Former Students

Where are they now?

Juwan Alston

Juwan began dancing at the age of 15 at Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock, TX. He was awarded the Senior Hip-Hop Scholarship at the Texas Association of Teachers Dancing, Inc. convention in June 2012. Juwan began seriously studying ballet at Dancers Workshop in Austin, where he performed in Nutcracker and Paquita Grand Pas de Deux. In 2013, he attended the American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive on scholarship. That same year, he received a number of awards for his choreography featured in the National Parent Teacher Association’s Reflections program. Juwan attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2014, where he performed in Ethan Stiefel’s Nutcracker, Sir Frederick Ashton’s Birthday Offering, Susan Jaffe’s Metallurgy, and George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante. Currently, he serves as a professional mentor for Texas Future Dance Educators.

Hannah Douglas

Hannah Douglas currently touring as one of six back up dancers on Beyonce’s World Tour. Her TV appearances include Glee, Dancing with the Stars, The Oscars, America’s Got Talent, MTV Movie Awards and Bones. Hannah’s movie appearances include Lucky Stuff, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Glee! The Concert Live in 3D, Footloose, Iron Man 2, Family Wedding and Dance Flick. Her Music Video performances include R-Kelly “Feeling Single”, Britney Spears “Circus” and “Piece of Me”. Hannah’s Live dance appearances include Beyonce Live at Revel, Glee Live in Concert, Snoop Dogg and Mike Epps Imagine That Promo Tour, Ellen Degeneris 50th Birthday Event and Billboard Live Tokyo Magic Show.

Staci Levine

Staci Levine is a NYC-based producer and general manager working in theater, concerts, and event management. Staci has produced on Broadway, London’s West End, and on tour with shows playing both domestically and internationally. Current productions include An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, John Lithgow’s one-man show Stories By Heart, An Evening with Mandy Patinkin & Nathan Gunn, and Mandy Patinkin’s solo concerts, Dress CasualMamaloshen, and Celebrating Sondheim.

Projects in development include the new musical Let Loose the Horses, with music by The Rescues, a new two-man show The Last Two People on Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville starring Mandy Patinkin and Taylor Mac, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, and a new stage concert starring Patti LuPone and Audra McDonald.

From 1996 to 2005 Staci was associated with Dodger Theatricals, working on numerous Broadway, Off-Broadway and touring productions including Titanic, Footloose, High Society, Blast!, The Music Man, 42nd Street1776Wrong Mountain, Into the Woods, Barbra’s Wedding, Bare, Urinetown, Dracula and Good Vibrations, as a member of Dodger Management Group.

 

Gelsey Mahanes

Gelsey began dancing at Dancers Workshop and was a member of Austin Dance Works before moving to Los Angeles where she performed professionally for many years.  Gelsey became a Radio City Rockette, performed with the National Touring Company, and at Radio City Music Hall in New York City for many years.    As a Media Rockette and spokeswoman, Gelsey performed at the White House for the President, on Oprah, Entertainment Tonight, The Today Show, NBC Weekend Today, MSNBC, CNN, The Mike and Juliet Show, and The Paula Deen Show.  Some of her favorite dance jobs include performing in the films You Again, 500 Days of Summer, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Starsky and Hutch, Looney Tunes Back in Action, A Time For Dancing, Thank Heaven! and Angels, Baby and on TV shows including The Young and the Restless, Boston Public, MTV Movie Awards, and TV Land Awards. Gelsey has also appeared in many commercials, industrial presentations, and stage shows, including those for Disney, ABC, ESPN, M&Ms, Pace Picante Sauce, Cricket Cellular, 7-Up, Microsoft, The WNBA, Sunrider, and Lovin Lakin. As a certified Pilates instructor, Gelsey has trained with some of the best dancers and choreographers you see every week on So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars. She teaches master classes and adjudicates dance competitions and festivals internationally.

Amanda Bucker

Amanda is a Dancer, singer and acrobat for Universal Studios in Japan, Disneyland in Japan, Holland Cruise lines, Lee-Ann Rimes Concerts and the Tournament of Roses

Kourtnee Stewart

Kourtnee is working on her BA in Dance and minor in Criminal Justice from California State University. She has worked at Disneyland and other venues.

Amy Brinegan

Amy graduated from Texas A&M University, she currently performs with a Hip-Hop company called “Fade to Black” at Texas A&M.

Kristin Dusold

She was selected for the Edge Scholarship winner in Los Angeles, performed in 3 different dance companies. She worked on camera in movies until a knee injury. Kristin now works for McDonald Selznick Association who represents Dancers & Choreographers.

Halley Willcox

She graduated from Texas Christian University with a BFA in Modern Dance. She studied at the Edge Hill University in England. In New York she performed at Alvin Ailey Studios, Kenesis Project Dance Theater and many others.

 Beth San Miguel

Beth San Miguel is a proud Dancer’s Workshop and Austin Dance Works Alum. She received a BPA in Dance Performance from Oklahoma City University, and promptly moved out to Las Vegas! She’s ridden a dolphin the the sky and danced on the moon as Rio Rita in the Show in the Sky, been a tiger wielding, magician’s assistant, a tap dancing gorilla, and toured as a far as Spokane, WA, with Vegas Nights, and Showstoppers! broadway revue. Currently living back in Austin, she is pleased to be performing monthly with the Avant Glam Cabaret.