Graduates of DMSOD have gone on to pursue long-standing professional careers with companies including Carolina Ballet Theatre, Paul Taylor Dance, Santa Fe Opera, Rochester City Ballet, as well as contracts with the Metropolitan Opera House and the Kennedy Center. Alumni of our school have graduated from programs such as the National Ballet School in Toronto, CA, Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts, and the Boston Conservatory of Music, as well as being accepted into many elite summer intensives including The Ailey School, American Ballet Theatre, Broadway Theatre Project, Joffrey Ballet School, North Carolina School of the Arts, Nutmeg Ballet, Quinte Ballet School of Canada, the Washington National Ballet, and NYSSA at Saratoga Springs for both the ballet and modern programs.

Alumni continue to return to our school as teachers and parents.

Jenna Sadue (Chard)

Jenna started her dance training at the Deborah MacKay School of Dance in Webster, NY studying all forms of dance with a special interest in ballet. Jenna studied at a number of summer dance intensives, including with the Boston Ballet, the Kirov Academy, NYSSSA, the Rock School of the Pennsylvania Ballet, and with The Paul Taylor Dance Company. She holds a BA degree from the University at Buffalo and a MSEd from the Rochester Institute of Technology. While at UB, Jenna danced with the Zodiaque Dance Company in addition to performing in various local dance and musical theater shows. In addition to teaching in k-12 and at the college-level, Jenna has taught ballet, lyrical, pointe and jazz classes at a number of studios in Rochester, including at the DMSOD as a proud alum.