Current Alumni News

ABT Principal Dancer and PDT Alumna Stella Abrera (pictured above) will be performing November 14th in Los Angeles. Stella danced with PDT in high school before joining ABT in 1996. She has also appeared as a Guest Artist in PDT’s Nutcracker Ballet several times, most recently in 2011 when PDT performed at the Pasadena Playhouse. To learn more about Stella, Click Here.


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.


Among the alumni of Pasadena Dance Theatre who have become successful ballet artists are:

Stella abrera
american ballet theatre, principal

emily halpin ambuul
San francisco ballet

Grigori Arakelyan
Nevada Ballet Theatre
Pasadena Dance Theatre

Alissa Halpin curtis
San Francisco Ballet trainee
Pasadena Dance Theatre

erika de la O
Louisville ballet

Jenna rae Herrera
Ballet West

Karen Meisenholder
Pacific NorthWest ballet

Jean Sayeg
Smuin Ballet

Preston Swovelin
Nevada Ballet Theatre
Pasadena Dance Theatre

Jessamyn lawrence vedro
American Ballet theatre
studio company
Pasadena Dance Theatre

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