Alumni Spotlight

Yebel Gallegos interviewed by Salt Lake City Weekly

Monday, February 6, 2017   |  Salt Lake City Weekly
Yebel Gallegos

Yebel Gallegos (B.F.A., Dance, 2007) spoke with Salt Lake City Weekly about being a principal dancer with Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company in anticipation of their performance Winter Season.

Abe Koogler’s play to open at Manhattan Theatre Club this summer

Thursday, February 2, 2017   |  Manhattan Theatre Club
Abe Koogler

Fulfillment Center, a new work from Abe Koogler (M.F.A., Playwriting, 2014) will have a world premiere in New York City this summer at the Manhattan Theatre Club. The play begins previews June 6 and opens June 20. 

James O. Welsch conducts binational youth orchestra performance

Thursday, February 2, 2017   |  Dallas Morning News
James Welsch conducts a youth orchestra

James O. Welsch (D.M.A., Musical Arts Conducting, 2016), music director for the El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestra, served as conductor of The Bridge, a binational performance between the El Paso orchestra and the Esperanza Azteca Symphony Orchestra of Ciudad Juarez held Jan. 28-29 in both cities. The two cities sit alongside each other on the Texas-Mexico border, and the concert was a showing of unity.

Sarah Saltwick's play opens at The Vortex in Austin

Tuesday, January 24, 2017   |  The Vortex
Actors perform in the play A Perfect Robot

A Perfect Robot, a play by Sarah Saltwick (M.F.A., Playwriting, 2013), opened at The Vortex in Austin on Jan. 19 and runs through Feb. 11. It will live-stream online on Feb. 2. It is directed by Rudy Ramirez, a current Ph.D. candidate in Performance as Public Practice.

Zachary Gauvain performs in Presidential Inauguration Ceremony

Tuesday, January 24, 2017   |  U.S. Marine Band
Members of the US Marine Corps Band perform during the 2017 presidential inauguration

Staff Sgt. Zachary Gauvain (B.M., Music Performance, 2009) performed in the 58th U.S. Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017, as part of “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Corps Band. A clarinet player, Gauvain joined the band in May 2014. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Amanda Simmons.

Selina Rosales named artistic fellow for Second Stage Theatre

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Selina Rosales portrait

Selina Rosales (B.A., Theatre and Dance, 2015) became the artistic fellow for Second Stage Theatre in New York City in January 2017. 

Hyeyoung Song sells out Weill Recital Hall in New York City

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Hyeyoung Song plays the piano

Pianist Hyeyoung Song (D.M.A, Music, 2006) gave a sold-out concert Dec. 28, 2016, at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Presented by Weatherford College, this concert served as a finale to her tour, which included stops in Europe and in her native South Korea. Since 2007, Song has been serving as Artist in Residence at Weatherford College, Texas.

Jessica Nicole Webb to appear on soap opera

Wednesday, January 18, 2017   |  Serial Scoop
Jessica Webb

Jessica Nicole Webb (B.A., Theatre and Dance, 2009) has been cast as Alex Dettmer on CBS’s The Young and the Restless. Her January role on the soap opera will run for at least five episodes.