Alumni

Adrienne Clancy

1991

Adrienne Clancy (1991) is the founding and artistic director of ClancyWorks Dance Company based out of Maryland. In addition to creating, performing, and directing the company, she recently received her MFA from Texas Woman’s University and is a PhD Candidate.

Rob Petres

1992

Rob Petres (1992) continues to run Dogtown Dance Theatre, a recently renovated performance venue in the Old Manchester neighborhood of Richmond. The Dogtown Arts Foundation works to develop partnerships with other arts organizations and programs benefiting the Manchester and greater Richmond communities.

Ray Eliot Schwartz

1992

Ray Eliot Schwartz (1992) continues to direct the Dance program at the Universidad de las Americas in Puebla, Mexico. In May, 2012, he participated as an invited teacher and guest judge on the Mexican reality show Ópera Prima@elcolectivo, produced by Mexican National Public television and Canal 22.

Jordan Livermon

2003

Jordan Livermon (2003) is in her sixth year teaching for Richmond Ballet’s Minds in Motion outreach program.

Charli Brissey

2009

Charli Brissey (2009) is an MFA candidate in the VCUarts Kinetic Imaging program.

Corrine Bates, Alyssa Crump, and Paige Horton

2010, 2010, and 2005

Corrine Bates (2010), Alyssa Crump (2010), and Paige Horton (2005) will be starting graduate studies in Dance Education at NYU in fall, 2013.

Reggie Crump

Reggie Crump (a.k.a. “Monstah Black”) continues to produce regular cabaret performances and multi-media events in New York City.

Pam England

1986

Pam England (1986) was awarded the 2012 Theresa Pollak Award for Excellence in the Arts – Dance, facilitated by Richmond Magazine.

Richard Move

1998

Richard Move’s (1988) The Show (Achilles Heels) formed part of the Martha Graham Dance Company’s program for a February, 2013 benefit at the Joyce Theater in New York.

Burr Johnson

2009

Burr Johnson (2009) has shown new work at New York Live Arts (formerly Dance Theater Workshop) twice over the last year, most recently in May, 2013. His “promising choreography” has been praised by The New York Times. Johnson also performs with John Jasperse Company.

Charli Brissey

2009

Charli Brissey’s (2009) screen dance Abandon was screened at the New York Dance Films Association, Dance on Camera Festival in January and will be screened at the University of Utah International Screendance Festival this summer.

Prosenjit Guy Kundu

1998

Prosenjit Guy Kundu (1998) has continued to perform and choreograph internationally since his graduation from VCU. Most recently, Kundu performed with AR Rahman (Indian composer, musician, and singer) on The Journey Home World Tour 2010.

Katie Dean

Katie Dean performed her work in “Movement Research at the Judson Church” in spring, 2012.

Jason Somma

2003

Jason Somma (2003) continues his work with Jiri Kylian, screening films at the Rotterdam Danse Academy on “performance and new technology” during spring, 2012.

Niall Jones and Felix Cruz

2009 and 2010

Niall Jones (2009) and Felix Cruz (2010) performed in Ishmael Houston-Jones’s revival of THEM at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France in February, 2012.

Margaret Allen

2010

Margaret Allen (2010) graduated from the Reale Societa Ginnastica di Torino’s professional contemporary circus school FLIC in Torino, Italy in May, 2013.

Alyssa Gregory

2010

Alyssa Gregory (2010) continues to perform with The Leopold Group in Chicago, IL.

Samantha Speis

2005

Samantha Speis (2005) continues to perform with Urban Bush Women and was a 2012 recipient of the Alvin Ailey New Directions Choreography Lab.

Ryan Smith

2013

Ryan Smith (2013) is an apprentice with New York based Kate Weare Company.

Kimara Wood and Sierra Jones

2013 and 2015

Kimara Wood dances with Dallas Black Dance Theatre, and Sierra Jones (2015) dances with DBDT II.

Donna Vaughn and Bravita Threatt

2006

Donna Vaughn (2006) and Bravita Threatt (2006) dance in the Broadway cast of Disney’s The Lion King.

Leslie Kraus

2003

Leslie Kraus continues to perform with the New York based, increasingly acclaimed Kate Weare Company, and performs the lead role of Lady Macbeth in the New York production, Sleep No More.

Courtney Cook

2011

Courtney Cook performs and tours with the Urban Bush Women.