School of the Arts Alumni

2018-2019 YPC Graduating Seniors

Top Row Left to Right: C’cyn Crawley, Monique Ward-Lonnergan, Sarah Montgomery, Jewel Wilson, Mikayla Chalios, Jordan Hayakawa, A.J. Welker, Jimin Moon, Fiona Ross, James Hayakawa, Anna Riley Portal
Bottom Row Left to Right: Annie Oberholtzer, Maddy Perez, Sanah Tahiliani, Rachel Friedberg
Not Pictured: Kate Brugger

2017-2018 YPC Graduating Seniors

Front Row, left to right: Emily O’Flaherty, George Muller, Maryellen Wood, Daylen Johnson, Emily Lane, Cameron Stephens

Back Row, left to right: Tylar Traum, Nick Leras, Becca Paskowitz, Maris Samsel, Matthew Norris, Annika Lawson

Not pictured: Olivia Enos, Paige Johnson, Jordan Taylor

2016-2017 YPC Graduating Seniors

Standing (left to right): Luke Crabbe, Claire Soulier, Olivia Dapointe, Emma Takeuchi, Riley Edwards, Hope Luna, Thomas Milburn, Sofia Daniels

Sitting (left to right): Sarah Hendricks, Siera Nevin, Wyatt Varley, Alexa Mark, Rion Romero, Angel Hermosillo, Zaara Little, Sarah Larson

Not pictured: Mackenna Hathaway, Rosalind Hornback


2015-2016 YPC Graduating Seniors

Standing (left to right): Emma Vance, Sydney Christofferson, Sophie Boskovich,, Courtney Shannon, Arcadia German, Mariah Embree, Bella Bagatelos, Maddy Mason, Kristen (Kiki) Burns

Sitting (left to right): Dafydd Wynne, Bella Coppola, Madison Nelson, Kendyl Grbac, Rachel Moseley, Meghan Greene

STC YPC 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

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  • ACT Masters Program
  • American Conservatory Theatre
  •  American University in Washington D.C.
  • Baldwin Wallace University
  • Ball State University
  • Boston Conservatory
  • Boston University
  • Brown University/Trinity Repertory
  • Catawba College
  • Elon University
  • Harvard University
  • Ithaca College
  • James Madison University
  • Marymount California University
  • Marymount Manhattan College
  • Missouri State
  • Muhlenberg College
  • New York University
  •  Northwestern University
  • Oberlin College & Conservatory
  • Occidental College
  •  Oklahoma City University
  •  Penn State
  • Royal Academy of Scotland
  • Rutgers University
  • San Diego State University
  • Santa Clara University
  • Santa Fe University
  •  Southern Oregon University
  •  Syracuse University
  • Texas State University
  •  University of California, Berkeley
  •  University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, San Diego
  •  University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Southern California
  • Uniiversity of Utah
  •  Yale University



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 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 CarolTo 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.

Haven Mitchell-Rose

Haven Mitchell-Rose is an early childhood teacher, and occasional artist, living in New York City. When not working for and with her 3-year-old students at All Souls School, Haven is helping to devise original theatrical experiences for similarly aged audiences with Spellbound Theatre, a Brooklyn based theater for the very young. Due to a partnership that she facilitated, Spellbound artists perform their plays annually at All Souls School, including one entitled The Last Coin, which Haven wrote and directed. She also created shadow puppets and many of the portable set pieces for this production that now tours preschool and kindergarten classrooms across the five burrows. Haven attended New York University where she earned a degree in Educational Theatre. While at NYU she directed several productions, and was president of Lamplighters, the school’s Theatre for Young Audiences club. Haven was a member of Sacramento Theatre Company’s Young Professionals Conservatory for five years, and an STC summer camp counselor for four consecutive summers.

STC YPC alumni Haven Mitchell-Rose takes the stage to talk about how her involvement in theatre led her to her dream job!