Two current Theatre Arts and Dance students and one recent graduate were awarded competitive fellowships by TYA/USA in the field of Theatre for Young Audiences. Paulo de Morais Chiossi, class of 2019 from Curitiba, Brazil, Jasmine Middleton and Hanna Williamson, both class of 2020 from Colorado, all served as 2019 Colleen Toohey Porter TYA/USA Festival & Conference Fellows.

Jasmine Middleton

TYA/USA is the leading national organization for the professional field of theatre for children and families, representing nearly 900 member theatres, organizations, and individual artists across 42 states. Dedicated to ensuring that all young people have access to high-quality theatre experiences, TYA/USA offers a variety of programming and provides a network of exchange that connects professionals working across the industry.TYA/USA Fellowships are designed to offer dynamic opportunities for growth, discovery, and exchange to practitioners in the field of Theatre for Young Audiences.

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Hanna Williamson