Meet our Alumni

Marcel Mejia, 2019
Marcel Mejia, 2019

BFA Dance, Miami, FL

  • Maria Ambrose

    2011, BFA, Dance

    Since graduating from George Mason University with a BFA in Dance, I have been enjoying life in New York City performing with Elisa Monte Dance.  I was first introduced to Elisa's work my sophomore year at Mason and because of that exposure I began to pursue classes and auditions with the company. I also had the pleasure of performing with San Francisco based company, LEVYDance, in their NYC tour of "Romp". Along with dancing, I received my Pilates certification and have been teaching throughout the city as well as attending as many classes/workshops as possible.
  • Jaya Bond

    2017, Dance, BFA

  • Shelly Cochrane

    2018, Dance, BFA

  • Holly Harkins

    BFA, Dance

    Holly Harkins began her dance training in 2011 under Keith Lee at Dance Theatre of Lynchburg and graduated high school from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2017. She has trained at the American Dance Festival, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, SpringboardX, The Ailey School, The Taylor School, Company E, the Doug Varone Winter Intensive, the Gaga Winter Intensive, worked as an intern at Lar Lubovitch Dance Company in NYC, and is currently working as the Social Media intern at Kaatsbaan Cultural Park.
  • Rachel Klein

    2013, BFA, Dance

    Upon graduation, Rachel Klein has joined the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble second company located in Denver, CO. During the summer, she was able to participate in the annual Summer Dance Institute taking master classes with Stephanie Powell, Rennie Harris and Milton Myers. The official season began August 5 and includes taking company class daily, understudying the companies repertory and being added to performances with the company when needed.
  • Marcel Mejia

    2019, Dance, BFA

    I chose to come to Mason simply because of the fact that it was the perfect fit. I could feel it in my bones the first day I visited. The campus, the dance studios, the program just clicked with who I was at the time in a way that I’m positive I didn’t feel anywhere else I’d visited.
  • Daniel Puneky

    2006, Dance, BFA

    Daniel graduated from George Mason with a BFA in Dance in 2006. Following graduation he moved to New York City where he danced for danceTactics Performance Group, cornfield dance, Propel-her Dance Collective and Wallie Wolfgruber. In 2009, he left New York and moved to New Orleans to pursue a career in Medicine. He is currently a member of the Class of 2015 at LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. After graduation, he hopes to pursue a residency and career in Neurosurgery. 
  • Hope Spears

    2021, BFA, Dance

    Hope Spears is from West Palm Beach, FL and is currently a senior dance major at George Mason. Hope went to Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts and trained at local studios in South Florida. She has attended summer programs such as Bates Dance Festival, The School at Jacob’s Pillow (Contemporary Program), and most recently, the virtual intensives of Doug Varone and the TL Collective.
  • Isis Thomas

    2021, BFA, Dance

    Isis is a 2021 graduating senior from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She studied at the Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham, Alabama where she discovered her love for modern and contemporary dance. Isis has attended dance intensives with the Mark Morris Dance Group, Point Park University, and Doug Varone and Dancers. She has worked with artists such as Hope Boykin, Micaela Taylor, Sharon Milanese, and has also performed in faculty work choreographed by program Director Karen Reedy and Shaun Boyle Darcy.