, in NYC.
     
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    Dusty Button (Myrtle Beach, SC) is a featured dancer with Birmingham Royal Ballet in England.
     
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    Christian Denice  (Los Angeles, CA) continues to dance with River North.
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    Derek Hough  (Salt Lake City, UT) is the 1998 NYCDA National Junior Outstanding Dancer. He is currently featured on ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars,” seen here with current partner Jennifer Grey.
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    Melissa Hough (Glen Burnie, MD) was a principal solist with Boston Ballet and is now dancing with Houston Ballet.
     
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    Catherine Hurlin Westchester, NY) continues at the JKO program with American Ballet Theater.  She will be featured this year as ‘Clara’ in the ABT “Nutcracker.”  Pictured here with ABT principal dancer, Gillian Murphy. 
  • Adams
    Cameron Adams (Myrtle Beach, SC) is currently in her sixth Broadway show, “Promises, Promises.” She seen here performing at a benefit in NYC.
     
  • Beach
    Caroline Beach (Dallas, TX) is dancing with the Dresden Ballet.
     
  • Berg
    Kalyn Berg

    (AZ),  Emily Davis (FL), Madeleine Gardella (PA),  Jayci Kalb (AL), Payton Johnson (LA) and Michelle Quiner (NJ) will all be featured as ‘Clara’ in various casts of the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” this holiday season.

  • Bond
    Jon Bond

    (Orange County, CA) & Matt Rich (Las Vegas, NV) continue as featured dancers with Cedar Lakes Contemporary Dance in NYC, just completing performances at The Joyce Theater in NYC.

     

  • Brickley
    Deana Brickley (Orlando, FL) is currently a ‘Rockette’ in New York City.
     
  • Brown
    Clifton Brown (Phoenix, AZ) continues as a principal dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Don’t miss him at City Center, all of December, in NYC.
     
  • Button
    Dusty Button (Myrtle Beach, SC) is a featured dancer with Birmingham Royal Ballet in England.
     
  • Clemente
    Jacob Clemente

    (Albany, NY), our 2008 NYCDA National Mini Outstanding Dancer is currently starring as ‘Billy’ in “Billy Elliott” on Broadway!

  • Colanton
    Anthony Colanton (VA), Jakob Karr (FL), Chase Madigan (VA), and Robbie Nicholson (VA) recently completed their international tour of Rasta Thomas’ “Rock The Ballet.”
  • Cosculluela
    Angela Cosculluela (Miami, FL) toured 31 cities as ‘Clara’ for the ‘2009 Radio City Christmas Spectacular.’
     
  • Davis
    Emily Davis (FL), Kalyn Berg (AZ), Madeleine Gardella (PA),  Jayci Kalb (AL), Payton Johnson (LA) and Michelle Quiner (NJ) will all be featured as ‘Clara’ in various casts of the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” this holiday season. 
  • Deluna
    Dean Deluna

    (Dallas, TX) is on the National Tour of “West Side Story.”

  • Denice
    Christian Denice  (Los Angeles, CA) continues to dance with River North.
  • Easterling
    Bret Easterling

    (Palo Alto, CA) recently graduated from the Juilliard School and is dancing with Batsheva Dance Co. in Israel.

  • Fairchild
    Robbie Fairchild (Salt Lake City, UT) starred as ‘Romeo’ in New York City Ballet’s “Romeo and Juliet” at Lincoln Center. 
  • Forance
    Teddy Forance

    (Southampton, MA), Travis Wall (Virginia Beach, VA), and Nick Lazzarini (Sunnyvale, CA), all past NYCDA National Outstanding Dancers – delighted the crowd at the 16 Annual Fire Island Dance Festival benefiting Dancers Responding To AIDS.

  • Gardella
    Madeleine Gardella

    (PA),  Emily Davis (FL), Kalyn Berg (AZ), Jayci Kalb (AL), Payton Johnson (LA) and Michelle Quiner (NJ) will all be featured as ‘Clara’ in various casts of the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” this holiday season.

  • Goodwin
    Jaimie Goodwin (Virginia Beach, VA), Taja Riley (Virginia Beach, VA), both Past Nat’l Outstanding Dancers, and NYCA alum Jillian Meyers (Portland, OR) were recently featured with Annie Lenox on “Dancing With The Stars”.  
  • Goodwin
    Jaimie Goodwin (Virginia Beach, VA) spent much of 2009 touring with “The Bad Boys of Dance”.   Patrick Pugh, Robbie Nicholson, Adrian Lee and Robert Roldan are all NYCDA alum , as well. 
  • Green
    Cody Green (Vancouver, BC) was recently featured in the Broadway company of “Come Fly Away.”
  • Hellman
    Nicole Hellman (Miami, FL) is back from the international tour of “West Side Story”.  
  • Holker
    Allison Holker (Salt Lake City, UT), past  NYCDA Nat’l Outstanding Dancer, and Robert Roldan (Thousand Oaks, CA), past NYCDA Nat’l finalist, were GREAT on season 7 of SYTYCD!  Allison will be back on tour soon! 
  • Holker
    Allison Holker (Salt Lake City, UT) was featured as an ‘All Star’ on SYTYCD 7. She’ll be back on tour with NYCDA this season!
     
  • Hough
    Melissa Hough (Glen Burnie, MD) was a principal solist with Boston Ballet and is now dancing with Houston Ballet.
     
  • Hough
    Derek Hough  (Salt Lake City, UT) is the 1998 NYCDA National Junior Outstanding Dancer. He is currently featured on ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars,” seen here with current partner Jennifer Grey.
  • Hurlin
    Catherine Hurlin Westchester, NY) continues at the JKO program with American Ballet Theater.  She will be featured this year as ‘Clara’ in the ABT “Nutcracker.”  Pictured here with ABT principal dancer, Gillian Murphy. 
  • Hurlin
    Catherine Hurlin (Westchester, NY) is joining Athena Petrizzo (Brick, NJ)as ‘Clara’ in the American Ballet Theatre production of “The Nutrcracker”. 
  • Jensen
    Whitney Jensen  (Sandy, UT) continues with Boston Ballet and was named one of this year’s ‘25 To Watch’ by Dance Magazine. Here she is giving up her NYCDA National Junior title in 2003.
  • Johnson
    Payton Johnson (LA), Emily Davis (FL), Kalyn Berg (AZ), Madeleine Gardella (PA),  Jayci Kalb (AL) and Michelle Quiner (NJ) will all be featured as ‘Clara’ in various casts of the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” this holiday season. 
  • Jones
    Max Jones (Houston, TX) is again part of the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” ensemble. 
  • Kalb
    Jayci Kalb (AL), Emily Davis (FL), Kalyn Berg (AZ), Madeleine Gardella (PA), Payton Johnson (LA) and Michelle Quiner (NJ) will all be featured as ‘Clara’ in various casts of the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” this holiday season.
  • Karr
    Jakob Karr

    (FL), Chase Madigan(VA), Anthony Colantone (VA) and Robbie Nicholson (VA) recently completed their international tour of Rasta Thomas’ “Rock The Ballet”.    

     

  • Lazzarini
    Nick Lazzarini (Sunnyvale, CA), Travis Wall (Virginia Beach, VA),  and Teddy Forance (Southampton, MA), all past NYCDA National Outstanding Dancers – delighted the crowd at the 16 Annual Fire Island Dance Festival benefiting Dancers Responding To AIDS. 
  • Lomuljo
    Anthony Lomuljo (Mountain View, CA) recently graduated from the Juilliard School and is currently dancing with Goteberg Ballet in Sweden.
     
  • Madigan
    Chase Madigan (VA), Jakob Karr (FL), Anthony Colantone (VA) and Robbie Nicholson (VA) recently completed their international tour of Rasta Thomas’ “Rock The Ballet”.    
  • McCormick
    Amanda McCormick (Fredericksburg, VA) is a ‘Rockette’ this holiday season.
     
  • Meyers
    Jillian Meyers

    (Portland, OR), NYCDA Alum, and Jaimie Goodwin (Virginia Beach, VA) and Taja Riley (Virginia Beach, VA), both Past Nat’l Outstanding Dancers, were recently featured with Annie Lenox on “Dancing With The Stars”.

  • Mitchell
    Jen Mitchell (Boston, MA) recently served as a chaperone for the 2010 NYCDA Summer Dance Intensive.
     
  • Myers
    Mark Myers (Pittsburgh, PA) was recently featured in the Broadway company of “Come Fly Away”. 
  • Nicholson
    Robbie Nicholson  (VA), Jakob Karr (FL), Chase Madigan(VA), and Anthony Colantone (VA) recently completed their international tour of Rasta Thomas’ “Rock The Ballet”.    
  • Petrizzo
    Athena Petrizzo (Brick, NJ) is joining Catherine Hurlin (Westchester, NY) as ‘Clara’ in the American Ballet Theatre production of “The Nutrcracker”. 
  • Quiner
    Michelle Quiner

    (NJ), Emily Davis (FL), Kalyn Berg (AZ), Madeleine Gardella (PA),  Jayci Kalb (AL), and Payton Johnson (LA) will all be featured as ‘Clara’ in various casts of the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” this holiday season.

  • Radomski
    Kayla Radomski (Denver, CO) is a past NYCDA National Outstanding dancer. She now continues to tour with JLO!
     
  • Riley
    Taja Riley (Virginia Beach, VA), Jaimie Goodwin (Virginia Beach, VA), both Past Nat'l Outstanding Dancers, and NYCA alum Jillian Meyers (Portland, OR) were recently featured with Annie Lenox on “Dancing With The Stars”. 
  • Riley
    Taja Riley

    (Virginia Beach, VA) continues to work with Janet Jackson and has also been doing some film work, including “Happy Feet 2” and “For Colored Girls….” with Tony Award Winner Anika Noni Rose.

  • Roldan
    Robert Roldan (Thousand Oaks, CA), past NYDA Nat'l finalist and Past NYCDA Nat’l Outstanding Dancer Allison Holker (Salt Lake City, UT) were GREAT on season 7 of SYTYCD!  Allison will be back on tour soon! 
  • Roldan
    Robert Roldan (Los Angeles, CA) is a past NYCDA National finalist. Congrats to Robert, his teachers and family….GREAT job on SYTYCD!
     
  • Salgado
    Cindy (Welik) Salgado (Sunnyvale, CA) continues work with her organization ASTEP and dances for Aszure Barton & Artists.
     
  • Smith
    Garrett Smith Salt Lake City, UT) continues to work with Houston Ballet.
     
  • Spaeth
    Phillip Spaeth (Marlton, NJ) is currently in the Broadway revival of “West Side Story”. 
  • Steele
    Ryan Steele

    (Walled Lake, MI)plays ‘Baby John’ in the Broadway revival of “West Side Story”.

  • Thompson
    La Quet Thompson (Dallas, TX) is in the Broadway cast of “Memphis”.
     
  • Wall
    Travis Wall (Virginia Beach, VA),  Nick Lazzarini (Sunnyvale, CA), and Teddy Forance (Southampton, MA), all past NYCDA National Outstanding Dancers – delighted the crowd at the 16 Annual Fire Island Dance Festival benefiting Dancers Responding To AIDS. 
  • Wall
    Travis Wall

    (Virginia Beach, VA) continues to receive accolades for his choreography, including on “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Dancing With The Stars”.

  • Wicklund
    Kirsten Wicklund

    (Vancouver, BC) was featured on the Canadian “So You Think You Can Dance”.

  • Zaino
    Chris Zaino (Londonderry, NH) performed with the Nashville cast of the “2009 Radio City Christmas Spectacular”. 
@ 2012 New York City Dance Alliance