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Building Leadership Skills on Land to Pursue His Passion at Sea

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

A Dancer Who’s an Exhibition Curator in the Making

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.

Combining Business Skills with a Ballet Career

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

Building Confidence to Shine in the Music Marketing Industry

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

On a Quest to Make Art Accessible to Everyone

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

Using Her Writing Skills to Change Popular Media for the Better

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

Turning Creative Ideas into Successful Business Strategies

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

Using Storytelling to Create a Sense of Belonging

Growing up in Elmwood Park, IL, Emily Long ’22 watched her parents work and raise a family in an unconventional way. Her father worked during the day while her mother worked overnight as an oncology nurse. Because of their nontraditional schedule, she says she was raised not only by her parents, but also by the

Refining Her Focus on Entertainment and Entrepreneurship

After Imani Davis ’22 graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies and concentration in screenwriting, she found herself at a career crossroads: She realized that being a full-time screenwriter wasn’t for her.    Feeling a little lost, she returned to her home in the Chicago suburbs to think