Many of our students have received shcolarships to some very prestigious summer intensives including American Ballet Theater (national ABT scholar), Ballet West, Harid, Atlanta Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Houston Ballet, BalletMet, Ballet Chicago, Boston Ballet, and many more . . .

Donna Patzius-Hill

  • Former first-soloist with Ballet West
  • Former company dancer with BalletMet
  • Artistic director of Midwest Ballet Theatre

Kristina Aubuchon

  • Named a National Scholar by American Ballet Theatre and received a scholarship, with stipend, to attend their ballet intensive each summer.
  • Awarded a silver medal at the Youth America Grand Prix semi-finals ballet competition in Chicago.
  • Received numerous other ballet scholarships to very prestigious schools including San Francisco Ballet, Houston Ballet, and Harid Conservatory.
  • Full scholarship, including free room and board, for the year-round program at Harid Conservatory.
  • Accepted as a trainee with the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago.
  • Awarded full merit scholarships to UMKC, Butler University, and partial scholarship to Webster University.

Josie Green

  • Company dancer at Wonderbound in Denver, Colorado.
  • Former principal dancer at Dayton Ballet
  • Received several scholarships to very prestigious summer intensives including Ballet West which included an $800 stipend. While there, she had the privlege of being personally coached by ballet mistress, Pamela Robinson-Harris.
  • Attended the Atlanta Ballet Professional Level Intensive on full scholarship which included a $600 stipend.
  • Several overall and first place awards in various competitions.
  • Choreographed musical theater dances for her award winning high school swing choir.

Mimi Sosna

  • A company member of Lexington ballet.
  • Received a scholarship to Joffrey Ballet's summer intensive in New York City along with a $600 stipend.

Isabel Duplantier Kenney

  • Winner of the Dance St. Louis student reviewer contest for her review of BalletMet's Dracula. She received $100, tickets to see Pilobolus, and a chance to meet Pilobolus company members.
  • Received a full scholarship to aTrek's Impulse modern dance intensive.
  • Received full scholarship to the Rockette Summer Intensive in New York City.

Lauren Watts

  • Received a full scholarship to Boston Ballet, Ballet West, and partial scholarship to Ballet Met.
  • Worked for Missouri Ballet Theatre and Milwaukee Ballet.
  • Placed in the top 12 at YAGP

Alisha Hill

  • Company dancer at Kentucky Ballet Theatre
  • Received a $2000 scholarship to Milwaukee Ballets summer intensive.
  • Placed in the top 12 at YAGP
  • Received 1st place at National Society of Arts and Letters Classical Ballet Competition
  • Weissman's 2012 dance wear model.

Mariana Blessing

  • Awarded full merit scholarships to University of Missouri-Kansas City and Texas Christian University.
  • Attended Nashville Ballet Summer Intensive on full scholarship.

Madeleine Su

  • Weissman's dance wear model & costume book model.

Kelly Hill

  • Trainee at Kentucky Ballet Theatre
  • Weissman's dance wear model & costume book model.
  • Attended St. Louis Ballet and Webster University summer intensives with full scholarships

Rebekah Marcotte

  • Trainee at Kentucky Ballet Theatre

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Many of our students have gone on to professional careers: 

  • Ballet West
  • BalletMet
  • Atlanta Ballet
  • Milwaukee Ballet
  • Dayton Ballet
  • Lexington Ballet
  • Richmond Ballet
  • Metropolitan Opera Ballet
  • Mississippi Ballet
  • Kentucky Ballet Theatre
  • Leapold Group
  • National Television
  • Rams & Cardinal Cheerleaders
  • Siegfried & Roy, Las Vegas
  • Disney World
  • Branson Shows
  • Cruise Lines
  • Muny Opera