In 1993, DanceWest Ballet adjudicated and was accepted into Regional Dance America; a nationally renowned organization of pre-professional dance companies. The Company received Performing status in 1994 and Honor Company status in 2001. Four hundred dancers attended the R.D.A. Festival in May of 2005 in Anderson, Indiana. Of these dancers, twelve DanceWest Ballet Company members were awarded scholarships to summer dance programs at some of our nation's most prestigious dance companies. Scholarships awarded to DWB company members have included American Ballet Theater, Milwaukee Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Interlochen Arts Camp, and the National Regional Dance America's Choreographers Conference.
Additional honors awarded DWB Company members in the past include scholarships and apprenticeships to: Arizona Ballet, Eglevsky Ballet, River North Dance Company and the Nutmeg Ballet. Graduates of Dancewest Ballet have joined The Professional Programme of The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Dayton Ballet , Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Ruth Page's The Nutcracker, and two Chicago-based companies, Moose Project and Melissa Thodos and Company. Most recently, a student trained by Ricardo and Regina Moyano joined the Joffry Ballet of Chicago in 2006.
Newspaper Reviews of the Company's performances read: DanceWest Ballet gives major-league performance, Tim West, Chief Editor, The Naperville Sun, and DanceWest Ballet sparkles with Nutcracker rendition, Lois Michel, Staff Writer, The Naperville Sun.