Alumni Accomplishments

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

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

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

Class of 1992

Julia RosenblattCo-Founder and Artistic Director of Heartbeat Ensemble

Class of 1993

Jimmy GreenJimmy 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

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

Class of 2003

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

Chris LarkinActor – The 100, The CW

Ben Izzo - Literary Agent - Abrams Artists Agency

Class of 2005

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

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

Phil Smith  - Actor – Mozart in the Jungle, Amazon Studios

Class of 2007

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

Marlena Rodriguez - Writer – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Netflix

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

Bryan Swormstedt
- Faculty - GHAA HS, Creative Writing

Class of 2008

Anita AntionetteFrancisco Alicea - Faculty - GHAA HS, Theater

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

Sarah Drake - Actor/Singer – Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

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

Sydney Lemmon - Yale School of Drama, MFA program

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 UntermyerLegal Advocate – Urban Justice Center, Deputy Director – Historic Districts Council

Class of 2009

Julie Jarvis - Operations Coordinator - Hartford Symphony Orchestra

Carley Marholin  -Dancer - Martha Graham II Dance Company

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

Class of 2012

Xiomara Diaz - Elementary Music Teacher, Lawrence, MA

Class of 2013

Treyzon DancyChristopher Castanho - Contributing Writer – Broadway World and Huffington Post

Trezon Dancy - Dancer - Dayton Contemporary Danc e 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-ToliverCincinnati Conservatory of Music, MM program

Class of 2014

Hannah Barth - Works at Walt Disney World, Florida

Coreena Boothroyd - Intern - MTV in Los Angeles

Tre Frazier - Performer - Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Great Lakes Theater Festival

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

Class of 2015

Emily Bautista - Actor/Singer – Miss Saigon, Broadway, Les Miserables, national tour