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Alumni Updates April 2013
Brandon Roush (Musical Theatre 2010) is a contestant on NBC’s hit TV series The Voice. Tune in to see Brandon work with Grammy winner and celebrity coach Shakira and cheer him on to the battle rounds.
Abby Wagner (Dance 2008) was chosen by Stevie Nicks to record a seven minute dance film that is featured in Fleetwood Mac’s current 50-city spring tour.
Charles Dillon Ward (New Media ’09) has released his new short film, Paris, Kentucky.
Nikki Ferry (Drama 1995) is an actress in New York City. She has an MFA in acting from Wayne State University and has trained with the Moscow Art Theater School as well as with the SITI Company in New York City
Greg Sample (Dance 1992) released a new choreography reel.
Matt Wallace (Drama 1990) has expanded his program Shakespeare Behind Bars (SBB) to seven Kentucky organizations. SBB offers theatrical encounters with personal and social issues to the incarcerated, allowing them to develop life skills that will ensure their successful reintegration into society.
Drew Burke (Instrumental Music 2012) is a National Merit Scholar.
Matthew Gaddie (Visual Art 1998), Kyle Yess (Visual Art 2006), and Jarrid Scott (Visual Art 2010) presented their artwork as part of Kentucky Crafted: The Market, the Kentucky Arts Council’s annual showcase of fine art and craft by the commonwealth’s best artists.
Mattie Bruton (Creative Writing 2011), Amber Kleitz (Visual Art 2012), Emma Paquin (Creative Writing 2011), and Natalie Spicker (Visual Art 2012) received National Scholastic Art and Writing awards.
Laura Goepper Allnutt (Instrumental Music 2002) teaches music privately in the Dallas area.
Zack Brock (Instrumental Music 1991) performed in Louisville on February 24th to close The University of Louisville’s Winter JazzFest.
Craig Brauner (Drama 2008) will attend University of California-Irvine’s MFA acting program in the fall. He was one of only eight students chosen and will attend on full scholarship.
Joseph Greenwell (Instrumental Music 1988) currently serves as the Dean of Students at San Francisco State University.
Danni Quintos (Creative Writing 2004) and Dorian Hairston (Creative Writing 2010) have been named two of the five new members of The Affrilachian Poets. Dorian is the youngest poet to join this esteemed group of writers.
Caleb Hudson (Instrumental Music 2005) has been inducted to the internationally renowned brass quintet Canadian Brass.
Tasha Cotter (Creative Writing 2001) will be on the poetry panel for the Southern Kentucky Book Fest on April 20th.
Rob Schrader (Drama 2011) is producing and directing the play Butterflies Are Free at Henry Clay High School. Performances will take place May 10th, 11th, and 12th and all proceeds will benefit GSA.
Gabrielle Barker (Vocal Music 2009) won the VSA Kentucky Young Soloist award. She is a vocal music student at The University of Kentucky and received a $500 education scholarship for her achievement.
Kenna Morris (Dance 1993) is performing in the tour of the Broadway Series production of Memphis.