Our alumni do amazing things – we like to think that’s at least in part a reflection of their time here at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. With each alumni achievement, the UNCSA community celebrates the fulfillment of the passion that drives our students to success. From backstage and into the limelight, our graduates are making their mark in the world as professional artists and creators, each in their own original way. We couldn’t be more proud.
Visual Arts student Sadie Cornette Cook (HS '16) says UNCSA gave her portfolio the edge over applicants to Yale and other art schools.
Matt "Smokey" Cloud has worked for years as an assistant sound editor on feature films for 20th Century Fox. That work helped the film "Ford v. Ferrari" win an Academy Award.
High school dance alumna Rebecca Soldinger has found a home in television, working as a producer for the Emmy Award-winning "Rachael Ray" talk show.
Alumnus Dane DeHaan shares how training in the School of Drama prepared him for a wide range of roles. See his latest work in Amazon Prime Video's ZeroZeroZero, now streaming.
Alumnus and award-winning choreographer Juel D. Lane shares his greatest takeaways from his time in school. He frequently returns to campus as a guest artist, and will soon release a new creative work.
Alumnus and Disney Imagineer Nathaniel Gearhart shares how UNCSA prepared him for his dream job bringing magic alive in Disney Parks and Resorts.
From collaborating on video game Apex Legends to editing at Netflix, Film alumnus Caleb Ennis has made lasting connections in his four years since graduation.
As the senior manager of grants and awards at Film Independent, Producing alumna Setu Raval helps to make sure that stories that aren't often told or seen have the opportunity to make it to wider audiences.