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Read about other THEATRE Alumni
Megan McQuillan ’99, Joel Reamer ’99, Mary Leach ’00 , Faezeh Jalali ’01 , Elly Jaresko (Jarvis) ’01, Luisa Vitor-Fraser ’01 , Hanifa Washington ’01 , Celâl Eldenіz ’02 , Sellus (Bessinger) Wilder ’03, Maura Kidwell ’04,Erin Phillips ’05, Sarah Bowden ’09, Jordana Burke ’09, Jacob Williams ’11, Matthew Alan Porter ’12, Simone Stadler ’13, Alen Keric ’14, Calago Hipps ’15, Alice Gehrke ’16, Orianna O’Neill ’16, Aria Shannon ’16, Rebekah Evans ’18, Abby McCully ’18
Joey Hernandez ’11 is a first-generation college graduate receiving his B.A. in Dance and Health & Society from Beloit College where he has been privileged to return as a visiting instructor for the Dance Department and Upward Bound Program. He relocated to Oakland, CA from the Midwest and will graduate in 2021 with his M.F.A in Dance from Mills College. Before his move to the Bay Area Joey was adjunct dance faculty at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, University of Wisconsin Madison, and Carthage College. Prior to his collegiate teaching positions he was on faculty at Millennium Dance Complex Chicago. Performance credits include: Carnival Los Angeles & Chicago, The Millennium Experience, The Miss Illinois Pageant, Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival, Summerfest (Milwaukee, WI), Wisconsin Sports Awards, and Legends in Concert (Las Vegas, NV).
Joey has had the privilege to set pieces for: Chicago’s Choreographers Carnival, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and The Milwaukee School of the Arts. Joey has contributed guest classes at DePaul University (Chicago, IL), Athletic Garage (Pasadena, CA), East Coast Edge (Boston, MA). In addition to instructing for Dance Masters of Wisconsin Inc, Southern Association of Dance Masters, and Chicago National Association of Dance Masters. Joey has the great fortune to be a judge for Applause Talent and StarQuest International for almost a decade.
Stay up to date on Joey’s recent work on social media via Instagram: joey_hernandez23.
Read about other DANCE alumni
Claire Alrich ’13, Nora Anderson ’13, Mika Banks ’05, Sandy Bogar ’10, Heather Budd ’01, Lynsay Bush ’10, Brad Christensen ’00, Cayte Connell ’04, Kate Corby ’99, Agnotti Cowie ’09, Erika Curry-Elrod ’08, Liz Freeman ’12, Cameron Growden ’07, Allisa-Zee Hartman ’04, Marcus Hayes ’99, Clare Hogan ’03, Maggie Koller ’06, Benjamin Law ’05, Sarah McCalister ’98, Jamie (Scott) McDowell ’04, Chrystle Mercer ’08, Sally Murphy ’09, Rachel Oliver ’07, Leah Raffanti ’05, Heather Seabury ’02, Jeanne Pfeffer ’07, Larissa Thomas ’06, Liz Young ’99
Grace Scott’22 selected to present at prestigious international dance film festival
Grace Scott, who graduated magna cum laude with a biochemistry major this past May, had her dance film Grenadine chosen from among the scores of submissions to the very prestigious ADF Movies by Movers Festival in North Carolina.more
Fulfilling a Desire to Return to Latin America
Samantha Abrams’ Spanish skills allow her to fulfill her goal of returning to Latin America, this time as HubSpot’s team leader for customer support in Colombia.more
Making a positive difference
Newly minted chemical engineer Kaela Evans’19 (BS’21, Washington University) is passionate about doing good in the world and paying it forward.more
Bringing Them Out of the Shadows
In Mrs. Wrights, Jenni Reinke’05 tells the stories of the women who most influenced Frank Lloyd Wright. She’s shown in the historic building her dance-theatre company is bringing back to life.more
Gabe Gonzalez’20 Fulbright Scholar and Dance Artist
Gabe, who graduated from Beloit in 2020, where he double majored in dance and sociology identifies himself as a Mexican, Chinese artist who enjoys mixing artistic mediums, and finds playing with drag, video, and photography to be an important part of his process. We are thrilled to see all he has already accomplished since graduating.more
Finding More Than She Was Looking For
Talents can appear in many facets and forms and sophomore Quynn Evans is an example of extraordinary talent at Beloit College. A dance major on the pre-med nursing track, Quynn comes from a dance background and realized her interest and enthusiasm for the art form even before coming to Beloit.more