Dance Gallery is thrilled to have students seek further education in the dance world. Here are just a few examples of what our students are doing outside the Dance Gallery walls.


Maddie left Sioux Falls at the age of 13 to study ballet at the Rock School in PA. She spent two years studying with other dancers from all over the world. Her most recent training was from the Gelsey Kirkland Academy in New York City. She was lucky enough to work daily with Ms. Kirkland who was a a past principal dancer of New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theater, partnering with Mikhail Baryshnikov. Maddie’s summer training included Chatauqua Summer Intensive, Ellison Ballet in New York City and others. Maddie has also participated in the Youth American Grand Prix making it to the Finals in New York City


Ryan Vetter

Ryan now dances with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Since joining the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division in 2008, he has performed in company productions such as Giselle, Moulin Rouge – The Ballet, The Sleeping Beauty and Nutcracker.

Now part of the corps de ballet, Vetter is slowly on the rise, reaching for the stars and continuing to push himself ever further. Here, he shares his story with Dance Informa.

Madeline grace Robertson

Madeline Grace Robertson

merideth gould

Meredith Gould is Miss Minnesota USA 2017 in the Miss Universe Patent and Miss South Dakota 2014 in the Miss America Pageant. Meredith is the 2nd runner up in the 2017 Miss USA pageant!