One of the things that sets the Academy apart from other studios is what our students do once they have completed training. Many of our former students have gone on to pursue a career in performing arts. Following is a list of some of our most recent graduates:

  • Allyson Barkdull American Contemporary Ballet, Anaheim Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet’s Graduate Program,  California Ballet Company
  • Remy Corbin current student at SEDMA, Cindy Lou Who in The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
  • Katie Critchlow Ballet West, ABT, Boston Ballet and PNB schools
  • Holland Elder Lines Contemporary, PNB and SAB schools
  • Lauryn Hill private ballet lessons at SEDMA, ’07, Fugees, 5 Grammy Awards
  • Madeline Houk Los Angeles Ballet, Apprentice, Ballet Austin, PNB and SAB schools
  • Chelsea Johnston Los Angeles Ballet, ABT, Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet and Nashville Ballet schools, BA at UC Irvine
  • Bondy Owens Los Angeles Ballet; PNB and ABT schools, MA in progress UC Irvine
  • Monica Pelfry Los Angeles Ballet, Corrella Ballet, PNB and Ballet Austin schools, BA at USD
  • Justin Peck New York City Ballet, SAB school
  • Skylar Siben Cindy Lou-Who The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, Old Globe Theater 2006-’09
  • Abby Tilton San Francisco Ballet School, PNB and SAB schools
  • Angie Tilton San Francisco Ballet School, PNB and SAB schools
  • Ray Tilton San Francisco Ballet, ABT, PBT, PNB and SFB schools
  • Rex Tilton Demi-Soloist at Ballet West, PNB, SFB and SAB schools
  • Ronald Tiliton Ballet West II, PBT, PNB, SAB and SFB schools
  • Blake Woodruff Cheaper by the Dozen 1 & 2


Additional Alumni of the Houk’s

Prior to founding the Academy, the Houk’s have worked with many of those well known in ballet. The following are a few of their alumni prior to teaching at the Academy.

  • Banning Roberts Aszure & Artists, also Hubbard Street 2, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Buglisi/Foreman Dance, Cullberg Ballet in Stockholm, Sweden, Juilliard School (scholarship) BFA
  • Logan Pachciarz Kansas City Ballet, also Twyla Tharp, Boston Ballet School and North Carolina School of the Arts

Alumni Slideshow