EGRHS Drama Alumni
We are tremendously proud of every student who participated in the East Grand Rapids High School Drama program during their four years of High School. All have gone on to excel in interesting and varied careers, families, and experiences.
On this page we would like to highlight and acknowledge those alumni who have gone on to pursue a career in the performing arts. We are especially proud of their accomplishments in being able to work in and further promote the arts with their talents.
This list is by no means complete and may be outdated. If you have updated information on any of these EGRHS alum artists or their websites - or have information on someone missing from our list, please let us know by contacting the EGRHS Drama Director. We would love to hear from you!
EGRHS Drama Alumni working in the Performing Arts
- Casey Atwater '04 - Professional Bass player with band in Charleston, NC
- Jamie Bolinger '96 - Theatre teacher
- Margaret Bolhouse '06 - Universal Pictures - Market and Public Relations
- Ian Bratschie '07 - Actor, Chicago - appeared in a Peak Oil commercial, and also on an episode of Mob Doctor on FOX.
- Joe Carroll '08 - Actor/Dancer/Singer, NYC - currently appearing in "Once" on Broadway
- Bridget Chervenka '01 - Master Theatre Electrician, NYC
- Ellen Connors '01 - Professional musician, Principal Bassoon with the Knoxville Symphony and with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra in Columbus, Ohio
- Brynn Curry '04 - Actress, NYC
- Madeline Eberhard '05- Actress, Film Assistant, Cinematographer - Los Angeles and NYC
- Tony Elliott '04 - Dancer/Instructor - Los Angeles
- Eric Ervine - Graphic Design for "The Onion" TV Show
- Pat Feder '05 - Technical Theatre
- Melissa Gietzen '99 - Theatre teacher, Zurich Switzerland
- Adam Herz '91 - Screenwriter/producer, Los Angeles
- Colin Jarrell '03 - Technical Director, Minnesota
- Michael Lewis '07 - Actor, NYC
- Malori Merpi '05 - Film, Los Angeles
- Graham McMurray '02 - Actor, Cruise ship entertainer
- Josh Mankoff '05 - Film Assistant, NYC
- John Pantlind '00 - The Second City Improv and other Improv companies, Chicago
- Drew Schad '04 - Actor, Ensemble member Shattered Globe Theatre, Chicago
- David Schultz '05 - Dancer for Hubbard Street Dance, Chicago
- Nick Schultz '03 - Principal Dancer for Grand Rapids Ballet
- Ginger Child Smith '01 - Independent Actor/Director/Choreographer/Teacher and Career Consultant, Rockford, MI
- Jane Stancil Steele '00 - Singer, Grand Rapids
- Laura Stancil '04 - Singer, Grand Rapids
- Johnny Stellard '06 - Actor/Dancer/Singer, NYC, currently appearing in "Evita" on Broadway
- Hailey Wierengo - United Talent Agency, Los Angeles
- Dan Whalen '04 - Everyday Theatre Group/Bass player in "Drunkard's Wife" Band, NYC
- Mikey Winslow '04 - Actor/Dancer/Singer, NYC, previously on Broadway in "West Side Story" and "American Idiot." Currently touring in "Wicked."
- Alex Zolt - Composer