JSSB Alumni

Mrs Svalander and the staff at JSSB strive to help every student realize their full potential, both in and out of the dance studio. Many of our alumnus have gone on to successful careers in the performing arts. If there is someone we missed, please contact us. Here is a sampling of what some have achieved after training at the Judith Svalander School of Ballet.

Alivia Schaffer: DanceWorks Chicago, Dominican University’s, Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet BFASvalander Library image

Marc Trudeau: Netherlands Dance Theater, Washington Ballet

Sarah Chisholm: Ballet Arizona

Ellen Green: Royal Danish Ballet, New York City Balllet Apprentice

Iver Johnson: Sacramento Ballet

Ashley Castellon: Joffrey Ballet (Supplemental Artist)

Arion Tanabe: Milwaukee Ballet, Dayton Ballet, Visceral Dance, Phoenix Conservatory of Dance (Faculty)

Christopher Adams: Boston Ballet

Stephanie Herbst: Continental Ballet Company

Mark Darling: Milwaukee Ballet

Robin Irwin: Broadway, NYC

Lauren Neitzke: BalletMet

Erik Johnson: Milwaukee Ballet

Parker Brasser-Voss: Milwaukee Ballet

Kim Chmielewski: Kim Robards Dance

Jenna Liberati: John J Zullo Dance

Alison Chase: Performance

Ian Spencer: Bell Dance

Jennifer Muller: The Works, Marymount Manhattan (Dance BFA

Kelanie Murphy: Madison Ballet, Minnesota Ballet, University of Missouri, KC BFA

Kogan Murphy: Ballet Nebraska Joffrey Ballet Trainee

Phoebe Tamble: Celebrity Cruises, Butler University BFA

Tina Sack: Disney World

Lesley Bezdek: Nashville Ballet

Natalia Negron-Stamm: Leopold Group

Katrina Oeffling: Milwaukee Ballet, Joffrey Ballet(Faculty)459001883_img_5222-edit

Lara O’Brian: Carolina Ballet

Courtney Kramer: Milwaukee Ballet

Elise Pekarek: Ballet Austin

Joy Anderson: The Rockettes

Abby Leigh Olson: Washington Ballet

Amber Clouse: Butler University BFA

Amy Baily Rosulek Ericson: Risk Dance Company

David Adams: NYC Freelance Dancer

Greg Terlecky: Hromovytsia Ukrainian Dance Ensemble

Erol Pamay: Ballet de Wallonie BelgiumPekarek

Crissy Eltvedt: Freelance Dancer, Chicago

Jena Maule: Louisville Ballet, Company C Contemporary Ballet

Christina Clavijo: Denver Ballet, Championship Ice Skating Coach

Jennifer Lewan Ladner: Ballet Arizona, Dance Kaleidoscope, Butler University Faculty

Lauren Warnecke: Luna Negra Dance Theatre, Art Intercepts

Sondra Trnovec Karman: Nevada Ballet Theater, Lyric Opera Ballet, ST Body Balancing (Owner)

Emily Lozano: Milwaukee Ballet

Debby Ridley Kern: Milwaukee Ballet

Nicole Chelini Ozment: Milwaukee Ballet Trainee, AEA-SAG Member, Phantom of the Opera Tour, SAIC BFA

Jennifer Black: Kansas City Ballet, Momix Dance Company

Whitney Redmond: Milwaukee Ballet

Michelle Urbanic: Jubilee Dancer

Lisa Jessup Akerson: Julliard

Ann Thennes*JSSB’s first professional dancer: Las Vegas Dancer/Director, Mountain Gypsy Conscious Dance Classes

Alivia Schaffer: DanceWorks Chicago

Elise Pekarek: Ballet Austin