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Max Cappelli-King (BFA ’13), Jason Collins (BFA ’13), and Katherine Moncure Williams (BFA ’13) of Peridance Contemporary Dance Company performed several world premieres by choreographers Igal Perry, Robyn Mineko Williams, and Bryan Arias in March at the Peridance Capezio Center in New York City. 

Garth Johnson (BFA ’13) recently joined MADboots Dance Company, whose co-artistic director is Jonathan Campbell (BFA ’10). MADboots had an in-process showing with Belinda McGuire (BFA ’06) last month in Brooklyn and will give the world premiere of Beau on May 30 and 31 at Duo Multicultural Arts Center in the East Village. 

Raymond Pinto (BFA ’12) reports that he’s received a contract to join Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève next season.

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet will be performing works by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Hofesh Shechter, Alexander Ekman, Jo Strømgren, Crystal Pite, and Alexander Ekman at the Brooklyn Academy of Music from June 11... Read more


Michael Curran-Dorsano (Group 45) has a recurring role on a new TNT show, The Last Ship. It will premiere in June.

Kerry Warren (Group 42) stars in Center Stage’s production of Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, directed by Eric Rosen. The production, at the company’s theater, in Baltimore, runs through May 25.

Justine Lupe (Group 40) has been cast in the Fox pilot Dead Boss, which also features Jane Krakowski and Ravi Patel.

Auden Thornton (Group 40) starred as Nina in the Huntington Theater Company’s production of Chekov’s The Seagull in Boston. Directed by Maria Aitken, the production ran in March and April.

Amelia Pedlow (Group 39) and Claire Karpen (Group 41) are featured in Classic Stage Company’s The Heir Apparent; it runs through May 4.


Teyonah Parris (Group 38) has been cast in the upcoming Starz basketball comedy Survivor’s Remorse, which... Read more


I Am Not a Rock Star, a documentary about Marika Bournaki (Pre-College ’08; BM ’12, piano), was screened at the San Luis Obispo Film Festival in March and at Museum London, in Ontario, in February. Also in March, the documentary, which chronicles Bournaki from age 12 to 20, won two Canadian Screen Awards, for best arts documentary and best picture editing.

In February, twin sax players Peter Anderson and Will Anderson (both BM ’09, MM ’11, jazz studies) performed a pair of free concerts at the Lakeside Inn in Mount Dora, Fla.

In April, works by Grigory Smirnov (MM ’11, composition) premiered at Merkin Concert Hall, among them his Chaconne for cello and piano, Alleluia for chorus a cappella, Piano Sonata No. 1, and the song cycle Dowson Songs, commissioned by the ASCAP Foundation Charles Kingston Fund. The concert featured Adrian Daurov (BM ’07, MM ’09, cello), David Kaplan... Read more