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Walnut Hill School for the Arts

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Where can a Walnut Hill education take you?

Walnut Hill prepares dance students to select from a wide variety of paths for their post-high school development. We encourage students to pursue a range of options, which might include college or university programs, conservatories, professional companies, and trainee/ apprenticeships. Our special partnerships with Ballet Austin and The Boston Conservatory add to the array of possibilities for future study. The majority of students who plan to audition for companies during their senior year also submit applications to colleges. Students are encouraged to also develop alternate plans should they decide not to pursue the professional route or suffer an injury.


Walnut Hill dance students have progressed to some of the world’s leading companies, colleges, and conservatories including:

Alberta Ballet — Alvin Ailey Dance Theater — Barnard College — Ballet Austin — Boston Ballet — The Boston Conservatory — Boston University — Ballet Hispanico — Ballet San Antonio — Butler University — Colorado Ballet — Complexions Contemporary Ballet — Duke University — Fordham University — The Forsythe Company — Houston Ballet — Hubbard Street Dance Chicago — Indiana University — Joffrey Ballet — The Juilliard School — Kansas City Ballet — Nashville Ballet — National Ballet of Canada — New York City Ballet — Orlando Ballet — Pacific Northwest Ballet — Pennsylvania Ballet — Princeton University — Richmond Ballet — Royal Ballet of Flanders — Royal Danish Ballet — Smith College — San Francisco Ballet — Stanford University — SUNY Purchase — University of Southern California — Vanderbilt University — Vassar College

Notable Alumni

Dance alumni have found success in a variety of pursuits including teaching, dancing, and choreographing as well as in non-dance fields. Here is a sampling of some of the exciting things our alumni have gone on to do, for more news from our alumni, visit our Class Notes page.

Adam Schnell ‘99
Alison Remmers ‘12
Amelia Sturt-Dilley '11
Asami Seki '04
Carolan Norris '15
Constantine Baecher '01
Emilie Leriche '11
Harper Watters
Isaac Spencer '00
Jesse Zimmerman '99
Joseph Walsh '06
Kate Hutter '00
Levi Marsman '05
Mara Milner '15
Riley Watts ‘03
Scott Shedenhelm ‘09
Taurean Green '02
Tess Voelker ‘15
Zoe Scofield '97
Melanie Atkins Varga '91