Distinguished Alumni

Amy Connerley


Amy Connerley is a dancer, singer, and actress living in New York City. Amy found her passion for the performing arts when she was cast as an orphan in a regional production of Annie at age 10. That year she began her training in a studio as a competitive dancer and quickly dancing and performing became a huge part of her life. Since then, she has trained in a variety of styles and techniques, now focusing on musical theater, contemporary jazz, and hip-hop. Amy loves telling a story through her dancing, while also utilizing her training in different styles. Although she grew up with a passion for singing, after college she got serious about furthering her vocal career and also fell in love with acting along the way. She continues to train in the city and has been blessed to be a part of a variety of film projects and live performances. Keep up with her journey at

Nicholas Jon Grubbs

Nicholas Jon Grubbs is a New York City based dancer and choreographer, holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance with a minor in psychology from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Since moving to New York City, Nicholas has had the privilege of performing works by choreographers such as Bill T. Jones, Merce Cunningham, and Seán Curran, and training under renowned instructors including Gus Solomons Jr., Pamela Pietro, and Alexandra Wells. In 2014, Nicholas co-founded FLO_collective, a project-based public performance company. He has also trained at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance and Springboard Danse Montréal, where he collaborated with Maxine & Conor Doyle of Punchdrunk and Banning Bouldin of New Dialect. Nicholas has performed with Sarah Esser’s e r a Dance Collective and is currently dancing for LoudHoundMovement under the artistic direction of Brendan Duggan and Mallory Lynn. Choreographically, Nicholas is fascinated by the idea that movement is not only a functional tool but also the original and most genuine form of communication that humans have access to. Nicholas’ work is an exploration of interconnectivity and relationship development via a form of communication that occurs naturally. Nicholas utilizes his dancers’ unique movement impulses to break through their outer layers, reaching a physical and mental space for real human connection. More information on Nic’s journey can be found at

Dance Majors at the University of the Arts:

Canyon Carroll
Natalie Hamilton
Jocelyn Essington

Members of Dance Company of Virginia Tech:

Morgan Sinclair
Victoria Ventry
Heather Watson

Virginia Tech HighTechs:

Sarah Fitch

Erinn Stephenson

Senah Stephens
Katie Whitlock

Sarah Whitlock

Elon University Phoenix Dance Team:

Meredith Hertweck