News and Notables: December 2018

Leyna Bloom will star in an upcoming film called Port Authority from RT Features and Martin Scorsese's Sikelia Productions. She has also launched a campaign to become the first trans model to walk in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

Rena Butler (Dance ‘07) wrote an article for Dance Magazine’s November issue.

Katie Ernst (Music Faculty) released an album titled Weaver with her band Twin Talk and subsequently supported the album on tour.

Matt Gonzalez (Music ‘05) and his band Typesetter went on an album release tour throughout the fall for their album Nothing Blues.

Lauren Iacoponi (Music ‘10) opened her solo exhibition “Serial Time” in November at the University Club of Chicago.

Su Jin Kang (Music ‘12) wrote an orchestra titled Pathless Woods.

Max Krueger (Musical Theatre ‘14) is moving to Budapest in the spring to continue to study mathematics.

Vakare Ruta Petroliunas Marshall will be singing in Leipzig, Berlin, and Prague as part of the Leipzig Bach Festival in June of 2020.

Akenya Seymour (Music ‘10) will be making her New York City performance debut at the 15th annual Winter Jazz Fest in January.

Sydney Torres (Musical Theatre ‘14) was nominated for Best Actress by Broadway World for her role of Isabel in Refugee.

Alex Wurman (Music ‘83) was the composer for season two of Patriot which premiered on Amazon on November 10. He won an Emmy as the composer for the TV Movie Temple Grandin in 2010.