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Rachelle ScottKara Chan (BFA '15) joined Janis Brenner and Dancers in October. The company, led by faculty member Janis Brenner, also includes dancers Ruth Howard (BFA '15) and Sumaya Jackson (BFA '08). It will perform a large-scale work called Once You Are Not a Stranger—which the company is making with electro-acoustic composer-musician Svjetlana Bukvich and the multidisciplinary artist Eva Petric—at the Sarajevo Winter Festival on February 28.

Jeffery Duffy (BFA '15) and Reed Tankersley (BFA '14) are among the artists in Dance Magazine's “25 to Watch” feature.

Rachelle Scott (BFA '12) (pictured) is dancing with Germany's Nuremberg Ballet Theater/Nürnberg Staatstheater under director Goyo Montero.

Billy Barry (BFA '11) wrote an article in the January Dance Magazine about living and working as a dancer with Batsheva Dance Company called “An American...Read more


Alex Breaux (Group 43) played Rob McKellen in the third episode of CBS's Bull, which aired in October. He also starred as Kit in Caroline V. McGraw's Ultimate Beauty Bible, which was at New York City's New Ohio Theatre in October and November. It was directed by Stephen Brackett and produced by Page 73.

♦ Previews of Joshua Harmon's (Playwrights '14) Significant Other, directed by Trip Cullman at Broadway's Booth Theatre, begin February 14.

Ismenia Mendes (Group 41) and Amelia Pedlow (Group 39) will be featured in Pierre Corneille's The Liar, which was adapted by David Ives and directed by Michael Kahn (faculty 1968–2006), former director of the Drama Division. The show runs through February 26 at Classic Stage Company.

24: Legacy will premiere on Fox on February 5; it stars Corey Hawkins (Group 40) as Eric Carter.

Mark Junek (Group 40) alternated performances in the roles of...Read more


Christian Lundqvist (BM '16, percussion) has become the associate principal percussionist with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra.

In November, Julian Schwarz (MM '16, cello) and Marika Bournaki (Pre-College '08; BM '12, MM '14, piano) won first prize in the Art of Duo Boulder (Colo.) International Chamber Music Competition with Debussy's Cello Sonata.

Anthony J. Stillabower (MM '16, composition) composed the title track on the Mana Quartet's debut album, Vide Supra (Mark Records), which was released in September.

Ruth Reinhardt (MM '15, orchestral conducting) stepped in at the last minute to make her debut leading the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in November.

Drummer Dag Markhus (MM '14, jazz studies) plays with the Konrad Paszkudzki Trio, which made its debut on the Venus Records label in December with Taking a Chance on Love, an album comprised of pieces from the Great American Songbook. Bass player Dylan Shamat ('10, jazz studies) is the third...Read more