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!

Lexie Plath


Lexie Plath is currently playing Bomballurina in the First National tour of Cats. Lexie was raised at Accent On Dance. Being the grandaughter of AOD's founder Mary Cummings and the daughter of current owner Kellie Plath Lexie's love of the performing arts began at a very early age. As a baby, whenever she would cry, her mom would bring her into tap class and she would immediately calm down. She began her own dance training at the age of two, and has been addicted to performing ever since. She went on to pursue her passion professionally, and received her BFA in Music Theatre Performance from Western Michigan University. While in school, Lexie also performed regionally at Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts in Warsaw, IN, and Timberlake Playhouse in Mt. Carroll, IL. Post-graduation, Lexie traveled the country with the national tour of Anything Goes with choreography by Kathleen Marshall, and the first national tour of Susan Stroman's Bullets Over Broadway. She has also performed regionally at the Ogunquit Playhouse (Bullets Over Broadway), The Arvada Center (A Chorus Line, Val) and The Fulton Theatre (Guys & Dolls). Lexie can currently be seen in the 1st National Equity tour of Cats! When not performing, Lexie’s other passion lies in devouring as many books as she can.

Andrew Winghart


Andrew Winghart is a Los Angeles-based director and choreographer known for his unique and high-energy compositions. Originally from Wisconsin, Andrew moved to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California on a full-tuition academic scholarship from which he graduated in May of 2014. In 2018 he both choreographed and performed in Lorde’s critically acclaimed ‘Melodrama World Tour’ on its North American arena run. Some of his other recent work includes Khalid’s ‘Roxy Tour,’ the 2017 ACADEMY AWARDS Moana Performance, Lorde’s ‘Melodrama World Tour’ (Europe/Australia/New Zealand leg), Lorde at the 2017 MTV VMAs, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, the ‘Powered by Pride PSA’ for Equinox, a commercial for Motorola, and the ‘Dancing With the Stars: Live!’ Tour. In February 2017 his dance concept video ‘Cry Me a River,’ earned him a feature in Time Magazine’s online publication and garnered more than eight million views across platforms. To supplement his work in dance and film Andrew recently completed a six week architectural studies course through Parson’s The New School in July 2017. His clear and dynamic viewpoint continues to solidify his position as a next generation talent in the dance community.

Greg Goessner


Greg Goessner is thrilled to be joining the Dayton Ballet for his first season! He's trained 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.

Sydney Pangman


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.

Morgan Larson


A University of Arizona dance graduate Glee, Dancing With The Stars, Flight Attendant/Dancer for "The Ellen Degeneres Show" ft Virgin America Safety Dance promo, Teen Beach Movie promo on "The View", "Good Morning America", Disney Channel's "Austin and Ally", "Shake it Up", Dancer in Daft Punk 'Blackout Dance Commercial' ft Pharrel, Doo Wop Singer in Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards, Cheerleader in Nickelodeon's pilot "100 Things to do before High School", BUICK Regal Car Launch dancer in Qinqdao, China, Reebok Athletic Model/Dancer for Spring '14, Reebok Fashion Show with Miranda Kerr, Singer/Dancer in Steve Wynn's Birthday Event ft Hugh Jackman and Rachel York, HITE beer with PSY promo, Dancer in Rock the Vote #WeWillCampaign, KPOP Valentine Concert featuring K.Will, Dancer in Nickelodeon Teen Halo Awards 2012 with the LXD, Flashmob dancer in "Mobbed"

Elizabeth Beres


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

Elliot Reiland


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.

Emily Schoen


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.

Polack Sisters

1994, 1997, 1999

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!

Pam Chu


Originally from Brookfield WI, Pam received her BA in Dance from Point Park University in Pittsburgh PA. After graduation she moved to LA where she’s been dancing and performing professionally in all different styles of movement. While represented by Bloc, she’s had the opportunity to work for such companies as Cirque du Soleil, Radio City Rockettes, DS2DIO and has performed for and assisted Wade Robson, Sonya Tayeh and Peter Chu. Throughout her career, she’s trained in Aerial/harness, 4 point stilts, bungee and puppeteering. Pam loves the process of each creation and is constantly motivated and inspired by her art. Pam is currently performing in Britney Spears' "Piece of Me" hit show in Las Vegas.