PDT Conservatory Alumni


PDT’s Conservatory is proud of developing accomplished, well-rounded individuals who have been forging successful careers in the arts. Our alumni often credit our curriculum that prepared them to be proficient dancers as well as our faculty for fostering encouragement and guidance.

Alumni continue to dance, choreograph and teach professionally around the world.  Many have become choreographers, producers, artistic directors, arts administrators, and dance teachers.
Others have chosen to study at prestigious conservatories, colleges and universities,
pursuing both dance and non-dance degrees.

Stella color performance.JPG

Stella Abrera

Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre


Emily Halpin

Former Soloist with the San Francisco Ballet

Among our alumni who have forged successful careers are:

Jenna Herrera
Ballet West

Alissa Halpin
formerly with San Francisco Ballet
Pasadena Dance Theatre

Jessamyn Lawrence
formerly with American Ballet Theatre II
Pasadena Dance Theatre

Grigori Arakelyan and Preston Swovelin
both formerly with Nevada Ballet Theatre
Pasadena Dance Theatre

Karen Maisenholder
formerly with Pacific North West

If you're a PDT Conservatory alumni we love to hear from you!
Email us and let us know what you're up to.