Colleges and Universities of DSA Theatre Graduates

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

Most of our students go on to colleges, universities, or professional training programs. We have theatre students currently attending or accepted to many national universities and arts conservatories, including Juilliard, UCLA, NYU — Tisch School of the Arts, Emerson University, Boston University, LAMDA (London), Webster University, Evansville University, Sarah Lawrence College, Brown College, Cal-Arts, Univ. of Southern California, Roosevelt University– Chicago College of Performing Arts, Marymount Manhattan, SUNY Purchase, Wesleyan University, American Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts—NY/LA, The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, Cincinnati School of Music, University of Michigan, Abiliene Christian University, North Carolina A & T, University of Northern Colorado, Otterbien, University of Oklahoma, Ithaca College, Savannah College of Art and Design, Univ. of Minn/Guthrie, Southern Methodist Univ/Meadows School of the Arts, University of Southern California, Wright University, The George Washington University to name a few.

Some of our students also go on to study fields outside of the arts at top Universities including Stanford, Yale, Dartmouth, Columbia, Barnard, Vassar, Brown and more.

Our students are also recipients of numerous academic and talent scholarships. In 2020, DSA graduates in all majors combined were offered more than 23 million in scholarships.

Theatre/Film/Acting Studies (2001-2016)

The Juilliard School: Drama

  • Lauren Donahue (2013), BFA Theatre
  • Brittany Vicars (2010), BFA Theatre
  • Jordan Geiger (2008), BFA Theatre
  • Justine Schomp (2007), BFA Theatre
  • Gabe Ebert (2005), BFA Theatre, Robin Williams Scholarship

NYU Tisch School of the Arts

  • Madison Kitchen (2015), BFA Musical Theatre, New Broadway Theatre
  • Mateo Correa (2014), BFA Acting, Playwrights Horizons
  • Annie Perales (2014), BFA Acting, Stella Adler
  • Marlo Berberian (2013), BFA Acting, Stella Adler
  • Zoe Rhulen (2012), BFA Dramatic Writing
  • Eli Carpenter (2011), BFA Directing, Playwrights Horizons
  • Maddie Barr (2011), BFA Acting, Experimental Theatre Wing
  • Matthew Rodgers (2011), BFA Musical Theatre, New Broadway Theatre 
  • Josh Brown (2010), BFA Theatre, Atlantic Studio
  • Jake Brasch (2010), BFA Theatre, New Broadway Theatre
  • Nora Garrett (2009), BFA Theatre, Stella Adler
  • Will Seefried (2008), BFA Playwright’s Horizon
  • Brendan Chilelli (2008), BFA Theatre, Experimental Theatre Wing
  • Laura Ramadei (2003), BFA Theatre, Stella Adler
  • Kolby Morris (2003), Stella Adler

Marymount Manhattan

  • Mitchell Lippitt (2014), BFA Theatre
  • Austin Marquez (2014), BFA Musical Theatre
  • Andre Guillen Rodriguez (2014), BFA Theatre
  • Andie Lerner (2014), BFA Theatre
  • Jake Everhart (2013), BFA Theatre
  • Brady Billings (2011), BA Philosophy/Sound
  • Taylor Hartman (2010), BFA Theatre
  • Amalia Ritter (2009), BFA Theatre
  • Jamie Billings (2008), BA Theatre
  • Eric Mossman (2008), BFA Theatre
  • Ashley Kleinman (2005), BA Theatre

Roosevelt University, Chicago College of Performing Arts

  • Brenna Schafer (2014), BFA Acting
  • Julianna Pullis (2012), BFA Acting
  • Alexander Baggett (2011), BFA Theatre
  • Adam Marcantoni (2010), BFA Theatre
  • Tucker Worley (2009), BFA Musical Theatre
  • Gianna Starble (2009), BFA Theatre
  • Brian Rad (2006), BFA Theatre
  • Scott Merchant (2006), BFA Theatre

American Musical and Dramatic Academy

  • Kiana English (2016), (LA) BFA in acting
  • Jordyn Morgan (2015), (NY) Musical Theatre
  • Jeremy Willis (2015), (NY/LA) BFA Musical Theatre
  • Katie Feld (2008), (NY) BFA Muscial Theatre
  • Akil LuQman (2008), (LA), BFA Musical Theatre
  • Jenna Moll Reyes (2008), (LA), BFA Musical Theatre
  • Julie Almeria (2007)
  • Daniel Traylor (2006)
  • Lauren Paff (2002)
  • Maren Lewis (2001)

Cal-Arts

  • Quincy Harris (2016), BFA Acting
  • Zach Cantor (2011), BFA Theatre    
  • Billy Winger (2010), BFA Theatre
  • Mitch Colley (2007), BFA Theatre
  • Ajala Bandele (2005), BFA Theatre
  • Sam Deutsch (2004), BFA Theatre

University of Southern California

  • Dora Kaplan (2012), Global Studies and Journalism and minoring in Theatre and Religion
  • Austin Allen (2011), Technical Theatre    
  • Sarah Dealy (2010), BFA Theatre/Screenwriting
  • Briana McLean (2006), BFA Theatre
  • John Beaty (2004), BFA Theatre
  • Nicolas Frantela (2001), BA Theatre

University of Minnesota at Guthrie

  • Chris Jenkins (2016), BFA Theatre
  • Peter Farr (2015), BFA Theatre
  • Alessandra Bongiardina (2014), BFA Theatre
  • Ryan Maltz (2013),  BFA Theatre 
  • Chloe Armao 2010, BFA Theatre

Evansville University

  • Alex Hunter (2016), BFA Acting
  • Miranda Schieving (2014), BFA Acting
  • Samantha Johnson (2012), BFA Acting
  • Gillian Altman (2008), BFA Theatre
  • Anne Joy (2008), BFA Theatre

Cornish College of the Arts

  • Shamus Stubbs (2016), BFA Acting
  • Mykail Gholston (2015), BFA Acting
  • Amber Tanaka (2014), BFA Acting
  • Te Yelland (2012), BFA Acting
  • Xochitl Portillo (2010), BA Theatre

Southern Methodist University, Meadows School for the Arts

  • Keely Kritz (2016), BFA Theatre
  • Isabelle Obrien (2014), BFA Theatre
  • Mei Mei Pollitt (2011), BFA Theatre   
  • Claire Carson (2010), BFA Theatre

The New School for Drama

  • Allison Larned (2015), BFA Acting
  • Emma Meisel (2015), BFA Acting
  • Liam Broadhurst (2014), BFA Acting
  • Belle Stockdale (2014), BFA Acting

Cincinnati Conservatory of Music/Theatre

  • Madeline Page-Schmidt (2015), BFA in Theatre
  • Jonathan O’Connell (2009), BFA Theatre
  • Mack Harden (2008), BFA Theatre
  • Leah Watson (2007)

Webster University

  • Kayla Page (2015), BFA Wig and Makeup Design
  • Annie Barbour (2013), BFA Theatre
  • Kai Klose (2013), BFA Theatre
  • Sarah Harmon (2011), BFA Theatre

LAMDA (London)

  • Michael Kosko (2016), Hons Theatre
  • Wyatt Warner (2016), Hons Theatre
  • Noah Anderson (2015), Hons Theatre

Sarah Lawrence

  • Veronica Creamer (2004)
  • Drew Paryzer (2003), BFA Playwrighting
  • Briana Pozner (2003), BFA Theatre

Emerson College

  • Kathleen Burke (2012), BFA Theatre/Education
  • Katie Solko (2012), BFA Musical Theatre
  • Joe LaFollette (2007), BFA Theatre

Columbia College Chicago

  • Jafei Pollit (2016), BA Comedy Writing
  • Katie Mae Weber (2014), BA Theatre/Comedy Writing
  • Ethan Griggs (2013), BA Sound Production

UCLA

  • Desiree Samler (2013)
  • Anne Lane (2006), BFA Theatre

Vassar College

  • Brynn Gauthier (2017)
  • Katie Willard (2015), BFA in Drama and International Studies with a concentration in Italian and French

SUNY Purchase

  • Jonathan O’Connell (2009), BFA Theatre
  • Kristina Fountain (2009), BFA Theatre

University of North Carolina School of the Arts

  • Linnea Scott (2016), BFA Theatre
  • Everett Graham (2014), BFA Theatre

Penn State

  • Julia Hemp (2014), BFA Musical Theatre

Savannah College of Art and Design

  • Michael Board (2013), Theatre/Production   
  • Jacob Mundell (2006), BFA Production Design

Ithaca College

  • Madison, Ryckman (2006), Costume Design

University of Oklahoma, Musical Theatre

  • Emily Luhrs (2008), BFA Musical Theatre
  • Ryan Fitzgerald (2006), BFA Musical Theatre

Otterbien

  • Lauren Friednash (2008), BFA Musical Theatre

Brown University

  • Max Posner (2007), Playwrighting

Boston University

  • Erin Walker (2009), BFA Theatre
  • Olivia Hendrick (2008), BFA Theatre

Drake University

  • Sammie Piel (2016), BA Theatre/Drama Therapy
  • Kathleen Gabriel (2014), BA Theatre/Drama Therapy

Boston Conservatory

  • Victoria Capraro (2015), BFA in Contemporary Theatre

Cornell College, Iowa

  • Madison “Addie” Hubert (2012) – BSS in Drama Therapy, $12,500 annual scholarship

Northwestern University

  • Shannon Desmond (2009), BA Theatre/Stage Management

University of Michigan

  • Sam Lips (2008), BFA Musical Theatre

The Relativity School, LA

  • Sarah Doerner (2016), BFA in Acting for Film + TV

The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts

  • Zizi Scott (2010)
  • Lee Collins (2008)

North Carolina A & T

  • CJ Gaston, (2010), Theatre

Abiliene Christian University

  • Amy Simpson, (2001), BA Theatre/Dramaturgy

University of California, Santa Barbara

  • Dora Kaplan (2011) – BA Theatre

University of California

  • Maggie Alexander (2004), BFA Theatre

St. Louis University

  • Christina LaFon (2010), BA Theatre/Political Science

University of Nebraska

  • Madison Nichols (2013) – BA Theatre/Film/TV

Hastings College

  • Emma Attuire (2014), BFA Theatre

Chapman College

  • Maggie Mirrionie (2014), BFA Theatre/Film

University of Washington Seattle

  • Samantha Davis (2012), BA Theatre/Anthropology

Wright State University

  • Sarah Reichart (2010), BFA Theatre

Illinois Wesleyan University

  • Aliza Saper (2016), BFA Acting Major/Arts Management Minor

The University of Toronto

  • Danielle Samler (2015), Theatre and Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies

The University of Wyoming

  • Stacey Tilton (2015), BFA in Theatre with a minor in Education

American Academy Dramatic Art

  • Honor Nash-Putnam (2009), AA Theatre

In State:

University of Denver

  • Jimmy Bruenger (2016)
  • Anne Friednash (2014)
  • Nicole Seefried (2013), BA Theatre/Education   
  • David James (2011), BA Business
  • Chris VanderWalt (2009)
  • Danzal Hollis (2009)
  • Tory Schneider (2003), Theatre

University of Northern Colorado, Acting Majors

  • Michael Berger (2016), Major in Spanish Language Studies
  • Jalen Taylor (2013), BA Acting
  • Stefan Richmond (2012), BA Acting
  • Anneliese Farmer (2011), BA Theatre
  • Brittney Melendez (2011), BA Theatre
  • Jenna Moll Reyes (2008), BA Musical Theatre/Education
  • Corin Chavez (2010), BA Theatre
  • Quinn Marchman (2010), BA Theatre
  • Nick Thorne (2010), BA Theatre
  • Bryan Fitch (2009), BA Theatre
  • Chris Engler (2007), BA Theatre
  • Blake Babbitt (2003), BA Theatre
  • Randy Warshaw (2001), BA Theatre

Metro State University, Denver

  • Kenya Smyth (2016)
  • Michael McCoo (2013) – BA Theatre
  • Austin Allen (2011)

Non-Theatre Majors:

Wesleyan University

  • Joella Jones (2007)
  • Jessica Posner (2005)

Stanford University

  • Amanda Brockbank (2012)

Dartmouth

  • Sam Van Wetter (2012)

The George Washington University

  • Nina Waysdorf (2010), BA in International Politics

Kenyon College

  • Anna Zinanti (2015)

Eugene Lang College, NYC

  • Zoe Rhulen (2012)

Seattle University

  • Sonja Briney (2016), Digital Design and Communications Double Major

University of Puget Sound

  • Dana Good (2016)

Trinity College (Hartford, CT)

  • Serena Trainor (2016)

University of Colorado, Denver

  • Chris Bowman (2016), International Business

Community College of Denver

  • Dizaon Phifer (2016)

Bryn Mawr College

  • Sarah Friesen-Johnson (2011), BA Psychology

University of Colorado, Boulder

  • Avery Shiner (2013)

Colorado State University

  • Carson Cram (2013)

University of Northern Colorado

  • Donovan Fountain (2011), BA Education
  • Kristin Foster (2011), BA Special Education

Ft. Lewis College

  • Gage Norris (2013)

Graduate Degrees:

NYU Grad School

  • Will Seefried (2008), MA Acting
  • Ashley Kleinman (2005), MA Drama Therapy

East 15 London

  • Jamie Billings (2008), MA Directing

NYU Steinhardt

  • Brendan Chilelli (2008), MA Education

Julliard

  • Max Posner (2007), MFA Playwrighting

University of Texas, Austin

  • Drew Paryzer (2003), MFA Playwrighting