Amazing Summer for Dance and Theatre Students

Jun 20, 2018

by Dr. Christianne Roll
Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre

Although the academic year has come to a close, many students from the Department of Theatre and Dance are not taking a well-deserved break over the summer months. Instead, due to their love of their chosen discipline, they are choosing to study and work in numerous artistic capacities throughout the country.

Through college and faculty supported auditions and job interviews throughout the past year, coupled with self-motivation and talent, thirty-two students are engaging in real-world experience this summer, and the faculty could not be more proud. Below, please find out about these amazing summer opportunities and check to see if they might be working “in your neck of the woods!”

Emma Morton ’18 - Education Apprentice with Compass Creative Dramatics in the Midwest

Tinesha Tutt ’18 - Lead Audio Technician at Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan

Brianna Graf ’18 - Singer for Music Man Singing Ice Cream Shoppe in New Jersey

Samantha Hannigan ’18 - Wardrobe Shop Assistant at The Gateway in Long Island

Jessica Riddle ’18 - Stage Manager at the Patel Conservatory in Tampa

Sierra Bores ’18 - Performing at with Rye Playland/RWS Entertainment Group in New York

Brian Seckfort ’19 - Carpenter for Stages St. Louis

Lily Archambault ’19 - Assistant Stage Manager for The Lost Colony in North Carolina

Catherine Cervone ’19 - Dance at the Lost Colony in North Carolina

Stephen Lunsford ’19 - Master Electrician at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Ohio

Hanley Simpson ’19 - Dancer at Hubbard Street Dance in Chicago

Stacy Graham ’19 - Dancer at Joffrey Ballet Summer Intensive in Dallas

Mackenzie DeRosa ’19 - Front House Assistant at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in New York

Zachary Holmer ’19 - Performer at Tecumseh Outdoor Drama in Ohio

Melanie Funka ’19 - Technical Assistant at Trumpet in the Land in Ohio

Sam Marchitto ’20 - Technician at Shenandoah University Conservatory

Garrett Bennett ’20 - Choreographer of Newsies at Northeast Florida Conservatory

Jaimee Haley ’20 - Educational Intern at Lexington Children’s Theatre in Kentucky

Michael Darby ’20 - General Technician at Berkshire Theatre Group in Massachusetts

Gia Appolonia ’20 - Dancer at Bates Dance Festival in Maine

Jessie Cohen ’20 - Attending Fordham University’s Musical Theatre Intensive in New York

Sierra Gude ’21 - Theatre Intern at Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale

Taylor Pugh ’21 - Lighting and Sound Technician at Interlochen Center for the Arts

Dakota Ruiz ’21 - Assistant Director of Singin’ in the Rain, Jr. in Florida

Anna Weaver ’21 - Dancer at Texas Outdoor Musical Theatre

Sadie Reimer ’21 - Dancer with Island Moving Company

Taylor Caldarella ’21 - Dancer at Cecchetti Ballet Summer Intensive in Connecticut

Mackenzie Ross ’21 - Carpenter at The Gateway in Long Island

Angel Goodwin ‘21 - Business Administration at Sarasota Contemporary Dance

Caroline Vette ’21 - Performing in dinner theatre production of Sister Act

Jonah Hager ’21 - Dancer at Busch Gardens Tampa

Mercedes Mendoza ’21 - Spritzer Squad at Busch Gardens Tampa