Dancers training at Collin College have successfully transferred into prestigious dance programs such as Columbia College Chicago, The Ohio State University, The University of Oklahoma, Point Park University, Illinois State University, Southern Methodist University, Texas Christian University, The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Texas at Dallas, The University of Texas at Arlington, Texas State University, Texas Woman's University, Sam Houston State University, The University of North Texas, The University of Central Oklahoma, among others.
Natalie Trollinger – Transferring to Illinois State University!
Kieran King – Transferring to University of Oklahoma!
Emily Thomas – Transferring to University of North Texas!
Stephanie Carrera – Transferring to University of North Texas!
Dianely Riojas – Transferring to University of North Texas!
Danielle Willis – Transferring to University of North Texas!
Mary Fisher – Transferring to Sam Houston State University!
Cali-Michelle Martin – Transferring to Texas State University!
Susanna Austin – University of Central Oklahoma!
Rachelle Chrisostom – Texas Christian University!
Devin Hill – University of Central Oklahoma!
Nick Kao – University of Texas at Austin!
Emily DiFranco – University of Texas at Austin!
Allison Irby – University of Texas at Austin!
Beyond the University
We have alumni that continue to do great things beyond earning a bachelor's degree. We have former Collin College Dancers that are dancing professionally, starting their own dance companies, teaching in high schools and universities and much more.
Melissa (Thompson) Bjork – MFA from Texas Woman's University, teaching credentials include Texas Christian University and Collin College.
Melissa (Nagel) Degroat - Artistic Director for Epiphany Dance Arts.
Emmy Walker - Co-Artistic Director of Illuminar Aerial Dance in Colorado.
Philip Elson - Performer with The Seldoms in Chicago.
Kevin Goyburu - Performer with Muscle Memory Dance Theatre.