JSSB ALUMNI

Mrs. Svalander and the faculty 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.

  • Elise Pekarek: Ballet Austin

  • Alivia Schaffer: DanceWorks Chicago, Dominican University’s, Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet BFA

  • Marc Trudeau: Netherlands Dance Theater, Washington Ballet

  • Sarah Chisholm: Ballet Arizona

  • Madeline Mass: Ballet Austin

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

  • Iver Johnson: Sacramento Ballet

  • Ashley Castellon: Joffrey Ballet (Supplemental Artist)

  • Stephanie Herbst: Continental Ballet Company

  • Catherine Lasak: Grand Rapids Ballet 

  • 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

  • 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)

  • Lara O’Brian: Carolina Ballet

  • Courtney Kramer: Milwaukee Ballet

  • Joy Anderson: The Rockettes

  • Abby Leigh Olson: Washington Ballet

  • Amber Clouse: Butler University BFA, competition ballroom dancer 

  • Amy Baily Rosulek Ericson: Risk Dance Company

  • Greg Terlecky: Hromovytsia Ukrainian Dance Ensemble

  • Erol Pamay: Ballet de Wallonie Belgium

  • Crissy Eltvedt: Freelance Dancer, Chicago

  • Jena Maule: Louisville Ballet, Company C Contemporary Ballet

  • Kelanie Murphy: Madison Ballet, Minnesota Ballet, America Midwest Ballet Company

  • 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, Chicago Tribune Dance Critic

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

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

  • Emily Lozano: Milwaukee Ballet

  • Jennifer Black: Kansas City Ballet, Momix Dance Company

  • Whitney Redmond: Milwaukee Ballet

  • Michelle Urbanic: Jubilee Dancer

  • Lisa Jessup Akerson: Julliard

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

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

JSSB Office Information

815.455.2055

info@jsvalander.com

83 East Woodstock Street,

Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014

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