Student & Alumni Spotlights

We are always so proud of our student and alumni accomplishments!

Check some out below:



Matt Amira (Wingspan Ensemble Student 2001 – 2007) has appeared in numerous professional productions since studying at Wingspan Arts. He has starred in Fiddler on the Roof at The Goodspeed Opera House and South Pacific at Asolo Repertory Theater in Sarasota Florida. Matthew also starred as Robby in the National Tour of Dirty Dancing.



Catherine Blades (Wingspan Ensemble Student 2007-2008) has appeared on Broadway in Round About’s revival of Bye Bye Birdie in 2009. She has also starred at the Goodspeed Opera House in Hello! My Baby and most recently in Hello Dolly. Catherine also has made guest appearances on TV’s Blue Bloods, What Would You Do?, and had a recurring role on Season One of Netflix’s Jessica Jones. She can also be seen in the feature film Hard Sell starring Kristin Chenoweth and Katrina Bowden.



Sofia Bryant (Current Wingspan Ensemble Student since 2012) recently shot her first independent feature film co-starring Lucy DeVito and Rob Yang called Me and Lizzie. She has also appeared in commercials and print work for various companies. Sofia has also made guest appearances on TV’s The Good Wife and Blue Bloods.



 Jackson Demott Hill (Current Wingspan Players Student since 2013) has been in several independent films, short films and commercials. He was seen as a Powder Monkey in the Opera Billy Budd at BAM and Jon in A Doll’s House also at BAM. Most recently he made his Broadway Debut in Finding Neverland as George and Peter.


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 Aneesa Folds (Wingspan Student 2006 – 2008) toured the country in Ragtime as Sarah’s Friend. She has also appeared in numerous shows at regional theaters in the Northeast including the Mac-Hayden and the Goodspeed Opera House. She is currently starring off-Broadway in both Sistas the Musical and This One’s for the Girls.


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Dylan Clark Marshall (Wingspan Players Student 2012) has appeared in recurring television roles on 30 Rock and The Carrie Diaries. He has also been on the big screen in Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, and Revolutionary Road among others. He recently was on Broadway as the Understudy for Prince Edward & Duke of York in Richard III starring Mark Rylance.



Christian Navarro (Wingspan Ensemble Student 2008) stars as Tony Padilla in Netflix’s hit show 13 Reasons Why. He has also appeared in HBO’s Vinyl as well as Amazon’s The Tick. Christian has also worked on the big screen in movies such as Bushwick and Can You Ever Forgive Me, starring Melissa McCarthy.



Patrick Holden O’Neill (Wingspan Ensemble Student 2007 – 2009) has appeared in numerous television series (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Louie, Boardwalk Empire, The Electric Company), films (The Immigrant), and many commercials.


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Max Abe Plush (Current Wingspan Players Member since 2013) has appeared in numerous short films, including MASK which was was just chosen as a Top 20 Finalist in the Canon Project Imagination Contest. He can also be seen in a other short films, music videos and commercials. Max has also guest starred on USA’s Royal Pains.




Casey Watkins (Current Wingspan Players Member since 2015) toured the country as Duffy in the Annie National Tour and as Nancy in the A Christmas Story National Tour. She also appeared in an Emmy Award-winning episode of Season 2 of Netflix’s Master of None as Young Denise.


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Alexander Weiss (Wingspan Players Member 2010-2013) was crowned the first ever US Masterchef Jr. While we didn’t teach him how to cook, we are still very proud of this huge accomplishment!




Zoe Wilson (Wingspan Players Member 2013-2015) has appeared in various webseries, including Nickelodeon’s Roast Beef and Roger. She has also performed in shows at The Broadway Westchester Theater and off-Broadway in The Butterfly’s Day, The Transport Group’s Three Days to See and their concert version of Peter Pan, and in The Pill at La Mama. She also appears in Season 5 of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black.

Our students have gone on to study at:

Baldwin Wallace University

Bard College

Berklee College of Music

Boston University

Brandeis University

Columbia College

Columbia University

Connecticut College

Dickinson College

Drew University

The Hartt School

The Julliard School

Marymount Manhattan

Montclair University

Muhlenberg College

New York University

Pace University

Rutgers University–Mason Gross School of the Arts

Shenandoah University Conservatory

Skidmore College

SUNY Fredonia

SUNY Purchase

Tisch School of the Arts, NYU

Tufts University

University of Buffalo

University of Cincinatti–Conservatory of Music

University of Michigan

University of North Carolina School of the Arts

USC Cinematic Arts

Vassar College