Dance Alumni Achievements
Jessica Wolfrum news interview:
UB Alumni Perform Benefit Concert:
UB DANCE PERFORMANCE
- Madison Hogan – Instructor, Dance, University at Buffalo Department of Athletics
- Kate Kenyon – Instructor: Pure Barre Syracuse; Dance Instructor and CMC Dance Company.
- Elijah Coleman – Attending Graduate School at Rutgers University
- Taylor Hiller - Administrative Assistant, Performing Arts School, Chicago; and Dance Instructor
- Sally Mementowski - Tokyo Disney
- Sarah Strebel - Royal Caribbean International
- Desiree Albert - University at Buffalo Medical School
- Anna Busch – performer at Walt Disney World
- Brianna Jahn - Instructor University at Buffalo Department of Athletics; Pursuing MFA Dance at University of Arizona
- Carie Jurek - Education Coordinator Broadway Dance Center
- Elliot Keller - performer Celebrity Cruises and Poet Theatricals
- Kelly McClure - Talent Acquisition Specialist for a large non-profit organization that serves Rochester and Buffalo; case manager at the same company helping people get connected to resources in the community; Teaches Zumba and Les Mills BodyAttack
- Adrea McNulty - performer Cruise Ship
- Laura Neese - Development Intern Dance New Amsterdam, NY, NY
- Brittney Sprung - performer Disney Live!
- Nicole Benoit - National Tour, My Fair Lady; Cruise Ship
- Rebekah Brown - MFA (Dance) Mills College; member Natasha Carlitz Dance Ensemble; Teacher: Spark of Creation Studio in San Francisco; Haiao Chinese Academy.
- John Kasten - STREB Dance
- Nicole Klerer – performer: New Jersey Devils
- Susan Krantz - MS Exercise Physiology, Cardiac Rehabilitation Therapist
- Patrick Leahy – Norwegian Cruise Lines
- Mary Ann Lucas - Dancer Cruise Ship
- Krista Scimeca - Disney Professional Management Trainee Program in Arts Management
- Sara Senecal - Dancer: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company; Teacher: Dance Force
- Angela Todaro - Los Angeles Choreographers and Dancers; Hart Pulse Dance Company; Zahira BellyDance Company; Lunasha Bollywood Company and Cabaret Versatile. Choreographer for DOMA Theatre Co., ALLSTAR Cabaret, and Creative City Rep. Co.,
- Christopher Howard - National Tour, Billy Elliott; "Spectacular New Production of 'The Phantom of the Opera,'" US tour, swing/assistant dance captain/Actor's Equity Deputy
- Christie LoCango – Choreographer, BUSCH GARDENS
- Stephanie Potteiger - National Tour, Michael Jackson's Man In the Mirror; Company member ALMA
- Colleen Walsh - LehrerDance Company
- Nicole Dalton - performer Disney Live!
- Triscia Marie David - Syracuse School of Dance; Syracuse Contemporary Dance Company
- Michael Peter Deeb - Member Actors' Equity Association; National Tours: Chorus Line Young Frankenstein the Musical, assistant director/choreographer for the West Coast regional Performer: Celebrity Cruises, premiere of The Great Gatsby at the Plaza Hotel.
- Andrew Delo – Faculty, Peking University Institute of World Theater and Film
- Rachel Elzufon - News Reporter for WKBW-TV, Buffalo, NY, Reporter/Anchor KYMA TV, Imperial Valley, Arizona
- Kelsey Emmet - Sitters Studio (an artistic childcare agency); Company Manager and Core Member of a dance/performance and outreach company, ALMA NYC
- Amanda Glowacki, DPT
- Sara Kaye - Performer Cruise Ship, Aerialist
- Jenny Laroche -Television: Broadway: Guys and Dolls; SMASH on NBC : Radio City Rockettes
- Shayna (White) Skonieczki - Dancer: Stiletto Entertainment, Huston Met, Movement Continuum, Lexington Kentucky; Dance Faculty: Centre College, Lexington, Kentucky
- Jason Stotz - Missouri Contemporary Ballet, Catapult Dance
- Hayley Sunshine - Owner Buffalo In-Home Pilates; Driector, ConvergeDance, Buffalo, NY
- Richard Ashworth - Principal Dancer: Chicago Tap Theatre
- Brittany Griffin - Performer: Dream Girls, National Tour, Tour/Rehearsal Director, South Africa
- Katie Heintz – Dancer, Houston Metropolitan Dance
- Breanne O'Toole - MSA Agency NY, NY
- Matt Pardo - Dancer, Lucinda Childs Dance; named :Top 100 Dancers 2010-11 in the World Dance Euro Magazine
- Nicole Pavone - Urbanity Dance, Boston MA
- Jenny Richiuso - National Tour Spamalot
- Lindsey Sahm - DPT
- Cesar Salinas - Principal Dancer: Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago
- Kelin Barr - performer: Spirit Productions; Tracie Stanfield: Synthesis Dance Project; instructor Westchester and Groove Dance Convention
- Ashleigh Buckley Special Education Teacher, Boston, MA; dance instructor part time at a studio in Wellesley, MA.
- Kristen Danga - Staging Specialist, Walt Disney Productions, Orlando, Florida
- Claire Jacobs-Zysman - Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company
- Danielle Kozel Vegas, "Crazy Girls" ; Farrington Productions; ICE Agency; Royal Caribbean Cruise Line; Spirit Productions.
- Brian Maciak - Owner/Director of The Fuse Dance Center in Binghamton, NY.
- Tanya Reese - Stand-in and photo double for TV and movie actors; Member of the musical theatre company 30 Minute Musical
- Kayli Szczepankiewicz – Dancer, Sandcastle Dinner Theater, Guam
- Teal Darkenwald - 2005 - Assistant Professor of Dance at East Carolina University and founder of UltraBarre
- Joice Henry (Joice) - Dance coordinator and instructor actor at Wichita Children's Theatre and Dance Center in Wichita, KS
- Jess Kilcullen - Make It Work, Advocations helping individuals with disabilities find employment; Dance Instructor: Steps N Motion!
- Alexandra Swonder - Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, Dance Faculty; MA Dance/Education
- Amanda Benzin - Principal Dancer: Jump Rhythm Jazz Project
- Sara Mischner , Esq. - Alternative Investments Practice at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP.
- Lindsey Craven - Assistant Professor of Dance and the director of the dance program at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI. MFA: University of Arizona. co-editor the textbook Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches!
- Maia Evwaraye-Griffin - Performer: Wicked, Broadway Cast
- Krystn Kubisty - Thomas - Master Class Teacher and Dance Intensive instructor to dance/gymnastics/baton/cheer studios in VA/DC and MD.
- Danielle Sheather - Yoga Instructor, NYC
- Jill Terkelsen - Teacher: Special Education, Hudson Valley of New York.
- Roberto Villanueva - Principal Dancer: Alpha Omega Dance Company, Complexions Dance Company, and Marie-Christine Giordano Dance; Executive/Artistic Director BalaSole Dance C Company, Inc.
- Courtney Anderson - University of Rochester, Lecturer
- Robin Slisz Bishop - Owner/Director, Danceabilty
- Teal Darkenwald – East Carolina University, Assistant Professor
- Yvonne (Messer) Diaz-Flores: dance studio owner: In Focus Dance Center, Wyandotte, MI
- Andrea Fornarola-Hunsberger – Owner/Director, Elements Fitness, NYC
- Rebecca Guile-Wind Director Xtreme Dance Project and Infinity Dance
- Shelley Isler - Choreographer, Busch Gardens
- Lisa Ientilucci - Principal Dancer: LehrerDance
- Nikia Manders - The Berkely Institute, Bermuda. Dance Faculty
- Marissa Manzare - Boston Ballet School Administrative Director
- Gina Pero - Radio City Rockettes, Las Vegas, Founder - Inside Out, an audition technique seminar
- Meghen Squires - Convergence Dance Theater, Honolulu, Hawaii, MFA University of Hawaii
- Jessica Wolfrum - Principal Dancer: River North Chicago Dance Company
- Takyia Amin - Ph.D. Assistant Professor North Carolina University Chapel Hill
- Joe Celej - Dancer and Choreographer: Elisa Monte Dance and Houston Metropolitan Dance Company
- Chanon Judson - Principal Dancer: Urban Bush Women,
- Amy Pizio - Aiken Performing Arts High School, South Carolina, Dance Faculty
- Robin Thompson - Ph.D., Adjunct New York University
- Sara Bowen - Principal Dancer: Jump Rhythm Jazz Project
- Rene Giglia – Dance Instructor; adjudicating dance competitions; teaching master classes regionally/nationally.
- Donielle Janora - adjucnt instructor: Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ 2000; yoga and barre certified. Dance Team Advisor and Choreographer for the United States Tournament of Dance.
- Michelle Willadeson - Dance Faculty, Drury University, Missouri
- Ishia Shebanie Wilson - 200 hr certified Vinyasa and Hot Yoga Teacher. Manager: Tadasana Yoga Studio in Wappingers Falls
- Tracy Degenfelder – Navarro - University at Buffalo Lecturer, Dance
- Leanne Rinelli - Dayton Contemporary Dance, Bill Evans Dance, Adjunct Buffalo State College, MFA Dance
- Jill (Vogt) Tirone - Owner of DanceFit Marketing, LLC DanceFit Marketing is a team of creative marketing experts, dancers, and designers who understand the dance studio business.
- Michelle Utzig - National tours: Crazy for You, Peter Pan
- Melissa Speight Dukofsky - M.A., LCAT, LMHC, BC-DMT, NCC. Dance Movement Therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Advanced Reiki Practitioner. senior psychotherapist in the Department of Psychiatry at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York; Dance/movement therapy supervisor/consultant for Queens Children’s Psychiatric Center; Private practice focusing on pain management for those suffering with chronic pain conditions.
- Jamie Holmer - Performer, Choreographer: Rugrats, National Tour; 42nd Street, European Tour
- Beth Polito - National Tours: Some Like it Hot, Beauty and the Beast
- Dr.Tammy Bialek-Lehrer - Chiropractor
- Melanie Manale-Horton - Principal Dancer: River North Chicago Dance Company
- Michael Lambert - Dance faculty, Buffalo State College
- Marty Nagel - Performer, Choreographer, and Master Teacher
- Stephen Hunneshagen - Performer: Peep Show, Off Broadway
- Jon Lehrer - Artistic Director, LehrerDance, Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago; Erick Hawkins Dance
- Karen Schupp - Arizona State University, Assistant Professor of Dance; MFA
- Anne Biancofiore Beck - Choreographer, Educator, and Performer: Saturday Night Fever, Broadway
- Jeffry Denman - Actor, Director, Choreographer, Playwright, and Author: Broadway: White Christmas, The Producers, Dream, Cats, and How to Succeed in Business...; author and choreographer of Dancing in the Dark & My Year With the Producers
- Maria Jo Ralabate Canosa - Performer: Cats, Broadway Credit; World Dancer Epcot Center
- Tara Kane Philips - Instructor: ballet and karate (2nd degree black belt); Nutritional cleansing and replenishing consultant; Dancer: Tokyo Disneyland
Students matriculated in M.F.A. programs in the following schools: Ohio State University; University of Arizona; Arizona State University; Sarah Lawrence; University of Michigan; University of California, Irvine; Oklahoma City University