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Alphabetical List of Profiles


Emily Althaus WKU Alumni

Emily Althaus 

 WKU Theatre & Dance Alum 

Known for: 

"Licorice Pizza" (2021)

"Orange is the New Black" (TV Series 2015-17)

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2015)

"Blue Bloods" (2015)

"Togetherness" (2015) 


Mara Farris Babb WKU Alumni

Mara Farris Babb

 WKU Theatre & Dance Alum 

Guest Artist (as requested):

The School of Creative and Performing Arts (Lexington, KY)

The North Alabama Dance Festival (Florence, Alabama)


Becky Ann Baker WKU Alumni

Becky Ann Baker

 WKU Theatre & Dance Alum 

Known for:

"Spiderman" (2007)

"Men in Black" (1997)

WKU Distinguished Hall of Alumni

2017 Primetime Emmy Award for Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: "Girls" (Nominee)

2015 Critics Choice Television Awards for Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series: "Girls" (Nominee)

Charles Buckner WKU Alumni

Charles Buckner

 WKU Theatre & Dance Alum 

 Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre - Chicago, IL

Summer intensive instructor for company

Outreach residency - Chicago Park District

Ardent Dance Company guest artist

JUIXX music video dancer

Dancer in new HBO series for 2019


Kirker Butler WKU Alumni

Kirker Butler

 WKU Theatre & Dance Alum

Known for: 

2011 Primetime Emmy Awards, Outstanding Animated Program: "The Cleveland Show" (Nominee)

2009 Primetime Emmy Awards, Outstanding Comedy Series: "The Family Guy" (Nominee)

Author of "Pretty Ugly"  

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Brittany Copeland

 WKU Theatre & Dance Alum

Rigging Support Stage Staff at Royal Caribbean International

Scene Shop Supervisor at Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts

Carpenter at WKU Scene Shop




Mckenzie Day WKU Alumni

Mckenzie Day

 WKU Theatre & Dance Alum 

Instructor at Foot Honeys

Creative dance instructor at Vision Prep Charter School

Tap and ballet instructor for New Ballet outreach

Choreographer for Graceland Performing Arts Camp

WKU Grace Delahanty

Grace Delahanty 

 WKU Theatre & Dance Alum

Costume and Wardrobe for film “Fifty Shades Freed”—truck customer

Costume and Wardrobe for film “Fifty Shades Darker”—truck customer

Costume and Wardrobe for TV series “Altered Carbon”—costume truck supervisor

Costume and Wardrobe for TV series "See"—costume truck supervisor

Costume and Wardrobe for film “Skyscraper”—costume truck supervisor

Costume and Wardrobe for movie “Night at the Museum: Secrets of the Tomb”—seamstress

Costume and Wardrobe for film “Bad Times at the El Royale”—truck customer



WKU Ally Dilliha

Ally Dilliha

 WKU Theatre & Dance Alum

Owner of SOKY Stitches since 2020

Costume Shop Supervisor at WKU T&D

Alterations Manager/Specialists at David’s Bridal 

Overhire Stitcher at Houston Ballet in Houston, TX

Seamstress at Universal Studios Orlando

Stilt Walker for Macy’s Holiday Parade at

Universal Studios OrlandoDresser/Costumer at Universal Studios Orlando

Erin Finn WKU Alumni

Erin Finn

 WKU Theatre & Dance Alum 

New York, NY


Erin Lyon Dance Company

Parson’s School of Design Benefit Gala

Elements Contemporary Ballet: Chicago, IL



Nathan Fister WKU Alumni

Nathan Fister

 WKU Theatre & Dance Alum 

 Nashville Ballet, Second Company

NYC Christmas Spectacular featuring the Radio City Rockettes

West Side Story in Tokyo, Japan

Rebecca Gotsch WKU Alumni

Rebecca Gotsch

 WKU Theatre & Dance Alum 

Dance teacher; COCA Center of Creative Arts

Choreographer for Shrewsbury Youth Center



WKU Joshua Gustafson



Joshua Gustafson

 WKU Theatre & Dance Alum 

(Stage Manager) Broadway: The Inheritance, Hadestown, The Band’s Visit, Gettin’ The Band Back Together.

 National Tour: On Your Feet!

 Off-Broadway: Sweeney Todd at Barrow Street Theatre, Lincoln Center Theater, Roundabout Theatre Company, Atlantic Theater Company.

 Regional: New York Stage & Film, Goodspeed Musicals, Actors Theatre of Louisville.

 Louisville Ballet

 Derby Dinner Playhouse



Mitchell Haley WKU Alumni



Mitchell Haley

 WKU Theatre & Dance Alum 

Choreographer at Inaside

Performs with B.I.S.I. Chicago Dance Company, Ardent Dance Company, and Jayson Tisa Dance Company



Desiree Hall WKU Alumni

Desiree Hall

 WKU Theatre & Dance Alum 

Known for: 

"Best Night Ever" (2013)

"Donner Pass" (2011)

" Teen Wolf" (2011)

Margaret Hoshor WKU Alumni

Margaret Hoshor

 WKU Theatre & Dance Alum 

IMEE Dance Company

Lehrer Dance

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

Ballet Met

The Ruth Page Center for the Arts

Dance Theater of Harlem

New Dialect of Nashville

Broadway Dance Center

Martha Graham Dance Company



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Conner Keef 

WKU Theatre & Dance Alum

Training at The Old Globe/University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Acting Program pursuing an MFA in Acting beginning Fall '24

Toured for two consecutive seasons with Aquila Theatre Company


Ruby Lewis WKU Alumni

Ruby Lewis

 WKU Theatre & Dance Alum 

Known for: 

Indigo in the Broadway show

"Cirque du Soleil Paramour" (2016-17)

"Pass the Light" (2015)

"Girl Meets World" (TV Series 2014)

Masters of Sex" (2013)

"Desperate Housewives" (TV Series 2004)


Matt Long WKU Alumni


Matt Long

 WKU Theatre & Dance Alum 

Known for: 

2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: "Mad Men" (Nominee)

"Ghost Rider"

"Sydney White"  

"Jack and Bobby"

Hannah McCarthy WKU Alumni

Hannah McCarthy

 WKU Theatre & Dance Alum 

Company Dancer: Numinous Flex

Teachers: Artistry in Motion

Community dance teacher for low income families



Tiffany McCord WKU Alumni

Tiffany McCord

 WKU Theatre & Dance Alum 

American College Dance Festival

Atlanta Ballet’s Summer Intensive

Elements Contemporary Ballet

 Currently teaches throughout the Chicagoland area in genres of Ballet/Pointe, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Tap.

Adrienne Nixon WKU Alumni

Adrienne Nixon

 WKU Theatre & Dance Alum 

Current Production Manager at The New Blak

First Hand/Hatter’s Apprentice at The Mysterious Rack

Three years at Actors Theatre of Louisville: Costume Design Assistant (two years) Costume Construction Journeyman (first year)

Stitcher at Shakespeare & Company


Sara Pecina WKU Alumni

Sara Pecina

 WKU Theatre & Dance Alum 

 Part time dance teacher at two studios in Norman, OK

Visiting Assistant Professor and Director of Dance at Berry College


Adam Perry WKU Alumni

Adam Perry

 WKU Theatre & Dance Alum 

Known for:  

"Frozen" on Broadway (2019)

"Hello Again" (2017)

"Hail Caesar!" (2016)

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999)





Jade Primicias WKU Alumni

Jade Primicias

 WKU Theatre & Dance Alum 

Dancer with MOMIX, NYC: USA Premiere, Spring Italian Tour

Dance teach in New York

Online English teacher for Chinese students: Co-creator of program

Michael Rosenbaum WKU Alumni

Michael Rosenbaum

 WKU Theatre & Dance Alum 

Known for:  

Behind the Voice Actors Awards for Best Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD      

Title or Theatrical Short: "Justice League: Doom" (2012), Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy  

Horror  Films, USA for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series: "Smallville" (TV Series 2006)





Hannah Scott WKU Alumni

Hannah Scott

 WKU Theatre & Dance Alum 

MFA in Dance in the graduate program at Sam Houston State University

Teaching Assistant for SHSU’s Fine Arts and Mass Communications Course

Bob Shryock WKU Alumni

Bob Shryock

 WKU Theatre & Dance Alum 

Feste and Antonio in Twelfth Night (Ripple Effect Artists, New York, NY)

Templeton in Charlotte's Web (Lexington Children's Theatre, Lexington, KY)

Jonas in The Giver (Lexington Children's Theatre, Lexington, KY)

Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (South Brooklyn Shakespeare, Brooklyn, NY)

Edmund in Long Day's Journey into Night (Hodes Vocal Theatre, New York, NY).



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Chandler Smith

WKU Theatre & Dance Alum

Associate Producer at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

Line Producer at Little Island NYC

Associate Producer at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center

Artistic Apprentice at Actors Theatre of Louisville

Hannah Slattery WKU Alumni

Hannah Slattery

 WKU Theatre & Dance Alum 

Dancer: Elements Contemporary Ballet: Chicago, IL, Bowling Green, KY

Premium Projects Inagural Cast - Doha, Qatar

SKYPAC Youth Theatre Choreographer

Dance Images Studio Instructor

Christa St. John WKU Alumni

Christa St. John

 WKU Theatre & Dance Alum 

Ballet Chicago

Louisville Ballet

Charleston Ballet Theatre

Atlantic City Ballet

Paradise Ballet Theatre

Key West Contemporary Dance Company.

Darron L. West WKU Alumni

Darron L. West

 WKU Theatre & Dance Alum 

Known for: 

2017 Best Revival of a Play: "Six Degrees of Separation" (Nominee)

2012 Tony Award for Sound Design: “Peter and the Starcatcher"  

Three-time Drama Desk Award winner (Sound Design)

"Lobby Hero" (2018) sound design


Derick Wilson WKU Alumni

Derick Wilson

 WKU Theatre & Dance Alum 

Known for:  

"Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn" (February 2020)

"Oxalis" (2017 post-production)

"The Last Girl" (2017 post-production)

"Future Man" (2017)

"Life  Hack" (2017)

AMC's "Preacher" (TV Series 2016)

"Aquarius" (TV Series 2016)







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