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SRVDA ALUMNI

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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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.