Crockett-Deane Ballet Alumni, More to come

Elise Judson

Elise is currently a company dancer with the Houston Ballet, where she has danced since her graduation from CDB in 2007. Elise has been lucky to live out her dreams of being a professional dancer. She has toured with Houston Ballet to China, Spain, New York City, Chicago, New Orleans, and Canada. Since being with the company, Elise has performed such roles as The Sugar Plum Fairy in the Nutcracker, one of the Angels in Christopher Bruce's "Intimate Pages," the Neapolitan Princess in Stanton Welch's "Swan Lake," one of three girls in William Forsythe's "Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude," one of four women in Mark Morris' "Pacific," one of the women in Jiri Kylian's "Falling Angels," one of the 'Bomb Squad' girls in Twyla Tharp's "In the Upper Room," the first pas de deux in Anthony Tudor's "Leaves are Fading," and the fourth solo in George Balachine's "Ballo de la Regina," to name a few. Elise is also lucky to have met her fiancee, Rhodes Elliott, while dancing with the Houston Ballet. They will be married in July of 2014.

Ashley Hartigan

Ashley trained at Deane Dance Center from age eight to age sixteen, when she was accepted into the Professional Division at Pacific Northwest Ballet. After graduating from that program, she was offered a corps de ballet contract with Ballet Idaho, where she spent the remainder of my dance career. Ashley's time at PNB and BI was full of amazing opportunities and rewarding experiences; she feel so blessed to have been able to live her dream. Ashley would like to thank her family and the wonderful teachers at Deane Dance Center for making this possible. She was extremely blessed to have people that believed in her, supported her, pushed her to achieve more than she thought she was capable of, fostered her love for ballet, and cared for both her body and spirit. From taking her first class at Deane Dance Center as a timid eight-year-old to performing with professional companies on magnificent stages, Ashley is so thankful to God for all the life changing experiences, and for being able to achieve her childhood dream.

Debbie Williamson and Kendall Reinitz

Crockett-Deane Ballet has two alumni currently working in Entertainment at the Disneyland Resort. Debbie hired into "A Christmas Fantasy" parade at Disneyland in 2011 after 5 years of training at Deane Dance Center and a year in the Crockett-Deane Ballet company. She now is proud to have performed in many shows at both Disneyland and California Adventure such as "Mickey's Soundsational Parade", "Pixar Play Parade", "Fantasmic!", "Phineas and Ferb's Rockin' Rollin' Dance Party", and "Dancin' with Disney", as well as working as a character performer and a Faire Maiden at the Royal Theatre. Kendall started her journey at the Disneyland Resort after 11 years at Deane Dance Center and 5 years in the Crockett-Deane Ballet Company. She started in "A Christmas Fantasy" parade in 2013 and is already performing in "Mickey's Soundsational Parade" and "Fantasmic!" while attending school at University of California, Irvine.

Jennifer Tierney-Brown

Oakland Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, Madison Ballet Company and currently runs American Youth Ballet with her her husband

Carolyn Judson-Urso

Texas Ballet Theatre, Principal Dancer

Chloe Felesina

Ballet X, Artist

Kevin Shee

Danced with Harvard Ballet Company

James Shee

SF Ballet, National Ballet of Canada & Princeton Ballet Company

Rachel Berryman

Freelance Artist

Chloe Saalsaa

Dancer at UC IRVINE

Claire Upton

Dancer at UC IRVINE & Dancer at Disneyland

Brittney Almendariz

Trainee with Sacramento Ballet

Madeline Layeghi

Dancer at UC Berkeley

Emilia Sandoval

Trainee with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Lacey Ward

Trainee with State Street Ballet

Macy Almendariz

Trainee with Sacramento Ballet

Sarah Kroll

Dancer at UC IRVINE

Vivian Nguyen

Dancer at UC IRVINE