2015-2016 YPC Graduating Seniors
2014-2015 YPC Graduating Seniors
Standing (left to right): Elise Hankins, Justin Baker, Emily Mair, Ally Boulas, Tom Block, Riley O’Donnell
Sitting (left to right): Garrick Sigl, Alana Roberts, Meg Odell, Tori Johnson, Griffith Munn, Devon Hayakawa, Sydney Hammes
Not pictured: Rachel Finerman, Haley Finerman, Lauren Hightower
Universities attended by school of the arts alumni
- University of Michigan
- Oklahoma City University
- New York University
- ACT Masters Program
- Southern Oregon University
- University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music
- Santa Clara University
- Boston University
- Yale University
- Harvard University
- University of California, Berkeley
- Northwestern University
- Catawba College
- Syracuse University
- American University in Washington D.C.
- Marymount Manhattan College
- University of California, Los Angeles
- Occidental College
- Muhlenberg College
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Christina Elmore holds an MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater where she appeared in productions of Will Eno’s The Flu Season, The Rover, The American Clock, Ion, The Comedy of Errors, Archangels Don’t Play Pinball, The Three Sisters, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music), A Lie of the Mind, and Rajiv Joseph’s Gruesome Playground Injuries. She also appeared as Belle in the Main Stage production of Carey Perloff’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol. She recently returned from Minneapolis’ Guthrie Theater where she trained with 11 other MFA actors from across the country and devised an original show in A Guthrie Experience for Actors in Training. Ms. Elmore holds a BA in African American Studies with a secondary in Dramatic Arts from Harvard University, where her favorite roles included Olivia in Twelfth Night, Ms. Pat in The Colored Museum, and Undine in Fabulation or the Re-education of Undine. She is a 2011 recipient of the Avanti Award for the Arts from the Brucia Foundation.
Christina is currently an actress on the TV series The Last Ship on TNT.
Born and raised in Sacramento, CA, Jake’s interest in theatre began at the Sacramento Theatre Company’s Summer Camp. One year later, he joined the Young Professionals Conservatory, of which he was a member from 2006-2011. During those five years, Jake acted, interned, and taught. He is continuing his training in the B.F.A. program at Boston University. He has worked with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Sacramento Theatre Company, B Street Theatre, California Stage, St. Francis High School, CK McClatchy High School, and the Flying Monkey Productions. He recently played Romeo in Romeo and Juliet at the Marin Shakespeare Company.
Paige Silvester is a recent graduate of musical theatre at The University of Michigan. She has appeared at the Sacramento Music Circus as Liesl in The Sound of Music, Into the Woods, A Little Light Music, and The Wizard of Oz. At the Sacramento Theatre Company, Paige has been seen as Scout in To Kill A Mockingbird, Belle, Fred’s Sister, and Fan in A Christmas Carol, and the Black Sheep in Cinderella. She was a member of STC YPC for six wonderful years. She was recently an ensemble member of the Broadway Tour of Evita and is currently playing Liesl in the tour of The Sound of Music.
ALEC FORREST BROWN
Alec Forrest Brown was born and raised in Sacramento, California. Although he played sports throughout his life, he found his true love in theatre. He began performing seriously at age 13 when he entered YPC, which he attended for 5 years. Alec appeared in numerous productions in YPC. His favorite performances include The Tale (Zeus) and Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio). In 2008, he attended the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Summer Seminar for High School Juniors. After graduating from McClatchy high school in 2009, he enrolled in Santa Clara University, where he is studied Theatre and English. He most recently appeared on stage in Uncle Vanya (Astrov) and Macbeth (Banquo). He is currently dabbling in standup and sketch comedy and recently wrote and produced a play called TRIBE, about the Lost Boys of Peter Pan’s Neverland, through the UTOPIA Theatre Project and funds raised through Kickstarter.
After four years with STC’s School of the Arts, Anna Miles moved on to Northwestern University, where she studied theatre and creative writing. She graduated in June 2013 Suma Cum Laude and with departmental honors. Anna then attended the Brown University/Trinity Repertory Company MFA Program, from which she earned her MFA in Acting in 2016. She is a 2009 recipient of the Frank H. and Eva Buck Foundation Scholarship. YPC productions include Twelfth Night (Viola) and The Tale (Artemis), the latter of which toured to Greece in 2007. Anna appeared on the STC Main Stage in A Christmas Carol, To Kill a Mockingbird (Scout), and Treasure Island (Jim Hawkins). Notable projects at Northwestern include The Duchess of Malfi (the Duchess), The Picture of Dorian Gray (Sybil Vane), and It Was the Nightingale: Persephone’s Play (Writer/Director). With Trinity Repertory Company she appeared in The Heidi Chronicles (Fran/Denise/Molly), and other professional credits include 9 to 5: The Musical (Roz) and Present Laughter (Liz), both with Summer Repertory Theatre in Santa Rosa. Anna is currently in the cast of Disneyland’s new production of Frozen: Live at the Hyperion Theatre directed by Broadway alumnus Liesl Tommy.
Tayler Beth Anderson
Tayler Beth Anderson was a proud YPC member for three years. Credits include: A Christmas Carol (Fan/Fezziwig), Cinderella (Sheep), and Twelfth Night (Olivia). She went on to study at Syracuse University’s BFA Acting program. Favorite credits include: How I learned to Drive (Lil Bit) and ‘Tis a Pity She’s a Whore (Hippolita). During her time at Syracuse, she had the opportunity to study in Los Angeles, New York City, as well as Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. Upon graduation, Tayler Beth was awarded the Marcia Mohr Award for Outstanding Female in Dramatic Art and the Edward G. Greer Award for Excellence in Classical Acting. Credits since include: an industrial commercial for SIZMEK Digital Advertising, the world premiere of the new play Valentine (Outcast Theatre Company), Wish You Were Here (Feature Film Trailer), and Gloria in Boeing Boeing (Cortland Repertory Theatre). Tayler Beth is currently working at Hong Kong Disneyland as Belle in the musical review The Golden Mickeys.