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Metropolitan Alumni / 25th Anniversary Gala / Highland Bliss

Choreography: Kanji Segawa / Photo by Eduardo Patino.NYC

Alumni dance professionally coast to coast

Alumni Next Steps

Metropolitan Alumni take their next steps at prestigious schools and trainee programs:

The San Francisco Ballet School, The ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, School of American Ballet (SAB), Royal Ballet School (UK), National Ballet of Canada School, Royal Danish Ballet School, Dutch National Ballet Academy, The Ailey School, Boston Ballet School, Cincinnati Ballet School, Colburn School, Colorado Ballet Academy, Harid Conservatory, Houston Ballet Academy, Jacob’s Pillow School, Joffrey Academy of Dance (Chicago), The Juilliard School, Miami City Ballet School, Orlando Ballet School, Pacific Northwest Ballet School, Princeton Ballet School, School of Philadelphia Ballet, Washington School of Ballet and more.

Metropolitan Alumni are dancing professionally with:

San Francisco Ballet, BalletX, Cincinnati Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Indianapolis Ballet, Alabama Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet, Washington Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, American Repertory Ballet, Amanda Selwyn Company, Nimbus Dance, Philadelphia Ballet, Ballet Austin, BodyVox, Carolina Ballet, Charlotte Ballet, First State Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Minnesota Dance Theatre, Nashville Ballet, Orlando Ballet, Philadanco 2, Richmond Ballet and State Street Ballet.


Metropolitan alumni are also dancing on Broadway and at Jacob’s Pillow, performing with Cirque du Soleil, as well as pursuing careers in choreography, teaching and arts administration.

Is classical training the new college prep?

For our alumni pursuing other goals, the rigors and rewards of dance training and performance prove to be a winning framework when applying and succeeding at colleges and universities. Our dancers learn focus, discipline, cultural literacy, commitment to something larger than oneself, multi-sensory intelligence, and mental fortitude. Many are pursuing STEM studies and careers. Metropolitan alumni have been accepted into these universities and graduate programs:  Columbia University, Cornell University, Dickinson College, Drexel University, New York University, Northeastern University, Princeton University, Stanford University, Syracuse University, Temple University, University of California Berkely, University of Denver,  University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania’s Carey School of Law &  School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Villanova University, and many more.


Candice Nemec, DNAP, CRNA
Nurse Anesthetist at Shock Trauma Center

Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice


Deciding to train at Metropolitan Ballet was one of the best decisions of my life! The faculty care deeply about each student and support them in everything they do. For anyone looking for amazing dance training and a welcoming community, I highly recommend Met!


Metropolitan Alumna, student at Alvin Ailey/Fordham

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