We love celebrating all the wonderful successes of our students! Below are some of the places you can see our alumni...
Joey Mattar, Wayne State University, Dance Major
"As a former member of X2 I am able to say it truly changed my perspective on dance and how I look at life in such a positive and inspiring way. X2 contributed in shaping me into the person I am today. During my season it opened my eyes to a whole new world of dance that I never had experienced before. It gave me the opportunity to express my creativity and my own thoughts in ways I didn't think were possible. Not only did X2 support my growth as a dancer, it also gave me the chance to learn responsibility, teamwork, and commitment." - Lexi Brown, Apprentice with Pure Existence
"Being a a member of X2 has helped me transition into my college dance career. X2 taught me how to work and hold myself as a professional dancer in rehearsals, performances, workshops and at dance festivals. From resume building to learning how to teach a dance class, X2 has helped me capture all of the skills I need to make a career out of my dancing. I have also made connections that have helped me receive jobs and internships in my field. X2 taught me how to respond to emails professionally and in a timely manner, as well as how to warm up properly to insure that my career is lengthy and healthy! I give credit to X2 and the directors of the company for their constant encouragement and love that has pushed me to my fullest artistic potential". - Emma Seidel, Wayne State University
"As a past member of X2, I can say that this company has changed me as a dancer and as a person. X2 has taught me responsibility, dedication, and how to utilize my creativity in new and refreshing ways. Coming strictly from a competition studio, joining X2 was easily the best decision I could have made regarding my dance career. It opened my eyes to what professional dancing is really like and allowed me to get a glimpse into the world of dance beyond the studio. It prepared me for the journey into college dance and for this, I am forever thankful." - Sara Burman, Dance Major at Wayne State University
Leslie Mahan, Joffrey School NYC Sarah Repovz, Michigan State University Dance Team Lauren Smith, Western Michigan University, Dance Major
"Being a member of X2 was one of the best decisions I have made in my dance career. I learned so many things that I didn’t know about dance and myself during my season. X2 pushed me to break through my comfort zone when it came to many things, especially creating and exploring my own choreography. I admire the directors ability to be able to mold young aspiring dancers into pre-professionals while making the experience enjoyable and gratifying. X2 is an amazing gateway for any young dancer thinking about pursuing dance as a career."
- Marisa Petrarca, Eastern Michigan University Dance Team