“I owe a lot to The Steps Youth Programs for my successes!” – Victoria, Class of 2011
Steps Youth Programs’ alumni graduate with a respect for the dance community, a connection with Steps Youth Programs, 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!
STEPS YOUTHS PROGRAMS INSTRUCTORS:
Hope Easterbrook (class of ’11), Danielle Pierce (class of ‘04), Rachel Warner (class of ’09)
STEPS YOUTH PROGRAMS ASSISTANTS:
Mallory McFarland (class of ’14), Izzy Plana (class of ’12), Jillian Stevens (class of ‘09), Acacia Courtney (class of ’10)
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.
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.
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.