2016-17 Kenan Institute fellowship and internship award recipients

The Career Pathways Initiative at UNCSA is a program of the Kenan Institute for the Arts that strengthens the arts by supporting innovative partnerships, research, and technological solutions that help create more impactful, equitable, sustainable and diverse career paths in the arts sector and beyond. 

The 2016 recipients of the Kenan Fellowships and Internships are: 

Kenan Fellowship at Lincoln Center Education
New York, N.Y.
The William R. Kenan Jr. Fellowship at Lincoln Center Education (formerly Lincoln Center Institute) seeks to provide emerging artists with knowledge of aesthetic education that will prepare them for work as artists in the field of arts and education.  

  • Mason Hensley (Drama)
  • Graham Cole (Dance)
  • Anne Friend (Music)
  • Ethan Nienaber (Drama)
  • Brandon Woods (Dance)
  • Samaria Nixon-Fleming (Drama)

Kenan Fellowship at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, D.C.
The William R. Kenan Jr. Fellowship at The Kennedy Center seeks to provide emerging theater artists with a wide variety of experiences bridging their academic training with the professional theater world.

  • Jennifer Gillette (Design & Production  Costume Design)
  • Jessica Cancino (Design & Production  Scene Design)
  • Desmond Bing (Drama)
  • Jackie Renee Robinson (Drama)
  • Audrey Bodek (Design & Production  Scenic Design) 

Kenan Fellowship at WGBH
Boston, Mass.
Fellowships at WGBH provide opportunities to School of Filmmaking students at the UNC School of the Arts to gain hands-on experience during the production of the "Pinkalicious & Peterrific" pilot for PBS KIDS, based on the bestselling "Pinkalicious" books, written by Victoria Kann.

  • Carinne Boord (Film – Illustration, Animation, Screen Writing) 

Kenan Fellowship at Penland School of Crafts
Penland, N.C.
Fellowships at Penland School of Crafts are awarded to recent alumni of UNCSA's Visual Arts High School Program. This program brings a Penland visiting artist to UNCSA each year for a lecture and workshop, and provides emerging artists with opportunities to attend intensive summer workshops and studio classes at the Penland School of Crafts in Penland, N.C.

  • William Greene
  • Anna Bumgarner
  • Alexandria Chapman
  • Kayleigh Efird
  • Zoe Mathewson
  • Hayley Vinson
  • Skyla Ward
  • Mirjam Mueller
  • Troy Scully
  • Cullen Hodges

Kenan Fellowship at A Contemporary Theatre (ACT)
Seattle, Wash.
The Kenan Directing Fellowship at ACT – A Contemporary Theatre in Seattle – provides practical knowledge and experience to recent graduates of the School of Drama at the UNC School of the Arts who are embarking on a career in regional theatre. 

  • Samip Raval (Drama  Directing) 

Kenan Internships at Spoleto Festival USA
Charleston, S.C.
Internships are provided to emerging artists from the UNC School of the Arts to provide practical knowledge and experience as professional artists embarking on careers in design and production. 

  • Mariah Berkowitz (Design & Production  Stage Management)
  • Liam Lewis-Marlow (Design & Production  Lighting Design)
  • Hunter Byerly (Design & Production  Lighting Design)
  • Jo Seagle (Design & Production  Lighting Design)

Kenan Fellowships at Aspen Music Festival and School
Aspen, Colo.
Fellowships are awarded to music students to attend the Aspen Music Festival and School in Colorado for eight weeks during the summer.

  • Cody Jarrett (Voice)
  • Peter Ayuso (Viola)
  • Eva Wetzel (Violin)
  • Kevin Murphy (Violin)  

July 1, 2016