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Dance at USF

USF Dance Alumni

Alumni graduates from the University of South Florida's Dance Program have very diverse and successful careers.  USF Dance majors have performed internationally with major dance companies, as well as serving as artistic directors of their own dance companies. We have graduates who have worked extensively in higher education as doctoral students, professors at major American universities, as well as in several Florida magnet school and community college programs.  Our graduates have also maintained positions in arts management organizations and not-for-profit institutions throughout the United States.

Note: This list is by no means complete.  Dancers are always moving and obtaining information is always a challenge.  These examples are merely highlights of the activities of some of our graduates. If you are an alumnus and do not see your name below, please email to get your highlight listed

Here a few highlights of our recent graduates!

Nicole Diaz

(New York City)

Nicole Diaz is a member of the Kate Weare Dance Company and performed in "Unstruck" at BAM to rave reviews - New York Times article

Allison Blanchard

Allison Blanchard is now on the National Tour of "42nd Street."

Jermaine Terry

(New York City)

Jermaine Terry has been a dancer with The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater since 2010.  Previously, Jermaine has been a member of Philadance, Buglisi Dance Theater, ArchDance, Dance Iquail!, and Ailey II. He is also a freelance costume designer in the city.

Photography by Eduardo Patino

Emily Navarra

(Saigon, Vietnam)

Emily Navarra's work as a freelance artist has been presented in the US, UK, Europe and North Africa as well as South East Asia.  After two and a half years living in Saigon, she has left her mark on the art scene of the city. As the organizer of the Melting Pot Art Festival and Standpoint Theories art show, she aims to bring together the scattered scene of music, dance and visual arts.

For more information about her project click here


Melissa Anduiza

(North Carolina)

Melissa Anduiza is a soloist with North Carolina Dance Theatre where she has performed in works by William Forsythe, Dwight Rhoden and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux.  Read about her in the Huggington Post's article on the changing bodies in dance.

Photography by Christopher Record Photography

Eric Williams

Eric Williams is a freelance dancer with Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center (MACC), Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance, Jennifer Muller/The Works, and Naganuma Dance.

Jennifer Jones

(New York City)

Jennifer Jones is a dancer with Metropolitan Opera Ballet Company, Mark Morris Dance Group (The Hard Nut), Carolyn Dorfman Dance and Sydney Skybetter &Associates. She received her MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

Photography by Rachel Neville

Tyler Orcutt

(Salt Lake City)

Tyler Orcutt is a dancer with Repertory Dance Theatre where he has performed in the works of Merce Cunningham and Shapiro & Smith.

Emily Navarra

(Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM)

Emily Navarra is a freelance performer, choreographer and teacher working internationally. She was previously based in Sous, TUNISIA with Amideast Education USA.

Photography by Jennifer Petuch

Erin LaSala

(Kent, Ohio)

Erin LaSala is an Assistant Professor of Dance, and Dance Education Coordinator at Kent State University. Her choreography was recently presented in the American Dance Guild Festival in New York. Erin LaSala received her MFA in Dance Choreography from UNC-Greensboro.

Photography by Steve Clark

Carol Subiño Sullivan, PhD

USF Class of 2002


Carol Subiño Sullivan is an Academic Professional in the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at Georgia Tech. She received her PhD in Anthropology from Indiana University with dissertation “Dancing Connections: The Practice of Guinean Dance and Drum in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico”.  She has taught at the University of West Georgia and Indiana University South Bend. Carol Subiño Sullivan was previously a dancer/choreographer for Rhythm Works in South Bend, IN and for Windfall Dancers in Bloomington, IN.

Erin Cardinal

USF Class of 1994


Erin Cardinal is the founder/choreographer/dancer for Moving Current Dance Collective.  She has commissioned and performed in the works of over two dozen choreographers, including David Dorfman, Stephanie Skura and Sara Sweet Rabidoux.

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