our students

The students and alumni of Metropolitan School of the Arts continue to amaze us with their accomplishments. Please e-mail us at studio@metropolitanarts.org to share your successes!


Professional Credits

Ben Cook

• “Newsies” National tour (Race)
• “Billy Elliot” National tour (Billy and Michael)
• “Billy Elliot” on Broadway (Tall Boy and Michael u/s)
• “Ragtime,” Kennedy Center and Broadway (Little Boy)
• “A Christmas Carol” at Ford’s Theatre
• 2011 Helen Hayes Award nominee for Michael in “Billy Elliot” at the Kennedy Center

Spencer Ramirez 

• Mark Morris Dance Group

Ben Rudisin

• National Ballet of Canada

Annie Yu

• Anchor, FOX 5 News

Brittany O’Grady

• Synetic Theater productions of “The Three Musketeers” and “Jekyll & Hyde.”
• “A Christmas Carol” at Ford’s Theatre
• “Witches of Eastwick” at Arena Stage

Emily Haughton

• The Washington Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”

Holden Brettell

• “A Christmas Carol” at Ford’s Theatre
• “Richard III” at Folger’s Theatre
• “Merry Wives Of Windsor” at Shakespeare Theatre
• “Really Rosie” at Bucks County Playhouse
• “Winnie The Pooh” at Adventure Theatre
• “Enemy Of The People” at Center Stage
• “King and I” at Toby’s Dinner Theatre
• “The King And I” at Wolf Trap Performing Arts National Park
• National Park Service PSA

Maya Brettell

• “Fiddler on the Roof,: Arena Stage
• “Appropriate,” Woolly Mammoth Theatre
• “The Big Meal” at Studio Theatre
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• “Macbeth,” Synetic Theatre
• “Goodnight Moon,” Adventure Theatre MTC
• “A Little House Christmas,” Adventure Theatre MTC
• “Big, The Musical” at Adventure Theatre MTC
• “Eleemosynary” at Compass Rose Theatre
• “Annie,” Toby’s Dinner Theatre and Rockville Musical Theater
• Anne Frank Exhibit Film at The Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles
• WATCH Nomination for Lead Actress In A Musical
• Little Theatre of Alexandria Award for Best Junior Performer, 2009-10 Season

Remy Brettell

• “A Christmas Carol” at Ford’s Theatre
• “Richard III” at Folger’s Theatre
• “Merry Wives Of Windsor” at Shakespeare Theatre
• “The Lion, The Unicorn, and Me” with the Washington National Opera at The Kennedy Center
• “The King And I” at Wolf Trap Performing Arts National Park
• “The Sound Of Music” at Toby’s Dinner Theater
• National Park Service PSA

Lexi Rhem

• “A Christmas Carol” at Ford’s Theatre
• Mount Vernon Children Theater’s  “Annie”

Elizabeth Rader

• Signature Theater’s “Les Miserables”
• Mount Vernon Children Theater’s  “Annie”

Erin Dooley

• Palace Theatre’s “Why Do Fools Fall In Love” (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)

Paul Signet

• Washington National Opera’s “Show Boat”


Colleges and Universities 

• Lauren Dalal, Marymount Manhattan College, New York (Dance)
• Erin Dooley: Coastal Carolina University: CCU Dance Company
• Megan Hislop: University of Virginia and Hawaii, Dolphin Training and Student Services
• Josh Israel, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (Music Theater)
• Stephanie Marshall: University of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University (Medical School)
• Erin McNamara: James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
• Spencer Ramirez: The Julliard School, New York City
• Ben Rudisin: North Carolina School of the Arts, North Carolina
• Ara Snyder: Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Washington, DC
• Daniel Twomey, Wagner College, New York
• Samantha Warren: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
• Lai Lai Williams: Shenandoah University
• Brianna Latrash: University of Cincinnati, Conservatory of Music
• Rosie Matthews: Pace University, New York, NY
• Emily Dimaggio: University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
• Ara Snyder: Penn State University
• Klaudia Amenabar: University of Pennsylvania
• Tiffany Chatfield: HARID Conservatory, Boca Raton, FL


 Training/Performances

• Nicole Barker: Richmond Ballet Summer Intensive
• Chloe Borden, American Ballet Theater summer intensive
• Lauren Dalal:  Alvin Ailey Summer Program, Professional Division, New York City
• Danielle Frye: Alvin Ailey Summer Program, Professional Division, New York City
• Abby Gilliland: Rockette Summer Intensive, New York City
• Emily Haughton: The Washington School of Ballet, and the Kirov Summer Ballet Program, Washington, DC
• Sarah Kelly: The Washington Ballet Summer Intensive, Washington, DC, and Richmond Ballet Summer Intensive
• Roxanne King, Kennedy Center, JUBA! Masters of Tap Performance with Lane Alexander
• Brianna Latrash: Rockette Summer Intensive, New York City
• Erin McNamara: Rockette Summer Intensive, New York City
• Ben Rudisin: Houston Ballet, Apprentice, Houston, TX, and successful completion of the first round of auditions for the Prix de Lausanne ballet competition in Switzerland.
• Kyra Smith, Kennedy Center, JUBA! Masters of Tap Performance with Lane Alexander
• Gabi Stapula: Broadway Intensive, New York City
• Cayli Dobbs, Rockettes Summer Intensive, New York City
• Kelsey Kaufman, Joffrey Summer Program
• Chloe Borden, Boston Ballet Summer Program