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This month’s alumni spotlight is on Charlie Hodges ’98, a graduate of our Dance Department who is making the leap from being a European Critic’s Choice Award winner for Best Male Dancer of the Year to a designer of sustainable toys. Charlie sat down for a Zoom chat with Senior Development Officer Garrett Murphy ’08, during which he filled us in on his latest project, a toy house called Archamelia: The House of a Thousand Stories.
Congratulations to Jace, who is Cincinnati Ballet's newest dancer!
Jenna Howard-Delman '18, former theater major, is competing in BroadwayWorld's Next on Stage Competition! To vote, click here and be sure to confirm your vote afterwards by clicking the link you receive in your email.
Evren has been selected as a finalist in the Concert Artists Guild 2020 competition. The competition's winners will be announced on October 13.
The debut recording of The Rose Elf, an opera by David Hertzberg '08 and starring Samantha Hankey '11, will be released on Halloween 2020.
After a shortened 2019-2020 season, Samantha's tentative 2020-2021 schedule includes three appearances with Bayerische Staatsoper.
Congratulations to VA alum Mengting Yu ‘07 on the publication of her book, “London’s Women Artists, 1900-1914: A Talented and Decorative Group.”
This month we spoke to Gillian O’Brien, a theater major-turned-startup founder and current Chief of Staff for Dover, a recruitment agency. Gillian’s recent job search was detailed in her Medium article, ”How I found an amazing job (during the pandemic).” We chatted with Gillian about her journey from Walnut Hill to the startup world.
Congratulations to Bob, who recently joined the violin section of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Read about him and his fellow new members here.
"An artist's duty is to reflect the times." –– Nina Simone
Watch Head of School Antonio Viva's opening address to the students, families, faculty, and staff of the 2020–2021 school year.
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All students commit to a full-time, college-preparatory curriculum in addition to studies in their elected arts concentration.
95% of our senior class matriculates to a four-year degree program directly after graduation.
Among our alumni working in the arts, we are pleased to count television and Broadway actors, multiple Princess Grace Award winners, published novelists, Grammy Award–winning musicians, fashion designers, and other notables.
Our students benefit from the more individualized attention afforded by a 6:1 student-faculty ratio.
Our student population represents 31 of the United States and 17 countries.
Located just 17 miles— a 30-minute car or train ride—from downtown Boston, Walnut Hill offers access to the rich educational, cultural, and recreational offerings of a world-class city.