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ECA Dance Dept Alum Emma Baranski named to the Senior National 2020 Olympic Synchronized Swimming Training Squad

Emma is on the far right in the photo below.  Read the full article about the squad by clicking the following link:
http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/w-syncs/spec-rel/101716aaa.html

 


ECA 2011 DANCE ALUM

 ALYSSA TAGLIA

MISS CONNECTICUT 2016

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Alyssa Taglia was crowned Miss Connecticut at the Cabaret Theater at Mohegan Sun on June 18.

Taglia, 22, beat a field of 16 other very well-rounded young women for the coveted title, and will be competing in the Miss America competition in Atlantic City this September.

A graduate of Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Taglia was first runner-up in the 2013 Miss Connecticut competition, and placed second runner-up in 2014. She did not compete in 2015, but that year off helped her win this year.


ECA Alumni Amanda Castro is Company Member

of Urban Bush Women

Amanda Castro is a New Haven native, is a graduate of California Institute of the Arts where she studied under Glen Eddy of Nederlands Dans Theatre and Andre Tyson from Ailey Company. As a mutli-disciplined dancer rooted in rhythm and soul in tap; Amanda is also a choreographer, judge, and teacher nationally and internationally including performances in London, Germany, and South Africa. She choreographed the 2014 National Teen Opening Number for the American Dance Awards in Boston, and recently set choreography in Canada.


ECA Dance Department Alumni Shayla Caldwell is

company member of Ronald K. Brown’s Evidence

Dance Company


From Theatre Alum Will Farrell, check out "The Other Will Farrell"!

Synopsis: The other Will Farrell is a person, too. He’s a serious thespian, and he’s sick of living in that other guy’s shadow. THE OTHER WILL FARRELL documents actor Will Farrell’s life, relationship and career catastrophes as he battles to establish his own, unique career and his own, unique identity.

Without further ado, below are links to the completed series, "The Other Will Farrell". I hope you enjoy. 


ECA Alum Heidi Voight is the new morning Anchor on WVIT TV!

 

 
Traffic anchor Heidi Voight is moving to the early morning news desk alongside Todd Piro and meteorologist Bob Maxon for the 4 to 7 a.m. newscast.

 


ECA alum Corey Staggers wows the crowd at Lyric Hall in New Haven!  Please click on the following link to hear a highlight of his performance:

Corey Staggers at Lyric Hall


ECA alum Kim Nalley has been up to amazing things! Her album Blues People is currently #53 on the JazzWeek charts.  Please read about Kim's work by clicking the following link. 
Kim Nalley Blues People


Theatre Alum Evan Gambardella devotes himself to bringing magic to children in Kenya!

Watch him on YouTube by clicking the button below:

Evan Presto!


Theatre Alum Sophie Dillon published in the NY Times!!

Read her full story, "Modern Love: a Romance that's Extra Zesty" in the NYT Fashion & Style section by clicking the button below:

Modern Love by Sophie Dillon


ECA Dance Alum Isaiah Providence Featured in the September 9, 2015 Daily Nutmeg.  Read the full article on the following link:  http://dailynutmeg.com/2015/09/09/isaiah-providence-dance-project-10-feet/

10 Feet


ECA Dance Alum Emma Baranski recently became a member of the Team USA Synchronized Swimmers!  Next Stop the OLYMPICS!!  Read about Emma at the following link:

http://www.teamusa.org/usa-synchronized-swimming/athletes/Emma-Baranski


 


ECA Theatre Alum Juliet Brett to appear Off-Broadway in One-Acts Adapted from Tennessee Williams' works: 

 

 

 

 


 


photo by Carol Rosegg

Hi everyone-

The next play I am in is called 'Desire.' 


It is a collection of six short plays, adapted from Tennessee Williams short stories by six playwrights, including Beth Henley and John Guare, and directed by Michael Wilson.

Here is an advance NYTimes article about the project, and this is the website for the theater

The play is at 59e59, an off-broadway venue on the UES. 

Performances are Tues-Sun, September 3rd-October 10th.


ECA alum from 1999 Vedran Mehinovic is reviewed by Cambridge University Press!  Read the full review at the following link:

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/tempo/article/two-late-orchestral-works-of-luciano-berio/D11375459382BBC26EDE4C0A29D03F74


Music Alum Lyndsay Artkop is the Champion of the 2015 National Hit Like a Girl competition.  Check out her winning video and Read more by clicking on the links below!

Lydsay Artkop's Winning Video!

http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com 


ECA Alumni, Parents, and Mayor Toni Harp came out to Support the PACE 'Wish Upon A Star' Benefit Dinner on June 6, 2015 at Pratt Hall in New Haven!

Read about this Successful Event in the New Haven Independent Article Below:

New Haven Independent Celebrates PACE 'Wish Upon A Star' Benefit


ECA Theatre Alum Harmony Joy Performs her One Woman Show New York Is My Boyfriend in NYC on May 16th!

New York Is My Boyfriend

Saturday, May 16 at 8:00pm

The West End Lounge in New York, New York


ECA Theatre Alum Juliet Brett to star in upcoming show Redheads Anonymous!
Click the links below to see the fun!

From Juliet:  Hope everyone is doing well!

Just wanted to quickly share something that I've been working for the past few months, co-writing and acting in. Would love if you could support by quickly watching the two videos below. (more views give us more credibility)

We are releasing our first season of 5 episodes of Redheads Anonymous on St.Patricks day, so please subscribe to the channel!

Quick Interview:

Trailer for Redheads Anonymous:


ECA Theatre Alum Keilly McQuail Credits ECA for Launching her career as she currently stars at Long Wharf Theater!

Long Wharf Theater
Read the full article:  http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/bad_jews_actor_credits_eca/

 


ECA Theatre Alumni celebrate at Theatre Alum Christopher Langan's recent wedding with a cherished Theatre Dept. Faculty member

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Langan, Peter Loffredo, Will Farrel, Marty Eisenberg

 

Peter Loffredo & Will Farrel


Music Alum Blessing Offor is a knockout on THE VOICE 2014!

Blessing Offor on THE VOICE

Read a recent interview with ECA Alum Blessing Offor in the Hamden Journal!  Please click the link below:
http://www.mirabelsmagazinecentral.com/digitaledition/index.html?id=95fe2000-d59b-4d08-8152-4403d66501c2


 

 

 

 

 

Wayne Escoffery in the New York Times