Student Spotlights

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

For Dreyfoos senior Eddieomar Gonzalez, dance started as a better alternative to the aftercare program in elementary school. What began as some afterschool hip hop classes, has resulted in some great opportunities...

January 28, 2015

For Dreyfoos Communications Seniors Jordan McCrary and Ilani Fernandes, co-editing the Marquee yearbook is a full-time commitment. Planning and developing the theme for the 2015 yearbook began in April of 2013...

December 23, 2014

After receiving a camera as a 9th birthday present, Dreyfoos senior Rachel Ruston began taking photographs constantly and making movies of her life and neighborhood friends. After photography classes...

November 24, 2014

Although junior Sarah Linares had little stage theatre experience before attending Dreyfoos, she has taken to it quickly. “I came here knowing almost nothing. It was really the teachers and students in the department that inspired me...

August 25, 2014

Felipe Bomeny, a Dreyfoos Senior, started listening to classical music when he was just a kid watching “Tom and Jerry” cartoons. A relative sent him a violin and he was hooked – attending summer programs and playing with Bak Middle School of the Arts and Florida Youth Orchestra before attending Dreyfoos...

August 25, 2014

Visual Arts major, Jessica Kirby, didn’t just take it easy this summer - Jessica gained college-level experience at a summer program with Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Through a newly established scholarship started by Foundation Board Member Lisa Marie Browne and friends, Jessica joined other pre-college students and MICA staff on a study abroad...

August 25, 2014
Emily Schwartz
Emily Schwartz is a dancer with a myriad of talents.  At age 4, Emily’s mom signed her up for gymnastics, ice skating and dance to find out where her interests might be. She fell in love with dance and has been dancing since. This spring, when Emily was only a sophomore, she was awarded the Edward H. Benenson Scholarship to attend a summer program ...
October 31, 2013
Tess Sapertein
Tess Saperstein is a senior Communications major and recently placed 2nd at Yale and 7th in the National Catholic Forensic League. Tess had no idea that debate would be her passion. In 8th grade, Tess wanted to take karate. Her mom wanted her to try debate. Tess agreed to attend one debate meeting at Bak and afterwards she was hooked. ...
September 30, 2013