Students in the news: College and High School Conservatories


A brief list of students enrolled in high school and college conservatories.

Kathleen Bollana
Kathleen Bollana recently returned from Codarts Rotterdam, Netherlands where she represented SUNY Purchase in a study abroad exchange program. While in the Netherlands she performed "Rembrant", a dance by Sjoerd Vreugdenhil's at the Rijks Museum, Amsterdam. While a student at SUNY, Kathleen has also performed in Merce Cunningham's "Exchange" at City Center, NY, Ori Flomin's "(In) Visible Spectrum at New York Live Arts and Stephen Petronio's "Lareign" in Taipai, Taiwan.


Alex Waterbury
Alex Waterbury is attending the School of Amercan Ballet (SAB), the official school of the New York City Ballet where she and fellow classmates performed at Lincoln Center in the Winter Gala. This summer Alex has been invited to apprentice with North Carolina Dance Theater under the direction of Jean-Pierre Bonnefous at the Chautauqua Institution.


Anna McEvoy-Melo
Anna, age 16, is completing her first year in the professional training program of Edward Ellison in New York City. This summer Anna will attend ABT/NYC, as well as attend a two-week partnering workshop with Edward Ellison.


Elizabeth Andrews
Elizabeth is completing her first year at the Dance Conservatory of Point Park University where she has performed. This summer Elizabeth will return to Nutmeg Ballet as a dancer/counselor.


Hannah Straney
Hannah is completing her first year at the Conservatory of Dance, SUNY Purchase where she recently performed. This summer Hannah will return to Kaatsbaan International to study and serve as a counselor.


College and Conservatories
Current and former Utica Dance student attendance/acceptances:

SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance, Purchase, NY
Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA
North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC
Alvin Ailey/Fordham University, NY, NY
Marymount Manhattan, Dance Department, NY, NY
Indiana University
Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
University of Buffalo, Dance Department, Buffalo, NY
SUNY Brockport Dance Department, Brockport, NY
Bates College Dance Department, Lewiston, ME
Skidmore College, Saratoga, NY
Wesleyan University, CT
Hobart and William Smith Colleges Dance Department, Geneva, NY
SUNY Fredonia
Bellhaven University, Mississippi