Many former Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre dancers have continued on to professional careers in the dance field. Others have attended prestigious college and university dance departments.  Examples follow . . . 

Hannah Beddow

Chapman University BFA in Dance

Hayley Blackman

formerly Pennsylvania Ballet II
Doctor of Physical Therapy at Big Sky Pediatric Therapy in Austin, Texas

Caitlin Bonura

UC Santa Cruz BA in Art; former Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre board member; Cabrillo Foundation Development Department 

Joshua Burnham

Manassas Ballet Theatre; formerly with Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Cincinnati Ballet

Johanna Butterworth

Administrative Assistant, San Francisco Ballet School
BFA in Dance from Boston Conservatory

Flora Chatwin

Choreographer: SC Symphony Family and Children's Concerts, Several scenes in The Nutcracker
4th year Dance major at University of California at Irvine 
Creative Team and choreographed The Santa Cruz Nutcracker: Clara's Dream film
Faculty, The Studio School of Classical Ballet, summers 2021 and 2022 (Choreography)

AvaRose Dillon

Dancer with Texas Ballet Theater

Bonnie Costa

formerly with Utah Regional Ballet
Santa Clara University graduate - Communications degree

Brittany Duncan

formerly Ballet Alabama under Wes Chapman

Leila Drake 

State Street Ballet Associate Artistic Director
principal dancer State Street Ballet

Erin Duffy

formerly with Ballet San Jose

Lily Frazier-Ransom

formerly with Missouri Contemporary Ballet and Los Angeles Ballet

Samuel Fulk

Sacramento Contemporary Dance Theatre
formerly with Utah Regional Ballet

Madison Griffith

Dance major at UC Santa Barbara

Julia Halpin

free lance dancer

Nathan Hirschaut

The Juilliard School, BFA in Dance 2020
Artistic Director, HIVE Dance Company

Alicia Houser

BFA in Dance, Muhlenberg College in Allentown PA

Creative Team, Co-Produced The Santa Cruz Nutcracker: Clara's Dream film 

Jazmine Hurley

formerly Ballet West II

Jan Javier

Free-lance dancer
formerly: National Broadway Touring company of "Movin' Out," Richmond Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Luna Negra

Leah Kaplan

pursuing her degree in Physical Therapy from NYU, Pre-Med at UOP

Gabbi Kamalani

Resident at Mount Sinai Morningside West 
Doctor of Medicine from Tufts University School of Medicine; undergrad degree from Stanford University

Sam Kaplan

Dance major at SUNY Purchase, NY

Nicole Loeffler-Gladstone

Assistant Editor at Dance Spirit Magazine

Kaelyn Magee

formerly with Ballet Arizona and Utah Regional Ballet 

Nahshon Marden

BFA/Dance, Cornish School of the Arts

Melody Mennite

Houston Ballet, Principal dancer
Choreographer, mentor, artist 

Michael Miller

works at Precision Physical Therapy in Santa Cruz
Bachelor’s in Dance Science from Cal State Long Beach

Gabriela Minden

English Literature lecturer at Cardiff University
PhD in English Literature from Oxford University
Masters in English Literature from Columbia University
Fulbright Scholar  
formerly Ballet West trainee 

Emerson Moose

Royal Danish Ballet 

Morgan Panitchpakdi

BS in Biochemistry and Cellular Biology from UC San Diego 
Research chemist in an analytical chemistry lab at UC San Diego

Lucien Postlewaite

Principal dancer with Pacific Northwest Ballet
formerly Principal dancer with Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo

Katerina Robinson

Legislative Director for California State Senator Nancy Skinner
Founder of the Ballet Company @ UC Berkeley
UC Berkeley graduate

Emily Rose

formerly with Grand Rapids Ballet

Lucy Rudnick

Dance and Film major at Muhlenburg College, Allentown PA

Rachel Schmidt

freelance dancer in NYC
faculty of Greenwich House
Chicago Repertory Ballet
formerly DawsonDanceSF company member
formerly LINES trainee
Butler University
 BFA in Dance

Jeffrey Stanton

formerly: Ballet Master Oregon Ballet Theatre 
Principal dancer with Pacific Northwest Ballet
San Francisco Ballet

Sarah Stein Eriksen

Co-owner and director of Boise Ballet Academy
formerly with Silicon Valley Ballet
ABT-Certified Instructor and certified Gyrotonic Method instructor

Beth Terwilleger

Artistic Director and choreographer The Grey Seattle
formerly with Ballet Austin

Natalie Thomas

formerly Nederlands Dans Theatre II and Ballet Frankfurt under William Forsythe

Asher Voorhees

Professional Division trainee at Pacific Northwest Ballet

Gabriel Williams

Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Florida A&M University
Florida State University Tallahassee MFA/Dance.  
Click HERE to see the 2014 "Nutcracker" campaign image featuring Gabe.
Trey McIntyre Project
Sacramento Ballet
Milwaukee Ballet
Oakland Ballet 

Georgina Wilson

University of Texas at Austin BFA in Dance
Creative Team, Directed and produced The Santa Cruz Nutcracker: Clara's Dream film

Molly Winslow Hanson

Utah Regional Ballet
Ballet San Jose trainee

Lauryn Winterhalder

Click HERE to see the 2014 "Nutcracker" campaign image featuring Lauryn

formerly dancer with Sacramento Ballet, American Contemporary Ballet
Cincinnati Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet trainee




Kaelyn Magee (above) as a student at The Studio and (below) with Utah Regional Ballet




Molly Winslow Hanson (above) in her Junior year at The Studio and (below) with Emerson Moose photographed by Ballet Zaida





Lauryn Winterhalder (above) in SCBT rehearsal and (below) photographed by Sacramento Ballet




Melody Mennite (above) guest starring in "The Nutcracker"


Lucien Postlewaite (above) guest starring in "The Nutcracker"



Photo of Gabriel Williams (above) by Kurt Sutter


Leila Drake Fossek (above) photograph courtesy of State Street Ballet

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