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Professional Dance Careers

BVI alumni are dancing in the following professional ballet companies:

  • 2016/2017 Kellen Hornbuckle – Houston Ballet II as Trainee
  • 2016/2017 Leah Upchurch – Colburn School of Performing Arts
  • 2015/2016 Caileigh Gold – Trainee with American Repertory Ballet
  • 2015/2016 Matthew Frezzell – Trainee with Orlando Ballet School, Scholarship
  • 2015/2016 Rebecca Ailstock – North Carolina School of the Arts, Ballet major
  • 2014/15 Kayla McCabe – Atlanta Ballet Conservatory
  • 2012/13 Hayley-Ann Vasco – Currently at Ballet Met as Trainee, was also dancer at Lexington Ballet
  • 2009/10 Jacquelyn Long – Houston Ballet II, currently Houston Ballet soloist
  • 2009/10 Emily Brennan – Nashville Ballet 2, currently Ballet Theatre of Maryland demi-soloist
  • 2008/09 Quincie Hydock – Richmond Ballet Trainee and VCU joint BFA program, currently freelance artist and choreographer
  • 2008/09 Janelle Jones – Alvin Ailey American Dance Center/Fordham University BFA program, currently freelance artist
  • Trained under BVI faculty – LeeAnn Walker, Currently at Roanoke Ballet Theatre, also studied at Radford University as a dance and nutrition major, professional guest artist for BVI
  • Trained under BVI faculty – Kimberly Marcotte, Point Park University, currently freelance artist and BVI instructor

Academic Achievements

Pursuit of excellence in dance can also reach far beyond the stage. Our alumni and graduates have been accepted and honored in many other ways including scholarships for the following higher education institutions, as well as continued education in dance:

  • Marianne Trimble – University of Virginia
  • Baylor University – Paisleigh Price
  • University of Michigan – Megan Morford
  • Hollins University – Brianna Berry
  • University of Virginia, College of Arts and Sciences – Matilda Francis
  • Virginia Tech – Lexi Hennessy
  • Virginia Commonwealth University – Grace Murden, Alicia Brown
  • TCC/Radford University – Katie Orlino
  • Belhavan University – Melody Stowe
  • James Madison University – Kate Ross
  • William and Mary – Sophia Perrotti
  • George Washington University – Amber Clark
  • Barnard University – Shenel Lambiro
  • Penn State – Laura Morris
  • Virginia Tech – Bryanna Vesely, Kaite Coerse
  • Northeastern University – Victoria Romulo


2015 Congratulations!

To our talented BVI dancers for their impressive showings at recent summer intensive auditions. Our dancers were awarded over $25,000 in merit scholarships for summer programs at these prestigious institutions: Houston Ballet, Summer Dance Company, Orlando Ballet, Ballet Met, Atlanta Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, American Ballet Theatre NYC, Winston-Salem, School of American Ballet, Suzanne Farrell Company, Lexington Ballet, Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Ballet Arizona, Chicago Ballet, Carolina Ballet, Joffrey Ballet Chicago, American Ballet Theatre Young Dancer program, Boston Ballet, Nutmeg Conservatory, Festival ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Nashville Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Richmond Ballet, Kirov Academy, Washington Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Ballet Austin, Milwaukee Ballet, University of NC School of the Arts, Oklahoma City Ballet, Nevada Dance Theatre, Miami City Ballet, Ballet West, University of South Carolina Conservatory, and Indiana University.

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