"The Lines BFA gave me the freedom to find my artistic voice and the structure to hone it." - Yoshie Fujimoto Kateada, Class of 2015 (photo by Rob Kunkle)
We are very proud to see the achievements, awards, and milestones of students and alumni since the founding of the Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA at Dominican University of California.
Each year, the LINES BFA at Dominican junior class attends a regional American College Dance Association conference. Over the years, our students have had the honor to be chosen to perform in Regional and National ACDA Galas including:
Princess Grace Foundation scholarship recipients have included Lani Dickinson (’16), Katie Scherman ('10), and Jeffrey Van Sciver ('13). Jeffrey Van Sciver was also awarded the Princess Grace Foundation's Chris Hellman Award.
Dizzy Feet Foundation scholarship recipients include Tatiana Barber ('16), William Couture ('15), Rachel Furst ('13), Madeline Matuska ('15), Mary Kate O'Sullivan ('14), Charbel Rohayem ('16), and Jeffrey Van Sciver ('13).
In 2015, LINES BFA at Dominican was listed in The Ten Best Colleges for Dance Performance in the US.
In 2014, BFA alum Casey Thorne ('10) was awarded a Fulbright Student Fellowship to research dance in Israel.
In 2013, BFA alum and current LINES company member, Michael Montgomery ('11), was named one of Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch".
In 2011, students were invited to attend the Tremplin Jeunes Ballets of the Monaco Dance Forum. Only a handful of American conservatories are invited to send students to this highly prestigious showcase, attended by international directors of contemporary and classical ballet companies.
In 2010, three BFA students were selected to present research papers at the National Congress of Undergraduate Research.