I currently work for the National Park Service as the Outreach and Volunteers Assistant Coordinator for Arches and Canyonlands national parks.
After graduating from FALA, Riana attended New York University for a degree in political science and studio art. She then attended U of Arizona for a Masters in Public Policy. She is now a data scientist in Tucson and still tries to dabble in fine art and dance.
Recent performance credits: soprano soloist in The Jason Cady Ensemble (performing contemporary works including some world premieres by composer Jason Cady; NYC); Monica in “The Medium” (Chelsea Opera; Syracuse; NY); Quinn in “Sidewalk Serenade (world premiere)” (Chelsea Opera; Syracuse; NY); Monica in “The Medium” (City Lyric Opera; NYC); Chunky in “Chunky in Heat (world premiere)” (Experiments in Opera; NYC). Upcoming performances and projects: Songs of Summers Past (concert; Chelsea Opera; NYC); soprano soloist & poet of new song cycle “Eight Plus One” with composer Matthew Welch (San Francisco; CA); and ensemble in “(S)he: A Bequest (world premiere)” (What’s Left Theatre Co; NYC).
Sol is a philosophy major at NAU and is part of their Philosophy Mentoring Program. Through this mentoring program, Sol and her colleagues give between 10-15 presentations per semester to local high school students. She was recently back on FALA’s campus to mentor our students and guide them through the thinking required to grasp abstract and complicated ideas and concepts.
Thomas graduated from Middlebury College. Thomas performed tthe part of Marius, the revolutionary and Cosette’s love interest, in Les Miserables. He also continues to dance in, and choreograph for, Middlebury’s own hip hop group Riddim.
Sharilyn graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Scottsdale in May 2012 and has been working at New Frontiers Natural Market in Sedona as Bakery Supervisor.
Michelle graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a B.A. in Studio Art in the spring of 2014. She works for Canyon R.E.O. in Flagstaff as a river guide and head rigger while doing plein air painting on the river as much as possible. FALA introduced her to ideas of intersectionality between the arts and science. At the time she did not realize how critical this is, however in retrospect she says she feels blessed to have had early exposure to a concept she would later return to in her artwork.
Rose graduated from Whitman after completing a double major in Economics and Sociology. She’s now living in Washington, D.C. and work as a paralegal with the Department of Justice in the Antitrust Division. Rose also recently found a dance studio with African dance classes and will be volunteering and dancing there.
After graduating from Hobart and William Smith colleges in May 2014, Emily is living in Geneva, NY, and enjoying the life of a nonstudent for the first time. Emily is working at FF Thompson hospital and loves her work as a critical care tech there. She is also dancing with an African dance group called Bush Mango, which is located in Rochester, NY. She is continuing to enjoy emergency medicine, working on completing her Care certification, and is greatly enjoying post college life despite the increase in expenses.