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SRVDA ALUMNI

(Dancing & Participating In All Aspects Of The Performing Arts)

SRVDA Danielle Airey

Danielle Airey

Danielle graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a B.A. in Managerial and Organizational Communications, Public Relations, & Psychology. After graduation she performed in Madagascar Live: Operation Vacation at Seaworld San Diego. She then landed a dream contract as an aerialist for Royal Caribbean Cruises. That opened the door to become a Magician’s Assistant for a traveling show taking her to over 25 different countries. Since then she has been seen in such productions as Cats, 42nd Street, West Side Story, Peter Pan, The Producers, 9 to 5, Carousel, Shock-headed Peter, The Little Mermaid, In the Heights, and the National Tour of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Later this year she will be seen in a production of Young Frankenstein. She credits her success to the many years spent at SRVDA among the most inspirational teachers and dancers.


SRVDA Alicia Albright

Alicia Albright

Alicia graduated from UC Irvine, receiving her BA in Dance/Drama and Honors in Musical Theatre. She played Cassie in the Hawaiian Tour of A Chorus Line, and toured Europe with Jesus Christ, Superstar. In addition to appearing in countless regional productions, she has performed in numerous national tours as well including the lead in Seven Brides For Seven Brothers and All Shook Up. Alicia is currently appearing in the award winning musical, Wicked, on Broadway.


SRVDA Kyle Castillo

Kyle Castillo

Kyle is currently performing with an immersive theater company called “Third Rail Projects,” in a long running show entitled “Then She Fell in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.” Since joining the Company in October 2016, Kyle has performed the role of “White Rabbit” in over 250 shows since its opening 5 years ago.

Kyle’s experience in this show has been very different from the concert work he has done previously, and he confesses that it took some “getting used to”.

When not performing, Kyle works as a medical office associate at NYU’s Harkness Center for Dance Injuries, an outpatient physical therapy office that provides rehabilitation for dancers in New York City. The Center also provides free injury prevention assessments for evaluation by athletic trainers who use these evaluations to design exercise programs specific to each dancer.


SRVDA Dominic Eustes

Dominic Eustes

Having received both a talent and merit scholarship, Dominic Eustes graduated Chapman University in 2016 with his Bachelor of Arts in Dance, as well as a minor in Kinesiology. During his years at Chapman, Dominic performed in works by Alicia Guy, Dale Merrill, Nancy Dickson Lewis, Jennifer Backhaus and Sean Greene. Dominic has supplementary training from Ballet West’s summer program where he was a two-time scholarship recipient, as well as a Resident Intern for the Company in 2014. He has attended the professional division of Complexions Contemporary Ballet’s summer intensive in Manhattan, New York and Atlanta Ballet’s professional division on scholarship through their summer program. Dominic currently works as a concert and commercial dancer in the L.A. area, performing with the Anaheim Ballet under the direction of Larry Rosenberg and Sarma Lapenieks Rosenberg, as well as Downtown Disney and the Segerstorm Center for the Arts. In the commercial realm, he is signed with Movement Talent agency and has worked on American Horror Story Season 7, NYX cosmetics, Los Angeles fashion week and Odyssey Dance Theatre’s production of Thriller.


SRVDA Lynn Garaventa

Lynn Garaventa

Lynn graduated from UC Irvine with a BFA in Dance, emphasis in Performance. She has taught at her alma mater, San Ramon Valley Dance Academy, and performed with Saki Suto's The Scratch 4 Bloomin Dance Company.



SRVDA Carolyn Kamrath

Carolyn Kamrath

Carolyn Kamrath received her B.A. in Dance and Economics from the George Washington University and her M.A. in Arts Management from American University. She is the Director of Press and Marketing for Dance Place, a nonprofit studio and theater in Washington, DC, and Assistant Director of DancEthos, a new modern dance company. She has taught dance at the University of Mary Washington and Camp Arena Stage, and performed in works by Dana Tai Soon Burgess, Melanie George, and Tiffany Haughn, among others. Carolyn is a former member of CrossCurrents Dance Company and will be both choreographing and performing for DancEthos.


SRVDA Cat Kamrath

Cat Kamrath

Cat is a dance artist currently residing in Salt Lake City. As a dance performer, choreographer, filmmaker, and educator, her career has spanned throughout the state of California and now east into the mountains. She has studied with noted faculty to receive a MFA in Modern Dance (University of Utah 2016) and a BA in Dance with honors (Loyola Marymount University 2013)She is also a Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst (IMS 2015) and a Registered Somatic Movement Educator (ISMETA 2017). Her performing career in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Salt Lake City has now developed into her creative endeavor as the Artistic Director of project-based dance company, Cat + Fish Dances. Cat + Fish Dances has presented work at the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival and was selected as a RAW Artist in Salt Lake City in 2017. Cat has a love for the art of teaching dance and is currently on faculty and guest teaches at dance studios throughout the Salt Lake Valley. She is a BTSALP Dance Specialist at an elementary school teaching K-5 student’s creative movement through their core curriculum. As an Adjunct Professor of Dance at Weber State University, Cat leads courses in dance technique, history, and theory as well as serving as a faculty mentor on senior thesis works. For more information, visit her website at: www.catkamrath.com.


SRVDA Renee Larsen

Renee Larsen

Renee received her BA from UC Irvine, studying both dance and psychology. After graduation she moved to San Diego and became a founding member of Eveoke Dance Theatre, performing with the company for 4 years. She was also a stunt performer at Universal Studios in the Terminator 2: 3D Live Action Show. In 2005 she joined Diavolo, a company propelling the evolution of dance and entertainment, leaving audiences world wide spellbound at every performance. She is currently production manager and technical director of the company (www.diavolo.org).


SRVDA Troy

Troy Macklin

Troy is a 2008 alumnus of the Juilliard School where he received his BFA in Dance. He has taught art literacy courses for children and began a summer arts outreach program of his own in the SF Bay Area. He was principal dancer, rehearsal director, and teacher with the Rebecca Davis Dance Company in Philadelphia and freelanced in New York and Philadelphia with such dance collectives as Breath Dance Project, Kazuko Hirabayashi Dance Theater, and 360 Degree Dance Company. Troy has traveled the world teaching dance, spreading arts education, and showcasing his choreography.


SRVDA Alison Manning

Alison Manning

Alison is a recent graduate from Point Park University Conservatory of the Arts in Pittsburgh, PA. Upon graduation she was hired by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines to perform on "The Navigator of the Seas" in the Mediterranean and Caribbean. She studied dance in Paris, France in her sophomore year and, while there, landed a dancing and modeling job showcasing L'Oreal's top hair designer. In 2009 she participated in a dance performance for President Obama and other world leaders at the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh. Later that year she landed a small dancing part in the upcoming Jake Gyllenhaal & Anne Hathaway movie, Love and Other Drugs. Alison has appreciated all the technical knowledge she received at SRVDA, as well as the many forms and styles of dance that have helped her in her career.


SRVDA Mariko McCully

Mariko McCully

Mariko is graduating from Chapman University in the class of 2018, with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She currently works as a cast member at the Disneyland Resort in California, and has danced in shows such as their Paint the Night Parade, Fantasmic!, and Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession.

Mariko has had opportunities to perform at Bridge SoCal and to be a part of various short film projects, including a promotional video with Poreotics.

After graduation, she plans to remain in Southern California and pursue a performance career. She also hopes to utilize her knowledge of psychology to address mental health concerns in younger generations of dancers.


SRVDA Katherine McNamee

Katherine McNamee

Katherine graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a BFA in Musical Theatre in 2001. Since 2003 she has been working steadily in General and Company Management for Broadway shows and their National Tours. Past credits as a General Management Associate include Mamma Mia, Billy Elliot, Gypsy (with Bernadette Peters), Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Color Purple and more. In Company Management, her credits include Legally Blonde (B'way and Nat'l Tour), Wicked (in Chicago), The Wiz, and currently The Phantom of the Opera. Katherine is an original member of Broadway Green Alliance, an organization that is establishing new rules to make the Great White Way a greener place (www.broadwaygreen.com). Katherine credits SRVDA with instilling in her a strong sense of discipline and with teaching her the ropes of professionalism and tradition that carry over into the first-class level of theatre in which she now works. In her book, SRVDA will always be first-class!


SRVDA Theresa Marie

Theresa Marie (Pena)

Theresa has become a successful and sought after dancer on the L.A. dance scene. Her numerous credits include live/stage performances choreographed by So You Think You Can Dance favorite, Legacy (Blue Moon with Tiffany Dunn, Dale Candela Promo Tour, L.A. Latin Festival). She choreographed the Latin Billboard Awards (Jossie Cordoba) and has appeared in many popular videos including Lady Gaga's Poker Face.


SRVDA Georgie Parfitt

Georgie Parfitt

Georgie was born in Surrey, England and started ballet at the age of 3 at her local dance school, Chatsworth Stage School. She then moved to California when she was 8, and trained at San Ramon Valley Dance Academy, until she moved back to England at the age of 14 to begin her professional training at a vocational dance boarding school, Tring Park School for the Performing Arts. She studied for 5 years. During her training at Tring Park, she had the opportunity to perform at Eve Pettinger’s Gala at the Britten theatre in London, and at The Swedish National Ballet School in their ‘Marleld’ performance in Gothenburg. She also performed the role of Giselle in Surrey Youth Ballet’s performance of ‘Giselle’. In her final year at Tring, she took part in Encore Dance Company’s UK tour, made up of the graduating students, where she performed in Kenneth Macmillan’s ‘Elite Syncopations’, alongside other mixed repertoire. She has also participated in various summer programs including English National Ballet, National Youth Ballet, Ballet West, Oklahoma City Ballet, Houston Ballet, and the Royal Ballet School.


SRVDA Sarah Pasch

Sarah Pasch

Sarah left SRVDA with the goal of dancing professionally in a ballet company. After dancing as a trainee at Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle, where she appeared in such ballets as Serenade, Sleeping Beauty, and Chaconne, she recently signed a contract as an apprentice with the company and will be dancing with Pacific Northwest Ballet this year.


SRVDA Angelica Richie

Angelica Richie

Angelica Richie graduated from the Ray Bolger Musical Theater Program at UCLA's world-renown School of Theater, Film, and Television. She has appeared in the national tours of Damn Yankees!, Elf, the musical (1st national) and A Christmas Story, the musical in the role of Miss Shields, for which critics praised, "[Richie] blows the top out of her big song and tap number" (Broadway world). She has performed at such nationally recognized theaters as the Repertory Theater of St. Louis and Tony-award winning Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Her New York City credits include LaMama Experimental Theater Co., and dancing at New York Cotoure Fashion Week. With an ardent belief in the transformative power of the arts, she is a member of ALMA NYC, a nonprofit artists' collective with the mission to create access to education and the arts globally, regardless of gender, class, or geographical location. She credits her training at SRVDA as the incomparable foundation of her technique and work ethic, and the earliest model of professionalism, artistic expression, and relentless support in her creative life, without which her career would not be possible.


SRVDA Liz

Liz McGovern Roberts

Liz was one of the first dance majors to graduate from San Francisco State University. Her love of dance led her to perform with local companies, teach, and 8 years ago, open her own school, the Livermore School of Dance. Her recent benefit for the Agape Villages Foster Family Agency was a great success.


SRVDA Lindsay Roebuck

Lindsay Roebuck

Lindsay recently graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Comm. Arts and a Minor in Theatre Arts. Her career has spanned many aspects of the entertainment industry. She played Mrs. Squires in The Music Man at the Fireside Theatre in Wisconsin, Consuela in West Side Story at Barrow Street Theatre in NYC, Lulu in Cabaret at Theatre on San Pedro Square in California, and was a member of the ensemble in On The 20th Century at AMT in San Jose, CA. She has been a solo dancer for such choreographers as Jason Winters and Taye Diggs and has appeared in film and industrials as well. Lindsey recently directed and choreographed the 2012 Distinguished Young Women national finals.


SRVDA Adrienne Larsen Satyapan

Adrienne Larsen Satyapan

Adrienne received her Bachelor of Music degree with a concentration in Vocal Performance from UC Santa Barbara, and later obtained her teaching credential in music education from Cal State Long Beach. Her diverse background in the performing arts has allowed Adrienne to pursue her passion – teaching others to perform. After graduation, she was hired as a choreographer with Contra Costa Children's summer theatre program called "Theatre Arts For Kids." Adrienne currently works with the Irvine Unified School District where she teaches K-3rd grade general music, 4th-8th grade choir, and directs the middle school musical each year at Vista Verde School.


SRVDA Hayley Stone

Hayley Stone

Hayley graduated from the Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts in Connecticut. She went on to perform and dance at Disney World in Florida before moving to Atlanta, GA to dance professionally with the Atlanta Festival Ballet. There she has performed many soloist roles including Dew Drop, Snow Queen (Nutcracker), Tiger Lily in Peter Pan, plus solos in Paquita and Carmina Burana. She is also on the teaching staff at Atlanta Festival Ballet and is the Director of the Summer Intensive Program. In December, Hayley danced the lead role (Sugar Plum) in Atlanta Festival Ballet's, "Nutcracker."


SRVDA Sara Thomson

Sara Thomson

Sara is in her 6th season with Pacific Northwest Ballet and is heading into her 7th. During this time, she has had many wonderful opportunities to work with amazing, well known choreographers, as well as perform both iconic and new works. Sara believes that Peter Boal is a “huge advocate” for new works and believes that he provides the dancers with a wonderful variety in their repertory each season. Sara feels that she is very fortunate to work at PNB and has originated two roles for works created for the Company. One of these roles was a contemporary piece called “Arms That Work” by her friend and colleague, Andrew Bartee and the other was “Waiting at the Station” by the “one and only” Twyla Tharp.

This past summer on July 29th, 2017, Sara was married to her best friend and fellow dancer, Ezra Thomson. Ezra is a soloist and is currently choreographing his first work for PNB.

This Summer, in late June through early July, PNB will be touring in Paris. The Company will be in Paris for two weeks as part of the yearly Les Etes de la Danse Festival. The first week they will be performing in the Jerome Robbins Centennial Tribute alongside other companies from the U.S. and Europe. The Company will be performing 8 other ballets in two programs devoted completely to PNB.

Sara has also had the opportunity to perform many featured and leading roles, including George Balanchine’s “Rubies”, The Nutcracker” and “Coppelia”, as well as William Forsythe’s “In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated” and “New Suite”. Other roles have included Jiri Kylian’s “Forgotten Land’, Jessica Lang’s “Her Door to the Sky”, Jean-Christophe Maillot’s “Cendrillon”, Benjamin Millepied’s “3 Movements”, Jerome Robbins “The Concert” and “Fancy Free”, Susan Stroman’s “TAKE FIVE, More or Less” and Cristopher Wheeldon’s “Tide Harmonic”.


SRVDA Kristi Vizza

Kristi Vizza

Kristi is a 2010 graduate of San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance. She has performed with Saki Suto's The Scratch 4 Bloomin Dance Company and was assistant choreographer for SF State's production of West Side Story in 2006. That same year she taught dance and choreographed for Kidstock, Inc's summer camp. After teaching at her alma mater, San Ramon Valley Dance Academy, Kristi moved to New York where she danced with Mix Tape Dance Co. and is currently a member of Next Stage Project.


SRVDA Tori Witty

Tori Witty

Tori earned her Bachelor's Degree in Child Development at Cal State, Fullerton. She performed with the Bay Area Dance Group, "Dance 10," taught jazz at Berkeley Ballet's Summer School and was assistant to dancer/choreographer Steve Escudero, teaching and choreographing at numerous Junior Colleges in Southern California. She was the featured dancer in Pete Escovedo's music video, Charango Sunrise, and has been a valued member of the SRVDA faculty for over 15 years.


SRVDA Ally Zwahlen

Ally Zwahlen

Ally graduated from UCSB with a major in Dance and Communications. She has worked with San Francisco's jazz based "Pack The House" Production Company, is an alumna of Culture Shock, and has performed with such artists as Run DMC and Third Eye Blind. Ally has danced on music videos with Felonious and Pearl, performed in the AFC Super Bowl Half Time Show, and was a dancer at the Passport Fashion Show for J-Lo's Sweetface Line. Ally now shares her talents as a teacher and award-winning choreographer with the students at San Ramon Valley Dance Academy.