ALUMNI

QBSC alumni have performed in major dance companies across Canada and around the globe. Many graduates have also gone on to exciting non-performing careers in the arts and arts-related disciplines. QBSC alumni are invited to contact us with updates on new developments in their careers. Here are just a few… Broadway, with the National Ballet of Canada, Pacific Ballet Company, Ballet Classique de Paris, Alberta Ballet, Portuguese National Ballet, to name a few.

Marco Abdelnour … Ballet Grandiva

Katlyn Addison … Houston Ballet

Tal Aronson … OMO Dance Company, Intergrated Dance Artists Collective

Taryn Ash … National Ballet of Canada and Ballet B.C.

Hayley Atkin … Broadway


Anthony Bakty … Soloist with The National Theatre of Beograd

Skye Balfour-Ducharme … Alberta Ballet, Shanghai Ballet

Laura Bayne … Portugese National Ballet, Ballet Classique de Paris

Elizabeth Belyea … Eugene Ballet in Eugene, Oregon

Robb Beresford … Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Ballet Kelowna, Ballet Victoria

Sylvia Berman … Post-graduate student at SUNY (State University of New York at Purchase)

Gabriella Blades … Dance teacher in Barbados

Cassidy Boone … School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Professional Training Program

Ryan Boorne … Principal Dancer, National Ballet of Canada

Sonya Boretski … Graduate of School of Toronto Dance Theatre

Desiree Botting … Assistant to the Artistic Director and Artistic Staff at QBSC

Steven Bretzlaff … Nevada Ballet Theatre, Banff Centre

Valerie Brown … Berlin Opera, Ballet de Monte Carlo

Andrea Burridge … National Ballet of Canada


Adrianna Calvo … Ontario Ballet Theatre

Chris Carley …  Opera Atelier

Jessica Charron … Ballet Department Head, Studio Dance Arts

James Clark … Royal Danish Ballet Company

Meredith Clinton … ZViDance Company, New York, KDNY Dance

Shelley Cormier … Ontario Ballet Theatre

Ainslie Cyopik … National Ballet of Canada, Pacific Ballet Theatre, Ballet B.C., AinslieWear creator/owner


Rhea Daniels … Bachelor of Fine Arts from Fordham University/Alvin Ailey Dance Center, also trained at National Dance Theater of Jamaica and Lou Conte Dance Studio of Hubbard Street Dance, Chicago, Masters of Fine Arts from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts

Melissa Debertin … Dance Instructor

Alana Della Mora   York University Alumni, Graduate of National Ballet School Teacher Training Program

Brandon Downs … Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Sarah Dupuis … Royal Danish Ballet Company


Ashley Evans … Canadian Pacific Ballet, Ballet Victoria


Karen Fisher … Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers

Polly Forsdyke … Ballet Bordeau and Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, Phantom of the Opera

Ayako Fukuyama … Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia

Tina Fushell … Ambitious Enterprises, Independent Choreographer


Rocky Gagne … Ballet Kelowna

Jessica Giroux-Ingrao … Greg Ferwin Theatre

Dana Glassman … Arts Producer with CBC, National Post Dance Critic

Anthony Gordon … London Ballet


Allison Fox … Choreologist


Eric Hall … Ballet Jorgen

Julie Hay … Second Soloist with the National Ballet of Canada, starred in Dirty Dancing – The Musical, Toronto

Tina Headecker … Royal Winnipeg Ballet


Andre-Claude Kaltenrieder … Tulsa Ballet Theatre, instructor & administrator at Texas Ballet Theatre School, Dallas Campus

Donna Kelly … Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Cats and Phantom of the Opera. Taught at QBSC

Dan King … Ballet Jorgen Canada

Riiko Kitayama … Apprentice, Columbus Dance Theatre

Melenka Kustec … Arts Umbrella Post Graduate Program


Katia Lacelle … Dance teacher at L’académie de danse classique

Nancy Lavine … Joffrey Ballet

James Leja … National Ballet of Canada

Peter Locke … Royal Ballet of Flanders


Agata Maria … OMO Dance

Emilie Martineau … Arts Umbrella graduate, Vancouver

Preston McBain … Ballet Jorgen Canada

Alison McCreary … Soloist with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Alberta Ballet, yoga teacher

Ellen McDonald … Ballet Victoria

Kristina McIntosh … Artistic Staff at QBSC

Shannon McKechnie …    Ritmo Flamenco

Riyo Mori … Miss Universe 2007, dance studio owner in Japan

Jamie Nix … National Ballet of Canada

Peter-Nicholas Taylor … Royal Winnipeg Ballet


Andreea Olteanu … National Ballet of Canada

Sandra Paris … Ontario Ballet Theatre

Alexandra Pera … Washington Ballet, Alberta Ballet

Anna Peterson … Dance teacher

Cara Piscitelli … Les Grands Ballet Canadiens

Racheal Prince … Ballet B.C., Alberta Ballet

Emily Puumala … Lakehead University, Ontario

Isabella Rapino … Dance Instructor at Roland & Romaine School of Dance, Toronto

Meghan Rose-Matelski … OMO Dance Company, Ontario Ballet Theatre

Chip Seibert … National Ballet of New Zealand, Alberta Ballet, Ballet B.C., costume and clothing designer

Andrea Sherwood … Phantom of the Opera, Canadian Opera Company

William Steers … Post-graduate student at School of Alberta Ballet


Kayli Taylor … Le Jeune Ballet du Quebec

Jessika Tomik … Carnival Cruise Lines

Erica Turner … Alberta Ballet, Ballet Kelowna

Emily Tye … Ontario Ballet Theatre, Ballet Espressivo


Tyler Udall … New York City Ballet


Brittany Vaters … Post-graduate student at School of Alberta Ballet

Alex Viau … Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava Slovakia

Alanna Veitch … Carnival Cruise Line

Brianna Veitch … Carnival Cruise Line

Meghan Veitch … D2D Dance Festival


Amy Walsh … Phantom of the Opera, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Rapunzel in the Stratford production of Into the Woods

Aarik Wells … National Ballet of Canada

Shannon Wells … Milwaukee Ballet Company, Dance studio owner

Jessica Wilson … Toronto Dance Theatre

Isaac Wright … Canada’s Ballet Jörgen