Alumni Accomplishments

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Here Is What Some of Our Alumni Are Up To Now!

Class of 1985

Michael Lamb  - Owner of Lamb Theatricals, producer, director, musical director of musicals

Class of 1987

Tony Leone  - Drummer - Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Ollabelle, Shooter Jennings, Marshal Crenshaw, Chip Taylor, Grateful Dead

Class of 1989

Tom Polce  -Staff Composer/Producer - CBS Television Studios Los Angeles

Class of 1991

Jessica Castro - Dancer in 20th Century Fox film The Greatest Showman 

Bill Fennelly - Director - Frankenstein the Musical, Off Broadway, Assistant Director - Jersey Boys Tour

Gina Leone -Member of IATSE, Hair and Makeup Local 798, for Broadway, film and television, did hair for The Greatest Shoeman

Michael Nowicki Director of the Arts - GHAA Middle School

Marco Tedeschi   -  Attorney specializing in medical malpractice. Award winning composer of commercials, film work, orchestral pieces and pop music .                 

Class of 1992

Julia RosenblattCo-Founder and Artistic Director of Heartbeat Ensemble

Michelle Murray Fiertek - The Juliet Letters (Summit Records) Blue: The Complete Cabaret Songs of William Bolcom & Arnold Weinstein, Current Voice Faculty for The Hartt School, Hartt Community Division, and Manchester Community College, Executive Director, Hartford Opera Theater.

Class of 1993

Jimmy Greene - Harry Connick band, Grammy nominee, professor WCSU

Reba Mehan - 12th year of teaching at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in Manhattan as yoga and dance teacher and choreographer for all musical and play productions
Christopher Shinn - Playwright - Dying City, Pulitzer Prize Finalist 2008

Class of 1995

Carl Li - Actor – Martin Scorsese film Revenge of the Green Dragons

Michael Pendell  - Trial lawyer with national practice, Motley Rice LLC

Class of 1996

Chion WolfNPR Radio Personality

Class of 1998

Emily Wright - Sound Engineer – Grammy nominee, worked with Katy Perry, Kelly, Clarkson, Britney Spears

Class of 1999

Jolet Creary  - Artistic Director – Equilibrium Dance Theatre, Studio 860, Choreographer – Hartford Stage

Class of 2000

Taneisha Duggan - Producing Associate - Theater Works

Caine Keenan - One of the Top 25 Dancers to Watch, Dance Magazine

Class of 2001

Taylor Spellman - Bravo Show Host  “Yours, Mine or Ours”

Class of 2002

Nina Rivera - Pediatric Resident - Case Western Reserve

Meghan Evans - Faculty – GHAA HS, Creative Writing , Professor at CCSU

David Futernick - Actor – Transparent, Amazon Studios
Cindy Martinez -  Actor in an episode of Orange is the New Black, Playwright of "Pegao" produced by Hartbeat Ensemble

Class of 2003

Jacquima Caulton -  Vocal Instructor,  Friendship Academy, Wash., DC,

Missi Davis - Executive Producer - The Inconvenience, Chicago IL 

Matthew DeChamplain  -Jazz musician - professor University of Hartford, Hartt School

Michael O’BryanUrban Innovation Fellow, Lindy Institute, Drexel University

Cornelius Uliano - Writer – The Peanuts Movie

Mel Pelletier  - Student Affairs Officer - Harvard Law School

Class of 2004

Michael Barra - Actor – A Bronx Tale, Broadway

Katie Gamelli - Theatrical Literary Agent, Abrams Artists Agency, NYC

Chris Larkin
Actor – The 100, The CW

Ben Izzo - Literary Agent - Abrams Artists Agency

Lael Williams -  Director of Footlights Performing Arts and Education Program, core dancer of Island Reflections Dance Theater Company and FriendZWorld Music African Drum and Dance Company.

Class of 2005

Ian Carr - Sculptor – Amsterdam, New York, Berlin, Istanbul

Daniella Henry   - Attorney, Senior Policy Advisor for Social and Economic Resiliency at the NYC Mayor’s Office. Focus is on advancing the city's climate change agenda. 
Jessica Kim
Pursuing degree and license to become a mental health counselor. Published a chapbook called “These, Our Bodies” (paper nautilus press, 2017)

Katie Gamelli
Literary Agent - Abrams Artists Agency

Caitlin McInerny - Actor – The Wolves, Theater Works

Chinaza Uche - Actor – Nigerian Prince, Spike Lee Production

Class of 2006

Kathryn BowdenSinger – Houston Opera, San Francisco Opera and the Metropolitan Opera

Kelly BowenCompleting residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology this year

Benjamin EElls - Lighting Designer at the Metropolitian Opera, New York City   
Sean Clapis - Jazz Recording Artists

Christina Capobianco
Production stage manager for Norwegian Cruise Line

Phil Smith
  - Actor – Mozart in the Jungle, Amazon Studios
Mary Beth Tardif - Child Wrangler for The Lion King and Anastasia on Broadway

Class of 2007

Ashlynn Abbott Elite stage manager training program, Cirque du Soleil

Adam Cavanaugh -
Head Electrician at "Kinky Boots"

Jake Goldbas 
- Drummer, Grammy nominee, performed with Dave Brubeck,  Aretha Franklin, Christian McBride, Patti Austin, The Color Purple, and Dear Evan Hansen

Stephanie McAllister -
Music Therapist,  St. Louis Alternative School,  and Life Arts Inc. in St. Louis

Marlena Rodriguez - Writer – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Netflix

 Patrick O’Sullivan
- Recording Artist – Permission to Land (2017)

 Corey (Ryan) Pane
- Commissioned to create a mural for Cirque du Soleil, commissioned to design custom cleats for Pittsburgh Steeler, Antonio Brown

Bryan Swormstedt
- Faculty - GHAA HS, Creative Writing

Class of 2008

Francisco Alicea - Faculty - GHAA HS, Theater

Anita Antoinette
- Winner of The Voice, released debut album(2017)

Sean Clapis
- Jazz Recording Artist

Sarah Drake - Actor/Singer – Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

Logan George - Director – Fever, winner of the Seoul International Extreme Short

Sophie HouseGraduated Yale Law School in 2017, working on issues related to homelessness, housing, and urban policy

 Sydney Lemmon
- Yale School of Drama, MFA program, Featured on a Super Bowl Commercial

Stephanie Norman - Performing for Six Flags New England, run a daycare full time, and teach music lessons. Currently writing a revue show for the JCC of Springfield MA for J-ART

Adrian Untermyer -Juris Doctor (expected 2020), most recently helped create a performing arts center in Manhattan’s Port Authority Bus Terminal

Class of 2009

Josh “Bosc” Boscarino -   Released his new single “Rain."

Julie Jarvis - Operations Coordinator - Hartford Symphony Orchestra

Sara Laing Elementary School Principal in Western Massachusetts 

Carley Marholin  -Dancer - Martha Graham II Dance Company

Arien Wilkerson -
  Artistic Director of TNMOT AZTRO performance art and dance installation

Kate Zulauf - Performer - Tokyo Disney Sea

Class of 2010

Katherine Beauregard - Counselor/Music Therapist - American School for the Deaf

Abigail Burns - Own, operate, and perform in children's entertainment company, Fairytale Enchantment, lived in South Africa working with penguins and monkeys, worked at Disney World

William D’Eugenio - Won the 2017 Helen Hayes Award for Best Lighting Design for World Becomes Flesh

Class of 2011

Eileen Cannon - Performer - Ocean State Theater Company

Mena Mir  - Worked behind the scenes on Planters Peanutes Super Bowl commercial.


Class of 2012

Melinda Caldwell-Miles  -  Early Childhood Education Teaching Assistant

Holli Thompson; -  Tattoo artist, competed in the 12th season of “Ink Masters” on network TV

Xiomara Diaz - Elementary Music Teacher, Lawrence, MA 

Class of 2013

Ronnie Bowman National Tour of “Anastacia”

Christopher Castanho - Contributing Writer – Broadway World and Huffington Post.

Trezon Dancy - Dancer - Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

Joy DelValle - Actor/Singer – International tour of West Side Story

Cameron Harrison
 -  Interned at Comedy Central TV Show. Currently working at Mocha Art Museum in LA
Miles Wilson-Toliver Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, MM program

Class of 2014

Hannah Barth - Works at Walt Disney World, Florida

Coreena Boothroyd - Intern - MTV in Los Angeles

Kamilla Cheskiewicz
 Folklore Theatre Company core member making her directorial debut at 21 with the community theater company

Tre Frazier - Performer - Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Great Lakes Theater Festival
Cast member in the national tour of “Hamilton”

Daisy Infantas-   Actor - The Comedy of Errors, Hartford Stage

Class of 2015

Emily BautistaLead role of Kim in the National Tour of “Miss Saigon”

Michael Dikegoros -   Company member at Music Theater Wichita

Kayla McGill  -  Contestant on “The Celebration of Music” on PBS

Class of 2016

Elise Shangold - Lab Company member at Hangar Theatre in Ithaca
Julia Solecki- Performing in "Hair" at the Peregrine Theater in Provincetown, Massachusetts

Class of 2018

Roshae Harrison - Published by Broadly Vice in late October 2018.