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CMDE Alumni (selected list)

Alumni who have pursued professional dance careers:

Shirley Black Brown danced with the Ailey Company and on Broadway
Dana McCaw, Dance Theatre of Harlem
Josie Mosley, Choreographer
Victoria Marks, Dance filmmaker, and choreographer
Javier Ubell, Soloist with Oregon Ballet

Many alumni have also gone on to professional careers as dance teachers

Alumni who founded their own schools and/or companies:

Dian Dong, Co-founded & Co-director of H.T. Chen Dance Company and the Chen Dance Center school in New York’s Chinatown
Marya Warshaw, Founder/Executive Director BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange
Linda Mensch, founder of the Menschworks dance company and The Moving Company Dance Center in Warwick, NY
Debra Hayes Bono, founder of the Debra Hayes Dance Company

Alumni companies that are or have been in residence at CMDE:

Seventh Principle Contemporary African Dance Company
Raqus LaMajali World Fusion Dance Experience
Deborah Hayes Dance Company
The Merry-Go-Rounders
New Jersey Repertory Dancers
Fusion Tango

Other Affiliations:

Past faculty of note:

Mimi Cole, former Graham Company member
Ann Vachon, former Limon Company Dancer and former Director of Dance at Temple University
Karen Francesca Silvano, formerly with Mary Anthony Dance Company, Kun Yang Lin, and others
Jeffrey Bynum danced with Dance Theater of Harlem and Philadanco
Juan Carlos Gonzales Varela

Notable guest teachers:

Carla Maxwell
Jose Limon
Diane MacIntyre
Donald McKale
Paul Sansardo
Irving Burton
Doris Rudko
Mary Anthony
Alice Tierstein
Andrew Nemr
Susan Thommason
Renee Redding-Jones, formerly with Ronald K Brown Evidence, currently on NYU-Tisch faculty)

Guest choreographers/performers:

Irving Burton
Mary Ford Sussman of the Limon Company
Alice Tierstein
Stuart Hodes
Claire Porter
Susan Thommason
Mary Anthony Dance Theatre
Martha Graham Company
Renie Harris PureMovement
Javier Ubell