Boston Conservatory Class of 2019: Where Next?

May 09, 2019

In the rapidly changing world of the performing arts, Boston Conservatory at Berklee supports student success in a wide variety of fields and endeavors, from professional performing careers to education to health and medicine. Boston Conservatory is reinventing conservatory education, and its graduates are the proof. Here is a look at just a few of the diverse global adventures in store for the class of 2019.

S. Arthur Sicilia | Contemporary Dance

Sam Sicilia

S. Arthur Sicilia (B.F.A. '19, dance) will move to Freiburg, Germany, to teach at DanceEmotion, a dance training school, and to dance with NeoDance Company, a professional jazz and contemporary dance company. Sicilia was afforded this opportunity after obtaining his Royal Academy of Dance teaching certification while at the Conservatory.


Matt Bardin | Composition

Matt Bardin (M.M. '19, composition).

Matt Bardin (M.M. '19, composition) will move to Louisiana to begin an assistantship teaching music technology to dual-enrollment high school students while pursuing his Ph.D. in experimental music and digital media at Louisiana State University.


Shanelle Villegas | Contemporary Theater

Shanelle Villegas (B.F.A. '19, contemporary theater).

Shanelle Villegas (B.F.A. '19, contemporary theater) will perform as Nana in SpeakEasy Stage Company’s production of School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play while working as a teaching artist for Actors’ Shakespeare Project. Over the summer, she will intern in the training department of Shakespeare & Company before beginning a 10-week educational outreach tour with the New Repertory Theatre in the fall. Along with her fellow contemporary theater graduate Amanda Bowman, Villegas is also developing a new devised theater project that will be performed next year in an empty bank building.


Ariana Seidman | Vocal Pedagogy

Ariana Seidman (M.M. '19, vocal pedagogy).

Ariana Seidman (M.M. '19, vocal pedagogy) will pursue her M.S. in speech-language pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions.


Juliette Wooden | Contemporary Dance

Juliette Wooden (B.F.A. '19, dance).

Juliette Wooden (B.F.A. '19, dance) will move to London to dance with Rambert2, one of the world’s leading independent dance companies.


Michaela Wolz | Opera

Michaela Wolz (M.M. '19, opera).

Michaela Wolz (M.M. '19, opera) will perform the role of Amore in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea with Opera Theater St. Louis. Wolz was recently named one of five grand prize winners at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.