Conservatory senior spotlights for the class of 2023! 

Our conservatory students never cease to amaze us with their talent and drive to continuously improve their skills. This year, we’ll be saying goodbye to a handful of high school seniors who plan to pursue various endeavors after graduation. We’re so excited to see what these young performers will accomplish!  

Audrey Achtem, a Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School graduate, will attend McGill University in Montréal next year. Audrey likes to draw, paint, learn languages and spend time with her friends and family in her free time. 

Emily Clarke graduated from Clark Academy Homeschool. Writing, drawing, video games, music, jewel making and digital art are just a few of Emily’s interests that have further enriched her artistic journey. During her gap year, she aims to explore careers in writing, art or graphic design.

Abby Epple graduated from Bancroft School here in Worcester. Abby’s artistic journey continues as she sets her sights on New York University, where she will be majoring in Educational Theatre. Beyond the stage, her interests include speech & debate, reading, baking and watching Dance Moms.

Michael Giarusso is a Doherty Memorial High School graduate. Michael’s next chapter brings them to UMass Amherst at the summer’s end. When they’re not shining on the stage, their interests include reading and history.

Teddy Grillo graduated from Doherty Memorial High School. Teddy’s next adventure leads him to the University of Hartford, where he’ll be majoring in physical therapy with a minor in dance. He enjoys reading, dancing, spending time with his besties and enjoying the outdoors. 

Emma Jalbert graduated from Burncoat High School in Worcester. Emma’s journey continues at Fordham University, where she will take center stage as a dedicated student and a member of the Fordham University Varsity Dance Team. Outside of dance, Emma enjoys being outdoors, cooking and listening to music.

Declan Kennedy graduated from St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury. Pursuing a double major in Physics and Theatre at Wheaton College, he blends creativity with curiosity. Beyond his academic endeavors, Declan enjoys singing, reading and playing guitar.

Tyler Keogh is a Westborough High School graduate, and he’s set to embark on an exciting journey toward his BFA in Musical Theatre at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. He enjoys thrifting, swimming, listening to music and driving around.

Samantha Madigan is a Hopedale Junior-Senior High School graduate. At Sacred Heart University, Samantha will double major in Musical Theatre and Media Arts/Journalism on a performing arts scholarship. She finds joy in performing, designing and going to the beach.

Colleen Malvey graduated from Holliston High School. Colleen’s next journey takes her to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she’ll pursue a BFA in Drama. She finds joy in the company of cherished friends and the playful moments spent with her beloved dog. 

Kaileigh Strong, a Bancroft School graduate with a passion for empowering voices and the performing arts, sets her sights on Syracuse University to major in gender studies and minor in theatre. She enjoys scream-singing Taylor Swift, binge-watching tv shows and eating ice cream with friends.

Arjun Warrier graduated from Shrewsbury High School. With a passion for music, Arjun’s path leads to UMass Amherst, where he will major in Vocal Performance. Beyond the stage, Arjun finds joy in reading, writing poetry, dressing vintage, swing dancing and collecting antiques.

As the curtain rises on a new chapter, we are very proud of the achievements and aspirations of all of our graduating seniors. If you’re interested in finding your voice and discovering new avenues for creative expression, consider registering for fall conservatory classes! Visit TheHanoverTheatre.org/classes/ to learn more.