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Careers and Internships
Dancers at Dean complete internships as an important and required part of their education. Dancers from Dean secure jobs in the field of dance as performers with internationally recognized companies such as Cirque du Soleil, commercial dancers with cruise lines and The Walt Disney Company, dance program directors, college dance admissions counselors, teachers, dance therapists, dance out-reach managers, and studio owners.
A few reasons why the prepared, trained, and well educated Dean dancer find success:
- Private auditions with the MSA agency of NY and LA
- Private auditions with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre for independent study
- Our focused Senior Seminar class
- Our rigorous and holistic curriculum
- Customized concentrations of study
Featured Dance Alumni Achievements
In 2012, Alex Votta was simultaneously offered a contract for representation with MSA Agency, as well as to work with The Walt Disney Company at Walt Disney World . Alex accepted the offer from Disney and currently works at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Alex Drapinski ’12 is a member of the Lostwax Multimedia Dance Company which performs nationally. Alex is also a teacher with the Allegria Dance Studio in Ludlow, Ma.
Jenna Colozzi '12 is currently touring New England as a dancer for an up and coming band, Body Lingo. The groups release once reached #13 alongside hit artists such as Beyonce, Madonna, and Kelly Clarkson.
Amanda Dorley '12 and has begun auditioning for roles on Broadway through her contract with MSA Agency.
Eileen Keilty ’09 is a choreographer who has presented her work at The Cunningham Studio in NYC, the Baryshinikov Arts Center, and the Ailey Citigroup Theater. Eileen is also currently a member of the Boston-based dance company BoSoma.
Additional Selection of School of Dance Successes
Jenny Lawless ‘11 is working toward an M.S in Arts Administration at Boston University.
Alexandra Moubarak ‘09 is earning her Master of Science in College Student Affairs with a concentration in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Nova South Eastern University.
Amber Salo ‘08 is the owner and director of The Genesis School in St. Lucie County, FL, as well as the director of the “We Believe” concert for studios in the south Florida area. Both the school and concert promote artistry and strength through diversity.
Emily Granholm ’07 is a performer with Perceptions Contemporary Dance Company. She is also the Founder and Director of Stylized movement, a collaborative company of artists promoting community outreach efforts and education through the arts.
Shondra Leigh ’02 is a Principal dancer with Cirque du Soleil's "Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour," presented across North America, Europe, and Asia. She has worked with Eminem, Snoop Dog, Jamie King, Travis Payne, Rich & Tone Talauega, and danced for Disney's stage show of "Aladdin".
Debra Nunes ‘96 holds a Masters Degree in Arts Administration from Boston University. She is the owner and artistic director of the Allegria Dance Studio in Ludlow, MA.
Steven Madura ‘96 has worked as a Singer/Dancer in many venues throughout the United States including Busch Gardens Tampa and Six Flags New England and many cruise ships. He is currently the owner of the production company “Shows4You Productions.”