Over 200 students have come through the ranks of RDT. Many have gone on to become professional dancers with companies such as American Ballet Theatre, Pennsylvania Ballet, Dayton Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Carolina Ballet, Festival Ballet Providence, Zurich Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Royal Ballet of Flanders, Aspen/Santa Fe Ballet, and New York City Ballet. Others have gone to Universities including Stanford, Harvard, Yale, and Duke University and followed paths to prestigious careers. Still others have gone on to raise families of their own. The majority credit their achievements to the life lessons they learned at Raleigh Dance Theatre.