The only comprehensive arts magnet school in the Rocky Mountain region
Class of 2008
After leaving DSA, Jamie ventured to New York City to study Theatre Performance at Marymount Manhattan College. It was there she learned the profound power of discovery through doing–to actively use and break the rules of theatre to reflect and question contradictions in human behavior. A form can be created through active collaborative discovery in the rehearsal room. Within the process of identifying and specifying these discoveries lives a beautiful freedom within the form.
Jamie has since moved to London pursuing her MFA in Theatre Directing at East 15. With a varying modular style training, she has experience in Shakespeare, improvisation and devising, British contemporary theatre, film, and she studied Russian psychological theatre and biomechanics for a term at GITIS in Moscow. Across the pond, she uncovered the vast possibility of live performance through her exposure to diverse international theatre traditions. She saw that no matter what text one is working on, be it brand new or something 450 years old, all plays call upon artists to creatively realise (something she coins as crealise) their present truth. Jamie found there are ideas, contradictions, and mysterious dialectics seething beneath humanity that can only be discovered artistically.
Jamie most recently directed her MFA dissertation piece in London, a devised cabaret called Not Enough. She also just attended the Gdansk Shakespeare Festival assisting Kelly Hunter’s production of Hamlet: Who’s There?.
Lee Collins attended the New York Conservatory of Dramatic Art’s School of Film and Television, completing their 2 year acting for camera intensive program after leaving DSA. the experience gained there carried him into the film world to appear in various short films around the city as well as a few short spots on Law & Order. He has since taken the knowledge he has gained from these productions to write and produce for the fledgling production company The Lowest Branch as well as its parent company, The Midnight Treehouse. His latest endeavor has been starting his very own production company, The Living Room Series, an innovative hybrid theater arts company that aims to revive classic works of the past century and combine them with film and the web to present them in a new style thats accessible to theatre goers around the world. He continues to love, live, and create, in New York City.
Emily Ann Dicke is a recent graduate of Oklahoma University. In 2011, she performed at the Arvada Center in Hairspray and in Legally Blonde in 2012. Emily performed in regional theatres in Oklahoma (the state, not the musical) and in Denver performing in The Who’s Tommy, Miracle on 34th Street, Baby: The Musical, and A Christmas Carol. She currently lives in NY where she was in the original cast of Temping: A Play with Music. As a marathoner, triathlete, and ultra-marathoner, she enjoys working at a running store and as a coach for marathon training programs on the side. Her name has recently been published in the November edition of Ultra Running Magazine as the 3rd female finisher in the Beast of Burden 100 mile foot race (Booya!). Emily is also writing her first novel and will be moving to Chicago at the end of the year to be a founding member of the theatre company “Fat Laurie.” She got married this past June to actor/producer/director Benjamin Dicke, and is now Emily Ann Dicke!
Katie Feld is currently working at a non-profit in Chicago, where she coordinates logistics for high-end trips around the world. Each of these trips helps raise money for the organization and caters to some of the wealthiest and most generous people in Chicago. Katie was recently certified as power/vinyasa yoga instructor and has found yoga to be the best way to maintain her connection to movement, performing and connecting with other people. In her spare time she loves to cook and (sometimes) posts on her own foodblog, has completed two half-marathons (as a new runner) and is living with her best friend from Denver who also graduated from the DSA theatre department. Katie graduated with a degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Jordan Geiger is an actor/filmmaker and theatre maker from Denver, CO. TV: Madame Secretary (CBS), Limitless (CBS) and the short film, Harmony Hill. New York Theatre: Peter and the Starcatcher (New World Stages), The Correspondent (Rattlestick Playwrights), the Best of Everything (Here Arts). Regional: Tony Kushner’s “The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures” (Berkeley Rep), “Biloxi Blues” (People’s Light). His films include the shorts “JJ,” “V” and “Elliot From Below.” He also assisted on the feature film “After Louie” starring Alan Cumming. As an actor, he’s developed new work with MCC, The Vineyard, Alex Timbers, JC Lee, and Bennet Miller. Recently, he wrote and directed an untitled short film currently in post production, and is in the process of writing a feature length thriller, “Crush.” Training: Julliard.
Sam Lips is currently originating the role of Scott in STRICTLY BALLROOM in London, after last year’s national tour as Pippin in PIPPIN. Previous credits include RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA on Broadway (u/s Prince Topher) and the national tour of WICKED (u/s Fiyero). He has also worked regionally at The Muny in St. Louis, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, and Music Theater of Wichita. He graduated from The University of Michigan with a BFA in Musical Theater in 2012, where he played roles such as Rapunzel’s Prince in INTO THE WOODS, Ethan in THE FULL MONTY, Harry Beaton in BRIGADOON, and Jason in BARE. He has been a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association since 2011.
Currently in production of Cher the musical (in Chicago)
Remembered most for his role as the first Young Simba in the 1st National tour of The Lion King, Akil LuQman is a 7-year Alumni of DSA.
Newly the Founder of A.K.I.L.- Ambassadors of Kinetic Intelligence and Light, he aims to connect people from around the globe to heal the world on an energetic level. Join the movement here and, on facebook, here.
His work over the last 6 years has been multifaceted in dancing, singing, acting, producing, directing and integrating the healing arts in all his practices. Akil has incorporated his love and magic of the arts in working with children, now more closely children with special needs like Autism and Asperger’s, to have them feel at home in their bodies.
Credits include FOX’s Mobbed, Kimora Lee Simmons: Life in the Fab Lane, ABC’s Modern Family, Flash Mob America (#1 Flash mob Company in the World) and Chief of Staff at Universal Intelligence. He has also shared the stage and worked with artists such as Jennifer Hudson, Kristin Chenoweth, Janet Jackson, and Neil Patrick Harris to name a few.
Even in his darkest of moments Akil is a light that shines. He believes in the power of Love & Forgiveness and even when it is impossible, he delivers it.
Eric Scott Mossman
Eric Scott Mossman graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in acting in 2012. He has performed Off-Broadway in the role of Clarence in Richard III at LaMaMa theatre. Other New York credits include: William in As You Like It (Theresa Lang Theatre) and Premier in W.A.S.P. (Easy Company).
Jenna Moll Reyes graduated from University of Northern Colorado’s Musical Theatre program. Since graduating, she has been trying her luck in Denver’s amazing theatre community and is thankful to say she’s actually working. You may have seen her in recent performances such as “Nina Rosario” at Vintage Theater’s In the Heights, “Mimi Marquez” at Ignite Theatre’s Rent, “Mimi/ Kim Understudy” at Midtown Arts Center’s Miss Saigon, or as “Angela” at Kaiser Permanente’s Theatre for Young Audiences Tour – The Amazing Food Detective. When Jenna isn’t performing she likes to hang out with her cat Artemis and geek out over Harry Potter.
NYU Grad School, MFA Acting
Will Seefried is currently a Grad Acting student at NYU/Tisch (MFA). Off-Broadway: Sleep No More (Punchdrunk), Nuclear Love Affair (HERE), Books Cook! (Atlantic Theatre Company),The Boy at the Edge of Everything (The Duke, La Jolla Playhouse, Playhouse Square), and The Awesome 80’s Prom(Davenport Theatrical). He has also been seen in:Archipelago; The Odyssey Project; Take Me Out; Love; …Incision…; and The NYU Reality Show at Radio City Music Hall. He holds a BFA with honors from NYU and is a Teaching Artist for the New Victory Theater.