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Ballet Chicago Alumni are spanning the globe! Since 2001, when our first students began branching out on their own, they have joined companies, attended universities, become professional dancers, teachers, choreographers, actors and designers, doctors, lawyers, writers, business professionals in many areas, and most of all, wonderful human beings. We are proud of each and every one of them and are honored to have helped them on their way.


Alabama Ballet
American Ballet Theatre II
American Repertory Ballet

Ballet am Rhein
Ballet Austin
Ballet Austin II

Ballet de Nice
Ballet Idaho 
Ballet Magnificat
Ballet Memphis
Ballet Met 
Ballet Nebraska 
Ballet NY
Balletto del Sud
Ballet St. Polten
Carolina Ballet
Cedar Lake Ensemble
Charleston Ballet Theatre
Chicago Repertory Ballet
Cincinnati Ballet
City Ballet of San Diego 
Colorado Ballet

Columbia City Ballet 
Company C
Continuum Contemporary Ballet
Dallas Opera 
Dance Theatre of Harlem
Georgia Ballet
Grand Rapids Ballet
Jessica Gaynor Dance
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
Los Angeles Ballet
Louisville Ballet
Lyric Opera of Chicago 
Madison Ballet
Mama Mia/Las Vegas
Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater
Miami City Ballet
Milwaukee Ballet
Minnesota Ballet 
Minnesota Dance Theatre

Nashville Ballet
New Mexico Ballet Co.
New York City Ballet
Oakland Ballet
Oklahoma City Ballet
Orlando Ballet
Pacific Northwest Ballet
Pennsylvania Ballet
Pennsylvania Ballet II
Quad Cities Ballet
Richmond Ballet
River North Dance Chicago
Royal Danish Ballet
Royal New Zealand Ballet
Sacramento Ballet
Sophia Opera Ballet
Staatstheater Schwerin
St. Louis Ballet
Suzanne Farrell Ballet
Tyego Dance Project


"I can honestly say that without the School of Ballet Chicago and the Ballet Chicago Studio Company, I would not have a career in professional ballet. The Ballet Chicago organization did for me what it did for a number of my contemporaries: it welcomed those of us who possessed the mere desire and determination to dance, and proceeded to mold and shape our talent into a tangible force. Along the way, I believe that Daniel Duell and Patricia Blair cultivated in each of us skill - poise, commitment, and confidence among them - that have served us all well regardless of the specific path we each ultimately chose. I feel privileged to have grown up in the Ballet Chicago family - and it is a family - and know that I am a more completely developed dancer and fully realized individual as a result of my years there." - Genevieve Custer Weeks, Ballet Chicago Alumna

"I could never have made it this far without the foundation I gained at the School of Ballet Chicago. I am forever indebted and grateful." - Lara O'Brien, Principal Dancer, Carolina Ballet

Bard College
Brigham Young University
Butler University
Columbia University
Cornell University
DePaul University
Duke University
Fordham University
Georgetown University
Harvard University
Indiana University, Bloomington

John Marshall Law School
Loyola University
Middlebury College
Northwestern University
New York University
Oxford University
Pomona College
Princeton University
Sarah Lawrence College

Southern Methodist University

Texas Christian University
Thurgood Marshall School of Law
University of IL - Champaign Urbana
University of IL - Chicago
University of Nebraska
University of New Mexico
University of Pennsylvania
University of Utah
University of WI - Madison
Yale University

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