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Dance Alumni

Department of Art, Theatre and Dance
WTAMU Dance Alumni

Professional Careers of WTAMU Dance Alumni

Ballet companies: Eglevsky Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Nevada Ballet Theatre, Hartford Ballet, London City Ballet, Ballet Austin, Ballet Nebraska, Ballet Mississippi, Fort Worth/Dallas Ballet, Columbia City Ballet, City Dance Ensemble, Metropolitan Ballet Theatre, Ballet Theatre of Maryland, and Dance Smith, Dallas Metropolitan Ballet, El Paso Ballet, Chamberlain Ballet, North Texas Dance Theatre, Salt Lake City Dance Theatre, Ballet Memphis.

Modern Companies: Silesian Dance Theatre (Poland), Clancyworks, the Peter Sparling Dance Company, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Urban Souls, 8&1 Dance Company, 5th Digit Dance company, NobleMotion Dance,  Hope Stone Dance, and Psophonia Dance Company.

Entertainment Field:
National Tours: Oklahoma, Showboat.

International/European Tours: West Side Story, Andrew Lloyd Weber Revue, Phantom of the Opera.

Cruise Lines: Celebrity Cruise Lines. Jean Ann Ryan Productions, Norwegian Cruises, Holland America Cruise Lines, Silhouette, Summit, Equinox, and Disney Cruise Lines.

Radio City Music Hall’s “Christmas Spectacular,” in New York City, Branson, Missouri and Chicago. Opryland, Disneyland, Disney World, Walt Disney World Tokyo, "La Reve" (Las Vegas), and "Show in the Sky" Las Vegas.

"Texas" Musical Drama and "Lost Colony" outdoor drama.
Independent film in New York City and LA
Music Videos, Television, and Performing in Las Vegas, the Virgin Islands and the Bahamas.

Alumni are also in MFA programs and teaching in various companies, universities, and schools across the country.


Britney M. Rush

Britney graduated in 2009 from WTAMU with a BFA in Dance and was a dance scholarship recipient. Britney has danced with the Britney M. RushDallas Black Dance Theatre, Urban Souls, Alter’d Ego/ Hip Hop Heels, 8&1 Dance Company, britand Psophonia Dance Company. She is currently with 6 o'clock Dance Theatre(6DT) in Dallas as well as teaching and choreographing in the DFW area.

Britney has performed at the International Assoc. of Black in Dance Festival, Dance for the Planet, Earth Day at North Lake College, performed at Disney World, Dallas Hip Hop Dance Fest, and Little Black Dress event, the Dallas Opera, and at the MLK Performance commemorating the dedication of the Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial. 




Kaylee Anne Keith

Kaylee Anne Keith2012 WTAMU Dance graduate Kaylee Keith danced on the San Antonio Spurs dance team 2012-2013 and now is teaching dance at Palo Duro High School. She is a former Miss El Paso and Kaylee Anne KeithMiss West Texas.



   Kaylee had a featured solo on pointe with the Dallas String Quartet during half time of the San Antonio Spurs Vs. Dallas Mavericks game December 2012 (pictured at right).



Tarrell Ervin

tarrell  2003 Dance Graduate Tarrell Ervin has been dancing in "Le Reve - The Dream" (Las Vegas) forTarrell 2 the last 7 years as a featured dancer, and was recently promoted to the featured character role 'Dagon'. He has also danced with Walt Disney World Tokyo, Holland America Cruise Lines, and "Show in the Sky" (Las Vegas).






Shell Stachowicz 

Shell graduate