Magna cumme laude graduate Yo-El Cassell (B.F.A '97, dance) is a recipient of the Lotte Kaliski Award for Gifted Artists and currently the head of movement/assistant professor of movement and co-chair of dance minors at Boston University's School of Theatre and on the faculty of Harvard University's Dance Department. He was the resident choreographer of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and the movement curator for Boston Landmarks Orchestra. His teaching experience includes positions at Boston Ballet, Skidmore College, Emerson College, The New England Conservatory, and The New York School for Film and Television.
Current composition student Lucas Ranieri (B.M. '18) learns by doing. Thanks to the program's plentiful opportunities to hear student compositions performed live, this year, Ranieri has done a lot.
After graduating from Berklee College of Music, current composition student Eden Raiz (M.M. '16) spent a year traveling and touring before continuing her studies at the Conservatory.
Current opera student Simon Dyer (G.P.D. ’17) talks about the program's supportive faculty, his affection for the nearby Museum of Fine Arts, and his role as an emerging artist with Boston Lyric Opera.
Ian Gollub (M.M. '12, music education) won the 2015 Alumni Entrepreneurial Grant and used the funding to create and launch the Global Learning Charter Jazz Initiative. Read his post to learn about his journey building the program.
Sarah Shechtman graduated from Boston Conservatory in 2013 with an M.M. in vocal pedagogy, her third degree from the Conservatory. She also graduated with both a B.M. and an M.M. in vocal performance. Sarah is an active performer in the Boston area and also serves as assistant director of admissions and theater and voice representative.
Alexis Scheer (B.F.A. ’14, musical theater) is an actor, playwright, and producing artistic director of Off the Grid Theatre Company. She is currently pursuing an M.F.A. in olaywriting at Boston Playwrights' Theatre at Boston University. Catch her next in Blasted, September 2-18, 2016, at the Calderwood Pavilion in Boston. More info and tickets at offthegridtheatre.com. Follow Alexis at alexisscheer.com.
Kevin Connor (B.F.A. '15, musical theater) lives and works in New York City. He is one of the newest members of the executive council of the Alumni Association.
Francesca Axam-Hocker (B.F.A. '14, contemporary dance) currently works at Manhattan School of Music as the manager of house staff and is working toward earning her M.B.A.
Conservatory student Nadia Castagna (M.M. '17, autism concentration) was selected in September to spend time in each of the Warren Prescott School’s autism classrooms weekly.
Matt Rodin (B.F.A. '14, musical theater) moved to New York City after graduation to pursue his dream of working as a professional actor. Read his blog post about three things he has learned and now applies to reaching his goals. Follow Matt on Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter @MrMattRodin.
Juan Sebastian Delgado (B.M. '11, cello) is passionate about using music as a vehicle to serve disadvantaged youth in remote countries. Juan has been combining his interests in music and social change through traveling, teaching, and performing and took some time to share a recap of his recent travels and outreach experiences.
Current P.S.C. student Abigail Dock (M.M. '15, P.S.C. '17, opera) answers questions about what inspires her and her favorite Boston hang outs.
Current P.S.C. student Natalie Logan (M.M. '16, P.S.C. '17, Voice) shares her Conservatory experience as a performer and work-study student in development.
Musical Theater alumnus Jonathan Pohl (B.F.A. '16) discusses his experience with Boston Conservatory's 2015 production of The Threepenny Opera.
Musical theater alumnus Danny Hutchins (B.F.A. '16) coordinates a production and donates to the Make-A-Wish Foundation during his time at the Conservatory.
Contemporary Theater faculty member Alli Ross teaches Ensemble Performance Lab and Theater Community Engagement in the conservatory's B.F.A. in contemporary theater program.
Contemporary Theater faculty member Christopher James Webb teaches Viewpoints and Sophomore Movement Studio in the conservatory's B.F.A. in Contemporary Theater program.
Music alumnus Joseph Gualtiere (B.M. '12, voice) is combining fashion and art in a special way, all while keeping an active performance calendar.
Musical theater alumna Marissa Rae Roberts (M.F.A. '12) founds ToUch Performance Art, a theater group dedicated to reimagining how audiences approach the performing arts.
Musical theater alumnus Zachary Jones (B.F.A. '16) shares how Boston Conservatory inspired him to bring the arts to unlikely audiences.
Angela Buccinni moved to New York City after graduating with a B.F.A. in dance in 2006. Since living in New York, she describes her career as having “merged from dance to circus arts.” Angela has worked at Radio City and in many off-Broadway shows and tours. A few years ago, she founded The Muse Brooklyn and serves as the director. The Muse recently rebuilt and relocated, becoming New York City’s largest circus facility and training center.
This blog is a place to feature and celebrate our talented alumni. We’ll spotlight music, dance, and theater alumni and share their stories about working in the performing arts and in other fields. Posts will include profiles about alumni projects, interviews with our alumni, and contributions from our alumni.
Musical Theater alumnus Josh Grisetti (B.F.A. '04) discusses how he landed a starring role in a new musical, and what his experience has been like performing overseas.
Musical theater alumna MiMi Scardulla (B.F.A. '16) shares her journey with Boston Conservatory, from audition day to the performance stage.
Musical Theater alumnus Arnie Rodriguez (B.F.A. '16) answers questions about his Conservatory experience and his favorite Boston activities.
Dance alumnus and the 2015 Miss Boston Pride Pageant Winner Elijah Dillehay (B.F.A. '16) answers questions about dance, drag, the Conservatory, and his one wish.
Contemporary dance alumna Alison Cook Beatty (B.F.A. '01) wins the 2015 Boston Conservatory Alumni Choreographic Commission and founds her own dance company.
Contemporary dance alumnus Demetrius Burns (B.F.A. '16) shares how the Conservatory inspired and shaped him as an artist.
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