Student Spotlights

You may have seen Dreyfoos senior Allen Cadet on stage at Dreyfoos in White behind the keyboard, at the Kravis Center for a Prism Concert playing double bass, on the drums at the Impromptu ... 

November 17, 2017

Dreyfoos senior Mikalla Ashmore began competitive gymnastics at a young age, but it was at age 10 when she realized the part she liked best was the choreographed floor exercises. She quit gymnastics and started her training ... 

October 23, 2017

Dreyfoos Communication Arts senior Alexander Gordon has just returned from the Yale Invitational Debate, where he took first place for the second year in a row. A member of the Speech and ...

September 27, 2017

Cameren Anai Williams, a senior violist in the strings department, never takes a summer off. Each summer since she was 9, she has been hard at work at a summer program, beginning with ...

August 29, 2017

The making of The Muse, the Dreyfoos School of the Arts national award-winning newsmagazine, is not a process that stops while school is out. Newly appointed Editors-in-Chief, Marianna Kaimakliotis and Ruby Rosenthal ...

May 30, 2017

In his time at Dreyfoos, Class of 2017 Valedictorian Stefan Wan has been busy. A piano major that began playing at the age of 5, Stefan also has another passion: science. He has competed and placed 1st ...

April 27, 2017

When students make the decision to audition for and ultimately attend Dreyfoos, they are also making the decision to leave their home school, neighborhood, and friends. Often this means travelling ...

February 23, 2017

Katie Stenberg, a senior in the Visual Arts department, began drawing as a young child. “It wasn't anything spectacular, but it was a start.” In fifth grade, she decided to take her passion seriously ...

February 23, 2017

Matthew Nadel spent his middle school years as a theatre student. It was during a film shoot, however, where he learned his true passion. “During eighth grade, I was cast as the lead ...

January 5, 2017

Austin Klewan, a senior in the Band Department, began playing saxophone at age 10. Growing up, Austin listened to classic rock bands, mostly The Beatles, and credits them with influencing his style of ...

November 30, 2016

Molly Fulop is a senior in the Digital Media department who started experimenting with photography as a hobby. “I started out as the family photographer. When my parents and I would go on vacations ...

October 26, 2016

The Dreyfoos Theatre department has been hard at work preparing for the fall musical, “The Addams Family.” Michael Materdomini, a senior who is playing the role of Gomez Addams, and the rest of the cast, began auditioning ...

September 29, 2016

Jack Yan is ready for the responsibilities that come with being elected Student Government President. A senior in Communication Arts, he is just as comfortable in a speech and debate ...

August 24, 2016

If you have seen a Dreyfoos dance performance in the past 3 years, you have certainly noticed Darius Hickman. A rising senior in the Dance department, Darius’ talent has been evident ...

May 19, 2016

Class of 2016 Valedictorian Catherine Chen has always been focused on drawing. “I was pretty serious about doodling. I still remember the images and drawing the images, because ...

April 29, 2016

Dreyfoos Senior Kevonna Shuford was recently selected from students across the country by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute to be part of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States ...

March 28, 2016

For Isamar Jaquez, drawing has always come naturally. “When I was in elementary school, I was known as that ‘one kid who drew all the time’ and that continued into middle school. The beginning of 6th grade was when ...

February 22, 2016

Charles Comiter majors in percussion at Dreyfoos, but when he isn’t playing the marimba, you might see him practicing piano or playing the accordion with the school’s Klezmer Band. “I love classical ...

January 27, 2016

Will Fritz is easily seen around campus - at 6’8”, he stands out in the crowd, even when he is hunched behind a video camera filming a production. A senior in the Dreyfoos Communication Arts ...

December 28, 2015

Dreyfoos dance senior Ashley Simpson has been dancing since she was 7 years old, and it has been a major part of her life since. Her first lead role came in the 8th grade in her dance ...

November 20, 2015