AOD Alumni

Lucky for us, many of our alumni stay in the area or come back and make up the fabulous AOD staff you have come to love!

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Pamela Chu

1996

Point Park Grad signed with BLOC in Los Angeles.  Is currently dancing with Britney Spears at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.  Some of her other credits include: Cirque de Soleil – Criss Angel in Las Vegas, Scubs on NBC, The Radio City Music Hall – in the Rockettes Christmas Spectacular, on tour with Demi Lovato, The Voice dancing for Florence and the Machine choreographed by Sonya Tayeh and recently  an appearance on American Idol finale dancing in three numbers with the top ten contestants. She is also on faculty at Revive and Adrenaline Dance.

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The Polack Sisters

1994, 1997, 1999

Carrie, Annie, and Margaret own and operate their own private performing arts studio in the Chicago suburbs.

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Emily Schoen

2004

Since being named to Dance Magazines Top 25 to watch for 2011, Emily’s career has taken off!  Most recently, she performed with the famous Metropolitan Opera House in New York City and has since landed her “dream job” as a principal dancer with KEGWIN+COMPANY, a professional dance company based in New York City!

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Elliot Reiland

2006

NYU grad working professionally out of NYC, most recently performing with the famous Metropolitan Opera House, Italian Vogue and the Centennial Celebration at Grand Central Station.

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Elizabeth Beres

2006

NYU dance grad and has been busy carving out her professional dance career in NYC!

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Morgan Larson

2007

A University of Arizona dance graduate has signed with Clear Talent agency in LA. Her credits include Teen Beach Musical, Teen Beach Two, 2016 Grammy Awards and many others. She has also appeared on two seasons of So You Think Can Dance making it to top 40 both seasons.  Morgan is currently teaching on  “JUMP” dance conventions to rave reviews.  She has also presented choreography at the “Capezio” Ace awards in NYC.  She continues to work in LA living her dream!

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Sydney Pangman

2009

Graduate of the prestigious University of Arizona dance program.  She will be pursuing a career in dance.  We will keep you posted on her new endeavors.

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Alexandra Plath

2010

A graduate from Western Michigan’s prestigious Musical Theatre program. Credits include: National Tour: Bullets Over Broadway! National Tour: Anything Goes!, (Virtue/Erma U/S) Regional: Young Frankenstein (Inga), A Chorus Line (Sheila), Les Miserables (Fantine).

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Andrew Winghart

2010

Attended the University of Southern California on a full tuition academic scholarship. Andrew quickly began to make a name for himself as a choreographer in the Los Angeles arts scene. Signed with BLOC Agency-Los Angeles.  Andrew spent this past dance season on faculty with “JUMP” touring the country teaching with this prestigious dance organization.

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Greg Goessner

2011

Greg Goessner is thrilled to be joining the Dayton Ballet for his first season! Originally from southeastern Wisconsin, he began dancing at Accent On Dance studios in Waukesha, WI. From there he continued his training at the MainStage Academy of Dance, Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet, The School at Jacob’s Pillow, and The Rock School for Dance Education. Last year he had the opportunity to be part of the inaugural year of the Professional Training Program at the Cary Ballet Conservatory. Some of his favorite roles include the Pas de trois from Paquita, the Pas de deux from Coppélia, and the Ballet Master from The Konservatoriet. He is incredibly grateful for all of the support from his friends, family, and mentors.