RSVP CCM Acting Class of 2024 Senior Showcase
The Acting program at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is excited to present the Class of 2024's Senior Showcase in Cincinnati, Chicago and New York!
Enjoy a variety performances by CCM's Acting Class of 2024, including excerpts from TV programs, films, original works and more. Get to know the graduating class of seniors in the bios below.
- 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 4
- Patricia Corbett Theater, UC College-Conservatory of Music | Directions and Parking
- 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 26
- The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60622 | Venue website
NEW YORK SHOWCASE
- 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 2
- AMT Theater, 354 West 45th St., New York, NY 10036 | Venue website
For additional information, please contact CCM Acting at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet CCM Acting's Class of 2024
Galen Arnett is a vivacious actor from Winchester, Kentucky. He has performed in every setting from film to stage and especially in voiceover. Galen is typically cast as the dry and witty boy next door that wins over your heart in the end and brings an unexpected charm to any role he is given. Some of his favorite roles in Cincinnati include Colonel Mustard in Clue: On Stage and Ralph in Blue Stockings at CCM, and Graham/John in Next Stage 9 with Cincinnati Playwrights. His voice acting career has spanned from video games to national commercials to radio plays. Aside from acting, Galen is an avid cook and lover of all things coffee. After graduation, Galen aspires to continue pursuing his acting career with a focus on voiceover for video games and animation.
Shaylee Bowman, a recent graduate of CCM’s BFA Acting program, is poised to make her mark in the world of performing arts. With a passion for both stage and screen, Shaylee has showcased her versatile talent in notable CCM productions, such as Lampito in Lysistrata and the iconic Mrs. Peacock in Clue: On Stage. Beyond the stage and set, Shaylee indulges in various hobbies that showcase her multifaceted personality. A skilled guitarist and singer, she often immerses herself in the world of music when not honing her acting craft. With boundless enthusiasm, Shaylee is ready to take her acting talents on a journey as expansive and unpredictable as the wilderness she cherishes. As she steps into the world of entertainment, Shaylee is not just an actress — she's an explorer, eager to let the winds of creativity and the call of the wild guide her path.
Luke Danni (he/him/his) was practically born on the stage of his parents' Equity Theater in Florida. He’s a proud CCM Acting graduate, where some of his favorite roles were Death in Everybody and Holmes in Blue Stockings. Professional/ Regional credits include Newsies (Oscar Delancey) at Florida Rep., Drood (Master Cricker) and Gypsy (Yonkers) at TheatreZone, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Demetrius u/s) with Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and many others. Known for his rich baritone voice and dry comedic timing, Luke hopes to land roles in film, TV, voiceovers and stage. He’s drawn to characters that are menacingly intelligent, grounded, mysterious and slightly sarcastic. Luke is also certified in stage combat: hand-to-hand, rapier/dagger and broadsword from The Society of Fight Directors. In his spare time, you will find him at the gym keeping his combat skills sharp, working on writing the next big film or watching pro-wrestling.
Hailing from the Hoosier heartland of South Bend, Indiana, Nathan Flesh is a recent graduate of the CCM BFA Acting program making waves with his dedication and talent. Nathan's passion for the stage shines through in every performance. At CCM, he's captivated audiences with his portrayal of the bright-eyed Oskar in Let the Right One In and the clever Mr.Banks in Blue Stockings. But his theatrical journey extends beyond the walls of CCM. Nathan understudied at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company for the world premiere of Gaslight by Steven Dietz. With his versatility and natural stage presence, Nathan is a talent to watch. His ability to inhabit diverse characters and breathe life into their stories is a testament to his dedication to the craft. Wherever he graces the stage, Nathan is a rising star with a bright future ahead.
Chloé Hill, originally from Louisville, Kentucky, is a recent graduate of CCM Acting’s BFA program with a strong passion for on-screen performance. Typically cast as the unpredictable or troubled teen, Chloé brings aspects of herself to every role. Above all, she enjoys surprising viewers and subverting their expectations. Some recent favorite roles include Katherine in the short film “Do You Really Want To Do This?”, shot in the desert of Joshua Tree, California, as well as Lucy in the short film “SPLAT” in Cincinnati. Alongside her theatrical film career, Chloé continues to perform in social media ads for various brands and products. From skincare, to candy, to video games, she delivers product lines in a relatable fashion, intriguing viewers worldwide. When not in front of the camera, Chloé enjoys playing video games, spending time in nature, and taking care of her two cats — Aki and Power.
Katie Kinman is a quirky, intelligent, multi-talented actor. Brilliant in voice and movement work, Katie is also well-versed in a multitude of other performance skills with professional experience - including but not limited to Contemporary and Shakespearean stage acting, voiceover, comedy, film, dance, vocal performance, print and runway modeling, and stage/film combat. She is also skilled in performance/motion capture and production & filmmaking. Outside of her jobs as a performing artist she loves to sail, play cello, surf, advance her film photography skills, travel, explore the outdoors (minus bugs) and more! Check out her website Katie-Kinman.com to learn and see more!
Nora Kovasckitz is an adventure-loving actor currently based out of Cincinnati. She has had extensive training in voice over, motion-capture, film and stage acting. Nora has a particular love for movement, be it stage combat or Suzuki/Viewpoints having spent a summer training with SITI Co. In her free time you will often find her working on several different crafts concurrently. Whether it’s yarn, clay, stage or screen, Nora is always ready to jump right in and get her hands dirty. Check out her website norakovasckitz.com!
Lyd Noll (they/them) is an actor, film, and devised theater artist from Cincinnati, Ohio. They are known for playing contemporary characters onstage and on screen. Lyd has devised numerous theatre works through movement and experimentation and has performed original works in the Cincinnati Fringe Festival. Lyd studied acting, voice, clowning, stage combat, voiceover and film acting at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), as well as Suzuki, viewpoints and composition with the Saratoga International Theater Institute (SITI) Company. They played Eli in Let the Right One In and Chloe in The Burials. Lyd is passionate about creating relevant art that inspires radical empathy and political conversations. Outside of acting, Lyd has helped produce, write and direct numerous films and plays during their time at CCM. They completed a media production minor, studying directing, lighting and cinematography. Lyd plays bass guitar, participates in activism and loves to dance with their friends.
Sydni Charity Solomon
Sydni Charity Solomon (she/her) is a recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), where she received her BFA in Acting. Sydni is originally from Gainesville, Florida, which explains her radiation of sunshine. Credits at CCM include Brianna in The Burials, Daughter in A Dream Play and Mrs. White in Clue: On Stage. Regional credits include the Debater in the regional premiere of What the Constitution Means to Me at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, Dani in the world premiere of To Spite One’s Face at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival and Titch in Dickless at Know Theatre of Cincinnati. In addition, she appeared in independent and short films "Pleasant Falls," "Beat the Clock," and "1966." When she’s not in rehearsals or on set, you can spot her creating new air fryer recipes, casually playing steel pan, or photographing new sights with her friends.
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About CCM Acting
Our Acting BFA program is internationally recognized for its quality and history of training successful actors. Our graduates follow careers in theatre, film, television and digital media.
Training for the BFA in Acting at CCM includes:
- broad actor training in Meisner, Stanislavski, Michael Chekhov, improvisation and classical text;
- specialized voice training in voice-over, phonetics, dialects, singing, vocal violence and voice production;
- comprehensive movement training in Viewpoints, Suzuki, Mask, Clowning, LeCoq and motion capture;
- unparalleled stage combat training with our full-time SAFD certified Fight Master;
- extensive training in acting for the camera;
- performance training in heightened and poetic text, devised work and contemporary productions;
- master classes and seminars with acclaimed professionals from around the world;
- a robust digital showcase for agents, managers and casting directors, with potential performances in Cincinnati, Chicago and/or New York.