CSU Dance Alumni: Careers and Achievements

CSU Dance Alumni Careers and Successes

CSU Dance Alumni are enjoying a wide variety of careers and successes since graduation, including dancing for professional dance companies, starting their own dance companies and studios, working in as administrators in the performing arts, teaching dance, and attending graduate school.

CSU Dance alumni perform, choreograph, and direct for professional dance companies

CSU Dance alumni perform and choreograph for professional productions and tours

  • Alicia Keys
  • American Girl
  • American Idol
  • American Music Awards
  • Britney Spears
  • Dancing with the Stars
  • Enrique Iglesias
  • Jennifer Lopez: All I Have, Planet Hollywood; Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Pink
  • Madonna
  • Marc Anthony
  • Mystic India: The World Tour
  • Netflix
  • N'SYNC
  • So You Think You Can Dance
  • Telenovela/Eva Longoria; NBC
  • The Grammys
  • The Latin Grammy's
  • True Blood
  • Usher
  • Walt Disney Company
  • Will Smith

CSU Dance alumni start their own dance companies and studios

CSU Dance alumni work for performing arts and arts-related organizations

CSU Dance alumni teach dance, pilates, yoga, and movement

CSU Dance alumni attend graduate school

  • Colorado University at Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Metro State University
  • New York University

2004

2005

2006

2007

  • Jennifer Girtell — Performed with IMPACT Dance Company, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Denna Thomson — Founder of Axiom, Performed with Hysterica Dance Co, and LA Philharmonic; Performed with: Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Ke$ha, Adam Lambert, Sigur Ros, and David Bowie; Performed at: the Grammys, American Music Awards, David Letterman, America's Got Talent, Saturday Night Live, and X Factor.
  • Jessica Riggs (Olin) — Artistic Director of Life/Art Dance Ensemble, Denver, Colorado

2008

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2012

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2015

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2018

2019

2020

  • Samantha Lewis — Teaching and performing with Evolving Doors Dance Company
  • Safiya Vanterpool — Mark Morris Dance Group Teaching Artist Program