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Class Notes

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Class of 2016

Congrats to the following class members, who had gotten jobs as of mid-July:

Diamond Ancion joined the Cincinnati Ballet Second Company.

Hope Dougherty is dancing with Ballett des Saarländisches Staatstheater (Saarbrücken, Germany); Dean Bioscahas also joined the company, which includes Lois Alexander (BFA ’14).

Daniel Ching, Victor Lozano, and Whitney Schmanski are working with Brian Brooks Moving Company. In June, they performed Torrent—which was created for their class for New Dances 2014—with the company at the American Dance Festival in Durham, N.C. Other Brooks dancers include Carlye Eckert (BFA ’09), Haylee Nichele (BFA ’11), David Norsworthy (BFA ’13), Jeff Sykes (BFA ’11), and Evan Teitelbaum (BFA ’09). Lozano is also working with Pam Tanowitz Dance.

♦ Brennan Clost will continue to dance and act on the television show The Next Step, a Canadian teen series that explores the drama of the dance studio. The fifth season is...Read more

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2010s

Lee Edward Colston II (Group 45) was an understudy in the New York Theatre Workshop’s Hadestown, a new musical by Anais Mitchell that was developed and directed by Rachel Chavkin, this summer.

The world premiere of Romance Novels for Dummies by Boo Killebrew (Playwrights’16) and directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel took place in July at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. The production featured Mary Wiseman (Group 44) as Liz Eberwine.

♦ Robert Aramayo (Group 44) stars as Bill Harley in the miniseries Harley and the Davidsons, which premieres on the Discovery Channel on September 5. He played the young Ned Stark in the sixth season of Game of Thrones on HBO.

♦ Therese Barbato's (Group 44) new podcast, That’s What She Said, is now available on iTunes.

Search Party, a new TBS series starring Brandon Micheal Hall (Group 44) as Julian, is slated...Read more

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2010s

Jay Campbell (BM ’12, Artist Diploma ’16, cello) conceived of and programmed a three-concert series called Ligeti Forward for the second NY Phil Biennial, a contemporary music initiative of the Philharmonic started by faculty member Alan Gilbert (Pre-College ’85; MM ’94, orchestral conducting). The Ligeti Forward concerts were held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in June. Campbell and Conor Hanick (MM ’08, DMA ’13, piano) were soloists in concertos by Ligeti; Gilbert conducted, as did David Fulmer (MM ’06, DMA ’11, composition), who led works by Unsuk Chin, Dai Fujikura, and Gérard Grisey. More of the Biennial took place at the Whitney Museum that month, where the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble performed the New York premiere of late faculty member Steven Stucky ’s The Stars and the Roses, for which tenor Spencer Lang (MM ’12, voice) was the soloist....Read more