Collage 2021

Production Team

Faculty AdvisorJohn McCarty
Collage Student DirectorsKali Clougherty & Hannah Hubbard
Director (A Musical)Kali Clougherty
Music Director (A Musical)Kaylee Hayden
Choreographer (A Musical)Hannah Hubbard
Director (Master of the House)Zion Middleton
Choreographer (Master of the House)Jaron Cole
Music Director (Master of the House)Zion Middleton
Director & Choreographer (Burn/World Burn)Kayla Jacobs
Arranger (Burn/World Burn)Cara DelPietro
Director (A Whole New World)Jaelyn Alexander
Choreographer (A Whole New World)Kayla Jacobs
Music Director (A Whole New World)Jaelyn Alexander
Director (Donny Novitski)Sara LiBrandi
Choreographer (Donny Novitski)Jaid Green
Music Director & Arranger (Donny Novitski)Mallorie Sievert
Director & Choreographer (You Can’t Stop the Beat)Cullen Zeno
Music Director (You Can’t Stop the Beat)Hannah Hubbard
Director (The Key Is)Brooks Andrew
Choreographers (The Key Is)Brooks Andrew & Alex Segarra
Music Director (The Key Is)Taylor Mitchell
Directors (Night of Nights)Kayla Jacobs & Alex Segarra
Music Director (Night of Nights)Jaelyn Alexander
Directors (The Prom)Micah Day and Sara LiBrandi
Choreographers (The Prom)Zeth Dixon & Jaid Green
Music Directors (The Prom)Camille Fundingsland & Mallorie Sievert
PianoHaidee Dollak
DrumsChristina Lowder
Stage ManagersMia McManamy, Charlee Rubino, Tara Ventkataraman
SoundKameron Askew
Front of House SupervisorDavid McGraw
House ManagersElla Huestis & Laura McGuire

Special Thanks

Jen Guy Metcalf, David McGraw

Company

Tristan Altobelli

Tristan Altobelli

Jaelyn Alexander

Jaelyn Alexander

Kameron Askew

Kameron Askew

Brooks Andrew

Brooks Andrew

Jacob Atkins

Jacob Atkins

Caroline Borio

Caroline Borio

Daniel Brackett

Daniel Brackett

Willem Butler

Willem Butler

Charlie Castro

Charlie Castro

Kali Clougherty

Kali Clougherty

Jaron Cole

Jaron Cole

Micah Day

Micah Day

Zeth Dixon

Zeth Dixon

Derick Donato

Derick Donato

Andy Edelman

Andy Edelman

Hannah Ellowitz

Hannah Ellowitz

Collin Flanagan

Collin Flanagan

Camille Fundingsland

Camille Fundingsland

Jaid Green

Jaid Green

Abby Harnum

Abby Harnum

Kaylee Hayden

Kaylee Hayden

Anna Hertel

Anna Hertel

Erik Houck

Erik Houck

Anne-Sophie Hill

Anne-Sophie Hill

Bryant Howard

Bryant Howard

Ella Huestis

Ella Huestis

Hannah Hubbard

Hannah Hubbard

Marina Jansen

Marina Jansen

Kayla Jordan Jacobs

Kayla Jordan Jacobs

Elsa Oates Keefe

Elsa Oates Keefe

Nathan Keffer

Nathan Keffer

Hannah Kevitt

Hannah Kevitt

Weston LeCrone

Weston LeCrone

Sara LiBrandi

Sara LiBrandi

Jacqueline Mate

Jacqueline Mate

Mary Kate McDonald

Mary Kate McDonald

Mia McManamy

Mia McManamy

McKenna Meeks

McKenna Meeks

Zion Middleton

Zion Middleton

Taylor Ann Mitchell

Taylor Ann Mitchell

Sayo Oni

Sayo Oni

Tyler Okunski

Tyler Okunski

Alex Pouloutides

Alex Pouloutides

Daniel Rabinowitz

Daniel Rabinowitz

Candace Rhodes

Candace Rhodes

Julianne Roberts

Julianne Roberts

Charlee Rubino

Charlee Rubino

Sitare Sadeghi

Sitare Sadeghi

Ellie Schwartz

Ellie Schwartz

Skyler Sajewski

Skyler Sajewski

Summer Severin

Summer Severin

Mallorie Sievert

Mallorie Sievert

Emily Stober

Emily Stober

Renell Taylor

Renell Taylor

Tara Venkataraman

Tara Venkataraman

Giselle Watts

Giselle Watts

Kenny Wells

Kenny Wells

Cullen Zeno

Cullen Zeno

Tristan Altobelli

Tristan is super excited to be here and to be a part of Elon performing arts.

Jaelyn Alexander

Jaelyn is a proud member of the Elon Music Theatre Class of 2022. Some of her recent credits include: Heathers: The Musical, Beast Mode Champion, and The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin. Jaelyn thanks LINK Class 4, the Elon Music Theatre Faculty, and her family for supporting her throughout the years.

Kameron Askew

Kameron is a first year musical theatre major. He was recently seen in Elon Cares and really enjoys participating in student directed performances. He would like to thank Kayla, Jaylyn, and Cullen for their work on The Moment. He would also like to thank his family for their continued support in everything he does.

Brooks Andrew

Brooks is thrilled to be performing in Grand Night in person this year! Brooks is currently a Junior Music Theatre major at Elon and hails from Boston, MA. His past favorite roles include Jack (Into the Woods, Elon University) and Sky (Mamma Mia!, Walnut Hill School for the Arts). Brooks is looking forward to making his professional theatre debut this summer as a company member at Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts playing 'Prince Topher' in Cinderella and 'Charlie Dalrymple' in Brigadoon. Brooks would like to extend a special thanks to his family back home, his Music Theatre Class of '23, and his Vizsla puppy "Rugby". Find him on Instagram @brooks_andrew

Jacob Atkins

Jacob is a Sophomore at Elon University from Tampa, Florida, who is pursuing his BFA in Musical Theatre. Recent credits are Newsies (Jack Kelly), Pippin (Pippin), Disaster the Musical (Chad), I Love You Because (Austin). Jacob would like to say a special thank you to his family and friends who have supported his journey in the Arts. Check him out on Instagram @thejacobatkins_

Caroline Borio

Caroline is a sophomore Music Theater major and Honors Fellow from Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. She is so excited to be performing (in person!) alongside her incredibly talented peers this year. She would like to thank her peers, the performing arts faculty, and her family for their continuous support.

Daniel Brackett

Daniel Brackett is senior in the music theatre program. At Elon, he has appeared in Fugitive Songs, Damn Yankees, and Once On This Island. Born and raised in Southern California, Daniel has worked with several companies in the area including Ensemble Theatre Company, 5 Star Theatricals, Rubicon Theatre Company, and Ventura Ballet Company. Upon graduation, Daniel plans to move to New York to pursue a Broadway career, and eventually land back in sunny SoCal.

Willem Butler

Willem Butler is a senior Music theatre major and is excited to be in his last year at Elon. Elon has provided a perfect jumping off point for his professional career and life outside of his educational career. He would like to thank specifically Kenneth Lee, Julio Augustin, Catherine Mcneela, and his friends and family for all of their support.

Charlie Castro

Charlie Castro is a first-year music theatre major from Miami, Florida. He is so grateful to be joining the Elon University music theatre family! He wants to thank his parents and family back at home for their overwhelming support. Charlie is incredibly excited to return to performing live onstage. He sends a warm thank you to all the professors, production team, and fellow classmates that put so much into every performance at Elon!

Kali Clougherty

Kali is a senior Music Theatre major and is excited to perform in her final Grand Night. She was previously seen in Elon's productions Into the Woods and Beast Mode Champion. She wants to thank her professors, family, and friends for their support during her 4 years at Elon.

Jaron Cole

Jaron is a Junior BFA Music Theatre and BA Arts Administration major with a minor in Business Administration from Madison, New Jersey. This May, Jaron is excited to direct and choreograph Renegade Productions' The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Elon credits: Into The Woods (Mysterious Man), 42nd Street (Ensemble, u/s Andy Lee), Beast Mode Champion (Swing), Fugitive Songs (Asst. Director/Choreographer). Jaron is the President of Renegade Productions and has served as the Artistic Director of Elon Cares for the last two years. Jaron would like to thank his friends and family!

Micah Day

Micah is a Sophomore BFA Musical Theatre Major from Cincinnati, Ohio. He comes from a very musical and theatre background with both of his parents and two siblings having the itch to perform! Elon credits: Into the Woods (Sleeping Beauty, Grimm, u/s Rapunzel's Prince) Other credits: Something Rotten! (Shakespeare), Newsies (Jack Kelly), Guys and Dolls (Nathan Detroit). Micah is very excited that he has found a home here at Elon University and can not wait to see what the future brings. Micah would like to thank his family and friends, and he hopes you enjoy the show! Instagram: @micah.andrew

Zeth Dixon

Zeth Dixon is a second year Music Theatre Major at Elon University. Previous credits at Elon include 42nd Street (Pat Denning/Ensemble), The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (Gregory, Keith, Daddy, Lucas U/S), and #Silenced (Actor #4). He is happy and proud to share his artistic endeavors and wants to thank all those who have supported him thus far in his life and career.

Derick Donato

Derick is a First-Year Music Theatre Major from Binghamton, NY, and is super stoked to be performing in his first Grand Night! Derick was last seen in the Spring Dance Concert here at Elon and is super excited to be the Male Swing in Elon Renegade's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Derick would like to thank Deb and Chris, his amazing family, and his friends for everything they do for him and their constant support!

Andy Edelman

Andy is thrilled to be ending his time at Elon with Movin' On. Working on this show has been a dream. Thank you to Professor Matos and all those involved! Andy is looking forward to moving to NYC after Graduation. Regional/Previous Credits: 42nd Street, Footloose, La Cage Aux Folles, The Music Man, Chicago, West Side Story.

Hannah Ellowitz

Hannah is a senior Music Theatre major at Elon, originally from Ft Lauderdale, FL. She most recently played the Witch in Elon’s winter production, Into the Woods. Special thanks to her friends and family for their endless love and support throughout her journey at Elon. See more at hannahellowitz.com, @hannahellowitz

Collin Flanagan

Collin Flanagan is a first-year Music Theatre major and is beyond delighted for his first ever performance at Elon! Some of his recent credits include Jack Kelly in Newsies, Tulsa in Gypsy, Pippin in Pippin, and Robert Martin in The Drowsy Chaperone. He wants to thank the faculty at Elon for such amazing training so far, and his fellow classmates for being so supportive and inspiring. Additional thanks to his family for always aiding him in pursuit of his passions.

Camille Fundingsland

Camille Fundingsland is a second year BFA Musical Theatre Major all the way from San Diego, California. She is incredibly excited to take part in her first Elon production as Lorraine in 42nd Street. Recent credits include Little Women (Beth), Xanadu (Kira), and Newsies (Katherine). Special thanks to her voice professor Dr. Polly, Mom, Dad, and her little sis Audrey for all the support! Instagram: @camille_nf

Jaid Green

Jaid Green is a sophomore Music Theatre major and a Leadership Fellow from Wyckoff, New Jersey. She is currently assistant directing and understudying Rachel in Movin' On. She is also a member of Vital Signs A Cappella. During the Summer of 2021, she completed the Broadway Choreographer’s Intensive with Dance Lab New York. Favorite roles include Brooke Wyndham in Legally Blonde, Mother/Singer/Swan in The Secret In The Wings, and Lady Beatrice in Once Upon A Mattress. @jaid.green

Abby Harnum

Abby Harnum is a current proud member of the Music Theatre BFA class of 2023 here at Elon University. Most recently, Abby traveled to Florence, Italy this past summer and performed in the Ensemble of La Bohéme and La Traviata. She has also been seen as Gertrude McFuzz in the Bucks County Playhouse Youth Company’s production of Seussical and as Sister Sophia in their production of The Sound of Music. Abby is very grateful to be a part of this production and she’d like to thank her friends, family and the Elon faculty for their support.

Kaylee Hayden

Welcome to Grand Night! Kaylee is a junior Music Theatre major with a minor in Music Technology. At Elon, Kaylee was most recently Lucinda in Into the Woods, and was in the cast of The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin as an understudy. She is a member of Vital Signs A Cappella, serving as the PR/Marketing Chair. Thank you for supporting live theatre, enjoy the show!

Anna Hertel

Anna is elated to be working on a new project for her very last show at Elon. She would like to thank her friends and family for their continuous love and support!

Erik Houck

Erik is super excited to be performing here at Elon alongside his peers! Previous roles Erik has played include Tom of Warwick in the Broadway tour of Camelot and Roger in ITS’s Rent.

Anne-Sophie Hill

Anne-Sophie is a sophomore Musical Theatre major at Elon University this year. She has performed in various regional performances such as Chicago, Bring it On, Legally Blonde, as well as Elon’s The Moment and The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin. She is beyond excited to continue her journey at Elon!

Bryant Howard

This is Bryant's first year and first Grand Night at Elon University, and he is so excited to perform alongside his talented peers. Bryant's previous performances at Elon include 42nd Street (Ensemble), Elon Cares, and upcoming as an understudy for Scott in Movin' On, a workshop. Bryant would like to thank the faculty and his peers for their hard work on this project and hopes you all enjoy!

Ella Huestis

Ella is a first-year Music Theatre student from Dallas, TX, and is thrilled to be performing on the Elon stage in Movin' On! She has performed in Collage, Elon Cares, and Grand Night at Elon. Past credits include Bonnie (Bonnie & Clyde), Roxie (Chicago), Little Sally/Dance Captain (Urinetown), Katherine/Dance Corps (Newsies). She would like to thank Julio Matos, Dr. John McCarty, and Alexandra Warren for their guidance and hard work on this production and for the opportunity to step out of her comfort zone. Enjoy the show! @ellagracehuestis

Hannah Hubbard

Hannah is a current senior in the Music Theatre and Arts Administration program here at Elon and she cannot wait to get back on stage, especially in a tap dance show. Hannah's been tapping since she was four years old and has been in various tap shows like Anything Goes and Crazy For You. When not tapping on stage you can find her tapping in the garage with her dad or trying to convince her mom to join in. I hope you enjoy the show!

Marina Jansen

Marina Jansen is a first-year Music Theatre major from Maryland. They are so excited to be performing and choreographing in their first Elon Grand Night! Thank you to all everyone for their hard work and enjoy the show!

Kayla Jordan Jacobs

Durham, NC native, Kayla Jordan Jacobs is currently a Senior at Elon University and is working toward a B.F.A in Music Theatre and B.A. in Arts Administration. Her most recent credits include "Stepmother," in Into the Woods and "Granny," in The Bubbly Black Girl. Kayla is grateful and excited to be performing in her very last Grand Night and would like to thank God and her family for getting her through these last four years!

Elsa Oates Keefe

Elsa Oates Keefe is a sophomore Musical Theatre major and is thrilled to be back on the Elon University stage! She recently appeared as Chitty Chatty Pal in The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin on Elon’s Mainstage. Credits include Jo March (Little Women), Penny Pingleton (Hairspray), and Katherine (Newsies) for which she received two New Hampshire Theatre Awards. She is a proud YoungArts alumni. She’d like to thank her family for being a fierce supporter of her life in the arts and beyond, as well as Kenneth Lee and her friends at Elon for all of their support.

Nathan Keffer

Nathan Keffer is a senior Music Theatre major and Jazz Studies minor this year and is so grateful to be wrapping up his time at Elon at Grand Night with such an amazing group of friends. He would like to thank his parents for their unending love and support, as without whom he would never have been.

Hannah Kevitt

Hannah Kevitt is delighted to be back for her second year at Elon! Some of Hannah’s favorite regional credits include: Miss Saigon (Serenbe Playhouse), A Chorus Line (Heritage Theatre Festival), The Wolves (Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte), South Pacific (Triad Stage), and Fugitive Songs (Elon University). Hannah would like to thank her family and friends for their continued support. Hannah is so grateful for all of the opportunities that she’s received over the years and is beyond excited to be a part of the Elon Music Theatre Family!

Weston LeCrone

Weston is thrilled to be on both sides of the table for his final Elon credit! Previous Elon productions include 42nd Street, Fugitive Songs, Damn Yankees, Bent, and #silenced (Co-Director). Regional/professional credits include The Sound of Music (Beef & Boards), Mamma Mia, Mary Poppins (The Prizery), And Then They Came For Me (Indiana Rep). Special thanks to the cast, crew, and creative team for all their dedication to this project. Much love to Mom and Dad.

Sara LiBrandi

Sara LiBrandi is a sophomore BFA Musical Theatre major from Dayton, Ohio. She is thrilled to be making her Elon main stage debut as Jack's Mom in one of her favorite musicals. Some of her favorite previous credits include Freaky Friday (Katherine), Steel Magnolias (M'Lynn), and Mamma Mia (Rosie). Instagram: @sara_libi

Jacqueline Mate

Jacqueline Mate, a junior Musical Theatre major, is thrilled to be making her Elon mainstage debut as Rapunzel in Into the Woods! This past summer, Jacqueline worked at BMA playing Helga in Cabaret. She has also performed numerous times throughout NYC and CT (Metropolitan Room, Downtown Cabaret, The Klein). Endless thank yous to her family, friends, and professors for their never-ending love, support, and kindness. Instagram: @jacquelinemate

Mary Kate McDonald

Mary Kate is a sophomore BFA Music Theatre major ecstatic to be making her mainstage debut in 42nd Street! Past favorite credits include The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy Gale), Peter Pan (Wendy Darling), and Yeston’s Phantom (Christine Daae). Mary Kate is thrilled for live theatre’s return and cannot wait to share this piece with you. Special thanks to the cast, creative team, Dr. Polly Cornelius, and her Mom, Dad, and brother Patrick for their wisdom, empathy, and support.

Mia McManamy

Mia is a First-Year BFA Music Theatre Major from Kansas City, Missouri who is also an Elon College Fellow with a minor in Communications. She is grateful to be understudying Linda in Movin' On, and for all she was able to learn and observe during this workshop process. She has worked at KC Rep, Starlight Theater, The Coterie, New Theater Restaurant, and graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan where she spent her Senior Year of High School. She would not be here without her incredible family, teachers, and support system!

McKenna Meeks

McKenna is a proud member of Elon MT ‘22 from Las Vegas, NV. Some of her favorite credits include We Will Rock You - Elon University (ensemble), Trojan Barbie - Elon University (chorus, assistant choreographer, dance captain), She Loves Me- Super Summer Theatre (dance captain, ensemble), Anything Goes - B.B. Production Co. (Reno), All Shook Up- B.B. Production Co. (Ms. Sandra), The King and I - B.B. Production Co. (Anna), & Into the Woods - B.B. Production Co. (Witch). She would like to thank her family and of course her wonderful cast and crew for this opportunity. @mckenna_meeks

Zion Middleton

Zion Middleton is a junior BFA Music Theatre major from McDonough, Ga. His passion for social justice and change in today’s society is what drives his need to perform. Outside of performing he enjoys directing, playing soccer, and working at the Boys and Girl’s Club of Alamance County. Other theatre credits include: Aldolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone, Judas in Godspell. Lucas in Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, and Fortinbras in Hamlet. Special thanks to his mother, grandmother and brother!

Taylor Ann Mitchell

Taylor is thrilled to be performing in her first play here at Elon! She is a junior this year and cannot wait to see what her third year at Elon holds in store. She would like to thank her friends and family for their endless support. She would also like to thank her incredible professors and mentors for the support and knowledge they have given her. She hopes you enjoy the show!

Sayo Oni

Sayo Oni is a Junior at Elon University in the Musical Theatre BFA program. Some of his most recent credits are The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, Beast Mode Champion, and Songs for a New World. Sayo would like to thank his mom, dad, sisters, niece, and extended family and friends for their unlimited support. Sayo would also like to thank the creative team and cast for all of their hard work on this production. He's incredibly grateful for the opportunity to perform and be surrounded by this talented ensemble.

Tyler Okunski

Tyler is a senior music theatre major from California. During March 2020, Tyler was set to play Monty in Elon’s production of Violet so he’s thrilled to have one more opportunity to perform in Roberts Studio Theater in Movin' On. Other theatrical credits include Danny Zuko in Grease and Wadsworth in Clue: On Stage. Much love to family, as always.

Alex Pouloutides

Alex is a senior BFA music theatre major and is thrilled to be making her Elon MT debut in 42nd Street. She has previously appeared on the McCrary Stage in the 2020 spring dance concert Rite Of Seasons. She would like to thank Professor Matos, Ken, Sara, Nina, Gene, and Deb for their support, as well as LK and the dance department. She is so grateful to her mom, dad, and sister for their love and encouragement throughout this process. When in doubt, tap it out.

Daniel Rabinowitz

Daniel is a Junior Music Theatre major! Favorite credits include You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (Charlie), Newsies (Davey), Sweeney Todd, and Bent. After a year of loss and struggle, he is unbelievably grateful to be storytelling alongside some of his favorite people again. Huge thanks to his Mom and Dad, friends, and family for the constant support; and to the cast, crew, and creative team for working non-stop to keep everybody safe and happy!

Candace Rhodes

Candace Rhodes is a junior musical theatre major at Elon University. She has played in various roles such as Working The Musical, Grand Hotel, Once on This Island, and The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin. Candace is thrilled to be a part of Elon's workshop production of Movin' On. She wants to thank her family, friends, and God for consistently supporting her endeavors.

Julianne Roberts

Julianne is a senior Music Theatre student and is thrilled to be performing in her last show at Elon. Prior to this show, you may have seen Julianne in Damn Yankees, Trojan Barbie, and multiple Grand Night performances! She would like to thank her parents, sister, and the rest of her family for their constant support over the years. She would also like to thank all of her professors, and especially Professor Matos, for helping her cultivate her skills as an actor, singer, and dancer to be successful in the industry. Enjoy the show!

Charlee Rubino

Charlee Rubino is a first year Music Theatre major from California. She is so excited to be performing in her first show at Elon! She would love to thank her family and friends for their support and all of the teachers and coaches who helped her get here. Charlee is so excited to be apart of the class of 2025 and can’t wait to continue her training here for the next 4 years!

Sitare Sadeghi

Sitare Sadeghi is a first-year Music Theatre major with a minor in Piano Pedagogy. Previous roles include Sally in Cabaret, Cinderella in Into The Woods, and Cassie in A Chorus Line. Sitare has also participated in Collage and Elon Cares as Music Director. She is thrilled to be making her Elon Mainstage Debut in Movin' On as Ensemble. Sitare is excited to start her journey performing on the Elon stage and is thankful for all of the opportunities her family has provided her. She hopes you enjoy the show!

Ellie Schwartz

Ellie Schwartz is delighted to make her college debut! Ellie is a freshman from St. Louis, Missouri where she was most recently seen in Smokey Joe's Cafe (Muny). Favorite roles include Alice Murphy in Bright Star, Roxy in Chicago, and a pioneer in the Muny premiere of Paint Your Wagon. Ellie enjoys dancing, laughing, shouting, and searching for the world's best chai tea latte. So thankful to Elon University for the opportunity to learn from amazing faculty and students.

Skyler Sajewski

Skyler Sajewski is a senior Musical Theatre Major, with minors in Business and Literature. She is thrilled to be making her Elon Mainstage Debut as Cinderella in Into the Woods! You may have also seen her in Elon’s production of The Wolves as #2. Skyler is honored to celebrate live theatre being back with such a stellar cast, crew, and creative team. Favorite credits include Julia (The Wedding Singer), Kate (Kiss Me Kate), and Dream Laurie (Oklahoma!). Much love to her family and friends, whose support and love mean everything in the world to her.

Summer Severin

Summer is a freshman in the MT program and is so excited to be performing in her first main stage production! She would like to thank her family for their constant support in making her dreams come true. She sends all her love to the cast and crew. She hopes you enjoy the show!!

Mallorie Sievert

Mallorie is a first year Music Theatre major in the Honors Fellows program with a double major in Applied Mathematics. Some of her favorite roles have been Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, Marianne in Constellations, Nora Morton in Brighton Beach Memoirs, and Beth in Little Women. She is so incredibly excited and thankful to be a part of the Elon musical theatre family and hopes you enjoy the show!

Emily Stober

Emily is so excited for her first year as a Musical Theatre Major and Elon College Fellow! She is from Hickory, North Carolina where she grew up performing in local theatre, dance, and music venues. Emily recently graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she spent her senior year in the High School Drama Program. She is incredibly thankful for the support from her family and mentors as she continues her artistic and academic journey.

Renell Taylor

Renell Taylor (Performer) is delighted to be making an appearance in The Moment. Recent/Favorite credits include Lucky in Dames at Sea at the National WWII Museum, Specs in Newsies with Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre, and Ensemble in Catch Me if You Can at Tent Theatre. He is a sophomore at Elon University where he is double majoring with a minor to receive a BFA in Musical Theatre, a BA in Arts Administration, as well as a minor in business administration. Renell would like to give special thanks to his family and friends as well as all of the amazing educators he has had the pleasure to learn from.

Tara Venkataraman

Tara Venkataraman is a first-year Music Theatre major, Psychology minor, and Elon College of Arts and Sciences Fellow from Atlanta, GA. She is so excited to be in the ensemble of Movin' On! Some of Tara's previous credits include Sophie in Mamma Mia, Kit Kat Girl in Cabaret, and Ornella Understudy in Leap of Faith. Tara wants to thank her friends, teachers, and, most importantly, her family for all their love and support!

Giselle Watts

Giselle is a junior Music Theatre major with a minor in Creative Writing from Richmond, VA who is ecstatic to be here and to be able to grow alongside such amazing people! Last fall semester, she made her Elon Debut as an understudy in Beast Mode Champion. And during j-term 2021, she had the privilege of understudying in the Bubbly Black Girl as well as being the Community Outreach Coordinator for the show. Giselle is thankful for her family and friends and their constant support. And she hopes that you will enjoy the show!

Kenny Wells

Kenny is very excited yet, extraordinarily sad to be performing in her last Collage here at Elon! She is beyond blessed to be finishing her BFA on campus in December and spending her spring semester in Los Angeles, CA diving into pilot season. Recent credits include: Sophie in Mamma Mia! at the Laguna Playhouse and Ensemble in We Will Rock You at Elon University. Although theatre will always be in her heart, Kenny cannot wait to explore the world of film. And without further ado, enjoy Collage!

Cullen Zeno

Cullen is thrilled to be a part of the legacy that is The Moment. He loved collaborating with his fellow black performers to celebrate our blackness. Lastly, WE DEM FLAMES! Go Phoenix!