by Katelyn Alcott
Monkeyhouse and Natick High School are like a peanut butter and dance sandwich eaten quickly in the brief time between classes and rehearsal. We have had a long standing relationship with the school and its community and are constantly amazed by the things that this wonderful group of students accomplish.
Monkeyhouse has many ties to the drama program at Natick High School, including alumni, interns and Nicole Harris's choreography for the musical productions. The students have performed at Monkeyhouse events and both Sarah Friswell and Sarah Feinberg were once part of the drama program.
Many of Karen's students from Impulse Dance Center have also been NHS students. This past year Monkeyhouse had six student interns from Natick High School, Marie Libbin, Rosie Steinberg, Laila Fatimi, David Makransky, Katelyn Alcott and Elyssa Berg. Laila, David, Katelyn and Elyssa are all graduating seniors headed to college in the fall. Laila will be attending the University of Maine, David will be attending Boston College, Katelyn will be attending Wagner College and Elyssa will be attending Virginia Commonwealth University. Best of luck to the graduating seniors!
Our ties to Natick High extend beyond the students. You might remember vice principal Zach Galvin who was the emcee for last year's Your Just Desserts! And our audiences are always peppered with NHS faculty and staff.
You can see more of these outstanding students throughout the year. Whether you check out school performances of the drama, band and choir programs, student run groups such as Seven's Not Enough, or their out of school arts adventures which are numerous and wide ranging - you will constantly be impressed by the talent that comes from these young people. What have you done to show your support of young local arts today?