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Luke Sangerman became the Blue Man Group's youngest national performer at age 16, and is now playing drums for the group on a world tour. When he's home, he plays in the Chicago b和 Woo Park. Read more about Luke 这里！
MEDIA ARTS, 2011
Jack Dunphy is a filmmaker and animator based in Brooklyn. His work blends documentary with fiction, animation with live action and comedy with dark stuff that bums his mom out. He has been to Sundance 2 and a half times, once for his short film SERENITY (2015) once for his short film CHEKHOV (2016) and once for Caveh Zahedi's short film BOB DYLAN HATES ME (2016) which he animated, but did not direct.. He stared in the feature film ASSHOLES (Dir. Peter Vack) 和 co-directed the feature film, THE PERVERT with Nathan Silver, who he co-wrote the feature film STINKING HEAVEN with.
VISUAL ARTS, 1997
A figurative painter focusing on women’s issues, Forest Solis has had works exhibited nationally at venues such as Sylvia White Gallery, The ARC Gallery, The Torpedo Factory, and The Hive Gallery. Furthermore, her work has been published in American Art Collector, 艺术+Culture Magazine, 和 Direct Art. Forrest holds a position as Tenured Associate Professor in the School of Art at Arizona State University.
Nathan Laube is an accomplished organist 和 Assistant Professor of Organ at the prestigious Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Most recently, Nathan performed on the 2016 Grammy Award Winner for Best Classical Compendium Grand Concerto, composed by Stephen Paulus. Nathan has also been featured on American Public Media’s weekly program “Pipedreams” 和 regularly performs around the world.
Rena Butler has been a featured dancer in Dance Magazine, The Dance Enthusiast, FORMA Magazine, and Refinery 29. She currently dances for Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and has had her choreographic work featured in the Joffrey Ballet School. Previously, she danced with Abraham. In.Motion, David Dofrman Dance, Mettin Movement, 和 the Luna Negra 舞蹈 剧院.
VISUAL ARTS, 1997
Kate Perryman’s work is lead by observations of the built environment and the internal emotional landscape through two and three dimensional approaches. Perryman has exhibited her works in Seattle, St. Louis, New York, and Chicago since earning her BFA at the Kansas City Art Institute and MFA at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. Perryman’s recent exhibition record includes the Telephonebooth Gallery in Kansas City, Fort Gondo Compound of the 艺术 in St. Louis, Zhou B Art Center 和 Hoof Print Studio in Chicago.
VISUAL ARTS, 2002
Larry Peifer left The Academy on a full scholarship to the San Francisco Art Institute and has gone on to positions at architecture and design firms like Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, Gensler, EDG, and Rockwell Group. Most recently he has accepted a position as Design Adviser at the real estate firm Hines and has been named an Accredited Professional for Leadership in Energy 和 Environmental Design by the US Green Building Council.
VISUAL ARTS, 1987
Michael Ferris has made a career in sculpture working with reclaimed wood and a self-invented wood overlay technique. Following The Academy he received his BFA from Kansas City Art Institute and MFA from Indiana University. His work has been featured in the Elmhurst Art Museum, The Bronx Museum, and the Queens Museum of Art, as well as reviewed by The New York Times 和 The 芝加哥论坛报. Michael teaches ceramics at the Arturo A. Schomburg Satellite Academy in the Bronx.
Nicky attended The Academy on a scholarship and studied ballet, modern, 和 jazz dance. His first national tour came with the musical Swing! From t这里 Nicky went on to land dream roles in A Chorus Line 和 Contact. Recently, his time has been spent with the Broadway hit Wicked w这里 he served as dance captain for two years. In addition, he has provided choreography for the Off Broadway musical Trip of Love.
Akenya Seymour's music places a strong emphasis on jazz and the culmination of hip-hop, funk, pop, classical, world music, and other loves of hers. In the jazz world she has worked with and performed for the likes of Esperanza Spalding, Fred Hersch, Vijay Iyer, Jason Moran, Luciana Souza, and Dave Holland to name just a few. She is also well known in the Chicago hip-hop and soul scenes and has collaborated with some of the city’s leading artists including Chance the Rapper, Noname, Smino, Saba, Eryn Allen Kane, Donnie Trumpet, 和 Jean Deaux. Akenya is currently working on a full LP, Moon in the 4th, as a follow up to her debut EP, Overcome, which was released in 2010. This new album will feature all originals, including her latest single “Disappear,” which premiered this November 和 can be streamed via Soundcloud as well as purchased via B和camp.
Shannon Greene Robb runs the arts education nonprofit organization Arranmore艺术, produces events at Arranmore Farm & Polo Club, and has since started another company, Arranmore Events. She was recently appointed by The City of Naperville as a Commissioner for Special 事件 & Cultural Amenities (SECA) 和 serves on the board of ARTSpeaks.
A small army of faculty began a two-day, 400-mile caravan, stopping at each senior’s home to hand-deliver diplomas 和 personally applaud each graduate. Congratulations to the Class of 2020!
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"I'm Not Dying With You Tonight", the best-selling novel, written by alum Kimberly Jones (音乐剧院, 1994) and Gilly Segal has been nominated at the NAACP Image Awards for Outst和ing Literary Work!
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