Jonathan Kwock ’23 grew up with some of the Midwest’s best regional musical houses in his own backyard. Surrounded by theater and the arts, he spent time at notable venues like STAGES St. Louis and The Muny, even performing with Muny Teens. When it was time to search for a college program, he chose Northwestern’s
Jasmine Roberson ’23 grew up in the world of performing arts, dedicating 14 years to studying dance, including tap and ballet. What she enjoyed most about the experience wasn’t necessarily the performance, but the sisterhood that came along with dancing beside other girls her age and getting to learn from Black instructors.
After landing his first real musical theater job at age 10, working with Cameron Mackintosh, a well-known Broadway producer, Daniel Roberge ’23 had just one goal in mind: He wanted to be an artist and performer. As Roberge became involved in more ballet performances, he says that many in his hometown of Newcastle called him
One of the things Nicole Tank ’23 enjoyed most about high school was all the writing and editing work she did as part of the yearbook team. In fact, that experience—along with an internship at a local newspaper in Round Rock, TX—inspired her to choose journalism as her college major. She toured big-name journalism schools
Photo: Kenneth Leftridge For Sam Brown ’23, art is life—and she wants everyone to be able to experience it.Moving from Florida to Ohio to attend Oberlin College in 2010, she earned a BA in Africana Studies with a minor in dance—complete with a capstone project in hip-hop dance. After graduation, she came to Chicago to
When Ricardo Ortega ’23 discovered theater in high school, he knew he found a pastime that would stay with him always. As he went on to study history at Kent State University, he found ways to stay connected to theater.
Grace Johnson ’23 says her devotion to storytelling, reading, and writing began at an early age. For fun, she spent time crafting stories and poems for friends and family, creating content for her blog, and writing her own book reviews. These creative outlets gave her a chance to use her imagination, express her feelings, and
She may have decided to pursue biology and pre-medicine at the University of Michigan, but Sophia Logas ’23 has long loved the music industry as well. When the pandemic hit during her sophomore year, the program became more of struggle in a remote learning environment. Logas began to wonder: If she wasn’t accepted to
When Paulina Wersocki ’22 moved to Boston from Poland to study audio engineering at the Berklee College of Music, she got to help bands, artists, and singer/songwriters bring out their very best. As she worked with these industry professionals to reach their full potential, however, she was surprised to discover that she enjoyed the project
Carmella D. Baldwin ’22 loved life as an undergraduate at Clark Atlanta University, where she majored in mass communications and media arts. While there, she took advantage of every opportunity to get involved with her collegiate community—including reigning as Miss Clark Atlanta University. “That experience translates to a lot of what I still do today,”