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Alumni Success

Emily Tanner, Dance Performance, 2014

What are you doing now?

At the moment I am living, working, and auditioning in New York City. However, I recently completed my dream contract as a Rockette in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular!

Why did you choose to get your education from OCU?

There was no other school on my list! I had seen the success of the alumni and I knew that I wanted to follow in their footsteps. I also loved how the dance program featured jazz, tap, and musical theatre, which are not widely offered in dance programs at other universities.

There was no other school on my list! I had seen the success of the alumni and I knew that I wanted to follow in their footsteps.

What was your experience in the classroom and on campus?

It was such a positive and professional environment to learn in. The dance school holds their students to incredibly high standards, which helped me learn how to be accountable and prepared for any obstacle in and outside of school.

Do you feel like OCU prepared you well for your career? Does anything you learned specifically stick out to you?

Without a doubt. I owe all of my post-grad success to the training I received at OCU. To this day, I still use two alarm clocks and a friend to ensure that I’m early to every audition!