• Below are some of the WHS Dance/Orchesis Alumni who have continued education and careers in performing arts activities

    David Acevedo – Founder of Hokule’a Academy of Polynesian Arts.  

    Kristen Allred – Production Assistant Chicago’s Dance for Life summers ’08 and ’09

    Laura Alvarez-Detering – Founded dance program at Mantansas High School in Florida

    Dani Bitout – Dance major Northern Illinois University, dancers Aerial Dance Chicago

    Kristin Burdi – Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Performer, dance studio owner

    Ben Burke – Musical Theatre Graduate, Columbia College of Chicago. Performer 

    Katie Calandra-Kritek – Dance Education NYU, Dance teacher at New Trier HS

    Brittany Cedarburg –  Dance Minor ISU,  Dance and All That Jazz Studio Owner.

    D. Jeremy Corchin –  Cast member National Touring Company of Broadway’s "BLAST"

    Scott Corchin – aka “Scotty K” ,  Chicago Radio Personality US99

    Rachael Fromkin-Rosner – Ballroom Dance Teacher and studio owner Colorado

    Carolyn Gaffke – Dance SIU- Edwardsville, former member Ameba Aerial Dance Company, Dance Teacher Grayslake North

    Sarina Gomez – Dance Graduate NIU – Danced in Las Vegas and international cruise ships, current company yoga teacher in Arizona

    Susan Grant – Independent Performer in Chicago;  Former Staff at Columbia College

    Leslie Guth-Daly – Dance Education NYU, New York yoga teacher and dance therapist.  

    Jillian Jocson – Musical Theatre Columbia College of Chicago.  She has performed for Disney Cruises, active performer in Chicago

    Kayla Kennedy – Musical Theatre Ball State University, Chicago’s performer

    Jessica Kovarik – Dance Graduate Columbia College of Chicago, Dance Education certified UW- Milwaukee

    Christopher Lense – Youngest graduate of InterPlay Leadership Program

    Allie Lind – Musical Theatre Graduate Northwestern University, active LA performer

    Zach Marcus – Production Assistant Chicago’s Dance for Life summers ’08, ’09, and ‘10

    Kelly Maryanski – Dance Minor Graduate, Denison University; Chicago-based performer

    Angela Mollison-Strickland – co founder of Culture Shock Chicago

    Andrea Novak – Dance Minor UW-Whitewater, staff at Russian Pointe

    Casey Pennel – Dance Graduate NIU- Founder NIU’s Art for Life

    Robert Perales – Dance major Illinois State University, Dancer Katy Pruitt Dance NYC

    Amanda Peterson-Ven – Dance Graduate Hope College, current Zumba Instructor

    Upahvan Rai – Former member for Indian Dance Company at University of Michigan

    David Rivera – Performed at Marquette and the American College Dance Festival

    Jerry Rivera – Independent choreographer whose work has appeared in Dance Chicago

    Bruno Salgado – Dance Major University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

    Anna Sapozhnikov – MFA in Dance U of I; Director of Moyamo Dance and dance program founder at York High School, current faculty at U of I

    Christine Selander-Widell – Dance Teacher/Orchesis director at Hersey High School

    Melissa Schaefer – Dance Coach at Mundelein High School

    Karen Shuman – Chicago based musical choreographer, college Theatre teacher and dance studio owner

    Tanya Steinberg/Bland – Guest choreographer at Wheeling with hoop dance