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The following alumni of the School of Theatre Arts and Dance advanced their careers by being cast in productions, hired for technical or teaching positions or earning awards during the last two months of 2014 and the first three months of 2015.

Andi Davis (BA-12) has been hired by Warner Brothers and DC Comics to be the next official licensed Wonder Woman. Davis also will join the cast of Singing in the Rain at San Diego Musical Theatre in May/June and will be featured in the movie Heaven Sent, which will be in theaters in early 2016. She also filmed a “House Hunters” comedy spoof for the TV show TOSH.O

Aisha Jackson (BA-13) made her Broadway debut in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Jan. 24.

Ryan Jesse (BA-07) has joined the national tour of the new musical Dirty Dancing. He joins Design Tech alumnus Kevin Riggall (BA-10), who is also working on the tour.

Beth Malone (BA-96) will return to Broadway this spring in Fun Home, which will begin previews at the Circle in the Square on March 27, and open on April 19. It will be Malone's second Broadway appearance, after having appeared in Ring of Fire in 2006.

Nikki Tomlinson (BA-02) has been cast in a recurring guest star role on the new NBC pilot Game of Silence.

Ryan Grassmeyer (BA-06) filmed a co-starring role on The Middle.

Teya Patt (BA-10) and Rachel Farr joined the cast of Carrie: The Musical at La Mirada Theatre in L.A.  

Jessie Datino (BA-04) is appearing in a production of Angels in America at Kansas City Repertory Theatre.

Desiree Mee Jung Gagnon (BA-06) is appearing in a production of Henry IV at Antaeus Theatre in LA.

Megan Van De Hey (BA-99). Emily Van Fleet (BA-12) and Mark Lively were cast in the Arvada Center’s upcoming production of the musical A Man of No Importance.

Joey Revier (BA-11) has been cast in a Money Lab Project in NYC.

Brandon Bill (BA-08) has been cast as the Pooh-Ba in the Empire Lyric Players' production of The Mikado.

Michael Grebe (BA-04) wrote and starred in a YouTube video musical parody of the Oscar nominees for Best Picture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkkzQqG97wo

Chelsea Ringer (BA-14) is appearing in the musical Reefer Madness at the Colorado Fine Arts Center.

Sam Provenzano (BA-10) has been accepted to the MFA Program in Theatre for Young Audiences at the University of Texas at Austin.

Greg Farinelli (BA-10) has been cast in the May production of Urinetown at the Bug Theatre Company in Denver.

Lauren Stearns (BA-14) has accepted a new position as the costumer for the Disneyland Resort in California.

Aurelia Jordan (BA-14) will be appearing in two short films -- "Hooker" and "Collide in 1986" -- directed by Kent Boyd (So You Think You Can Dance).

Brian Severtson and Brian Cronan (BA-09) are currently appearing in Forever Plaid at the Boulder Dinner Theatre.

Jess Robblee (MA-12) worked to facilitate the “If Not Us” Video Project as part of her educational position at Buntport Theater.

Blake Joseph has been cast as Henry in Musicals Tonight's Off-Broadway production of the musical Whoopee at Theatre Row.

Francis Corby appeared in this year’s Super Bowl commercial for Turbo Tax, his second Super Bowl commercial in two years.

Doug Fries was hired by the Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival to perform in their upcoming yearlong school tour of Southern Ohio.

Kurt (Larson) Quinn has joined the national touring company of the Reduced Shakespeare’s production of The Complete History of Comedy Abridged.

Spencer Townsend Hughes (BA-09) has been cast in the Australian/New Zealand tour of Walking With Dinosaurs.

William Martizez continues to perform his cabaret act aboard the Silver Whisper for the Silversea Cruise Line.

Tommy Phillips has accepted a position as a graphic designer with Reading Rainbow in L.A.

Tom Littman, Malloree Hill, Maddy Chilese, Kevin Sims, and Zach Shotwell all appeared in the Tale Told Production of Romeo and Juliet in NYC. The production was co-directed by Lynnsey (Ooten) Garegnani, with costume design by Rebecca Freund.

Amber Cook completed filming on Disney's “Anybody Can Dance 2” in 3D. Amber was a backup dancer for the lead in the movie Lauren Gottlieb.

Hannah Marie Hines filmed a southern California Honda commercial and will be featured in the movie Heaven Sent, which will be in theaters in early 2016.

Molly Evensen filmed a regional television commercial for Stevenson Toyota

Brandon Garegnani completed a film titled The Lennon Report, in which he played legendary music producer David Geffen

Greg Farinelli has been cast in the March production of A Little Princess for the First Company of Colorado Springs.

Josh Rothstein accepted a full-time teaching position at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School in Pennsylvania.

Dillon Pierce accepted a teaching position at Noel Community Arts School in Denver.

Rachel (Richards) Farr has been cast as Norma in Carrie: The Musical at La Mirada Theatre in L.A.

Kate (Campbell) Astin filmed a television commercial for Fugate Ford of Enumclaw, Washington.

John Brennecke has been hired as a production assistant on the television series NCIS: New Orleans.

Erica Sweany, Ashley Betton, Derek Hanson and Mike Ruckles performed on TV as part of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in November.

Andrea Dora Smith filmed an episode of The Mysteries of Laura with Debra Messing.

Karli Kaiser has been cast in Sophie Webb’s latest film project titled Going Together.

Natalie Sachse has been cast in La Mirada Theatre’s January/February production of the musical Billy Elliot in Los Angeles.

Cynthia Paulson has moved from Colorado Springs and is now working in a variety of artistic and administrative positions for Artists Collaborative Theatre in Elkhorn, Kentucky.

Mehry Iris Eslaminia was cast in the Denver Center Theatre’s production of Appogiatura, playing in the Ricketson Theatre Jan. 16 to Feb. 22.
Jamie Ann Romero appeared in the January production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey.

Jason Chanos, a professional actor who has taught for six years at the Malibu campus of Pepperdine University, has been named the new associate artistic director of the Kansas City Repertory Theatre.

Keir Kirkagaard filmed a “House Hunters” comedy spoof for the TV show TOSH.O

Alena Watters is playing Anita for the Harbor Lights Theatre Company in NY.

Nikki Tomlinson appeared in a December episode of Walking Dead.

Jack Wright will perform as a guest artist in the Old Dominion University production of Almost Maine in Chicago.

Amber Cook has been cast in the January production of The Honeymoon is Over for SRO LV Productions in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Nic Olsen has been cast as Princeton and Rod in Avenue Q at the East Repertory Playhouse in Los Angeles.

Rachel Cole has accepted the position as the marketing and development associate at the Curious Theatre in Denver.


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