Think Wide Open
- American Ballet Theatre announced that Janet Rollé ’84 will become CEO and Executive Director effective January 3, 2022.
Purchase Named Top 20 Best Values in the NationThat’s according to The Fiske Guide to Colleges Best Buys of 2022.
Marjan Neshat ’98 Finds Her Groove Off-BroadwayShe starred in three plays this season.
Douglas Shindler ’22 Plans to Open The Black LibraryThe library and community arts center will be in his hometown of Monticello, NY.
Lecturer Thomas Mesa Wins Sphinx Medal of ExcellenceIt’s the Sphinx Organization’s highest honor.
Nicco Annan ’98 Wins NAACP Trailblazer AwardAnnan plays Uncle Clifford, the gender-fluid main character on the STARZ hit P-Valley.
Sophie Glenn ’12 Receives John D. Mineck Fellowship
Awarded by Boston’s Society of Arts + Crafts, the fellowship is given annually to an early-career furniture artist. “Her work in steel is like no other I have seen.”
Iquail Shaheed MFA ’12 Breaks New GroundShaheed is the first Black male to earn a PhD in dance from Texas Woman’s University.
Acting BFA Program Named Top 25 in the WorldThat’s according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Regina Spektor ’01 Re-Releases Formative Album 11:11Spektor wrote and recorded 11:11 as a student in the Studio Composition program.
Camille Seaman ’92 on PBS’ Brief But SpectacularThe photographer shares her insight on climate change after years of photographing icebergs.
Sarah Catherine Hook ’17 Stars in New Netflix Vampire DramaShe plays a teenage vampire drawn to the new girl in school—a monster hunter.
Dan Deacon ’04 Scores “Hustle”Directed by Jeremiah Zaga, the Netflix film stars Adam Sandler and Queen Latifah.
Purchase Dance Represents at The LA Dance ProjectSix of 18 dancers in this season’s company hail from Purchase.
James Ortiz ’10 Wins Drama Desk Award for PuppetryThe dinosaur puppets were featured in Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth at the Lincoln Center Theater.
Dan Romer ’04 Earns Emmy Nomination“Unbroken Circle” is part of Romer’s acclaimed original score for the limited series, Station Eleven.