One measure of the quality of the Ithaca Ballet is in the accomplishments of our alumni. Dancers who trained and performed with the ballet have gone on to successful careers both in and out of dance. Below is a partial listing of alumni:
Katita Waldo, Principal Dancer, San Francisco Ballet. Read an interview with Katita that describes the impact of her training at the Ithaca Ballet.
Thomas Nicolas, Dancer, Joffrey Ballet.
Elice McKinley, Dancer, Miami City Ballet.
Jonah Bokaer, Dancer, Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Christopher Fellows, Dancer, Milwaukee Ballet.
Lena Rose Polzonetti, Dancer, Alban Elved Dance Company.
Courtney Ryan, Dancer, Redd Legg Dance Company.
Meg Flaherty-Griffith, Dancer, Jose Mateo Ballet.
Todd Staiger, Dancer, Amy Marshall Dance Company.
Peter Doll, Dancer, Miami City Ballet.
Samantha Sprague, Dancer, Tulsa Ballet II.
Erin Bahn, trained with Bolshoi Ballet, danced with Merce Cunningham.
Jessica Kimlat Fogal, Professor of Dance, University of Michigan.
Lisa Thorn, Associate Ballet Mistress, Kansas City Ballet.
Dannielle Marie Shustack, Instructor, Ballet Austin.
Tamar Rachelle, Instructor, Pittsburgh Youth Ballet.
Judith Ore, Instructor, Saugerties Ballet Center.
Donna Huntington, Instructor, New Castle Dance Academy.
Leah Mead Gray, Instructor, Ballet Magnificat.
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