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.
Jacob was recently interviewed in Noblesse, a Korean magazine.
Kelly's new novel, Agnes at the End of the World, has just been named one of the best books of the summer by People Magazine.
Edward appears in a dance scene in the movie Lovebirds starring Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae.
Konrad recently married longtime boyfriend Alfred Brewer. The couple, along with their Maltese named Riga, will move to North Carolina this summer, where Konrad is starting a position as a French teacher and dorm parent at Asheville School.