College of the Arts - Featured Alumni

fred tomaselli

Fred Tomaselli '81 (B.A. Art)

Acclaimed contemporary painter, known for his collaged works incorporating unorthodox materials. Tomaselli BioOpens in new window

Rod Gilfry '81 (B.A. music)

Acclaimed two-time Grammy nominated opera singer and actor

Rod Gilfry

linda woolverton

Linda Woolverton '79 (M.A. theatre arts)

Film screenwriter. Credits include Disney's Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Alice in Wonderland and others. IMDB websiteOpens in new window

Bradley Beakes '09 (B.A. dance)

Dancer with the Doug Varone and Dancers company and was a featured soloist for the Limón Dance Company. Bradley also teaches at Peridance and Gibney 280.

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Limón Dance Company video with Bradley Beakes

bradley beakes


Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz '04 (B.F.A. art-entertainment art/animation)

Creator of Nickelodeon's Shimmer and ShineOpens in new window

Franaz on IMDBOpens in new window

Tom Ranier '72 (B.A. music composition)

Southern California jazz artist and music orchestrator/arranger


Tom Ranier

tanya bracco

Tanya Bracco '95 (B.A. Theatre arts)

Emmy-winning supervising producer: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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