By Jacob NelsonKristen Holt has always been fascinated with television and movies, but she really fell in love when she received her first video camera at 11-years-old. The MSLCE student and Long Beach, Calif. native began writing plays and short films.“I would force my younger cousins to be the actors and actresses to star in
Category: Student Profiles
By Jacob NelsonLauren Schatzel first grew interested in the arts at a Spice Girls concert. She saw Sporty Spice do a backflip while “singing,” and asked her mom how such a feat was even possible. That’s when she learned the meaning of “lip-sync.”Some people might have been disappointed by the realization that the performer they’d
By Jacob NelsonThere are two creative industries that fascinate Tate Glover: dance and film. Once Glover finishes the MSLCE program, they plan to pursue a career that fuses both of these industries together.“Something that interests me is dance film — combining those two mediums to create new works of art,” Glover explained during a recent
By Jacob NelsonHaley Baker’s passion for television began when she was in high school and she discovered the show “Friday Night Lights.” It was the first show she watched not just from the perspective of the audience, but from the perspective of the show’s creators.“That was the first show I thought strategically about,” the MSLCE
By Jacob NelsonCharlie Wein has been interested in theatre since he was three, when his mother introduced him to it. As a board member of the community theatre in his hometown of Pittsburgh, an actor, and a director, she not only showed him the world of theatre, but encouraged him to take part in it
By Jacob NelsonUnique DaCosta has wasted little time getting her creative career off the ground.The Illinois native and current MSLCE student has always been interested in the music industry, and has taken a variety of steps to enter it professionally. For example, she started an organization called I-NSPIRE in Grand Rapids, Michigan to provide a
By Jacob NelsonFor Michelle Gatesy, opera runs in the family.The San Jose native and new MSLCE student grew up with a father who was passionate about opera, and who would take Gatesy to see performances from the time she was 10 years old.“Opera is a genetic thing,” Gatesy said during a recent interview.
By Jacob NelsonOluwamuyiwa Oyatogun loves theatre. Specifically, he loves the way that a theatrical production can bring a story to life, and the impact that process can have on the audience.“I’ve always loved being on stage doing,” the new MSLCE student said during a recent interview, “I love the ability for someone to take real
By Jacob NelsonWhen Megan Cherry was in first grade, she told her parents she wanted to play the violin. A month later, she nagged them about it. Finally, they signed her up for lessons.“They thought I’d only play for a year and I’d quit,” Cherry said during a recent interview.Sixteen years later, she’s still playing.
By Jacob NelsonKayla DeSouza’s professional path was set in motion when she interned at a public arts performance high school in Chicago.The program offered free arts education to students who otherwise wouldn’t be able to get it, and the experience working there inspired DeSouza to pursue a career in arts nonprofit organizations.“I was fortunate enough