Student/Alumni Stories

Taryn Manning (’97) is in Netflix’s critically acclaimed television show Orange is the New Black. She made her film debut in the 2001 movie Crazy/Beautiful, followed by a leading role opposite Britney Spears in Crossroads. To see more of her impressive accomplishments across genres, please click here to view her website!

Mark Meismer (’91) is a Los Angeles-based dancer and choreographer, who has worked with many notable artists, including Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Ricky Martin, Madonna, Paula Abdul, and Reba McEntire. Check out his website here!

Lauren Jackson (’03) is a Harvard graduate with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a minor in women, gender, and sexuality studies. She has appeared on Broadway, dancing in Motown the Musical, Wonderland, and the revival of Finian’s Rainbo, as well as on television in Smash, Daredevil, and the new Netflix series, Jessica Jones. You can view her list of roles here!

Jon Bond (’05) dances with Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and Nederland Dans Theater. He was also featured on the eight season of So You Think You Can Dance. Watch Jon's dance reel here!

Allison Ulrich (’05) is Julliard graduate and performed in Cirque du Soleil. Watch her dance reel here!

Bobby Amamizu (’06) is featured in the movie Fame and performed in Cirque du Soleil. Watch Bobby's dance reel here!

Nathan Trasoras (’09) was a top 10 finalist on the fifth season of So You Think You Can Dance. Watch his audition here!