Alum of Dance
Marymount Manhattan College dance alumn are leading successful careers on and off-Broadway, backing musicians such as Beyonce, attending graduate school, owning their own dance companies, and much more.
Check out the amazing achievements of some recent MMC Dance graduates!
Meet Our Alums
Katie LeHoty ’24
Class of 2024, B.A. Environmental Studies and B.F.A. Dance-Modern
Katie’s internship at the Artichoke Dance Company in Brooklyn, NY, provides the perfect fusion of her two majors in Dance and Environmental Studies.
Amber Adams ’11
Class of 2011, BFA Ballet and Communication Arts double-major
“Adams ’11 polished her creative skills while studying dance at MMC, an experience she recalls as ‘nurturing and warm’. In particular, she remembers Professor Pat Catterson saying, ‘Amber, if no dance company wants you or you’re not interested in dancing with a company, then make your own.’ And that’s exactly what she did, founding the Cape Fear Dance Theatre in 2013.”
Samantha Butts `19
Class of 2019, BFA in Dance with a concentration in Modern.
My time at Marymount was a safe environment that allowed me to create, grow, and educate myself as a young artist. It gave me the opportunity to expand my knowledge of the arts both physically and mentally. I would not be the dancer I am today without their guidance. After graduating I got the privilege of dancing as a radio city Rockette in the 2019 Christmas spectacular.
Alyssa Cebulski ’16
Class of 2016, BFA in Dance with a concentration in Ballet.
I am grateful for the time I had at MMC. I knew I wanted to dance but I never knew exactly where I wanted that path to take me. MMC prepared me for my next chapter of life right out of college and gave me the education on how to set my mind and body to that path. Post graduation I was hired by the Martha Graham Dance Company and continued to live out my dream I had through college
Paulina Eid Harasic ’21
Class of 2021, B.A. in Business with concentration in Advertising and Promotion and B.A. in Dance with a concentration in Teaching Dance Arts.
As an international student from Bolivia, I strive to utilize my art and knowledge, as well as my culture as an outlet to generate social impact, awareness, and meaningful entertainment. Marymount Manhattan College has helped me grow as an artist, individual, and professional on so many levels.
Shanna Irwin `14
Class of 2014, BFA in Dance with a concentration in Ballet.
MMC Dance Department was the guide, and support that holds the time which allowed me to refine my physical training individually focused towards my vision of where I was meant to be in the performance world.
Jacob Larsen `16
Class of 2016, BFA Ballet
Marymount nurtured my artistic opinion at a pivotal point in my career. This school shaped my perspective and my physical form in the art, my mental willpower as an artist, and it exceeded my expectations of what could be possible for myself.
Sydney Lotuaco ’14
Class of 2014, BFA in Dance with a concentration in Modern.
“Every member of the Dance faculty shaped not only my career, but my life and how I thought about dance in general. They tuned my body and my technique, yes, but mostly shaped my mind and helped jumpstart my career path.”
Andrew Mikhaiel `17
Class of 2017, BFA in Dance with a concentration in Ballet.
I recommend this program to any dancer seeking intensive practical dance training accompanied with equally thorough academic studies. The interconnectedness between body and mind, which is ingrained in the MMC dance curriculum made me not only a proficient dancer but a cognizant artist in the field. I can confidently say that MMC dance department prepared me for a career as a professional dancer and equipped me with the necessary tools to excel in this industry.
Helene Schwartz ’05
Class of 2005, Dance major with a minor in Musical Theatre.
“I never planned on becoming a speech therapist, but it turns out MMC had a strong speech major right under my nose,” she reflects. Her unique combination of interests and expertise were recently highlighted in Dance Magazine, in an article she published intertwining dance, movement, and motor planning deficits. Check out the article here.