Ellie Caudill ’08
is a visual artist living in Nashville. She is the Gallery Manager for the Elephant Gallery in the Buchanan arts district. The Nashville Scene recently rated Elephant as the best new gallery
. Also, Ellie is working on a mural at the Westin Hotel in downtown Nashville.
Sterling Gittens, Jr. ’08 is an Atlanta based Music producer with over 17 published songs generating millions of streams on Spotify and iTunes. Sterling is part owner of independent label Prodigy Music Group, a Live and Studio production company. He also travels weekly throughout the US as a professional bass player.
Taylor O. Thomas ’08 works as a visual artist in Tampa, Florida. Her abstract paintings have been exhibited in galleries and private collections in the U.S., China, and Italy. In 2012, she graduated magna cum laude from Davidson College with a BA in Studio Art and has since used painting as a means of investigating human connection and the relationship between mind and body. Taylor is currently an MFA Candidate at the University of South Florida through which she was awarded the University Graduate Fellowship. Her works are represented by The Road Gallery (NY), Rachel Nash Gallery (TX), and Nomad Collective (TN).
Bentley Hammet Palmer ’08 graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2012 where she studied Printmaking/Fine Art. She is currently attending The O’More School of Design in Nashville and holds an internship at McCalpine.
Jennifer Oxford ’08
graduated from Birmingham Southern College and now works as a visual artist in Birmingham, AL. Her work can be found in private collections throughout the southeast, as well as The Grand Bohemian in Birmingham and Bennett Galleries in Nashville. View her work at www.jennoxfordart.com
R.J. Walker ’08 attended Belmont University where he studied Commercial Music. He was on tour with Chris August from 2014-2016 and just completed a North America/European tour with C.W. Stoneking in 2017. In addition to playing drums for Danny Gokey, Cody Belew, and Group 1 Crew, he has produced Colt Cleveland, Noah Vonne, Cameron Bedell, Rayvon Owen and more.
Richard Bowers ’09
is a visual artist living and working in Nashville. His graphite work can be found in private collections throughout the southeast. View his work at www.richardbowersart.com
Will DeCamp ’09 is working as a Creative Executive at Red Hour Films in New York City.
Zach Walker ’09 dances professionally, recently appearing in Alvin & the Chipmunks 4, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, K-Love and the CMT Awards. He and his wife own a studio called The Pro Trac in Donelson.
Andrew Gallivan ’10
is a fashion designer living in New York. He graduated from Pratt Institute in 2014 and his clothing line, described as classic clothing with an element of cool, is now available for purchase at andrewgallivan.com.
Last month, Andrew Gallivan partnered with Moxi Management and hosted an event at Ludlow House in Manhattan. The event included musical performances with the artists dressed in Andrew Gallivan. Andrew will be showing a women’s ready-to-wear collection at Nashville Fashion Week on Friday night, April 6, 2018. Tickets are available at nashvillefashionweek.com
Claire Glassford ’10 graduated with honors from NYU and is currently living in Los Angeles. She can be seen in Refinery 29's documentary L.A. Land, Collateral Beauty, The Family Fang, Limitless, and The Affair.
William Gittens ’10 graduated from Berklee College of Music and is an independent recording artist and a professional guitarist living in Atlanta. Currently planning a US Tour and a European Tour, his music can be found on Spotify, iTunes and Apple Music.
Lindsay Head ’10
graduated from the University of Florida in 2014 and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY, dancing and acting professionally. She tours nationally with Faye Driscoll, and recently performed at the Public Theater with Andrew Schneider, both of whom she connected with through her college internship with The Wooster Group, an experimental theater company. She learned to perform through her job as a tour guide with Museum Hack at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Lindsay can be reached at www.yeslikeyourhead.com
Mary Keith Jackson Robbins '10 continues to paint as an artist living and working in Raleigh, NC. Until recently, she mainly produced landscapes and beachscapes in the realistic style. Since the start of 2018, Mary Keith has created a line of abstracts and has begun working directly with interior designers to create custom pieces for specific spaces. Also, she is a Junior Representative for Portraits, Inc. and currently completing the first portrait of her own.
Genny Mayden ’10 is working in New York City Product Development and Design at Peerless Clothing Inc.
Matt McAlister ’11 is a contributing team member at 5th Floor Theatre Company in New York City. 5th Floor is a producing company committed to supporting the community of emerging non-union theatre artists as they build a foundation for their careers. Matt recently served as Assistant Director for their production of Suburbia, among other projects.
Eddie Gore ’11 is a signed recording artist as “Future Generations” with French Kiss Records in New York. The group is based out of Brooklyn, NY and currently recording their second full-length album that will be out in late summer 2018. They will also have a nationwide headlining tour following the release of the album.
Samantha Gaitsch ’11
received her B.A. Degrees in Dance and Psychology with a minor in Visual Art from Washington University in St. Louis in May of 2015, magna cum laude. After graduation, she danced professionally and served as Creative Director for the Consuming Kinetics Dance Company. She choreographed and performed in "What Brings Us Here," "Footholds and Foundations," "Take Root" "[re]define", and "Intrinsic". Samantha choreographed Stray Dog Theatre'
s production of Spring Awakening, the Musical and served as assistant choreographer to Christine Knoblauch O'Neal for WashU's production of Urinetown the Musical. She is one of three MFA Candidates in Dance at Washington University in St. Louis, Class of 2018 and is a staff member at the Center for Creative Arts in St. Louis. Samantha will begin as an adjunct professor at St. Louis University in Spring 2018.
Emily Little ’11 majored in advertising and minored in graphic design at Western Kentucky University while working as a cartoonist for the WKU student newspaper. She is currently living in Germantown and working at Circa Design, a graphic design agency in Nashville. Previously she interned with the design department at The Ensworth School and worked for the Nashville Sounds.
Elizabeth Geer ’11 discovered her affinity for design at Southern Methodist University. There, as an advertising major, she stumbled upon graphic design in creative production classes and knew she’d found her calling. She graduated in 2015, moved back to Nashville and started working at Circa Design, a graphic design agency in Nashville.
Ford Garrard ’12 graduated from UNC in 2016 with a degree in Business Entrepreneurship, Jazz Performance, Bass. He is currently on tour with Boy Named Banjo and the band recently signed with the William Morris Agency.
Libby Rush ’12 graduated from the University of the Arts and moved to Brooklyn to further pursue her dance career. She spent the first year in New York working at a non-profit arts organization that provided artistic residencies to emerging choreographers and affordable rehearsal space to artists. She performed her own work at Triskelion Arts, as well as performing with Lisa Fagan Dance Problems at Judson Church and inger cooper|dancers at Triskelion Arts. Currently, Libby is a core member of Fooju Dance Collaborative and is working on a new work of her own.
Anna Ambrose '13 graduated Appalachian State December 2017. She is currently living in Nashville to pursue her art.
Aubrey Kazimi ’13 is a professional dancer with the Ballet Arizona and has been assisting with the company's "Adaptive Dance" program for children with Down Syndrome.
Mati Anderson ’13 attended Troy University and graduated Summa Cum Laude in December 2016 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance. She trained all over the world with dance companies, institutions, and festivals including NYU: Tisch School of the Arts, AbrahaminMotion, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and The American Dance Festival. Mati performed with the Florence Dance Company and interned with Europe's largest international dance festival, Danzainfiera, as their International Relations Coordinator. She is currently living in Atlanta, GA where she is a company member with Gotta Dance Contemporary and Fuerta Dance Company. Mati also teaches and choreographs at dance studios and judges dance competitions around the country.
Kobe Jarmon ’13 graduated from the University of Louisville in December 2017 with a BA degree in Communications. She was recently promoted to the director of social media and marketing assistant for Sports and Social in Louisville and coaches the Highland Hills Middle School Dance Team in Georgetown, IN. Kobie continues to hold dance workshops, master classes, private lessons and choreographing dance routines for studio and college dance teams.
Talia Mayden ’13 currently works at a post-production editing house in Santa Monica called Arcade Edit. They specialize in short-form content for music videos, short films, and commercials. This year Talia has worked with Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z and Rihanna and the company won the VMA for Best Music Video and the Grammy for Best Music Video for Kendrick Lamar's Humble.
Sally Seitz ’13 moved to Austin, Texas last fall to work with the Austin Film Festival and coordinated its new screenplay competition. She has now joined the team at the Austin Television Festival which will occur in early June. Also, she has written and directed a one-act play entitled “The Money Machine” starring Jackson Prince which will premiere at the Austin Fringe Festival this Spring.
Alec Holcomb ’13 graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in 2017 with a Bachelors in Guitar Performance. Currently, he is pursuing a Masters degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studies with Judicaël Perroy. In addition to institutional education, Alec’s musical efforts have been focused on recording, competing nationally and internationally, and performing.
Rafer White '13 is currently attending The University of Guelph in Toronto studying painting with his mentor, John Kissick. He is also studying music and playing drums for the group, Pelvis Lesly. Rafer currently resides between Nashville and Toronto.
Alexandra Liggett '14 is a senior at NYU and will be graduating with a degree in Individualized Study from the Gallatin School that is concentrated in art history and psychology. She is currently interning at the Guggenheim Museum in the curatorial department and hopes to pursue a career in the museum/gallery field. She continues to dance through NYU Gallatin's Dancers/Choreographers Alliance, which is a student-run group where students choreograph pieces to perform in a show at the end of each semester.
Mary Claire Smalley ’14 received the Presidential Arts Scholarship to the University of Evansville in Stage Management and will graduate in May with degrees in Tech Theatre Specializing in Stage Management and Mathematics in Business. She has been hired to do choreography at Rocky Mountain Theatre for Kids in Denver, Colorado this summer.
Shelby Crants ’14 is a member of the Stanford Bhangra Dance Team which recently placed second in competition.
Ella Mann ’14 graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts this winter with a BFA in Theatre and English Literature. She currently lives and works in New York City as an actor and Teaching Assistant at Stonestreet Studios. She recently interned with StoryCorps in Brooklyn and the Nashville Children’s Theatre.
Mary Sawyer ’14 is a senior at Kenyon College, where she is working on her Neuroscience major and Studio Art minor.
Ellen Hardcastle ’14 studies music theory and composition at NYU. She currently helps manage her professor's chamber orchestra and interns at Boosey & Hawkes in Manhattan.
Kaeley Scott ’14 is graduating summa cum laude honors with a Bachelor's degree in Art Education from UT Chattanooga in the spring. She is completing her teaching credential and plans to be in the classroom in the Fall.
Jack Alcott ’15 completed his BFA in Acting at University of North Carolina School of the Arts. In 2020, he made a guest appearance on NBC’s The Blacklist (S07, E17) and had a starring role in Showtime’s limited series The Good Lord Bird. Jack has a starring role in Showtime’s upcoming revival of the Dexter series debuting in late 2021. He splits time between New York and Nashville.
Caroline Hunt ’15 is currently studying Design at Parsons in New York City.
Laura Hanson Sims ’15 is a fashion model based in New York City. She is with Amax Talent Nashville, The Society NYC, Elite London, Milan, Paris, Barcelona, Madrid and Next LA.
Jordan Zagerman ’15 transferred in September 2017 to Drexel University, The Westphal College of Media Arts & Design to major in Interactive Digital Media.
Hannah Diskin ’16 is dancing for the second year at the University of North Carolina Wilmington Dance Company.
McCall Donoho ’16 is studying for her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree at Troy University, as well as a degree in Global Business. Last summer she traveled with Troy University to dance at the Danza in Arte a Pietrasanta (DAP) Festival where she worked with Thang Dao, Sebastian Kloborg, and many other artists. McCall is currently contracted with the Troy Repertory Dance Company and is preparing for their spring show, Masterpieces. They also performed in Montgomery for MLK day and Birmingham for Alabama Dance Festival (ADF). McCall has accepted a leadership scholarship from the American Dance Festival and will spend six weeks studying dance at Duke University this summer.
Rebekah Greenberg ’16 is attending Rochester Institute of Technology majoring in Photo Science. She is involved with the theater club The RIT Players on campus and will be the assistant stage manager for the spring musical, Heathers.
Andrew Halloran ’16
is majoring in Visual Effects with a minor in Film and Production at Savannah College of Art and Design.
Aison King ’16 is currently enrolled at Loyola Marymount University's Film School majoring in Computer Animation with a minor in Computer Science. He is also a member of an indie band
named the Old Ways. They perform their original music in small gigs around L.A.
Emma McBride ’16 is in Los Angles pursuing her acting career. She is currently auditioning for film and television, taking acting classes, and working at Paramount on the set of Grace and Frankie.
Briana Middleton ’16 is majoring in Acting at The University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Sophie Scott ’16 is majoring in Art History with a minor in Film & Media and was awarded the Founders’ Scholarship for all four years at SMU. She was on the Pom Squad from 2016-2018 and performed at the 2016 Christmas halftime show with the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders at AT&T Stadium. Sophie appeared in the music video Cruel Summer by Daniella Mason and was photographed and appeared in a Dance Apparel sales catalog. Last summer she interned at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens in the development office.
Claire Cato ’17 is studying graphic design at Texas Christian University. She has been focusing on computer graphics, drawing, and communications.
Ellie Kudelko ’17 attends The University of Notre Dame and is a member of the Notre Dame Dance Team.
Hannah Smalley ’17 is a freshman at Princeton University and is a violinist in the Princeton University Sinfonia Orchestra and is also a member of a string quartet at Princeton. She is also a museum guide at the Princeton University Art Museum.
Connor Phillips ’17 is minoring in Music Performance at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University. He is currently playing in a Jazz Combo with other Blair students.
Carter Pankow ’17 attends Berklee College of Music in Boston where he majors in Electronic Production & Design with a minor focus on music performance. Since beginning Berklee last fall, he's been involved in production and sound mixing for fellow student's demos and EPs, as well as performing with a number of local bands.
Savannah Jones ’17 is studying Music Business with an emphasis in production at Belmont University. She is focusing on music, songwriting, and singing.
Morgan Zagerman ’17 attends Stanford University and was recently selected for their hip-hop dance team, DV8, and is in the dance ensemble for their Spring Musical Chicago.
Rachel Byarlay ’17 is pursuing a double major in Dance and Arts Management at College of Charleston. She is currently studying Cuban Dance and will travel to Cuba in the spring as part of her studies.
Sam Slipkovich ’17 is a freshman at the Rhode Island Institute of Design. Sam's chosen path of study is in the Fine Arts program with a focus in textiles.
Shona O’Bryant ’17 is a freshman at Rhode Island School of Design majoring in industrial design with a potential concentration in computation, technology, and culture. She will be apprenticing with a luthier, a maker of stringed instruments such as violins or guitars, this summer.
McKensie Miller ’17 is majoring in Vocal Performance of Classical Voice and Opera at the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music at Chapman University. She is also a member of the Chapman Choir.