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This list is by no means complete. It merely highlights of the activities of some of our graduates. Also, dancers are always moving, and contact information and career details are challenging to keep current. If you are an alumnus and would like your information added or updated, please email smtd.dance@umich.edu.

2010s

Alterio, Anthony MFA 2016

Anthony Alterio is a choreographer and queer performance artist. Currently on faculty in the Theatre & Dance Department at the University of Kentucky, he explores representations of effeminate gay men in pop culture as part of a larger interest in how dancers present themselves. Anthony works toward creating dance that goes beyond queer identity and heteronormativity, showing the struggle it takes to fit into a socially constructed norm. As a teacher, Anthony strives to create a community and challenges his students to move with intention and passion. His classes are a unique blend of studio hip hop, commercial dance and street dance. Anthony has performed solo work at universities and venues in California, Colorado, Michigan, and New York. He is also a company member of Interweave Dance Theatre, the resident company of the Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop. Anthony attended University of Colorado-Boulder, where he received a BA double-majoring in Dance and Psychology.

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Kooistra, Hillary BFA 2015

Hillary Kooistra (BFA Dance 2015) began working as the Company Manager of Abraham.In.Motion (A.I.M), led by Artistic Director Kyle Abraham, in September of 2015. Since then, she has been promoted to General Manager, where her responsibilities include organizing tours and traveling across the country with the Company, running administrative operations out of the New York City office, and managing fundraising campaigns/events. Before joining A.I.M, Hillary worked as a Production Assistant for Brooklyn-based Eva Dean Dance, and as a project archivist for Lucinda Childs. She continues to hone her artistic practice, and her photo collaborations with photographer Lars Niki can be seen in Dark Beauty Magazine. Hillary is a member of Open Dance Ensemble, a performance improvisation dance troupe.

 

Tomasetta, Dee BFA 2014

Upon early graduation of fall 2014, Dee moved straight to NYC where she danced with companies including Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre and with choreographer Mia Michaels. She has pursued commercial dance and had considerable success.

Dee has performed on Saturday Night LIVE, Jimmy Fallon- The Tonight Show, and Americas Got Talent. Most recently she made inroads into the world of musical theatre. performing in the Radio City New York Spectacular starring the Radio City Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall (Summer 2016). Dee is currently playing Peter Pan in the National Touring Cast of Finding Neverland.

 

Brown, J. Lindsay MFA 2013

J. Lindsay Brown lives in Chicago with her husband and two cats. She married Geoffrey Gawne on June 7, 2015 at the University of Chicago. Lindsay is a teaching artist with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and teaches dance in studios and schools throughout the city. Her company, J. Lindsay Brown Dance, continues to present works on proscenium stages and in site-specific venues, ranging from public parks to 15x15 foot cubicles. This spring, the company will perform at the Chicago Cultural Center and will remount their fully improvised song and dance musical "Spectacle Spectacular!" - a collaboration with The Glitter Island Gang.

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Hoskins, Sean MFA 2011

Sean Hoskins investigates the intersections of dance and technology as a choreographer, teacher, performer, and screendance creator. Since completing his MFA at U-M, Sean worked in Dance Technology-related positions at Wayne State University for four years, and now as the Dance Technology Coordinator and Production Assistant back at the U-M Department of Dance. He remains active as a creator, setting works at Oakland University, Wayne State, Eastern Michigan University, the Brighton Dance Festival, and for the Freshman Touring Company at U-M. Sean also continues to perform, create dances for the camera, and investigate new technologies and their possible application into dance work.

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