"Oh the places you'll go" - Dr. Seuss
Check out what some of our fanatstic alumni are currently doing!
Zach attended SUNY Purchase College and has performed nationally and internationally. He is known for his work in Punchdrunks' smash-hit Sleep No More, and most recently in the Tony nominated revival of Fiddler On The Roof on Broadway and Ryan Heffington's Seeing You
Alexa not only grew up dancing at Patrica Ann Dance Studio, but her mother also danced at the studio, and grandmother made costumes for their recitals. From singing and dancing on a make-shift stage at home to performing many dance and voice recitals on big stages, Alexa continued to hone her skills and grow as an artist. She has sung the National Anthem for the Tampa Bay Rays, been a featured artist with the Ruth Eckerd Hall Jazz Band at The Clearwater Jazz Holiday and was awarded the Jazz Vocalist of the year for Ruth Eckerd Hall by Grammy Award-winning musician George Benson. She graduated from The Boston Conservatory a year ago with a degree in musical theatre and emphasis in acting and songwriting. Alexa recently signed with Whilhelmina Models and has been working with clients such as Macy’s and Kohls, and was featured in a show during New York Fashion Week.
Dace attended The Pinellas County Center for the Arts and upon graduation attended SUNY Purchase for Theater. He is currently performing with The Disney Cruise Line as a mainstage performer on their ship The Magic!
Kayla is a member of both Tapped In Incorporated and the Truth Tap Company where she continues to share her love of tap dance in her community. In 2015 she became a DOTY National Title Holder in the tap dance category. Kayla is currently under contract Off Broadway performing in the New York Cast of the international sensation Stomp.
Sarah graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in May 2016, with a BA in Dance and minors in Business Administration and Accounting. Throughout her time at MMC, Sarah performed works by choreographers such as Lorna Ventura, Jessica Hendricks and Catherine Cabeen. She is currently dancing on tour with Sesame Street Live!
Willow Grey was most recently seen as a principal singer and showgirl in Las Vegas’ Jubilee! at Bally’s Hotel and Casino. She has appeared in the Broadway tour of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and the Asian tour of Cinderella, starring Lea Salonga. Regionally, she has performed in shows including 42nd Street, Guys & Dolls, Cats, My Fair Lady, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Her proudest performing moments come from dancing with the Broadway community to raise thousands of dollars to benefit Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS. Willow is a member of AEA, and a proud graduate of PADS!
Teagan began his dance training at the Patricia Ann Dance studio in 2012 where he fell in love with the arts through the training of Patricia McNally. Shortly after, he began to attend The Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School. He performed work by Bliss Kholmyer, Sir. Brock Warren, and Patricia Paige Parks. Since graduation Teagan now attends The Boston Conservatory at Berklee on a full scholarship.
Adam is a native of Clearwater, Florida and a proud graduate of CCM. This Spring he will be playing the part of Brad in American Stage's production of Hairspray! Other credits: Brigadoon, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Shrek, Crazy for You (New London Barn Playhouse) and Packer Fans From Outer Space (Northern Sky Theatre).
Natalie Cortez is proud to have begun her dance education at the Patricia Ann Dance Studio. She later earned a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She made her Broadway debut in the 2006 revival of A Chorus Line as Diana Morales. She then took over the role of Anita in The Broadway revival of West Side Story. Her other credits include Fame on 42nd Street where she starred as Carmen Diaz. She worked for several years with the Public Theater originating roles such as Juana in Michael John La Chiusa’s Giant as well as Aurora Aquino in David Byrne”s pop sensation Here Lies Love.