Tag Archives: Performing Arts

Career Talk with Wendy Whelan- Wednesday, October 3

Wendy Whelan was a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet. She is a guest artist with The Royal Ballet and the Kirov Ballet. She has performed all over the U.S., South America, Europe, and Asia. Whelan has also been an influential guest artist with Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company. In 2012, as her career at New York City Ballet began to wind down, Wendy began to develop new collaborative projects. Her inaugural project, “Restless Creatures: premiered at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in 2013, and is the subject of a documentary currently on Netflix. Sponsored by the Center for Careers and Internships, Professors of the Practice, the Dance program, and Goose Creek Ventures, LLC

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 3

Time: 10:10am-11am

Location: MCA Dance Theatre

Are you interested in the Performing Arts Industry?

There are several Midd alums currently working in the performing arts industry. I encourage you to contact them to learn how to succeed in this industry.

Search for them via Middnet and/or LinkedIn. Below you will find a short list where alumni have worked or interned in the past.

Cameron McKinney/Kizuna Dance, Gibney Dance, Parsons Dance Company, Issue Project Room, A Dance Vision by Nicole, Megan Bascom and Dancers, Dixon Place, Jennifer Muller/The Works, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Sable Arts Projects, Purpose Productions, Atlantic Theater Company, Telsey and Company, National Artists Management Company (NAMCO), bloc Agency, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), Icarus Theatre Collective, The Actors Theatre Workshop, Wise Fish Theatre Collective, The Barrow Group Theatre Company, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Middlebury- Town Hall Theatre, Lincoln Center, Alvin Aliley American Dance Theatre, Mark Morris Dance Center, Writers Theatre of NJ, RCI Theatricals, Williamstown Theatre Festival, New York Theatre Workshop, StageAgent, Backstage, Via Brooklyn, NY- The Public Theatre, Women’s Project Theatre, The Playwrights Realm, Ars Nova, Atlantic Theatre Company, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, The Stella Adler Studio of Acting, The Lee Stratsberg Theatre and Film Institute, Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, Helluva Theatre Company, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Project Y Theatre Company, The Kennedy Center for Performing ARts, Hartford Stage, Arena Stage, Shakespeare Theatre Company, The Pearl Theatre Company, Weston Playhouse Theatre, Kitchen Theater Company, The Working Theater, American Conservatory Theater, Eugene O’Neil Theater Center, and Magic Theatre San Francisco

 As a student, you could continue to develop your skills and experience on campus. If you would like to discuss your interest in the performing arts industry, please schedule an appointment with me in handshake!

21 Things That Make Casting Directors Happy in the Audition Room

Casting directors are your advocates and champions. Your wonderful work makes us look good and actually gets the role cast. Your disconnected, tentative, muddled work does nothing for anyone. So we need you to be great! We’re here to host your experience and shepherd you in, not hold you back. We want to share in your excellent work—it makes us happy!

Casting directors await you on the other side of the door you can see as either a gateway or barricade. Whether it’s a pre-read for an associate or a full-blown director/producer callback session, this is your time, your experience, your opportunity to do exceptional work. Enter the space and do the work for yourself, for the gratification of the work itself, and yes, to collaborate with other creative people waiting to figure it out with you. They need you; they can’t do it without you.

Here are some choices you can make (and they are choices) to keep any casting director truly happy in the room.

Click here to read the list!

Agency and Opportunity in the Golden Age of American Television: A Public Conversation with Piper Perabo and Stephen Kay

Please join us for a public conversation with actor/producer Piper Perabo (Coyote Ugly, Notorious, Covert Affairs, Cheaper by the Dozen), and writer/director Stephen Kay (Friday Night Lights, Taken, Get Carter, Sons of Anarchy) as we discuss the opportunities and challenges of navigating careers in the golden age of American television.

Moderated by Alex Draper, Chair, Dept. of Theatre and Dance, and Jason Mittell, Chair, Dept. of Film and Media Culture.

WHEN   Saturday, April 14, 2018, 4:30 – 6:30pm
WHERE   Axinn Center 232


Paid and Unpaid Internships in the Arts and Cultural Institutions

Sandra Ruiz ’18 researched paid and unpaid internships in the Arts during her MuseumWorks internship this past summer. Below you’ll find various opportunities to explore. Thank you Sandra!

Please keep in mind you could apply for Internship Funding through the CCI for an unpaid or low paying internship. Good Luck!

Alumni on Campus this Week!

Dance alumni will be on campus this week to share their paths and professional lives with students to help them think broadly about their major. These alums are multidimensional. In addition to being amazing performers, they are also activists, singers, strategists, visual artists, arts administrators, educators, sculptors, producers, songwriters, and more.

Click here to learn more about our participating alumni!

 This event is part of the Dance Department’s Alumni Takeover Week!

What did they do at Middlebury and what are they doing now? Find out at these events!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Alumni Panel 4:30 p.m. – MCA Room 110
Reception, 6:00 p.m.  – MCA Lobby

Friday, November 17, 2017

Alumni Chats (Talk one-on one), 10:00- NOON – Rehearsals Café