This year Vermont Academy students won 10 Gold Keys, 22 Silver Keys, and 19 Honorable Mentions in the 2021 Vermont Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The ten Gold Key winning pieces will advance to the national level.
From March 5 through 9, the Intro to Acting and Perform classes will hold open rehearsals on the Nita Choukas stage in the Horowitz Performing Arts Hall. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. Since we still cannot invite our larger community onto campus, the March 5 performances will be livestreamed at 7 PM.
This year's 24 Hour Play Festival looked a lot different since students couldn't gather together to watch performances and celebrate each other's work. It still shaped up to be an afternoon to remember!
Daniel Burmester has been an educator for thirteen years and a student of the arts his whole life. His mother was a ballerina and his father a professional actor; his sister began her career as a painter in high school. Daniel received his B.S. in acting from SUNY New Paltz. He discovered his love of teaching in Vermont with his first professional teaching jobs at New England Youth Theatre in Brattleboro, VT, and then at Vermont Academy.