Whether they began training at CCDT as a Young Apprentice or immediately joined the Company as a teen, our alumni have gone on to make notable accomplishments in the world of professional dance and beyond. Former CCDT members have been accepted to some of the world's top dance conservatories and training programs, many graduating with accolades and honours to propel them into remarkable dance careers. Alumni have also gone on to perform with prestigious dance companies and independent choreographers, become influential and inspiring dance educators, and found their own dance companies, collectives, and training practices worldwide.
CCDT dancers have continued their pursuit of movement with programs, companies, and artists including...
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMS
Arts Umbrella (Vancouver, BC)
CalArts (Valencia, CA)
Codarts Rotterdam (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
The Juilliard School (Manhattan, NY)
London Contemporary Dance School (London, England)
NYU Tisch School of the Arts (New York, NY)
P.A.R.T.S. Performing Arts Research and Training Studios (Brussels, Belgium)
Ryerson University (Toronto, ON)
COMPANIES - CANADA
Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal
Dancetheatre David Earle
Human Body Expression
Peggy Baker Dance Projects
Toronto Dance Theatre
COMPANIES - USA
Belinda McGuire Dance Projects (Belinda McGuire, Founder)
Brian Brooks Moving Company
Doug Varone and Dancers
José Limón Dance Company
Mark Morris Dance Group
Pam Tanowitz Dance
COMPANIES - ABROAD
Ballet Junior de Genève (Geneva, Switzerland)
Compagnie Propositions (Patricia Quevedo Henry, Co-Founder - Paris, France)
Conny Janssen Danst (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Dancenorth (Melbourne, Australia)
Matthew Bourne / New Adventures (London, England)
Skånes Dansteater (Malmö, Sweden)
Troubleyn / Jan Fabre (Antwerp, Belgium)
Wayne McGregor / Random Dance (London, England)
Axis Syllabus - Madeleine Shen Lopez, Certified Teacher
Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre - Arwyn Carpenter, Apprentice Programs Founder & Rehearsal Director Emerita;
and Jordana Deveau, Associate Artistic Director Emerita & Rehearsal Director Emerita
Cawthra Park Secondary School's Regional Arts Program - Rachael Lutes, Program Director
Claude Watson Arts Program at Earl Haig Secondary School - Tara Lee Blight, Artistic Program Director
'Conditioning with Imagery for Dancers' - Jordana Deveau, Co-Author with Donna Krasnow
Dance Equations & 'Beyond Movement' - Miranda Abbott, Creator & Author
Royal Winnipeg Ballet School - Claire Marshall, PD/RD Artistic Faculty
Outside the world of dance, alumni have also found success in studies and careers in education, medicine, arts management, politics, and a host of other fields of interest. Our dancers' commitment and dedication, time management skills, ability to collaborate with others, nurtured creativity and expression, and performance experience have proven invaluable tools in their future pursuits both within and beyond the dance studio.
Visit the CCDT Blog and read our ongoing series of Alumni Features to learn more about what our former members continue to accomplish in their dance careers.
DID WE MISS SOMETHING?
Are you a former CCDT Company Member whose continued dance journey we don't have full details of? Want to be featured on the blog? Please reach out to us so that we can share your accomplishments! Email to get in touch - we would love to hear from you!
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