ALUMNI HALL OF FAME

We’re looking for former students of DSD. If you are an alumni of Deborah's Stage Door please email us and tell us how you are doing. We would also like to know what you are doing, any life event changes, new and exciting things going on in your life. Please email us here and you may find youself on this page..

Brian shepard

Brian Shepard, '95

is currently performing in Guys and Dolls as “Joey Biltmore”.  In 2007 he appeared in Young Frankenstein as “Telegraph boy” and “Transalvainia Quartet”.  He has played the roles of Dance Captain/Vlad Vladikoff/U.S. Wickersham Brother, Yerlte the Turtle in the touring production of Suessical the Musical staring Cathy Rigby.  In 2005 he appeared in Monty Python’s “Spamalot”. He recently served as dance captain in Broadway’s Annie Get Your Gun and understudied/performed as Tommy Keeler.  He also... read more

Jenefer stickradt

Jenefer Ardell Miller (Stickradt)

Jenefer Stickradt Miller is a native of Michigan and an alum of Deborah’s Stage Door. She was once in the DSD Repertory Company and a national champion. Jenefer has studied dance and acting all across the country. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in the Performing Arts from Oakland University and a MAEd from the University of Phoenix. While at OU, her choreography was faculty selected to be presented at Cornell University for the American College Dance Festival. She has appeared on stage with... read more

Katie rustowicz

Katie Rustowicz, '03

Katie Rustowicz is a Michigan native who grew up winning top awards in the competitive dance world. After graduating she moved to California to continue her training under Joseph Malone at the Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles. Her television credits include Boston Legal, Joan of Arcadia, Tracy Ullman's "Live & Exposed" / "State of the Union" Seasons 1, 2, & 3, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Bunheads, Growing Up Fisher and Broad City starring Adam Levine. Katie has wor... read more

Mark burrell

Mark Burrell, '97

A graduate of the Juilliard School in New York City and made his Broadway debut in the First National Tour of Fosse.  He is currently the Assistant Choreographer for Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular starring the world famous Rockettes.  His movie debut was in the film, The Producers.  Other theatrical productions include:  CATS, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,Broadway for Hilary, and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.  Television credits include:  CBS’s Late Show with David Letterma... read more

Sarah smith

Sarah Smith Podollan, '95

Sarah Smith Podollan is an alum of Deborah’s Stage Door where she was a member of the Repertory Company. She was a top overall national championship soloist as well. Sarah is an extremely successful dancer, singer and actress with a great deal of experience. After completing a year scholarship at the world-renowned dance studio EDGE Performing Arts in L.A., Sarah kicked off her dance career in a small but memorable role in Austin Powers : International Man Of Mystery. From there she worked ... read more

Ali roller profile

Allison Roller

Allison Roller has been touring with the Radio City Rockettes for over 6 years and has appeared in the “Tribute of the Stars” production at Casino Windsor, International Detroit Auto Show and various community theatres. She is currently the Artistic Director of Take Root, who recently traveled to Berlin for a performance, and an Associate Professor at Oakland University!

Bridget berger

Bridget Berger

Bridget Berger is currently performing in Jersey Boys as “Roberta Wooster” . She has also understudied the roles of  Georgia Hendricks and Jessica Cranshaw.  She as also appeared inThe Pajama Game as “Virginia” and also understudied “Babe Williams” . In 2005 she appeared in Jersey Boys as “Mary Delgado”. She most recently was the acting coach on the show Nashville!

Dave havasi

David Havasi, '96

Presently touring nationally in Spamalot as “Galahad” and “Lancelot”.  He has appeared in “The Producers” as “Leo” and understudied the roles of “blind violinist”, “Scott” and “Donald Dinsmore”.  He as performed in numerous regional productions including, “Hairspray”, “The Wizard of Oz”, “Hello Dolly”, “Smokey Joe’s Café”, “Beguiled Again” and  “Damn Yankees”.  David has also appeared in films and movies including the lead role of “Dave” in the film “Together”.

Enrico rodriguez

Enrico Rodriguez

(99) Enrico has appeared on Broadway in such hits as Rent and Big, as well as off-Broadway in Zanna Don’t, and Fame.  He has been a part of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.  He did the national tour of Miss Saigon, Mamma Mia, and Rent as well as starring in the regional productions of Crazy for You, Bye Bye Birdie, West Side Story and starred as Ren McCormack in Footloose.  Other theatre works include The Best of Improve, Into the Woods, and The King and I.  He has also done national com... read more

Eric spear

Eric Spear

Eric Spear moved to New York City to attend Joffrey Ballet School. After graduating, he performing in the award winning Broadway musical Movin' Out, for two years. He worked on the Will Smith film I am Legend, and Saturday Night Live. Following that, he modeled for magazines like Cosmopolitan and Details and designers Moschino and Jean Paul Gaultier.