BSA alumni are incredibly successful, both in careers in the arts and in a wide range of other endeavors. BSA graduates can be seen on Broadway and television, in films, in major dance companies, orchestras and design firms. They've earned Tony, Grammy, and Emmy nominations and awards as well as other local and national recognition. Their art work is being shown at galleries and museums.

Locally and all over the country, our alums are teaching in the arts and academics at public and private schools as well as at colleges and universities. We have graduates working in the nonprofit, business, social sciences, and government sectors. Others are doctors, lawyers and architects. Many succesfully own their own businesses. 

BSA alumni are actively involved in the life of the school and return to provide master classes, college talks, and performances. Alumni have also joined the high school and TWIGS faculty at BSA and have supported the annual, endowment and capital campaigns with generous gifts.


Thank you to all the alumni who visited BSA over the weekend of October 24 & 25, 2014 to give Ted-style talks, connect with scholarship donors, contribute work to the exhibition, or just to party -- It was an incredible weekend!  At BSA graduation in May 2015, we were delighted to present the first ever BSA Alumni Scholarship to a graduating senior with gifts we collected at the reunion.

We look forward to presenting this award again in June 2016! If you'd like to make a gift to support this scholarship, or another program at BSA, we'd be delighted. To learn more, contact Carter Polakoff at or just click here!

Please stay in touch!

We keep an extensive database on our alumni and we want to hear from each and every one of you – so please send us your information.  Tell us about what you are doing and where you are living by simply clicking here.  We’ll keep you posted about what’s new at BSA via e-mail or mail, whatever your preference.  And if you are in the area, please stop by for an event or performance, or simply to say hello.  If you would like to participate in our alumni campaign to support BSA’s current students, click here.

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So, in brief, where will you find our alumni?

In dance companies all over the world:

  • Alvin Ailey American Dance
  • American Ballet Theatre
  • ArmitageGone! Dance
  • Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
  • Atlanta Festival Ballet
  • Ballet Austin
  • Ballet British Columbia
  • Ballet Gulbenkian, Lisbon
  • Basil Ballet
  • Bejart  Ballet
  • Boston Ballet
  • Bravo National Dance Competion
  • Carolina Ballet
  • Charleston Ballet Theatre
  • Columbia City Ballet
  • Dance Canvas
  • Dance Theatre of Harlem
  • Feld Ballet
  • Frankfurt Ballet
  • Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago
  • Grand Ballet Canadian
  • Hubbard Street Dance Company
  • Isadora Duncan Dance
  • Joffrey Ballet II
  • Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre
  • Les Grandes Ballet, Canada
  • Lines Ballet
  • Liz Gerring Dance
  • Lucinda Childs Company
  • Lyons Ballet
  • Memphis Ballet
  • Merce Cunningham
  • Metropolitan Opera Ballet
  • Miami City Ballet
  • Miami Contemporary Dance
  • New York City Ballet
  • New York Grand Opera
  • North Carolina Dance Theatre
  • Oakland Ballet
  • Pacific Northwest Ballet
  • Parson’s Dance Company
  • Paul Taylor Dance 2
  • Pennsylvania Ballet
  • Philadanco
  • Sacramento Ballet
  • San Francisco Ballet
  • Sean Curran Dance Company
  • Sidra Bell Dance New York
  • Shapiro and Smith Dance
  • Stephen Petrino Company
  • Washington Ballet



In music careers in opera:



  • Atlanta Opera
  • Arizona Opera   
  • Carnegie Hall
  • Center City Opera
  • Chicago Lyric Opera
  • Glimmerglass Opera Theatre
  • Grand Rapids Opera
  • Louisville Opera
  • Loveland Chamber Orchestra
  • Maryland Symphony
  • Metropolitan Opera
  • Minnesota Opera
  • NPR’s From the Top
  • Nuremberg Opera, Germany
  • New Jersey Opera Theatre
  • New York City Opera
  • New York Grand Opera
  • Ohio Light Opera
  • Opera Theatre of St. Louis
  • Orlando Opera
  • Palm Beach Opera
  • Philadelphia Opera
  • San Antonio Opera
  • Spoleto Festival
  • St Gallen Theatre, Switzerland
  • Washington Opera



In orchestras and chamber ensembles:



  • Alabama Symphony
  • Baltimore Symphony
  • Boise Philharmonic
  • Brooklyn Philharmonic
  • Bryant Park Quartet
  • Cleveland Orchestra
  • Cornell Symphony Orchestra
  • Delaware Symphony
  • Fort Wayne Philharmonic
  • Garland Symphony
  • Irving Symphony
  • Las Calinas Symphony
  • Mississippi Symphony
  • National Symphony
  • New Mexico Symphony
  • New Zealand Symphony
  • Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Richmond Symphony
  • Ritz Chamber Players
  • SAR Philharmonic, Hong Kong
  • San Paul State Symphony, Brazil
  • Senzoku Gaken Conservatory, Japan
  • Symphony Arlington
  • Taipai Symphony, Taiwan



Recording, producing and performing contemporary music for:



  • Christine Aquilara
  • Erika Badu
  • Beyonce
  • Blue Canoe
  • Hamiett Bluet
  • Capital
  • Ronnie Cox
  • Def Jam
  • Celine Dion
  • Duke Ellington
  • Macy Gray
  • Madonna
  • Mercer Ellington Orch
  • New Amsterdam
  • Savion Glover
  • Dizzy Gillespie Big Band
  • Vivian Green
  • Lionel Hampton Orch
  • Dru Hil
  • Jay Z
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Queen Latifah
  • Mary Mary
  • Meredith Monk
  • Mos Def
  • Rihanna
  • Universal
  • Kanye West
  • Lee-Ann Womak



Nominated and Receiving awards such as:



  • Grammy Awards
  • Gospel Music Association’s Dove Award
  • John Lennon Songwriting Contest
  • Stellar Gospel Music Award



In careers in acting and production touring and on Broadway:



  • Annie
  • Bring in da Noise…
  • Cabaret
  • CATS
  • Chorus Line
  • Cirque de Soliel
  • Color Purple
  • Dream Girls
  • Evita
  • Hairspray
  • Jelly’s Last Jam
  • Jesus Christ Superstar
  • Joseph & the Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • Les Miserables
  • Once on this Island
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • Lion King
  • Little Mermaid
  • Ma Rainey’s
  • Movin’Out
  • Ragtime
  • The Red Shoes
  • Stomp
  • Suessical
  • Three Tenors
  • Wicked
  • The Wiz



In regional theatres and festivals:



  • Alabama Shakespeare Festival
  • Arena Stage
  • Busch Gardens
  • Center Stage
  • Disney World
  • Everyman’s Theatre
  • Folger’s Theatre
  • Fountain Theatre
  • Glass Contraption
  • Interstages
  • Kennedy Center
  • Triad Theatre
  • International Fringe Festival
  • Paramount
  • Sea World
  • Spoleto Festival USA



On television:



  • ABC’s Lincoln Heights
  • BRAVO’s Project Runway
  • CBS’s As the World Turns, The Unit, Cold Case, CSI, Late Show with David Letterman
  • NBC’s America’s Got Talent, Law & Order, West Wing
  • HBO’s The Wire, Sex and the City, Funny or Die Sketch Comedy
  • A&E’s The Beast
  • MTV’s American Mall, Real World
  • NICKELODEON’s Blues Clues
  • FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance, American Idol
  • LIFETIME”S State of Mind
  • TNT’s American Dad, Time to Heal
  • TVOne’s Love That Girl



In film:



  • Baltimore Women’s Film Festival
  • Death Proof
  • Devil Wears Prada
  • Good Hair
  • The Invasion
  • Hancock
  • Madagascar 2:Escape to Africa
  • Mama I Want to Sing
  • Matrix Reloaded
  • My One and Only
  • The Producers
  • Rent
  • Rocketscience,
  • Secret Life of Bees
  • Spongebob Squarepants
  • Step UP 2
  • Termination Salvation
  • The Women



Publishing novels, poetry and non-fiction



  • Color in Metal: 50 Artists Share Insights and Techniques
  • Found Object Art
  • Insufficiency of Maps
  • Love Clipped My wings
  • Meeting the Buddha-On Pilgrimage in Buddhist India
  • One of a Kind: American Art Jewelry Today
  • Revealed
  • The Fine Art of the Tin Can
  • To All Who Can Relate
  • Wings of My Butterfly Beauty



In Visual Arts Careers exhibiting in:



  • Artist’s Upstairs Gallery, Pittsburg, PA.
  • Big Orbit Gallery, Buffalo, NY
  • Branch Gallery, NC
  • Brunei Gallery, London, UK
  • C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD
  • Center for Contemporary Arts, St Louis, MO
  • Chicago Museum for Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
  • D’AmelioTerras, NYC
  • David Zwirner Gallery, NYC
  • Kendall Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Moti Hasson Gallery, NYC
  • Media Loft, New Rochelle, NY
  • Metaphor Contemporary Arts, NYC
  • Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR
  • Museum of Modern Art, NYC
  • Museum of Art and Modern Design in NYC
  • Museum of Natural History, NYC
  • National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC
  • National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
  • Portland Art Museum, OR
  • Pounder-Kone Ar t Space, Los Angeles, CA
  • Racine Art Museum
  • Satchi Gallery, London (online)
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC
  • Somerville Manning Gallery, DE
  • Zach Feuer Gallery, NYC



Designers, illustrators and stylists



  • Access Art-serving inner city youth
  • Costume designer for Alvin Ailey
  • Award Winning Illustrator at the Baltimore Sun
  • Animation & video gaming design for Disney, Dreamworks, Universal Studios, Lucasfilm, Industrial Light and  Magic
  • Visual Manager for French Connection Clothes
  • Senior Graphic Designer for Goucher College
  • Prop Stylist for Gourmet, Cookie, Italian Vogue
  • Wardrobe stylist for HBO’s The Wire
  • Vice President of Design for Men’s Wear for Liz Claiborne
  • Art Director for Martha Stewart Living
  • Float designer 2005 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats for Animal Planet, Pillsbury and Polar Express
  • Illustrator for Physical Therapy Today and Umoja Children greeting cards
  • Designer for Sean John Clothes
  • Dress Designer, Simone as seen in Flaunt, Vogue and W
  • Product Developer for Tiffany






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"TWIGS was a chance for me to be with other kids I was not in school with, to be with different teachers who were serious about art."
Dorian Dean
Visual Art Student