Student Spotlights

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

Brennah Leone discovered her love of the arts at a young age and began acting in first grade. She has participated in many workshops, classes, and productions since. Now a sophomore ...

October 23, 2015

Digital Media senior Sophia Hullinger has been making art like crazy. Her digital collages can take up to 20 hours to complete, with over 70 layers in Photoshop, and she isn’t slowing down ...

September 25, 2015

While many spent their summer relaxing, on vacation, or visiting family, Dreyfoos senior Catherine Zeng studied at not one, but two summer programs: Southeasten Piano Festival in South Carolina ...

August 31, 2015

The Muse, the Dreyfoos student run newsmagazine and Columbia Press Association Gold Crown award-winner, has just appointed their new Editors-in-Chief: Michelle Birch and Samantha Rose. These communications juniors are up for the task ...

May 28, 2015

Jacqueline Chen, the Class of 2015 Valedictorian, is currently trying to narrow down her college choices. Between acceptances at Duke University, Wellesley College, and the University of ...

April 24, 2015

If you have recently attended one of the Foundation Guild Musical Luncheons, a Jazz Concert, or the famed Prism Concert, you have probably noticed Tyson Jackson behind the drum set. Now a Dreyfoos Senior, Tyson has been playing the drums since ...

March 19, 2015

For many Dreyfoos students, their art major is just one of the areas in which they succeed. Dreyfoos senior Nolan Mallet plays alto saxophone in the Wind Ensemble and was selected to perform at the opening ceremonies ...

January 28, 2015