Follow in the footsteps of the nation’s finest performers.


Mandy Moore

“Perry-Mansfield played a huge role in where I am as an artist, a dancer and a creator,”

-Mandy Moore, Perry-mansfield Alumna,
Emmy Award Winner, So You Think You Can Dance, La La Land


Leora Dana and Julie Harris

Leora Dana and Julie Harris, two future Tony Award winners perform – as students – in “Letters To Lucerne” at Perry-Mansfield.


Jessica Biel

“My experience at Perry-Mansfield was awesome! Besides the independence, great instruction, and friendships made, it was an important stepping stone to a wonderful career.”

-Jessica Biel,
7th Heaven, the Illusionist, New Year’s Eve


Joan Van Ark

Joan Van Ark, best known for her role on “Dallas”, attended Perry-Mansfield as a young aspiring actor in the late 1950s. She learned of Perry-Mansfield after interviewing Julie Harris as a student reporter.


Corey Hawkins

CONGRATULATIONS to Perry-Mansfield Alumnus Corey Hawkins who was featured in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical feature film In The Heights.


Rue McClanahan

Rue McClanahan – a beloved Golden Girl – in her early training at Perry-Mansfield as a dancer.


Stacey Tookey

“I’ve been very fortunate to be a lot of places around the world in my career, and danced and choreographed, and this is by far the number one space for me.”

-Stacey Tookey, Choreographer, So You Think You Can Dance



Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman was a young Perry-Mansfield student in the 1950s. The Academy Award-winning actor takes a dance class from Helen Tamiris, who choreographed her most famous piece, “Walt Whitman Suite,” after her summer at P-M.