Deborah Hadley (1978) was a Principal dancer with Pacific Northwest Ballet for 13 years, Ballet Mistress for Ft. Worth Dallas Ballet and is a dance instructor in Seattle, WA.

Margi Cole (1984) has an MFA in Dance from the University of Illinois and is the Artistic Director of The Dance COLEctive in Chicago.

Julie Tice (1993) danced with Paul Taylor Dance Company for 10 years and is completing her Masters in Dance at the University of Wisconsin.

Sonia (Schaefer) Synkowski (1996) is co-director of The Collective and is a Dance Resource Teacher for the Baltimore Public Schools, MD.

Ronda (Vancil) Brinkman (1998) is the owner of Springfield Dance and Artistic Director of Springfield Youth Performance Group.

Vicki Crain (1998) is a Marketing Associate at Joffrey Ballet and writer of the blog Rogue Ballerina.

Courtney Young (1989) is a Director and Graduate Assistant at Penn State University after a long career on Broadway dancing in many shows including CATS, The Producers, and The Rockettes Christmas Spectacular.

Lauren Ohmer (2001) is a choreographer assistant and dancer at Anabella Lenzu / DanceDrama, NY.

Elizabeth Chapman (2003) is a Principal Dancer with The Georgia Ballet in Marietta, GA.

Erica Wesselman (2006) is a member of Carolina Ballet Theatre and instructor at DanceArts Greenville, SC.

Kristi Wilhelm (2006) is a student at the California Pacific School of the Performing Arts and a member of The Young Americans. 

Lauren Small (2007) is completing a Masters in Dance at Belhaven University, MS.

Allison Rhoades (2008) graduated with a B.A. in Dance from the University of Illinois and is an instructor at Colorado Ballet.

Rachel Weitekamp (2008) studies dance at the University of Kansas and owns Amanda’s Dance Academy in Eudora, KS.

Dylan Cobb (2008) studied ballet at Pacific Northwest Ballet Professional Division.

Jacob Seidman (2008) is a dancer at Holland America Line and has previously performed at Busch Gardens and on the Carnival Cruise Line.

Kourtnee Schippel (2012) is a junior at North Carolina School for the Arts.

Meghan Loman (2012) is a member of Carolina Ballet Theatre and instructor at DanceArts Greenville, SC.

Jocelyn Fuhr (2014) is a freshman at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C.

Jaelin Heavisides (2014) is a student in the Alvin Ailey Independent Study Program, NY.

Year indicates last year in SBC. To update alumni information, email Gina DeCroix Russell at decroix@springfieldballetco.org

Updated 12/30/14