Student Spotlights

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
Talent Runs in the Family

Dreyfoos senior Caroline Winer and sophomore Madelyn Winchester are cousins and the fourth and fifth grandchildren of Jackie Winchester to attend Dreyfoos. We are not sure how many more grandparents have reached that level! Caroline is senior in the vocal department and Madelyn, a digital media sophomore, is the youngest of the grandchildren ...

August 30, 2013
Stephanie Weil
Stephanie Weil, a junior in the Digital Media department, has had an interest in photography since a young age.  She was a competitive equestrian hunter-style jumper until the age of 12 and spent a lot of her early years around nature and animals; she was so inspired by her surroundings that she began photographing her friends and the horses ...
May 22, 2013
Chris Wan 2013 Valedictorian
In addition to being a stellar pianist Music Department senior Christopher Wan is also the class of 2013 valedictorian!  Under the guidance of his parents Chris started playing the piano at the early age of 5.  By the time he was 10 it had become a real passion and it was evident that he had something special ...
April 22, 2013
Kathia St. Hilaire visual artist

Visual Senior, Kathia St. Hilaire, started making artwork as a way to communicate her thoughts.  When she was young she suffered from a speech impediment and had difficulty expressing herself; she discovered through art she was able to illustrate with a simple drawing what she wasn’t able to say ...

March 22, 2013
Molly Block Technical Director

Molly Block has been working countless hours getting ready for the Theatre Department’s production of Guys and Dolls --- but you won’t see her on stage; she spends her time working feverishly behind the scenes.  Molly, a senior in the Theatre Department, took some time out of her hectic production schedule ...

February 22, 2013
Juan Suarez a junior in the Vocal Department

Juan Suarez, a junior in the Vocal Department, has been involved in music for a long time; he studied violin for many years but it wasn’t until he started singing three years ago that he felt he really connected to the music. This past summer Mr. Suarez attended the Boston University Tanglewood Institute ...

January 22, 2013
Nicholas Garlo

Nicholas Garlo a senior Dance major at Dreyfoos has high aspirations for his dance career, a dream just last year he thought might be impossible.  Nick started taking gymnastics at a young age then Nick gained acceptance into Bak Middle School of the Arts and started building skills in all forms of dance ...

December 22, 2012
Percussion Group

When most people think of percussion players they think of drummers playing a bass or snare drum.  Not so, with the Dreyfoos percussion ensemble!  At the upcoming Prism Concert you will be wowed by this group of talented young musicians who play the drums yet so much more -   marimbas, xylophones ...

November 22, 2012
Cameron Jackson and Tierra McClendon prepare for A Raisin in the Sun

Dreyfoos seniors Cameron Jackson and Tierra McClendon are in the midst of rehearsals for the upcoming Theatre Department production of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun.  Both Cameron and Tierra are musical theatre majors and have graced the stage of Meyer Hall on more than one occasion...

October 22, 2012
The Muse

Communication Department seniors, Shawna Bilton and Dominique McKenzie are taking the reigns as The Muse Editors-In-Chief.   Both Shawna and Dominique have been on The Muse staff for the past two years and look forward to an exciting year with new staffers, fresh ideas and an updated website...

September 22, 2012