Bringing Professionals to Our Students

By bringing in guest artists from professional venues such as Broadway and international theatre companies, we provide our students access to big stage experiences. When our students interact with world-famous guest artists, they have a chance to:

  • ask questions about their career fields
  • share real world experiences 
  • make professional connections
  • learn from an industry insider 

Recent Visiting Artists

Musical Theatre Workshop with Michael Campayno

Our Musical Theatre Workshop course interviewed Michael Campayno through Skype to learn about his career path that took him to New York. Important takeaways from this conversation included tips for navigating the uncertainty and anxiety that can exist for professional actors.

Broadway Actress Jennifer Damiano

Tony Award nominated actress Jennifer Damiano spent the day with UM-Flint Theatre & Dance students. Jennifer played Natalie in the original Broadway production of Next to Normal. Throughout the day she partipated in a Q & A session, an audition workshop, masterclass with the cast of UM-Flint's Next to Normal and then finished the day with a free concert open to the public. 

Public Enemy: Flint

UM-Flint Theatre & Dance students gained real life experience as lead partners in Public Enemy: Flint, a response by local, national, and international arts and community organizations to the ongoing water crisis.