School at Steps’ Alumni

“I owe a lot to The School at Steps for my successes!” – Victoria, Class of 2011

School at Steps’ alumni graduate with a respect for the dance community, a connection with The School at Steps, and a well rounded dance education. Many graduates study at prestigious colleges and universities, continue training at dance conservatories, are hired by professional companies, and appear on Broadway!

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SCHOOL AT STEPS INSTRUCTORS:

Hope Easterbrook (class of ’11), Danielle Pierce (class of ‘04), Rachel Warner (class of ’09)

SCHOOL AT STEPS ASSISTANTS:
Mallory McFarland (class of ’14), Izzy Plana (class of ’12), Jillian Stevens (class of ‘09), Acacia Courtney (class of ’10)

CAREERS:
Hope Easterbrook, Hamilton on Broadway ensemble 2016

Victoria Casillo (class of ’11)– Performing in West Side Story at Paper Mill Playhouse in NJ, with Jerome Robbins Choreography restaged by Alex Sanchez!

Anything Goes at North Shore Music Theater

Solo tap dancer in MAC Cosmetics “Hey, Sailor!” campaign

Sydney Golden (class of ’11) is a Production Assistant working with the Stage Management team for the revival of Fiddler on the Roof, returning to Broadway this fall.

Paige Howell (class of ‘09)- Check out her new single

Adam Metzgar (class of ’08)– member of the indie pop band AJR

Danielle Pierce (class of ‘04) Dance Educator at Spence School in NYC.

In 2013, she traveled to Uganda exchanging dance & cultural ideas.

Jordan Samuels (class of ‘09)– Newsies on Tour

Alyssa Sarnoff (class of ’12) Carousel at Lyric Opera in Chicago with Director/Choreographer Rob Ashford. Opened April 10, 2015.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Acacia Courtney (class of ‘10)- Miss Connecticut 2014, where she promotes health, fitness and positive body image through campaigns such as Move it Mondays & Meatless Mondays.

Studying Communications/Journalism at Fordham University

Jillian Stevens (class of ’09) has been accepted into the 200 hour RYT ANYA training program.

COLLEGE:

Lauren DeMaria (class of ‘09) – Medical school at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn

Victoria Grempel (class of ‘12) – The Julliard School

Dorchel Haqq (class of ‘15) – SUNY Purchase College

Isabelle Plana (class of ‘12): Baldwin Wallace University. She will be playing Daniela in In The Heights this fall.

Anna Riley-Shepard (class of ‘13): Harvard University. Taking a year off to dance with Compagnia Zappalà Danza in Catania, Sicily and tour throughout Europe for 9 months beginning of October 2015.

ALUMNI CONNECT:

As many of you still call Steps home, please stay in touch and share with us what you’re currently accomplishing!

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