Many of our alumni work as professional dancers, choreographers, or dance educators. Graduates have skills that open doors for unlimited careers and life choices. The benefits acquired from their dance experience — confidence, self-assurance, a commitment to staying fit, and the willingness to work to achieve results — help them succeed in many professions. ECB graduates excel in law, journalism, medicine, research science, physical therapy, education, business school, psychology and marketing.
“The dance education I received at ECB provided me with the skills to both succeed as an international professional ballet dancer and to excel as a student in one of America’s top Universities. ECB’s focus on nurturing healthy and intelligent artists instilled in me a lifetime of discipline, motivation, engagement, achievement and self-confidence that can only be attributed to the sense of fulfillment I experienced as a young artist. Over the years I have come to recognize ECB as the secure base that enabled me to launch my journey through life.”
— Larissa Higgins-Dresden, Staats Opera Ballet Company,
Columbia University magna cum laude graduate.
Senior Analyst, Product Management, Weight Watchers International.
American Express Company, Online Commerce Strategy & Marketing Team,
Global Network & International Card Services (GNCIS)
“Eastern Connecticut Ballet was not only the foundation of my dance training, but the place where I felt at home. It provides a loving family of staff and friends who push you without taking away your love of dance. I would never be the dancer I am today without ECB. Dreams really do come true with hard work and dedication.”
— Carolina Santos Read, Fordham University, double major:
BA political science, BFA dance, Alvin Ailey American Dance Center.
Actor and dancer with touring Broadway shows.