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Glimpses of Some Recent Alums May-August 2016


Allison Job

Allison Job (Pre-College ’05; BM ’09, MM ’11, double bass) has recently passed the New York State Bar. 


Allison Job (Pre-College ’05; BM ’09, MM ’11, double bass)
I just graduated from Fordham University School of Law, where I was a public interest fellow, and was admitted to the New York State Bar. I’m currently a law clerk at Jazz at Lincoln Center while continuing my work in arts advocacy with other Juilliard alumni: I’m working with refugees through ASTEP (Artists Striving to End Poverty) as an International Rescue Committee teaching artist. In my spare time, I’m launching an arts education nonprofit with my childhood best friend, actress Ali Stroker.



Christian Reif

Christian Reif (MM ’14, orchestral conducting)
Starting next season I’m going to be the resident conductor of the San Francisco Symphony and the music director of its Youth Orchestra. In the meantime, I’m finishing this year as the conducting fellow at the New World Symphony. And I’m spending my summer conducting in Germany and at the Ojai Festival in California, Tanglewood, and the Lakes Area Music Festival. Looking forward to all of it! (photo by Tomas Loewy)


Ryan SpahnRyan Spahn (BFA ’14, drama)
I’m in Ike Holter’s Exit Strategy for Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane through May 6. In June, the feature film I wrote, produced, and acted in called Woven will have its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival. This coming winter, I head to Chicago with the original cast of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s (Playwrights ’14) Gloria as we transfer the show from N.Y.C.’s Vineyard Theatre to the Goodman. (photo by Benedict Evans)


Kristin OlsonKristin Olson (MM ’12, historical performance)
I’ve started an oboe reed-making business,; a period-instrument orchestra specializing in classical and romantic repertoire,; and a concert series,, at Mount Sinai Hospital, where I had lung surgery last year. In addition to a busy freelancing schedule, I also enjoy teaching master classes in Baroque and Classical interpretation for modern players, and have given classes at N.Y.U., Harvard, Yale, and the University of Washington. (photo by Tatiana Daubek)


Wanzhen LiWanzhen Li (BM ’07, MM ’09, violin)
I’m one of the newest violinists in the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. I try to play as much chamber music as I can and teach on the side. And after living in New York City for so long, I now have to learn how to drive! (photo by Arthur Moeller)


Robbie MooreRobbie Moore (BFA ’14, dance)
I perform and tour internationally with L.A. Dance Project—eight of the nine company members are recent Juilliard alums! After graduation, I worked for and performed with established dance makers including Lar Lubovitch (’64, dance), Madboots Dance (Jonathan Campbell, BFA ’10, is a co-founder), David Norsworthy (BFA ’13), and Zack Winokur (BFA ’12). I also continue to work with world-renowned dynamic anatomist and Juilliard faculty member Irene Dowd (’70, dance) with the objective of learning, modeling, archiving, and teaching her body of work. (photo by Morgan Lugo)


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