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Class Notes & Alumni News

Caroline Joyner '15

Caroline will join the Second Violin Section of the Louisville Orchestra for the 2024–25 season.

  • 2015
  • Alumni News
  • Music
Sam Igbo '24 at NYO-USA

Sam has been chosen to join the National Youth Orchestra (NYO) of the United States.

  • 2024
  • Alumni News
  • Music
Cassie Levine '09: One-Woman Show
 

Cassie recently performed a one-woman show, 20th Anniversary Concert: Cassie’s Bat Mitzvah, at The Green Room 42 in New York City.

  • 2009
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
Peter Mill '10 at Firebird Pops

Peter recently performed in “Hollywood Ablaze”, the season opening concert for the Firebird Pops Orchestra in Wakefield, MA.

  • 2010
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
Keara McHaffie '20: Morse Institute Lawn
 

Natick friends—head over to the Morse Institute lawn and check out its beautiful chair sets, painted by Visual Art alum Keara McHaffie!

  • 2020
  • Alumni News
  • Visual Art
Jack Mullen '20 Wins Elliot Norton Award

Jack is the winner of Outstanding Featured Performance in a Musical for the 2024 Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards.

  • 2020
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
Sean Waugh '04

Sean has been appointed Executive Director of the Merola Opera Program in San Francisco.

  • 2004
  • Alumni News
  • Music
Jess Xiaoyi Han '15 on Sound & Vision

Jess is the guest on the most recent episode of Sound & Vision, a podcast exploring the creativity of artists and musicians. Listen on Spotify here.

  • 2015
  • Alumni News
  • Visual Art
Peter Van Dam '03 Meets with Theater Students

In April, our Theater students had the opportunity to meet and learn from Walnut Hill alum Peter Van Dam '03, a Casting Director with Tara Rubin Casting.

  • 2003
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
Allison Wick in Her Turn
 

Allison Wick, a graduate of our Theater Department, appears in Her Turn, a new film that is heading to film festivals soon.

  • Alumni News
  • Theater
Indigo Ansin '20 on Tour
 

Indigo Ansin ’20, known professionally as Chrysalis, will be on tour with artist Olive Klug this spring.

  • 2020
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
Ashley Blanchet '05 in Titanic

This June, Ashley Blanchet '05 will appear as Kate Mullins in Titanic at New York City Center.

  • 2005
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
Myah Bridgewater '21

We love this U.S. Consulate Hamilton video featuring Myah Bridgewater ’21 (with a cameo from Sanzia Pearman ’20)!

  • 2021
  • Alumni News
  • Theater

Ellen Soule '44 has two published books: Dreaming Pemberly and Dreaming Highbury. Check them out on Goodreads.

  • 1944
  • Alumni News
  • Pre-Arts
Edward Spots '09

Edward recently appeared as James in Jesus Christ Superstar at the Jefferson Performing Arts Society in Metairie, Louisiana.

  • 2009
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
Laura Cass Robbins '98

Laura, along with business partner Mark Williams, is the new owner of Heritage of Sherborn.

  • 1998
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
Chrissy Angliker '02: Solo Show

Chrissy currently has a solo show running at Craig Krull Gallery in Santa Monica, California.

  • 2002
  • Alumni News
  • Visual Art
Courtney Trammell Collado '98

Courtney recently started a new position as Arts Coordinator at Kansas City’s Paseo Academy of the Fine and Performing Arts. 

  • 1998
  • Alumni News
  • Dance
Andrew Purdy '16 in the News
 

Andrew Purdy '16 was recently featured in an article in the Milford Daily News, discussing his role in Broadway's Book of Mormon and the theater training that brought him there!

  • 2016
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
Kadi Adair '96

Kadi reunited with her former dance teacher, Boston Ballet School Associate Director Tamara King.

  • 1996
  • Alumni News
  • Dance
AJ Sarcione '00

AJ placed second in the recent Voice of Granbury competition.

  • 2000
  • Alumni News
  • Music
Katherine Wilkinson '06

Katherine is currently directing Luna Gale at Purchase College.

  • 2006
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
Andy Edelman '18 in Anything Goes

Andy is currently in rehearsals for Anything Goes at the Milton Theatre! He is dancing in the ensemble and understudying the role of Billy Crocker.

  • 2018
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
Ashley Blanchet '05 in White Christmas

Ashley currently plays Betty Haynes in Bucks County Playhouse’s production of White Christmas, running through December 31.

  • 2005
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
Nicole Burke '14 in Assassins

Nicole Burke ’14 will perform in an upcoming Massachusetts production of Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins.

  • 2014
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
Zoe Rabinowitz '01 at Philadelphia Fringe

Dance Department graduate Zoe Rabinowitz '01 will be at this weekend's Philadelphia Fringe Festival, presenting This is How We Remember, a multimedia performance.

  • 2001
  • Alumni News
  • Dance
Jenna Howard-Delman ’18 in PUFFS

Jenna Howard-Delman ’18 recently played Suzie/Harry/Myrtle in the Chicago premier of Puffs at the Otherworld Theatre.

  • 2018
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
Mariam Altynbaeva '14

Mariam was recently accepted into the B.A. Acting program at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London.

  • 2014
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
Nastia Goddard '22 at the Fringe Festival

Nastia Goddard ’22 performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer, portraying the role of Dara in the world premiere of Adam Szymkowicz’s play The Night Children.

  • 2022
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
Sarah Shin '08 Releases New Album

On August 11, Dr. Sarah Shin '08 released a new CD: Mozart Concertos for Flute and Orchestra No. 1 & No. 2.

  • 2008
  • Alumni News
  • Music
Yoni Haller '18 & Jun Seo '05 at The Muny

Yoni Haller '18 currently appears as Indio in West Side Story at The Muny in St. Louis, MO, and Jun Seo ’05 is a cellist in the show’s orchestra.

  • 2005
  • 2018
  • Alumni News
  • Music
  • Theater
Samantha Hankey '11 at Santa Fe Opera

This weekend, Samantha Hankey '11 will make her Santa Fe Opera debut as Mélisande in Debussy's opera "Pelléas et Mélisande".

  • 2011
  • Alumni News
  • Music
Mario Gonzalez '11 in Romeo and Juliet

On Friday, May 12, Mario performed as Juliet in L.A. Dance Project’s American premiere of Romeo and Juliet at the Segerstrom Arts Center.

  • 2011
  • Alumni News
  • Dance
Paulina Haduong '09

Paulina Haduong ’09, now a doctoral candidate at Harvard Graduate School of Education, was interviewed for the Harvard website.

  • 2009
  • Alumni News
  • Music

Erica Maul is pursuing a Ph.D. in the Department of Biological Sciences at Auburn University, where she is researching honey bee behavior.

  • 2017
  • Alumni News
  • Music
Sarah Winshall '03

Sarah is the founder of Smudge Films, a collection of filmmakers working together to make personal films with unique worldviews.

  • 2003
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
Samantha Hankey '11 at the Met Opera

Mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey '11, a graduate of our Voice program, currently portrays Octavian in Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier at the Metropolitan Opera.

  • 2011
  • Music
  • voice
Samantha Hankey '11 in Der Rosenkavalier

Mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey '11 recently portrayed Octavian in Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier at the Metropolitan Opera. Congratulations, Sam!

  • 2011
  • Alumni News
  • Music
  • voice
Jayna Leach '18 Visits Assembly

Jayna Leach ’18, a graduate of our Music Department and experienced marathon runner, recently returned to the Hill to speak at an All-School Assembly about her experience running the Boston Marathon.

  • 2018
  • Alumni News
  • Music
Mackenzie Wilcox '21 at 54 Below

Mackenzie will perform in the musical Scots this weekend at 54 Below as part of NYC Tartan Week. Mackenzie currently attends the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. 

  • 2021
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
Briga Heelan '05 on Broadway

Briga Heelan ’05, a graduate of our Theater Department, will star as Cinderella in the Broadway production of Once Upon a One More Time.

  • 2005
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
Keara McHaffie '20

Keara recently visited Natick Recreation and Parks to touch up the murals in their Teen Center!

  • 2020
  • Alumni News
  • Visual Art

Maya recently joined the board of Inclusive Arts VT, an organization that aims to bring arts programming to all communities in Vermont.

  • 2001
  • Alumni News
Ashley Blanchet '05 & Meredith Lustig '05 in Sound of Music

Earlier this month, Dean of Students Melissa Cassel and Senior Development Officer Garrett Murphy ‘08 had the pleasure of attending a performance of The Sound of Music at Paper Mill Playhouse, featuring Ashley Blanchet ’05 and Meredith Lustig ’05.

  • 2005
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
Walnuts in Ireland

A group of Walnuts traveled to Ireland last June to attend the wedding of Susan Goodwillie '02!

  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • Alumni News

Violinist Delaney Harter '11 is currently performing with Adele in her Las Vegas residency.

  • 2011
  • Alumni News
  • Music

Celeste Cisneros ’22, who is currently in the Boston Ballet Graduate Program, will appear as Clara in nine performances of this year’s Nutcracker.

  • 2022
  • Alumni News
  • Dance
Patrick Dillon Curry '07

Patrick is engineering, recording and mixing studio recordings and live shows for Steve Lacy, Steve Hackman, and John Legend.

  • 2007
  • Alumni News
  • Music
Bryce McAllister '14

Bryce has recently joined the Aladdin on Broadway team as the dresser for Jafar!

  • 2014
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
Karen Cueva '09

Karen interviewed Maestro Gustavo Dudamel earlier this week.

  • 2009
  • Alumni News
  • Music
Anna Williams '04 at TCAN

The Neave Trio, featuring Anna Williams '04, will perform at The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN) this Sunday, October 30.

  • 2004
  • Alumni News
  • Music
Ava Paul '21

Ava Paul '21 was selected as one of two Oberlin Conservatory singers to participate in the launch of Shared Voices, a new classical music student exchange program created by the Denyce Graves Foundatio

  • 2021
  • Alumni News
  • Music
Harley Chamandy '17

Harley Chamandy's first feature film, Allen Sunshine, was selected as one of three Canadian feature films in editing stage for the First Cut Lab in collaboration with the Festival du Nouveau Cinema and sponsored by Netflix Canada.

  • 2017
  • Alumni News
  • WFMA
William Guanbo Su '13 in La bohème

Our Voice Department visited Boston Lyric Opera on Friday evening for a performance of La bohème, and caught up with alum William Guanbo Su ’13, who appears in the role of Colline, after the show.

  • 2013
  • Alumni News
  • Music
Celia Hatton '07 Joins A Far Cry

Violist Celia Hatton is one of the newest members of the classical ensemble A Far Cry, and will begin performing with them later this season.

  • 2007
  • Alumni News
  • Music

Cooper is Creator/Producer of SAW The Musical: The Unauthorized Parody of Saw, opening in its out-of-town tryout October 15th–30th in Philadelphia, PA.

  • 2010
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
Colin Canavan '18

Colin Canavan ’18 recently joined Ballet Austin as a company dancer.

  • 2018
  • Alumni News
  • Dance
SiHyun Uhm Wins US Marine Band Competition

A composition by SiHyun Uhm '16, "Yearning", has been selected by "The President's Own" US Marine Band as the winner of their first annual Call for Scores competition.

  • 2016
  • Alumni News
  • Music
Sarah Finnegan '18

Sarah was accepted into the University of Wisconsin-Madison's PhD program in Materials Chemistry.

  • 2018
  • Alumni News
  • Dance

Today, violist Rosamund Hawkins begins a three month engagement with the BBC Philharmonic.

  • 2012
  • Alumni News
  • Music

Megan is attending Yale University as part of the Class of 2026.

  • 2009
  • Alumni News
  • Dance
Katie Preisig Schiering '05

Katie is the founder of Firelight KIDS, which brings premier children's enrichment programs and summer camps to the community of Lancaster, Massachusetts.

  • 2005
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
Logan Hedgepath '14

Logan Hedgepath '14 visited campus this week and reunited with some of his former teachers.

  • 2014
  • Alumni News
  • Music
Sean Wang '91

Sean has been appointed Director of Academics at the Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory of Music.

  • 1991
  • Alumni News
  • Music
Zan Berube '16 Cast in SIX

Zan Berube '16 has been cast as Anne Boleyn on the Broadway North American Boleyn Tour of SIX the Musical!

  • 2016
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
Walnuts at FCPA Summer Concert Series

Several Walnut Hill alumni are featured in this year’s Summer Concert Series at the Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts.

  • 2006
  • 2008
  • 2010
  • 2017
  • Alumni News
  • Music
Kyle Brown '04

Check out BroadwayWorld's first look of The Devil Wears Prada, currently playing in Chicago and featuring Kyle Brown '04!

  • 2004
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
Melissa Reardon '96 & BSQ

Violist Melissa Reardon ’96 was recently announced as the newest member of the Borromeo String Quartet.

  • 1996
  • Alumni News
  • Music

Edward will appear in The Barber of Seville at New Orleans Opera this fall.

  • 2009
  • Alumni News
  • Dance
Jess Xiaoyi Han '15

In June, visual artist Jess Xiaoyi Han ’15 displayed her work in a solo show, “something within the lines of love”.

  • 2015
  • Alumni News
  • Visual Art
Fangzhen "Angelina" Wang '22 at NATS

Fangzhen "Angelina" Wang '22 won First Place in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) national student auditions in her category of High School Classical, Treble Voices.

  • 2022
  • Alumni News
  • Music
Alumni Spotlight: Eriel Indigo

This month, we caught up with Eriel Indigo, a graduate of our Theater Department. Eriel spoke to us about her Walnut Hill experience, as well as the evolution of her career as a recording artist, a creative director, and an activist.

  • Alumni News
  • Theater
  • alumni spotlight

Grace Meredith ’17, who graduates this spring from Berklee College of Music, sings the vocal track of the title song for the new film The In Between starring Joey King, released in February on Paramount Plus.

  • 2017
  • Alumni News
  • WFMA

Ben is currently living in Berlin, Germany, having recently accepted a full time position in the chorus of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden.

  • 1998
  • Alumni News
  • Music
Alumni Spotlight: Nicole Hayashi '13

This month, we caught up with Nicole Hayashi, a 2013 alum of the Dance Department who has explored several different career paths in the nine years since she graduated from Walnut Hill. Nicole currently works for AARMY, a fitness studio, and filled us in on how this new career has transformed her life.

  • 2013
  • Alumni News
  • Dance

Travis is in the cast of the Moulin Rouge tour, opening March 19. He is a Swing, and joins Conor Ryan '10, who plays Christian.

  • 2009
  • Alumni News
  • Theater

Drew recently announced the grand re-opening of his bodywork studio, themonkeybody. His mission is to make pain-free living accessible to all. Check out his website for more information, as well as a free video manual!

  • 2004
  • Alumni News
  • Music

Congratulations to Skie, who was recently promoted to Chief Operating Officer at Four Hundred, a lifestyle management firm.

  • 1990
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
Alumni Spotlight: Ethan Van Ness '09 and Yi Qun Xu '13

This month, we are pleased to feature two alumni, theater major Ethan Van Ness ’09 and music major Yi Qun Xu ’13, who have taken two very different paths in their post–Walnut Hill journeys . . .

  • 2009
  • 2013
  • Alumni News
  • Music
  • Theater

Congratulations to Gregory and his wife Kirsten, who welcomed their second son, Wesley Michael, in November!

  • 2005
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
Rashida Black
 

This month, we caught up with Rashida Black, a graduate of our Music Department, who filled us in on her journey from studying Harp Performance at Walnut Hill and New England Conservatory to her current career as a licensed, multicultural clinician focused on supporting her patients’ wellness goals. For more information about Rashida, and the incredible work she does in the world of mental health, visit her website: rashidablack.com. 

  • 1997
  • Alumni News
  • Music
  • alumni spotlight

Kathleen, who serves as the sommelier and wine director for The Shipwright's Daughter in Mystic, CT, was recently interviewed by Broadwayworld Food and Wine.

  • 2008
  • Alumni News
  • Theater

Sahoko is currently appearing in the ensemble of Die Meistersinger at the Metropolitan Opera. The production runs through November 14.

  • 1990
  • Alumni News
  • Music

Assistant Director of Admission Dempsey Schott '14 was thrilled to meet Indus Alelia Tracy '92 while visiting Seattle this fall. 

  • 1992
  • Alumni News
  • Dance

This fall, Andrew joins the music staff at the Metropolitan Opera as Assistant Conductor for their production of The Magic Flute. 

  • 1996
  • Alumni News
  • Music
Emily Daggett Smith '05 on PBS

Emily recently appeared on the PBS series Now Hear This, playing second violin in an episode exploring the music of Beethoven.

  • 2005
  • Alumni News
  • Music
Alumni in Carmen at Houston Grand Opera

Carolyn Sproule '06 and William Guanbo Su '13 recently finished a production of Carmen at the Houston Grand Opera. Carolyn appeared in the role of Carmen, and William in the role of Zuniga.

  • 2006
  • 2013
  • Alumni News
  • Music
Zac Young '01's Sprinkletown

Zac's pop-up Chicago bakeshop, Sprinkletown, will be open from November 8 through the end of the year. Chicagoans, check it out at 676 N Clair St!

  • 2001
  • Alumni News
  • Theater

Drake recently started a new position as Coordinator for the Learning and Engagement Programs at Weill Music Institute.

  • 2014
  • Alumni News
  • Music
Alumni Spotlight: Betty Imbrie Werrenrath ’31

Ninety years ago, in 1931, Elizabeth “Betty” Imbrie graduated from Walnut Hill and went off to Wells College in New York. That same year, the Dust Bowl began, the Empire State Building opened, “The Star-Spangled Banner” became America’s national anthem, and Thomas Edison submitted his final patent application.

  • 1931
  • Alumni News
  • Pre-Arts
William Youn '01 in Crescendo

William was recently on the cover of Crescendo Magazine's late summer issue. The full piece is now available on Crescendo's website

  • 2001
  • Alumni News
  • Music
Alumni Spotlight: Lindsay McAuliffe ’15

This month, we connected with Lindsay McAuliffe, a graduate of our Theater Department, to catch up on her life and career after her Walnut Hill graduation in 2015. We also heard about her recent work with the Psych Drama Company, where she recorded two audio dramas: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (as Mae) and Macbeth (as a Witch). Both shows are streaming now—tickets are available on the Psych website.

  • 2015
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
  • alumni spotlight
A New Italian Venture from Kaila Merrill Terraneo '09

Kaila and her husband Ludovico recently started their own company, Vero, in the Umbria region of Italy. Their mission is to facilitate "authentic Italian moments" through food and wine tours, exclusive countryside rentals, and more.

  • 2009
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
New Album by William Youn '01

Congratulations to pianist William Youn on the recent release of his album, Schubert Piano Sonatas II. The album is available on Apple Music, among other outlets.

  • 2001
  • Alumni News
  • Music

This past spring, 10 students at Ringling College of Art + Design, including our own Kippy Sage, had the opportunity to work with the Smithsonian American Art Museum to create comics for the Drawn to Art: Ten Tales of Inspiring Women Artists series. Kippy illustrated a comic about Maria Oakey Dewing titled "A Garden-Thirsty Soul." We caught up with Kippy to chat about this exciting project, in addition to her college experience and her artistic life.

  • 2018
  • Alumni News
  • Visual Art
  • alumni spotlight

The Parker Quarter, of which Kee is a member, performed at the BANFF Centre in June, presenting the world premiere of Jaehyuck's composition, With Winds II.

  • 2001
  • 2013
  • Alumni News
  • Music

Daniel recently started a new job as the Major Gifts Officer for the Natural Resources Defense Council.

  • 2012
  • Alumni News
  • Dance
Alumni at the Bard Music Festival

Several alumni are participating in the Bard Music Festival's celebration of composer and conducter Nadia Boulanger: Samantha Hankey '11, Anna Williams '04, Tony Rymer '07, and Kee-Hyun Kim '01.

  • 2001
  • 2004
  • 2007
  • 2011
  • Alumni News
  • Music
Ameir Taylor '21 debuts megastars-produced EP

Congrats to Ameir Taylor '21 on the success of his debut EP "7Teen!" Listen now on Spotify and Apple Music.

The EP features performances by Walnut Hill students: Mateo Ibarra del Villar ’21 (bass), Julian Leal ’21 (guitar), Daniela Minidis ’25 (drums), Finian Burns ’21 (violin), and Leo Capurso ’21 (cello).

  • 2021
  • Alumni News
  • WFMA
Catching Up with Bill Neri '09
 

This month we chatted with Bill Neri, a graduate of our Music Department who is currently working with the Sphinx Organization on a multi-year project to diversify professional orchestras.

  • 2009
  • Alumni News
  • Music
  • alumni spotlight

Susanna was chosen as the 2021 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Western Regional Teacher of the Year and is one of 9 teachers of the year for the state of North Carolina. This follows her selection as 2020 district teacher of the year for Asheville City Schools. She has taught in the district for 5 years. Her daughter Isabel is finishing up kindergarten at the same school this year!

  • 1998
  • Alumni News
  • Theater

Jovanna shared with us that she has an upcoming recurring role in a new Disney Series. She has also been doing a lot of writing during the pandemic, and is currently shopping a feature film and hour-long drama.

  • 1998
  • Alumni News
  • Dance

Terry continues to work past retirement as a home health aide, plays bluegrass & Celtic music in her band, Ragged Blue, and serves on the Deerfield River Watershed Association Board of Directors and Greenfield Farmers' Market Steering Committee. She maintains a steady interest in the health of our planet and justice for the diversity of its peoples. Starting in late April she will take part in Al Gore's Climate Reality Leadership Corps training.

  • 1970
  • Alumni News
  • Pre-Arts

Jacqui plays Elyse in All About Sex, an original dark comedy feature film from writer and director Dakota Gorman.

  • 2008
  • Alumni News
  • Theater

Evren is a semifinalist for the 2021 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition.

  • 2017
  • Alumni News
  • Music

Check out this interview with Barney, who is currently an artist-in-residence at Fondation des Etats-Unis in Paris, France.

  • 2007
  • Alumni News
  • Music

Congratulations to Rebecca Reale '11 and the LA Philharmonic, who recently won the Grammy for Best Orchestral Performance for their recording of Charles Ives' Complete Symphonies. Rebecca is in the LA Phil's First Violin section.

  • 2011
  • Alumni News
  • Music

Georgi recently started as Associate Principal Viola at the Jacksonville Symphony.

  • 2008
  • Alumni News
  • Music

Sempre Artists recently announced that William Guanbo Su will join their roster. William is currently in his second year as a member of the Houston Grand Opera Studio.

  • 2013
  • Alumni News
  • Music
Lauren Michelle '01 in Weill Double Bill

In March, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan presented a double bill of Weill's pieces Mahagonny Songspiel and Die sieben Todsünden, which featured Lauren Michelle as Jessie and Anna II.

  • 2001
  • Alumni News
  • Music

Trudi is the Director of Volunteer Ministry at a Franciscan church in Hartford, CT, and proudly reported that they logged more than 50,000 hours in 2019. Recently, she has been teaching her husband to play the flute.

  • 1978
  • Alumni News

Check out this article about Madison, who is in the process of bringing the Up North Dance Initiative to her hometown of Traverse City, MI.

  • 2015
  • Alumni News
  • Dance

Ana has been named to the Festival Ballet Providence board of directors.

  • 1983
  • Alumni News
  • Dance

Courtney is finishing her MFA in Dance Performance, and is forming Mortal Coil, a dance performance company in Kansas City.

  • 1998
  • Alumni News
  • Dance

Lia released a new album, Family Album, on January 29 via her newly-founded label Natural Music. Check out this article about her career and projects.

  • 1998
  • Alumni News
  • Music

Wynton has been accepted into the USC Iovine/Young Academy where he will pursue a Master's of Science Degree in Integrated Design, Business, and Technology. His cohort launches January 2021.

  • 2004
  • Alumni News
  • Music

Bill is in the newest cohort of the Sphinx LEAD program.

  • 2009
  • Alumni News
  • Music

A track from David's opera, The Wake World, which features our own Samantha Hankey, was voted one of the 25 Best Classical Music Tracks of 2020 by the New York Times

  • 2008
  • Alumni News
  • Music

Gail writes: "I am cancer free. A recent CT Scan at Duke university Medical Center showed 'no evidence of disease.'
Six month course of chemo apparently knocked out the stomach cancer. I am one lucky duck!"

  • 1959
  • Alumni News
  • Pre-Arts

After five years as Executive Director of Rochester City Ballet, Nichole joined the Louisville Ballet as its Executive Director in March.

  • 1981
  • Alumni News
  • Dance
Catching Up with Charlie Hodges '98 (VIDEO)

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.

  • 1998
  • Alumni News
  • Dance
Jenna Howard-Delman '18: Next on Stage

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.

  • 2018
  • Alumni News
  • Theater

After a shortened 2019-2020 season, Samantha's tentative 2020-2021 schedule includes three appearances with Bayerische Staatsoper.

  • 2011
  • Alumni News
  • Music

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.

  • 2006
  • Alumni News
  • creative writing

Edward appears in a dance scene in the movie Lovebirds starring Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae.

  • 2009
  • Alumni News
  • Dance

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.

  • 2012
  • Alumni News
  • Music

The Chicago Sinfonietta, where Mei-Ann serves as music director, recently announced that they have extended her contract through the 2023–2024 season.

  • 1991
  • Alumni News
  • Music

Eliza is the founder of NYC's The Ballet Spot, which is offering virtual classes during this pandemic. The studio offers 30 ballet fitness classes weekly, for all experience levels.

  • 2008
  • Alumni News
  • Dance

Check out this article about David's recent outdoor dance classes in the streets of Natick.

  • 2005
  • Alumni News
  • Dance

William is now an Emerging Artist with the Opera for Peace organization.

  • 2013
  • Alumni News
  • Music

Drake's passion project, the Vision Collective, is the 2020 recipient of the Entrepreneurship Grant from the Juilliard School.

  • 2014
  • Alumni News
  • Music

Barrett played Lauren Wilson in last Friday night's episode of Blue Bloods on CBS.

  • 2007
  • Alumni News
  • Theater

Nate is a software engineer with HaulHub and still playing bass and cello in his spare time.

  • 1987
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  • Music

Kalie is graduating with honors from Muhlenberg College this May.

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Anna is a writer currently finishing her first novel, and owns a personal history business.

  • 1995
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Christie writes, "I hope everyone is well and happy and able to get out for long walks in the bird-filled calls of nature during this sad, confusing and unsettled time."

  • 1960
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Joan owns the Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, Massachusetts, and they are still taking online orders. Support this alumni business by ordering books on their website.

  • 1969
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 Katie manages a pottery studio in Framingham, Massachusetts.

  • 1998
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Jennifer is living in Helsinki, Finland, working on art, and writing under the pen name Alice E Keyes.

  • 1986
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Jayne is a writer, and is currently working on a book.

  • 2008
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Phyllis is living in Newport, Rhode Island, teaching power boating and sailing.

  • 1976
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Mann-Wen recently won the Bach Competition at the University of Southern California.

  • 2008
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  • Music
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Fiona runs a family business of land development and real estate, in addition to breeding thoroughbreds and show jumpers.

  • Alumni News
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Annalisa is Registered Nurse, currently caring for hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

  • Alumni News
  • Dance
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Ferzana currently does Pet Portraits, volunteers at Lakes Region Humane society in New Hampshire, is a part time prep cook, and operates a Reiki practice for animals and humans.

  • Alumni
  • Alumni News
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In the next few months, Susie is moving to Erie, Pennsylvania in order to be closer to her children following the passing of her husband.

  • Alumni
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Nancy and her husband recently moved to a cottage in a lovely retirement community on the Patuxent River.

  • Alumni
  • Alumni News
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Andrea is a pediatrician working in the Emergency Department at the Children's Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia.

  • 1984
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Dylan is Design Director for CAT Footwear, a division of Wolverine World Wide.

  • 1987
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Millie has been in Senegal since August 2019 as a Country Director, working with agricultural value chain projects to increase incomes of small producers, particularly women and youth.

  • 1971
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In 2016, Amanda launched Comito Training, LLC and invented EBT Exercise™ Extension Balance Technique, a new exercise stretching and balance technique designed for dancers and athletes.

  • 1993
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Linda is currently a preschool director in Stoughton, Massachusetts.

  • 1980
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Susan moved to Boston in January with her partner Fred Bennitt.

  • 1951
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Suzanne is currently the head law librarian at the Barnstable Law Library. 

  • 1978
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Cee creates television series and films. She is busy with film production, producing, and directing. 

  • 1988
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Alexandra works as the Program Coordinator for "Minds in Motion Israel", a dance program that fosters cross-cultural relations between Jewish and Arab youth in Israel.

  • 2012
  • Alumni News
  • Dance
  • find a walnut week

Megan is currently the Visual Arts educator at The Winchendon School in Massachusetts. After this school year, she will be an MFA candidate at the University of Connecticut.

  • 2013
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Jennifer is currently living in Texas and working in New Home Sales.

  • 1988
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Donna is finishing her third year as a professor of special education in the Cato College of Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and will soon be returning to Massachusetts to work for the American Institutes of Research (AIR).

  • 1978
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  • Music
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Cristin lives in North Carolina and owns Wellbeing Natural Health.

  • 1990
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Julie is a freelance performer, yoga teacher, and comedy writer.

  • 2010
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  • Music
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Dasha is living in Paris, France, and is a digital artist.

  • 2014
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  • find a walnut week

Alice is pursuing a Bachelor’s in Studio Arts at Bard College. 

  • 1996
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Susan is retired after running the kitchen of a Congregate facility for over 28 years.

  • 1963
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Susan is a yoga therapist with RYT-500. She enjoys working in her garden, playing with her pets more, and "Zooming" during isolation.

  • 1965
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  • Pre-Arts
  • find a walnut week

Natasha is on the founding team of a healthcare innovation startup called Monarch Parents.

  • 2011
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  • Music
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Christine is currently a hairdresser in Salem, Massachusetts.

  • 1999
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
  • find a walnut week

Nicole is a Rhode Island-based artist, exhibiting throughout the East Coast. Check out her website.

  • 1996
  • Alumni News
  • Visual Art
  • find a walnut week

Jacob is currently working for Cornell University’s arXiv project and training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

  • 1997
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
  • find a walnut week

Val is a Professor of Creative Writing at Southern Connecticut State University.

  • 1995
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  • find a walnut week

Ruth is 88 years old and is quite busy teaching Spiritual Truth and PAGL (Peace, Assurance, Gratitude, Love).

  • 1949
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  • find a walnut week

Shelley is teaching ESL online with the service VIPKID.

  • 1961
  • Alumni News
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  • find a walnut week

After five and a half years as Executive Director of the Rochester City Ballet, Nichole joined the Louisville Ballet on March 12. 

  • Alumni
  • Alumni News
  • Dance
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Martha is living in Portland, Maine, and running a small restaurant.

  • 2004
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  • Dance
  • find a walnut week

Rebecca is living in High Wycombe, England, and currently runs the dance department at Jackie Palmer Academy.

  • 1996
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  • Dance
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Kelly reports that she is waiting for spring to finally settle in New England, and working from home as a Director in Scientific Marketing at Waters Corporation.

  • 1987
  • Alumni News
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  • find a walnut week

Anouschka is an international performing singer-songwriter and recording artist. 

  • 1982
  • Alumni News
  • Music
  • find a walnut week

Laura is a dance instructor and Leadership team member at Allegro School of Dance and Music in Rochester, Minnesota. 

  • 2011
  • Alumni News
  • Dance
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Emily is currently at Simmons University studying Neuroscience and Cognitive Behavior with the end goal of obtaining a Ph.D. and becoming a forensic psychologist.

  • 1996
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
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Leslie is a retired respiratory therapist. She now spends time volunteering as the volunteer coordinator for the Georgia Equine Rescue League, and enjoys riding her horses as well as traveling with them.

  • 1976
  • Alumni News
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Tori is a sophomore at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

  • 2018
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
  • find a walnut week

Nicole leads an executive search practice focused on recruiting leaders for healthcare, education, arts/culture, and human services/social justice nonprofits.

  • 1981
  • Alumni News
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  • gymnastics

Nancy is retired and living on Deer Isle, Maine, on the water.

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  • former faculty

Anne Claire has been a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines for 15 years. For the past 5 years, she has been working full time in the union office for Southwest flight attendants.

  • 2000
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
  • find a walnut week

Sarah is a Fine Art Photographer who specializes in nature and landscape photography.

  • 1976
  • Alumni News
  • Dance
  • find a walnut week

Jenny is teaching high school Spanish while finishing a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in World Language Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

  • 2011
  • Alumni News
  • Dance
  • find a walnut week

Naree is working in political communications on Capitol Hill.

  • 2013
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
  • find a walnut week

Alexis lives in New York City and is on faculty at American Ballet Theatre, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and Peridance.

  • 2001
  • Alumni News
  • Dance
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Meredith is a behavioral health provider owns and operates a private disc golf course with her husband.

  • 2008
  • Alumni News
  • Dance
  • find a walnut week

Nami is currently working in Görlitz, Germany as a full time dancer with the Gerhartt-Hauptmann Theater Görlitz-Zittau.

  • 2012
  • Alumni News
  • Dance
  • find a walnut week

Sarah is working as Assistant Director of Admissions, representing the Theater Department, at Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

  • 2005
  • Alumni News
  • Music
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Leslie is a retired registered nurse. Currently, she enjoys volunteering, quilting, and spending time with her family and grandchildren!

  • 1960
  • Alumni News
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Erinn works at a global publication called The Business of Fashion, heading up their B2B business in London. 

  • 1997
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  • Dance
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Isaac is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer living in Dresden, Germany. 

  • 2000
  • Alumni News
  • Dance
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Tracy is currently the Auxiliary Purchaser for Cincinnati Hills Academy and an Assistant Coach for the Kings High School Dance Team.

  • 1990
  • Alumni News
  • Dance
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Noah is currently in the Professional Division and Pacific Northwest Ballet, and will be joining the company as an apprentice in the 2020/2021 season.

  • 2018
  • Alumni News
  • Dance
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Mary is about to graduate from DePauw University School of Music with a Bachelor’s of Music in Vocal Performance. 

  • 2016
  • Alumni News
  • Music
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Breanne is graduating nursing school next week. Congratulations, Breanne!

  • 2004
  • Alumni News
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Kate is the owner of The Polymath Place in Deale, Maryland, a STEAM-focused activity center. They are currently running classes and tutoring over Zoom.

  • 1998
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Caroline started working as a teller at SunTrust Bank, now Truist, in August of 2019. 

  • 1981
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Jennifer just started as Director of Production at codeSpark, developing games to help kids learn to code.

  • 1987
  • Alumni News
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Dahvin recently self-published her second novel, Mercedes Money, on Amazon, and is currently testing an AI tool to support national dealerships in handling their after-hours internet leads.

  • 2011
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Aniella is in school at Oberlin College, working on becoming a Creative Writing major.

  • 2018
  • Alumni News
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Stefano is living in New York, selling communications technology for a company called Twilio.

  • 2009
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Heidi is living in Glasgow and is Principal Cellist of the Nevis Ensemble, among other roles in the world of music and music education.

  • 2011
  • Alumni News
  • Music
  • find a walnut week

Allie is a registered nurse, currently living in Colorado and working in an emergency room.

  • 2005
  • Alumni News
  • Dance
  • find a walnut week

Katie recently started a new music and theater company in Lancaster, Massachusetts, called Firelight Theater Company (@firelighttheater).

  • 2005
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
  • find a walnut week

Dana is currently a PhD student in Social-Cultural Anthropology at Indiana University Bloomington, studying dance and community building, in addition to her role of Executive Director for Movement Exchange, a nonprofit.

  • 2013
  • Alumni News
  • Dance
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Colin is a Doctoral Fellow at Juilliard and is the Associate Organist at Cathedral of the Incarnation on Long Island. He is represented by Karen McFarlane Artists Inc.

  • 2011
  • Alumni News
  • Music
  • find a walnut week

Kacie is getting a Ph.D. at Harvard in Health Policy, researching how various social policies—for example, housing and education—impact the health of populations.

  • 2010
  • Alumni News
  • find a walnut week

Isabelle Fama is currently studying public relations and French at Boston University, and is a member of the BU dance team.

  • 2018
  • Alumni News
  • Dance
  • find a walnut week

David is a current fellow for the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Check him out here.

  • 2008
  • Alumni News
  • Music

Unimpressed with the Zoom app's pre-programmed virtual backgrounds, Sara curated 12 images for anyone to use. She says, "I hope they bring a little visual joy to your future meetings!" Access the images here.

  • 1993
  • Alumni News

Melissa will be joining Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theater this summer for their season, which includes shows such as Sweeney Todd, She Loves Me, and The Magic Flute.

  • 2017
  • Alumni News
  • Theater

Lance and his father Kevin, of Driscoll Productions, hosted their first Facebook Live experience on April 1, a 30-minute show for kids called "Drumming for Dummies." Follow their Facebook page to be notified of future shows, and check out this article.

  • 2001
  • Alumni News
  • Theater

Congratulations to Wei and his partner Mélissa, who recently welcomed their daughter, Eliana, to the world.

  • 2005
  • Alumni News
  • Dance

Rylie recently made the rounds on the internet after posting this video, in which she plays a cello solo using a roll of toilet paper!

  • 2008
  • Alumni News
  • Music

Evren Ozel won Second Prize in the National Chopin Piano Competition in Miami and will represent the US at the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw in October.

  • 2017
  • Alumni News
  • Music
  • class notes

Sam played the role of Melodie on the March 3 episode of General Hospital.

  • 2015
  • Alumni News
  • Theater

After a recent performance of Aladdin on Broadway, cast members Paul and Travis reunited with Director of Alumni Giving and Engagement Garrett Murphy '08 and Dean of Students Melissa Cassel.

  • 2006
  • 2009
  • Alumni News
  • Theater

Christine and Bailey recently met up in New York with Director of Alumni Giving and Engagement Garrett Murphy '08 and Dean of Students Melissa Cassel.

  • 2008
  • 2011
  • Alumni News

Kyle, currently a cast member in Moulin Rouge on Broadway, recently caught up with Sarah Chasin '04, Garrett Murphy '08, and Dean of Students Melissa Cassel.

  • 2004
  • Alumni News
  • Theater

Katie recently opened Firelight Theater, a theater education organization currently offering a music program in Lancaster, MA for children under 4. Starting in the fall, she will add two theater programs for children ages 5-8.

  • 2005
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
Catching Up with Julia Choi '03

This month, we had the opportunity to chat with Julia Choi, a graduate of our Music Department, who recently opened a new chocolate shop in Montclair, New Jersey. Julia caught us up on her years since graduating and her journey to a culinary career.

  • 2003
  • Alumni News
  • Music

Mary has a busy spring and summer ahead of her, starting in April, when she will perform Damigella, Pallade and Venere in The Coronation of Poppea with Opera Delaware.

  • 2005
  • Alumni News
  • Music

Ellen's recent projects include a production of Offenbach's Le Voyage dans la Lune and a private caroling performance at Disneyland Paris.

  • 1990
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  • Music

Chris stars in the Lifetime movie Killer Daddy Issues, which aired on February 7.

  • 2005
  • Alumni News
  • Theater

Jonathan just sold a novel, entitled DADDY, which he has been writing for the past four years.

  • 2002
  • Alumni News
  • Theater
Catching Up with Megan Krauszer '02

This month we had the chance to connect with Megan Krauszer, a graduate of our Dance Department who frequently performs at the Metropolitan Opera, among other venues. Megan was kind enough to reflect on her Walnut Hill experience and catch us up on the past eighteen years.

  • 2002
  • Alumni News
  • Dance
  • alumni spotlight
January Project Considering Matthew Shepard

Upon the return from Winter Break, each arts department launches its own special “January Project”, as an opportunity for our young artists to delve deeper into a specific topic, work, or medium. Each department took the time to share what their students worked on during these monthlong endeavors.

  • Dance
  • Music
  • School Updates
  • Theater
  • Visual Art
  • WFMA
Julia Choi '03 opens Vesta Chocolate

Julia and her husband Roger Rodriguez opened a new chocolate shop, Vesta Chocolate, earlier this month in Montclair, NJ. Julia is a pastry chef and Roger is a chocolatier.

  • 2003
  • Alumni News

Catherine's grandson Maxx Parys, a competitive skier, is in Lausanne, Switzerland competing in the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics as part of the men's alpine and combined events.

  • 1967
  • Alumni News
  • Pre-Arts

Avery is currently a trainee with BalletMet in Columbus, Ohio, and recently danced in the company's 42nd Nutcracker.

  • 2018
  • Alumni News
  • Dance

Ted Gibson and Alexandra (Zan) Berube, now both in their senior year at the University of Michigan, performed for two weeks in concurrent productions at UM in October 2019.

  • 2016
  • Alumni News
  • Theater

Katie shared the sad news that her eldest brother Jonny and mother Eleanor Pope '46 both died in 2019.

  • 1979
  • Alumni News
Ashley Blanchet '05 and John Barsoian '11 in Cinderella

Dean of Students Melissa Cassel and Director of Alumni Giving and Engagement Garrett Murphy '08 recently caught a performance of Cinderella at Paper Mill Playhouse, featuring Ashley as Cinderella and John as Ensemble.

  • Alumni
  • Alumni News
  • Theater

Ian is part of the Blanche Quartet, recently named the 2019-2020 New England Conservatory Honors String Quartet. They are looking forward to many concert opportunities this year, in Boston as well as across the country.

  • Alumni News
  • Music Articles
  • class notes

A piece by the Neave Trio, which includes Anna Williams '04, was named one of the 25 best classical music tracks of 2019 by the New York Times.

  • Alumni News
  • Music Articles
  • class notes

Jonathan and Jenna are starring opposite each other this weekend in Northwestern Arts Alliance's production of Dolly Parton's 9 to 5. Jenna plays the role of Judy, while Jonathan portrays her ex-husband Dick.

  • Alumni News
  • Theater Articles
  • class notes

Paul recently started rehearsals to join the cast of Aladdin on Broadway.

  • Alumni News
  • Theater Articles
  • class notes

Now several years old, Walnut Hill's revitalized Alumni Association has been busy working toward its goal of building a more robust and active alumni community. We'd love to have you involved!

  • Alumni
  • Alumni News
Faculty Spotlight: Anne Murphy

This month, we had the opportunity to sit down with beloved math faculty member Anne Murphy, who has been at Walnut Hill for over four decades—longer than any other current employee. 

  • Faculty Spotlights

Catherine recently married Franklin Sammons in Arlington, Vermont. Congratulations, Catherine!

  • Alumni News
  • Theater Articles
  • class notes

Nicole is living in Bercher, Switzerland, and is currently staging a musical starring local kids. 

  • Alumni News
  • class notes
Catching Up with Libby Lummus Keenan '53

This month we had the opportunity to speak with Libby Lummus Keenan, Class of 1953. Libby has remained in touch and involved since she graduated nearly 70 years ago, having served at various points as a Class Correspondent, Annual Fund Leadership Chair, and member of the former Board of Visitors. She is currently a member of our Ellison Circle. Thank you, Libby, for taking the time to tell us about your Walnut Hill journey!

  • 1953
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  • Alumni News
  • Pre-Arts
  • alumni spotlight
Harper Watters '10 on Instagram

In honor of National Bullying Prevention Month, Harper was featured by Instagram (in a collaboration with Teen Vogue) for his role as an Advocate standing up against bullying.

  • Alumni
  • Alumni News
  • Dance

Nadine recently starred in a short film, Sonora, and attended the Beverly Hills Film Festival.

  • Alumni News
  • Theater Articles
  • class notes

A group of Walnut Hill community members recently attended a performance of Pagliacci at Boston Lyric Opera, starring Lauren Michelle '01. 

  • Alumni News
  • class notes

Jean participated in a recent public art project titled "Concert for One", hosted by Celebrity Series of Boston. 

  • Alumni News
  • Music Articles
  • class notes

Dean of Students Melissa Cassel and Director of Alumni Giving and Engagement Garrett Murphy '08 were thrilled to see Mario perform with LA Dance Project last weekend. The trio had a chance to catch up after the show.

  • 2011
  • Alumni News
  • Dance

Allison will appear on NBC's Chicago Med next Wednesday, October 2 at 8pm.

  • Alumni News
  • Theater Articles
  • class notes

Julie and her husband Andrew welcomed their daughter Eleanor on September 18.

  • Alumni News
  • class notes

Wendy recently released her new visual album, PASIÓN

  • Alumni News
  • Music Articles
  • class notes
Introducing the Chief Development Officer

We’re happy to share that our Development Office, formerly known as Advancement, has a new leader. Tobey Fossey began her tenure as Chief Development Officer in August, and we are thrilled to be working with her. We had the opportunity to chat with Tobey in order to get to know her a little better. 

  • Alumni News
  • School Updates
Expanding Our Auxiliary Programs: Meet Chris Ridolfi

Walnut Hill welcomed many new faculty and staff to our community during the past few months, including our new Director of Auxiliary Programs, Chris Ridolfi. Chris was kind enough to sit down with us this month to give us the inside scoop on what we can expect for the future of auxiliary programs.

  • Alumni News
  • School Updates

Amelia was recently featured in a spotlight video on Charlotte Ballet's social media. Check out the video here.

  • 2011
  • Alumni News
  • Dance

George's recording of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No.1 and Liszt's Solo Piano Works will be released on October 18, 2019.

  • Alumni News
  • Music Articles
  • class notes

Peter will appear as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in Moonbox Productions' pop-up production of The Rocky Horror Show in Harvard Square this fall (October 17th to November 3rd).

  • Alumni News
  • Theater Articles
  • class notes

Hannah Cyr is entering her third and final year at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

  • 2017
  • Alumni News
  • Dance
Wade Chen

This month, we had the opportunity to chat with Wade Chien, a graduate of our Music Department who became an otolaryngology surgeon-scientist.

  • Alumni
  • Alumni News
Mastering Ballet with Harper Watters

Houston Ballet soloist and former Walnut Harper Watters returned to Walnut Hill earlier this month to lead dance majors in a series of ballet masterclasses. Enjoy a recording of Harper's October 19th Masterclass on our livestream channel.

  • Alumni
  • Dance
  • master class
Piano Masterclass with Meng-Chieh Liu

Three Music Majors — James Kim ‘21, Taylor Wang ‘20, and Zekai Liu ‘19 —had the opportunity to play in a masterclass today for famed pianist Meng-Chieh Liu.

  • Music
  • master class
alumni news

Tony Rymer '07 won first prize in the The Washington International Competition (WIC) for strings! WIC was established in 1950 to support outstanding young classical musicians in their pursuit of professional careers. 

  • Alumni
  • Music
Putting Women 2the4

Mei-Ann Chen, Class of ‘91, is making harmonious waves as the music director of Chicago Sinfonietta.

  • 1991
  • Alumni
  • Music
Come Back to Walnut Hill

Walnut Hill is waiting to welcome alums with open arms this spring! Friday, May 18th

  • Alumni
Piano Prominence

Walnut Hill alumni George Li, class of 2013, is a young pianist on the rise. Li recently released his debut album on a major label and has been fielding offers, performing with some of the world's great orchestras. He was recently featured on NPR...

  • Alumni
  • Music
Catching Up with Priscila Garcia-Jacquier '10

This month, we spoke with Priscila Garcia-Jacquier, a 2010 graduate of the Walnut Hill Theater Department. Priscila is the creator of QUIERO, a talk-show web series providing access to stories of LatinX success, or #LatinXcellence. We chatted with Priscila about this exciting new project, as well as future plans and lessons in networking. For more about Priscila, you can find her on Instagram @quierotheshow and follow her progress in funding and producing QUIERO.

  • Alumni
Harper Watters: Man on the Move

Dance Spirit magazine profiles former Walnut Harper Watters, who's combined his love for performing and dance into a mega following on a multitude of social media platforms

  • Alumni News
  • Dance