Central West Ballet is a perfect environment for those wishing to attain scholarships to other dance schools, colleges or universities, and for those working toward careers in dance companies. Since 1987, Central West Ballet dancers have found avenues to numerous colleges and universities. Such institutions include UC Irvine, University of Utah, Stanford, Stan State, San Diego State, UC Berkeley, USC, UCLA, NYU, Cal Poly as well as numerous dance companies throughout the United States.
In recent years, Central West Ballet has produced numerous talents in dance. Such alumni have included Noelle Im, accepted at Pittsburg Ballet Theatre School, Joseph Adkins, who attended City College of San Francisco, and now with Westward Leaning Company. He has also attended UC Berkeley. Zachary Artice, who obtained a position at Houston Ballet II, is now a member of Ballet West in Salt Lake City. Lauren Berger, Melanie Gerling, Brooke Sonke, Julia Pfeffer and Kylie Welch went through UC Irvine’s Dance Program. Dana Holm was a graduate of L.A.'s Second City. Betsi Fores, attended UC Berkeley. Ariane Mota attended NYU and Liana Yates attended Stanford University and a member of Cardinal Ballet Co. Talia Yates attended UCLA. Tara Mooney (University of Washington), Kateri Ransom, attended San Diego City College, Zadie Buehrle, attended Belhaven University, Mississippi. Alyssa Milano and Nicole Firpo both graduated in business and communications respectively at Stan State University (CSUS, which also includes other enrolled students and graduates such as Elease Stice, Gabrielle Barton, Courtney Blankenship, Rachel Sponder, Lindsay Weddle and Rebekah Ching).
Central West Ballet has had numerous graduates and students of colleges and universities. Such alumni have included Megan Webster (Chico State University), Hilary Gremp (Fashion Institute of Design, San Francisco), Kelly Lonergan (San Diego State University), Kynaston Schultz (Brigham Young University), Amy Milano (UC Davis), Emily Baier (MJC), Caitlin Roach, Adelina Milano, Phillip Riskin, Bethany Phelps, Bailey Phelps (MJC), Paige Brown, David Riskin and Gabriella Moore (University of Utah), Marte Madera (San Jose State, Professional Dancer with Oakland Ballet and Graham Lustig Dance Co.), Alex Vella (Fresno Pacific), Ashley Garcia (Private Art and Design School), Betsi Fores, Sarah Riddle, Dana Cash and Sarah Whiteside (UC Berkeley), Amber Brink and Lauren Willey (USC), Aaron Gulevich (Point Loma Nazarene), Eileen Field (Art Institute of San Francisco), Carley McCabe (Private Christian College), Zadie Buehrle (Belhaven University), Laura Schulz (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo) and Hazel Cran (University of Oregon).
René Daveluy and Leslie Ann Larson, who both have had major successful professional careers in dance head Central West Ballet. This makes Central West Ballet a wonderful entity on the national dance circuit for students wishing to attain a career in dance, and also, for students wishing to continue their education at the college and university level.