Alumni Accomplishments in Professional Dance

Metropolitan Ballet Academy alumni dance professionally from coast to coast! Our students have been accepted into company, apprentice and trainee positions at San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Washington Ballet, Orlando Ballet, Richmond Ballet, Carolina Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Ballet Austin, First State Ballet, American Repertory Ballet, State Street Ballet, Minnesota Dance Theatre and BodyVox. Metropolitan alumni are dancing on Broadway and at Jacob’s Pillow, performing with Cirque du Soleil, as well as pursuing careers in choreography, teaching and arts administration.

MBA Alumni Dancing Professionally from Coast to Coast

Cameron Auble-Branigan, Elkins Park, PA, formerly with American Repertory Ballet
Kamryn Baldwin, Blue Bell, PA, San Francisco Ballet
Darius Black, Voorhees, NJ, New York City Ballet Apprentice
Ariel Breitman, Huntingdon Valley, PA, Colorado Ballet
Andrea D’Annunzio, Conshohocken, PA, formerly with American Repertory Ballet
Lisa Fagan, Elkins Park, PA, Independent Choreographer, NYC
Samantha Farrow, Philadelphia, PA, 1st National tour of Evita; 2nd National Tour of Wicked; Cirque du Soleil (China)
Leah Friedman, Richboro, PA, PHILADANCO 2
Phoebe Gavula, Glenside, PA, formerly with Pennsylvania Ballet 2
Justin Geiss , Furlong , PA, Milwaukee Ballet 2
Melissa Gelfin, Jenkintown, PA, Senior Soloist with Cincinnati Ballet, Orlando Ballet
Marissa Kaufman, PHILADANCO 2
Sierra Levin, Doylestown, PA, Carolina Ballet Trainee
Max Maisey, Wyncote, PA, The DC Contemporary Dance Theatre/El Teatro de Danza Contemporanea
Leah McCormick, Jenkintown, PA, formerly with Nashville Ballet 2
Torrey McAnena, Glenside, PA, H.T. Dance Company, NYC; Amanda Selwyn Company, NYC, Moira Dance Theatre
Sarah Mettin, Glenside, PA, Independent Choreographer/founder Mettin Movement, NYC
Anna Rehr, Reading, PA, formerly with Blue Scorpion Dance Theater, San Francisco, CA
John Piel, Feasterville, PA, State Street Ballet, Santa Barbara, CA
Wyatt Peterson, Doylestown, PA, Minnesota Dance Theatre
Molly Rooney, Dresher, PA, First State Ballet, Delaware
Sarah-Gabrielle Ryan, Philadelphia, PA Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle
Scott Stampone, Huntingdon Valley, PA, BodyVox, Portland, Oregon
Jonathan Tavares, Philadelphia, PA, Independent Dance Artist, American Repertory Ballet, First State Ballet
Sara VanderVoort, Feasterville, PA, Colorado Ballet
Olivia Wyszkowski, Ambler, PA, formerly with Nashville Ballet
Peter Weil, Jenkintown, PA, Pennsylvania Ballet; competed in the 2015 Prix de Lausanne

Appointments and Awards at Exemplary Schools

Tyler Diggs, Holland, PA Harid Conservatory