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'16: Jaunine Hackmon: recently accepted a position with AmeriCorps and will be working at CultureWorks Institute for Creative Arts over the next 12 months. She is thrilled to be part of the CultureWorks team and use my passion for the arts to enrich the lives of the 6th-12th grades I will work with.

'16: Nathan Rommel: is a dancer for Giordano II Dance Chicago.

'16: Maribeth Van Hecke:  was invited to join Inlet Dance Theatre's Apprenticeship & Trainee program as a protege in Cleveland, Ohio.

'14: Kelsey Baker is a Doctor of Physical Therapy student at University of Illinois at Chicago and I am expecting to graduate in 2018!

'14: Amanda Beck is taking a gap year working for the summer science camps and will be applying for dental schools.

'14: Claire Call is beginning my third season as a company member of DDCdances (Detroit Dance Collective), and is in her second year as Director of DDC's  creative dance company for children, LEAP. She is also teach ballet, modern, and jazz at two dance studios in the metro Detroit area: Borgo School of Dance, and Jeannie Zimbalatti's School of Dance, along with finishing all the RYT-200 training requirements to become a registered yoga teacher as well!

'14: Allsion Campbell will pursue a master's in occupational therapy at Midwestern University.

'14: Kaitlyn Holmwood will be working with Teach for American in Baton Rouge, LA as an elementary school teacher for the next two years.

'14: Jordan Ippolito is dancing with Opera North's production of Evita! In Lebanon, NH. She is in the ensemble as well as serving as dance captain.

'14: Jamie Kreindler is currently teaching for Avalon School of the Arts and will begin working with the Peace Corp, fall 2014.

'14: Capri (Parrish) Schwartz is an Adminstrative Director at URWINNER, Inc.

'14: Sarah Rolain is dancing with Jon Lehrer Dance, Buffalo, NY.

'14: Tara Snyder is the rehearsal/production assistant for Thodos Dance Chicago.

'14: Kirsten VanReenen is now patient care coordinator for Walgreens.

'14: Jennifer Yerks is pursuing a master's degree in dance movment therapy at Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass.

'13: Amber Banks will be teaching second grade in the Spanish Immersion program at Northpointe Christian Schools.

'13: Elizabeth Bisinger will attend Moody Theological Seminary in Chicago, Ill. in a program titled, "Spiritual Formation and Discipleship."

'13: Jillian Black will pursue a Master of Social Work degree at Loyola University of Chicago.

'13: Lydia (Blickley) Dawson: has been casted in Broadway's Mama Mia in New York City.

'13: Jessica Breslin is a mobilizing assistant intern with Sojourners in Washington, DC.

'13: Ariana Cappuccitti is dancing with Goodman Theatre in Chicago.

'13: Kelsey Carpenter: is working as a fitness instructor for a franchise in Columbus Ohio called Barre3. It’s a full body workout combining elements of ballet, yoga, and Pilates. Her background in dance and education helped significantly with the certification process. She is also substitute teaching for a private school called Wellington.

'13: Rachel Cho has been accepted to Wayne State School of Medicine beginning fall 2013.

'13: Daniel Clark was hired on as a campus life intern at West Michigan Youth for Christ, working with the students at Jenison High School-MI.

'13: Kaely (Garred) Spisak is living and working in Portland, Oregon, and is about to begin her second season dancing with Vitality Dance Collective.

'13: Jamie Hinds is currently in Naperville, IL teaching ballroom dance at My Dance Hub.  Not only is she teaching but she is also working up to competing professionally with her partner Nicolas Rodriguez.  Jamie is studying under Jaana Lillemagi.

'13: Melissa Meyer will be student teaching in Naperville, Ill.

'13: Hannah Stewart will be interning at Massdi Community Church in Cairo, Egypt. In the fall she will be teaching dance classes at Wilton Dance Studio in Wilton, Conn.

'13: Erin Wilhelmi received a Fullbright award to teach English in Argentina.

'12: Adrianne Brown is a special education teacher at Grand Haven Area Public Schools.


'12: Ashley Burns was accepted as an apprentice for Inaside Chicago Dance, performing with them in December. Her choreographic work has also been performed by Inaside. She has also been performing with fellow-alum Zach Porter.

'12 Elena Caruthers  is from Des Plaines, IL where she trained at the Des Plaines School of Dance through high school. While attending Hope College in Holland, MI, Elena continued to study dance under artists such as Sharon Wong, Dorrell Martin, Steven Iannacone, and Matthew Farmer. Along with performing in Faculty and Student Dance Concerts each year, Elena had unique performance experiences at the International Global Water Dance Event (choreographer) and Project Dance Concert in Times Square. In July 2011, Elena furthered her training by attending the Joffrey Jazz and Contemporary Intensive in NYC. During her four years at Hope, Elena often took a leadership role including serving as rehearsal director for the Sacred Dance Ministry, leading the student production of The Nutcracker, and choreographing frequently and collaboratively. In 2012, Elena graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Dance (Distinguished Artist). Elena is currently pursuing a PhD in Biomechanics at the Ohio State University.

'12: Hope Lofgren-Schmidt has accepted a teaching English position in Korea. She will be living in the Haeundae district of Busan for at least one year. She is excited to return to this area, as she visited it often on a previous adventure.

'12: Michael Parmelee received the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Award and will be pursuing his MFA in Dance at the University of Michigan beginning fall 2014.

'12: Jillian (Conner) Rice is a Birth Doula at SHining Light Prenatal Education.

'12: Heather Stiff is a fourth-year medical student at The Ohio State University who found out in January that she matched her number-one choice and a top-10 program for her ophthalmology residency, the University of Iowa.

'12: Helen (Gay) Zoerhof is  a full company member with J. Lindsay Brown Dance, and has also performed as a guest artist for CoreProject Chicago.  In May, she performed the role of a space alien named the Astronomid in Christine Hand's The Chromanauts, an evening length work in collaboration with visual & sound artist John Mosher.  Helen performed in Megan Beseth's work "Night Court" for the Going Dutch Festival in July. 

'12: Jennifer Muisenga has been accepted into the MA Dance Education program at University of North Carolina Greensboro.

'12: Linelly Olmeda-Santos is currently starting a dance studio, Lakeshore Danceworks, in the Holland area to offer affordable dance classes for children and adults. Also, starting a dance/movement therapy and creative movement program for children in foster care after receiving a grant from The Pollination Project. Offering dance/movement therapy to adults with special needs at Benjamin's Hope.

'12: Molly Vass is currently teaching dance classes and substitute teaching in several school districts in NW Indiana as well as choreographing a production of "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at the Memorial Opera House in Valparaiso. She is also a company member of a new tap company under the direction of Kendra Jorstad called jorsTAP Chicago (, taking dance classes around Chicago, and will soon be featured on the blog page of Audible Odyssey.

'12: Danielle Wilder is dancing on tour with Shuree. Musician's name is Shuree.

'11: Sarah (Stern) Brotherton is dancing with Earthen Vessels Sandra Organ Dance Company and teaching at Chara Christian Dance Academy, West University Dance Centre and The Village School as the preschool through 8th grade dance teacher. She teaches the P.E. Pull Out Dance Program, After School Dance Program, as well as the Dance Team. This year our Dance Team will be performing at the Pre-Game show for the Houston Rockets (professional basketball team), and is writing their curriculum for a dance program.

'11: Mary Cantor is a character performer at Walt Disney World

'11: Kristin (Benner) Nelson is a member of Perptual Motion Dance Company in Chicago.

'11: Arye Shannon Carmichael is a dance teacher at Ellington Academy of Arts and Technology in Grand Rapids, MI, and a dancer teacher at Belle Etoile Studio of Dance in Zeeland, MI.

'11: Emily Henry (Creative Writing/Dance major) has just published a novel The Love That Split the World.

'11: Sarah Russo is a Cummunity Events Manager at Kitchfix.

'11: Anne Willmert has been hired to teach dance at Warsaw High School.

'10: Casie Copeland is a full time first grade teacher in a small town just outside of Indianapolis. She also teaches dance 2 nights a week, and started a modern dance program at a studio outside of Indianapolis

'10: Colleen Creamer is performing and teaching with Vitorio Dance Company, a sacred dance company in Columbus, Ohio.

'10: Alissa (Gigler) Tollefson is dancing professionally with Thodos Dance Chicago, a contemporary dance company. She just finished playing Anne Sullivan in A Light in the Dark: the Story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan.

'10: Katie Horton has accepted an apprenticeship with LehrerDance Company in Buffalo, New York.

'10: Jessica (Jeffery) Van Voorst is a dance teacher at the Academy in the Woods in Fraser mi. She is also Dance Teacher/Choreographer at Swing City Dance Studio and Dance Teacher/Choreographer at Theresa's Academy of Dance

'10: Katherine Moore teaches Yoga at Triomph Fitness, Health & Wellness.

'10: Ryann Norris has accepted a summer internship with American Dance Festival.

'10: Zach Porter serving as program director of dance for a local Chicago suburbs YMCA. He is also teaching dance to underprivileged children. He has also started his own business called "Dance Like Zach" , which helps bring clean water to Haiti and Honduras. For every (1) person that decides to join the movement and spread the love we send out one (1) water filter.

'10: Cydney Remy will continue student teaching with the Zeeland Dance Program and will teach at Zeeland Recreation this summer.

'10: Courtney St. Clair was accepted in the Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling graduate program at Columbia College, Chicago and received Columbia's Department Merit Award.

'10: Jessica Wagoner is dancing alongside alum Jessi Yokas in Poetic Rebound Performance Company, a small company in Iowa City, Iowa. "It is proving to be a wonderful and growing experience."

'10: Sarah Wander's Chicago internship with the Joffrey Ballet evolved into a full-time position upon graduation. She is doing administrative work in customer service and accounting for their Academy of Dance. "The joy of working in a small non-profit is that we all wear so many hats and can jump into almost any area at any point in time. The Academy is wonderful because I get to work with kids ages 3-21, and all of their parents of course, but it is such a treat for me to stay in an industry I love and watch these kids live out their passion."

'09: Karolyn Burke is living in Dayton, Ohio and performing with Xclaim dance company.

'09: Jennifer Fait will be a Radio City Rockette in Boston, MA beginning fall 2010.

'09: Lindsey Ferguson performed (May 2014) in "Dancing Queen" with Spirit Productions at the Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls, Canada. She has also been seen in Samsung's NX Mini camera web advertisements. In August, she performed with "The Illusionists" on America's Got Talent at Radio City Music Hall. Lindsey is making her Broadway debut in December with the show "The Illusionists" at the Marquis Theatre followed by an 11-month national tour.

'09: Lauren (Keiser) Knowles is teaching dance in Midland, Texas.

'09: Laura Malpass has become a full company member of Moving Arts (San Francisco, CA), spring 2010.

'09: Emily (Mannenbach) Baker of Durham, N.C. is the residence coordinator of Duke University

'09: Shauna Masura of Rolling Meadows, IL, has left for the Philippines to begin preservice training for two years of service as an English-education Peace Corps volunteer.

'09: Anna Pillot is in training in Montreal on swinging trapeze as she prepares to audition for circus schools in February 2012. Swinging trapeze has a very small market, and the skill level is extremely high.

'09: Megan Pitzer is completing her first year of Clinical in PT in Corpus Christi, TX as she continues graduate studies at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO.

'09: Megan Probst is an intern with Holland Area Arts Council, planning summer classes, organizing their fall schedule and assisting with marketing.

'09: Sarah (Williams) Gonzales is a Dance History lecturer at the University of New Mexico, Director of the Pre-Professional Program and Core Teacher of Ballet at Keshet Dance Company, and Grants Administrator for the National Institute of Flamenco.

'08: Carrie Brandis is performing with Nacre in upstate New York.

'08: Julie Marie Carrico has been accepted to Columbia College to pursue a two-year Masters program in Performing Arts Management. She is also teaching, taking classes and doing arts administration work at Joel Hall Dancers and Center.

'08: Prudence Dees has been accepted to the elevate dance company apprenticeship program course at Springs Dance Company in London, UK. Springs Dance Company is a London based contemporary dance company that tours nationally and internationally. They perform and teach original work which challenges people's perspectives on life and the way we live it.

'08: Kendra Helmkamp of Clermont, Fla. is teaching third grade at Oakland Acvenue Charter School.

'08: Kali Hess is a professional dancer for an NBA team, is performing with the Davis Contemporary Dance Company, a professional jazz and contemporary dance company, as well as teaching dance.

'08: Anna Jonkman is a member of Michigan National Guard's 1073rd Maintenance Company. She will be attending the University of Michigan in the fall for her Master's.

'08: Emma Rainwater is teaching English in Korea to 3rd through 6th graders.

'08: Pamela Rexius is teaching dance to 6th through 8th grade and P.E. to K-3 grader's at Orozco Community Academy in Pilsen, IL.

'08: Lindsay Roberts is currently living in New York City pursuing a career in performance and presentation in work.

'08: Emily Rose is currently a student at the Cortiva Institute Chicago School of Massage Therapy.

'08: Erin Schumaker is working for the Green Hills School of Dance in Nashville, TN.

'08: Ann Snow just completed her course work for Master in Dance Therapy at Columbia, in Chicago. She is currently working on her thesis: Discovering the Crossroads Between Dance and Dance/Movement Therapy Through the Process of Intentional Self-Reflection: A Heuristic Study. She also works with a children's musical theatre as choreographer and director.

'08: Lauren Sparks is dancing as a main character in the parades for Walt Disney World in Florida.

'08: Jenna Witten is working for Herman Miller as an Associate Product Manager in the Marketing Department.

'07: Sommer Amundsen is attending Kansas University in the Bioengineering graduate program. She is involved in multidisciplinary research developing effective physical therapies for people with Parkinson's disease, and she has helped design a tool to be used in spine surgery.

'07: Jennifer (Andrews) Blank currently lives in the Columbus, Ohio area and works as Director of Major Gifts at Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

'07: Rebecca Bombard is serving as the Secretary for the Dance Foundation (Barrington Hills, IL) and Gala Ball Committee Chair woman for their Tuscan Ball held at the Sanfilippo Estate.

'07: Joshua Cummings is working as a financial counselor and a graduate student at Loyola University in Chicago.

'07: Lauren Grumm is living in Washington, D.C. where she volunteers her time teaching tap classes to "at-risk" students at the Anacostia Gracious Arts Program.

'07: Sharon (Havens) Watson moved to Colorado with her husband for his schooling and taught pre-school for a while. She now have a 10 month old son that is home with full-time! She also leads a very small and informal dance ministry at her church. Her husband will be joining the Navy within the next month, so isn't sure where they'lll be off to after that. She hopes to continue being involved with dance wherever she goes!

'07: Laurie Parker has been accepted into the master's program for Occupational Therapy at Grand Valley University.

'07: Amanda Piagnarelli is co-director of Midwest Edge Dance Academy in Naperville, IL.

'07: Krista Stanton is furthering her education at Des Moines University for Osteopathic Medicine.

'07: Erin Whaley dances with "stbdance" and until recently with the Jay-Son Tisa Dance Company.

'07: Kristi "Joy" Wilkins of Holland, MI, opened Body and Soul Movement Arts in April 2011.

'06: Jillian (Koestner) Allen: of Scottsdale, Arizona is a creative and account manager at Ignite Creative Services.

'06: Emily Ellis-Liang has developed and created an educational nonprofit dance company called rePUBLIC of daNCEe set to open June 2014 in Greensboro, N.C.

'06: Jessica Mumford is a research assistant in the Arts Media Technology program at ASU.

'06: Peter Hammer is dancing as a company member with "Jump Rhythm Jazz" and working with GrubHub Seamless.

'06: Paula Grahmann is working in Chicago performing with Joel Hall Dance Company.

'06: Amanda Gardynik is working at Battle Creek Central High School as their fine arts coordinator and elementary dance teacher.

'06: Ashley Perez is teaching english and Dance at the School of the Arts in Rochester, NY and working on her Masters in Education and Special Education.

'06: Jamie (Thompson) Ward is teaching dance at Hightower High School in Houston, Texas.

'06: Julia Wylie is presenting the 2nd annual Miracle Dancer concert on February 7, 2009 in Dublin, Ohio. It is a concert to benefit Ovarian Cancer.

'06: Sona Smith is living in Chicago, working for the non-profit organization After School Matters, and pursuing her Master's degree at Walden University.

'05: Madeline Crist is living in Chicago and working for the social service agency, Heartland Alliance. She is also a certified yoga instructor.

'05: Dawn (Flandermeyer) Koop of Seattle, Washington is currently a resident physician in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Washington. She was married to John Kopp on September 1, 2012 in Seattle.

'05: Sarah Gardner is in her 3rd year of medical school in Philadelphia.

'05: Amanda Gardynik received her MA in Education from Spring Arbor University and now serves as Dance Director for River Oaks Middle School-Dorchester 2, in North Charleston, SC.

'05: Clarissa Gregory is making stop-motion animation, performances, paintings, and installations in the interdisciplinary graduate program at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. You can contact her at

'05: Alison Rickey has been admitted into the counseling program at Northern Arizona University.

'05: Dolores Sanchez is adjunct dance faculty at Pace University teaching tap and is currently performing wiht Chloe Arnold's Company in NYC, NY, "Apartment 33."

'05: Teresa VanDenend Sorge is a full time visiting lecturer at Muhlenberg College in Allentown. She received for MFA from Temple University, 2010.

'04: Cynthia Bachhuber is Archivist for a major professional contemporary dance company in New York, NY.

'04: Katie Budris is dancing professionally with The Lady Hoofers, Philadelphia's premier all-female tap ensemble, for which she also choreographs and serves as assistant director. Her choreography was selected for performance at the 2013 DanceUSA Conference

'04: Kathleen Davenport has graduated from her sports medicine fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery and has started working with Prefeered Orthopedics of the Palm Beaches in Bynton Beach, Floridia. Through that practice, she is working with Miami City Ballet and other local dancers and athletes. Kathleen was recently appointed to the executive board for the Dance/USA Task Force on Dancer Health (2014).

'04: Matthew Farmer is a faculty member of the Hope College Dance Department as of Fall 2011.

'04: Colette Harris performed professionally on European and Mediterranean Cruise Ships. She lived in Las Vegas wehre she spent a year in "Jubilee!" as a showgirl/dancer, was a magician's assistant/dancer in "Dirk Arthur: Extreme Magic," and now is dancing as a vampire in the show "Bite." She is currently planning to pursue her MFA.

'04: Jessica Honeysett is a Giving Assistant for an Education Network in New York, NY.

'04: Timothy Heck is with the cast of Sleep No More in New York CIty.

'04: Tara Mistry is living in Cairo, Egypt with her husband Clinton where she teaches first grade. She just finished her Master's in Teaching and Learning with specialization in Curriculum and Instruction at Nova Southeastern University.

'04: Lindsey Townsend is teaching high school mathematics in Aurora, IL and is the head dance team coach and musical choreographer.

'04: Abby Whitenight is teaching music and dance for an elementary school in Hudsonville, Michigan.

'03: Carla (Carrozziere) Prescott is dancing professionally with a project company in Calgary, Canada.

'03: Noelle Davids teaches in the North Carolina school system.

'03: Amanda Drozer is studying dance in New York City and performing with two small companies.

'03: Mary Dunlap is teaching Creative Movement for the Fine Arts PreSchool of a Performing Arts School in MI.

'03: Helen Meronek is teaching for a high school in Baltimore, Maryland.

'03: Amanda Olson is teaching dance in the Chicago school system.

'02: Misheaila Neil is Director of Performing Arts Programming for Elmira College, New York.

'02: Matt Stehle is dancing with a key professional dance company in Detroit, MI.

'02: Charlotte VanCoeverden is a Sales Manager Digital at Mediahuis Belgie.

'02: Jennifer Yoh is performing professionally with a sacred dance company in Houston, Texas.

'01: Kelly Buwalda performs with professional dance companies in New York City.

'01: Laurie Chalifaux has been promoted to assistant professor of anesthesiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL.

'01: Anne Houseworth is teaching dance and music in the Chicago Public School System.

'01: Jodi (Kurtze) Wickersheimer of Chicago, Ill. has been promoted to assistant vice president for development and annual giving at Roosevelt University.

'01: Christy Lutz is a dancer for a professional contemporary dance company in Chicago, IL.

'01: Angela Lee Leete of Traverse City, MI is a primary medical social worker at the Munson Dialysis Clinic.

'01: Hilary Peterson is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Dance for Southeast Missourri State University.

'01: Emily Poel received a second Congressional Scholarship for participation in the Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals, allowing her to live and study in Germany. She was an intern in the Tanzfabrik in Berlin and is currently performing professionally and working with key choreographers in Berlin, Germany.

'01: Amy Vertalka is teaching dance in the Ossoso Public School system in MI while completing her master's in Literacy.

'00: Angella Huddleston dances, choreographs, and is artistic director for a professional sacred dance company in Houston, Texas. She was recently awarded her MFA from the University of Maryland.

'00: Philip Leete teaches at West Senior High School in Traverse City, Michigan and serves as Artistic Director for Michigan Dance Collective.

'99: Caroline (Enos) June is currently the owner of Just Dance! Studios and the founder/director of Straits Area Dance Company in St. Ignace, Michigan.

'99: Jill Donehoo-Landes teaches dance at the middle school and high school in Zeeland, Michigan. She served as a song judge for the college's 76th annual Nykerk Cup Competition at the Holland Civic Center.

'99: Jennifer Karr is working with Jennifer Muller/The Works, a New York City based professional dance company, as well as other small companies around the city. She is a certified personal trainer working on specialty certifications in yoga and Pilates. She also teaches dance and choreographs throughout New York at several performing arts centers in Westchester County.

'99: Sarah (Snyder) Hegg is working as a clinical psychologist in Traverse City, Michigan.

'98: Melissa Altobelli teaches dance at Community College in Michigan.

'98: Erin Daly is working on her Ph.D. in clinical psychology, specializing in movement therapy, at a College in Boston, MA.

'98: Amand Fry Eldred is the new sales coordinator for the Kalamazoo County (Mich.) Expo Center and Fairground.

'98: Kirsten Heinrich is performing professionally with the San Diego Ballet in San Diego, California.

'98: Anna Resele is currently an English and Dance Teacher at Creative Arts ALC with the St. Paul Public Schools in St. Paul, MN

'98: Jessica VanOort is completing a Ph.D. in dance at a University in PA.

'97: Nathanael Buckley is working with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet in New York. He and his wife Alison live in Astoria, Queens in New York.

'97: Sandra Federico is living in Alabama teaching dance in the Huntsville City Schools.

'97: Nicole Flinn created a K-12 dance program including curriculum for the Owosso school district in MI. She is currently on faculty at Hope College.

'97: Jonathan Fly has joined Richardson Harman Ober PC, a Pasadena, California, based real estate business and community association law firm. His focus is on homeowners association law and real estate transactions.

'97: Jodi James is an Assistant Research Professor in Dance and Computation with the Arts, Media and Engineering program at Arizona State University.

'97: Ann Paeth passed away in Fall, 2004 while working on her Ph.D. in dance history for the University of California at Riverside. Memorial by Jack Ridl.

'97: Casey Slayton passed away Sept. 10, 2006 of injuries suffered in a car accident near Pedee Oregon. Memorial by Graydon Megan.

'97: Ellen Tomer for the past two years has been working full-tie for the Department of Veterans Affairs on the national caregiver support line, helping caregivers and veterans access support, services and benefits. She is also dancing with two modern dance companies in teh Rochester area: Biodance and Present Tense Dance.

'96: Jennifer Norder is the artistic director with the West Michigan Youth ballet in Ada, Michigan.

'95: Brenda Benedict Saban is living and working in Corona, CA.

'95: Carrie Borchers participated in a Department of Physchology alumni panel co-sponsored by Career Services and the department of psychology at Hope. the goal of the event was to demonstrate through Q & A to current students the variety and depths of careers a psychology degree from Hope can facilitate. She reports that it was great to be vack on campus in the "new" science center--far more sophisticated than the Peale Science Center of her tenure. She especialy enjoyed seeing her undergrad advisor and mentor, De. Shaughnessy, and catching up with Dr. Roehling.

'95: Kathleen (Dominiak)Treasure of Schereville, Indiana is the dance director at the Academy for the Performing Arts in Hammond, Indiana. She teaches and choreographs theater productions and APA Dance Ensemble.

'94: Katherine (Gaiser) Zink has been accepted into the Counseling Master's degree program at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (2011).

'93: Elizabeth (Gormly) de Moraes has recently published Thrive Again: Simple Strategies to Time Out, Time In and Tone Up Your Life.

'93: Katherine Vickers is a Certified Yoga Instructor in Washington, D.C.. Her clients include major political figueres and diplomats.

'94: Amy (Halaby) de Sa, lives in Denver, CO. She is the owner of Pilates Denver Studio and BASI Pilates faculty, teaches Pilates and Pilates Teacher Training courses in the US and abroad including China, Japan, Australia and Brazil. She has danced professionally and taught with modern dance companies in Chicago and Denver.

'92: William Crowley, of Bay Harbor Islands, FL, is the Artistic Director of his company, Next Step Dance. Next Step Dance launched Nexus: Educational Programming Series, offering master classes, intensives, guest artist residencies, and lecture/demonstrations focusing on contemporary dance within the context and tradition of the Graham Technique. In the fall of 2013, William was Guest Artist in Residence for the Department of Dance at Hope, where he presented the lecture "Beyond the Labyrinth: The Dance Legacy of Martha Graham," held an audition and adjudicated student choregraphed dance works.

'92: Christy Guth-Ross is Co-artistic director and dance faculty for "Time to Shine" Center for the Performing Arts, located in Pent, FL (near Pensacola). The Center offers Dance, Music, Theater and Fitness classes.

'91: Heather (Blaukamp) Winia is the owner of +Fit 4 Life. She participated in the recent Children's After SchoolAchievement (CASA) program were she encouraged the young students to exercise and get creative in movement through three sessions of "Groovin" WIth Kids"

'91: Terri Filips, M.F.A., is a professor of dance at a University in Buffalo, New York.

'91: Patti Stegink-Villanueva has been named Ballet Mistress at the Children's Ballet Theatre of Michigan. She has been the reptiteur and rehearsal assistant for CBT for the past nine years. She is also a prfessional member and teacher with Happendance.

'90: Stephanie Brooks of Evanston, Ill., has joined the Northeast Illinois Council of The Boy Scouts of America as associate developmetn I marketing director in Highland Park, Ill. The NEIC supports more than 17,000 youth in Northeast, Illinois.

'86: John North of Wakefield, R.I., recently returned to the East Coast, where his career in the arts began. He is assistant director for dance the The Hartt Community Division of the University of Hartford. He has worked in performance, choreography and arts administration since he graduated from Hope.

'86: Karen Wuertz-Bhaskar is a medical doctor in Beloit, Wisconsin.

'85: Kathy Kaehler is an aerobics instructor, choreographer, teacher, and private trainer for Hollywood and Los Angeles high society. She has a television show in the Los Angeles area and has made many videos, which have sold worldwide.

'85: Kim Karpanty is a performer, teacher, and choreographer across the United States and has a professional dance company called Traversity. She has finished her M.F.A. at Arizona State University and is an assistant professor of dance at a major University in Ohio. Kim was an award recipient in the professional division of the Arizona statewide choreographers’competition. She is an Associate Editor for The IADMS Bulletin for Teachers with International Association for Dance Medicine and Science.

'83: John Fanthorpe has developed his own Farm Bureau Insurance agency in the Grand Rapids area. He has won many national sales awards from Farm Bureau of America.

'75: Rosemary Nadolsky of Chicago, Ill., recorded a CD of French children's songs, La Voix en Rose, available online and directly through her. She is also reconding a second one in French and a third in Spanish. The Chicago Tribune named Rosemary one of "Chicago;s 10 Best Children's Musicians."



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