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Many Westside Ballet alumni dance for companies all across the U.S. While we don’t always have the latest news about every dancer, here is a brief listing:
Giorgia Martelloni-Zabriskie has signed a professional contract with Dance Theater of Harlem. She begins her professional career October 2nd.
Lucia Connolly has begun her career as a professional ballerina with the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago in the summer of 2016.
Lyrica Blankfein received the prestigious Mae L. Wien Award, presented to her by Peter Martins on June 3, 2014 at the School of American Ballet workshop gala performance. Lyrica is the third Westside Ballet alumna to receive the prestigious Mae L. Wien award.
Jenna Elfman was a judge on “So You Think You Can Dance” on August 20 on Fox. Jenna attended WSB for several years, training in classical ballet before turning to acting.June 2013
Monique Meunier has been appointed (with her husband Nilas Martins) Co-Director of Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre (read more). Meunier was a former principle dancer with New York City Ballet and a soloist with American Ballet Theater. She most recently served as ballet master for the Washington Ballet and as a full-time faculty member for its associated school.June 2013
Nicole Haskins signed with Smuin Ballet for Fall 2013.Earlier:
Francis Veyette, Pennsylvania Ballet, was promoted to principal dancer for the 2011-12 season.
Stayce Camparo is in her ninth season at Kansas City Ballet, while Nicole Haskins is in her sixth season at Sacramento Ballet. Nicole continues to grow as a choreographer; she was invited to participate in the prestigious New York Choreographic Institute.
Kylee Kitchens has been a member of Pacific Northwest Ballet since 2000.
To learn more about Westside Ballet alumni, click on a dancer’s name in the column at right.