Upper School students helped spread holiday cheer at the annual Winter Arts Festival. The night of performances, held on Tuesday, December 18, showcased spectacular displays of singing, acting, dancing plus a pre-show art gallery.
In a letter to the community following the festival, Head of School Michael Dealy wrote the following:
It was an extraordinary evening filled with such thought-provoking and inspiring artwork and truly mesmerizing dancers, actors, and singers. The music was so spirited and joyous, it brought holiday cheer to all. What a terrific way to celebrate right before we part ways for the holidays!
Special thanks to our performers: Joseph Anzalone, jazz; Sara Anzalone, dance; Ella Bakula-Rusk, chorus; Matthew Barraclough, jazz; Anthony Berini, theatre; Jonathan Fainberg, jazz; Olivia Fiocco, vocals; Nick Galette, theatre; Cam Goldberg, theatre; Alexandra Gordon, dance; Josh Jeremie, jazz; Daniel Kapustyansky, chorus; Raymond Lee, jazz; Gavin McDonough, theatre; Laura Parnes, vocals; Lucia Pepe, theatre; Maya Pellitteri, dance; Dominique Perone, dance; Xela Perun, theatre; Derek Privman, theatre; Callie Todd, chorus; Ayva Vitacco, dance; Aidan Walsh, jazz; Lexuan Wang, jazz; and Si Hao Wang, jazz. In addition, I'd like to also thank Crystal Freeburn for her tech assistance and Dominque Perone for her choreography on the dance ensemble.
Special thanks to Cait Hynes and Noreen Stewart, Directors and Stage Managers; Keith Levenson, Music Director; Danny Greene, Jazz Band Leader; Margaret Capotorto, dance; Josh Freeburn, tech; and Dean Bevilacqua, stage set. Special recognition to other members of the Bay Ridge Prep Arts Faculty, Gabe Freire; Alec Harrington; Helena Ng, Chairperson; Reese Mattison; Elyssa Shafran; and Adam Wolfsdorf.
Thank you for your participation and for your contributions to this event. Every part in the festival seemed to fit together so wonderfully and flow so effortlessly.
Founded in 1998, Bay Ridge Prep is an independent, K-12 college preparatory school offering exceptional courses and intimate class sizes in a socially-mature and positive environment.