Theatre and Dance


2012 Graduating Seniors

Chelsea Barnes is a theatre major with an emphasis in acting and minors in music and psychology. While at Baldwin Wallace, she has performed in the 2010 mainstage production of Moon Over Buffalo (Ethel) as well as performing in several short scenes and plays for various projects. Upon graduation, Chelsea will begin her professional acting career and plans to begin her MFA in Acting within the next few years. While currently aiming at working in Chicago, with an eventual goal of New York, she will be going wherever this crazy road takes her. Contact her at or 

Annika Bergman is a transfer student and will be graduating in May with a major in theatre and a minor in music. She made her debut on the BW stage last year in the North American Premiere of Miss Elizabeth Bennet. Outside of school Annika has been in a number of musical and theater productions in both regional and community theaters including HAIR (Leata), Urinetown (Soupy Sue), Children's Hour (Martha), and Rocky Horror Picture Show (Magenta). After graduation Annika hopes to pursue her education in graduate school in either London or New York. She can be reached at 

Karlie Carroll will be graduating with a major in theatre and a minor in music. She is primarily focused on acting but also has worked in the scene shop as an electrician. Since transferring to BW her sophomore year she has worked on Lippa's Wild Party, Rent/La Bohème and most recently Titanic the Musical, and many more. She is currently the president of the BW chapter of USITT and organizing numerous fundraisers for their conference trip in the spring. After graduation, Karlie hopes to become a working performer and ultimately attending graduate school for acting or educational theatre.     

Jordan Egbertson will graduate in May 2012 with a BA in Production Design and a minor in psychology. During her time at Baldwin Wallace she worked as a scenic painter, painting for shows such as Rent, La Bohème, Titanic, Miss Elizabeth Bennett and Hamlet. She also was the scenic designer for the 2011 New Play Festival and has worked as an assistant scenic designer on Spring Awakening at The Beck Center for the Arts. After graduation Jordan plans to move back to Los Angeles, CA to pursue design work in film and television. Current information and her resume can be found on her website,  
CJ Fore has held a scenic painting position in the Baldwin Wallace scene shop since fall of his freshman year. CJ also stage managed for the New Play Festival and A.A. Milne's Miss Elizabeth Bennet and has co-produced the annual 24-Hour Theatre Project with Jeff Herrmann for 2 years. He has designed the costumes for New Play Festival's Painted Cages and the scenery for BW's production of Hamlet coming in April of 2012. CJ hopes to begin his theatre career in scenic painting and would eventually like to attend graduate school for scenic design.  

R.J. Hetman
is a senior theatre major at Baldwin Wallace University who will be graduating in May 2012. For the past four years he has studied sound design. R.J. has also worked as the head sound engineer of the Baldwin Wallace scene shop. He has served as the sound designer for many shows including The Odd Couple, Crimes of the Heart, and Titanic the Musical. Outside of Baldwin Wallace R.J. has worked at Cain Park and The Heritage Theatre Festival as a sound engineer. Upon graduation he hopes to join a touring theatre company. R.J. can be reached at 

Carolyn MacNaughton will be graduating in May 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and minors in English, Dance, and Music.  During her time at Baldwin Wallace, she has been involved in many aspects of theatre, including acting in the New Play Festival, stage managing student directed one-acts, assistant directing Moon Over Buffalo and Miss Elizabeth Bennet, and directing Cowboy Mouth.  She has also been actively involved in Dance Concert every year, including choreographing two pieces her junior year and one her senior year.  Carolyn is president of Theatre Arts and Performance, house mom and treasurer for the SDLC Arts House, and the dance minor student representative.  As she approaches graduation, Carolyn is excited to pursue a career in directing and choreography.      

Maxwell Stuart McCurdy is a theatre major with a minor in English creative writing. Since attending Baldwin Wallace Maxwell has performed in The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Paul), The Odd Couple (Vinnie), As You Like It (Le Beau), Sister Mary Ignatius (Gary), The Memo (Chris), Moon Over Buffalo (Howard), and Whimsy (Albermarle). He has also performed locally in the Cleveland area in several productions. He directed Jimmy the Antichrist in the student-directed one acts in December. Maxwell plans to pursue a long and healthy career in the theatre arts after graduation.

Susanne Miller will graduate from Baldwin Wallace University in May, having spent the majority of her time in the costume shop. In addition to working as a stitcher and shop foreman, Susanne has designed several productions for the BW stage. She finishes off her senior year with a main-stage costume design for Hamlet. Outside of BW, Susanne has worked professionally at Contemporary American Theater Festival, Great Lakes Theater and Opera Cleveland. When she is not sewing, designing or taking care of business, you can probably find Susanne thrifting, catching a movie, or listening to excellent music. She looks forward to seeing where the adventure of life will lead her. 

William J. Reichert is an actor at Baldwin Wallace University. Past ventures include Miss Elizabeth Bennet as Mr. Wickham, and Moon Over Buffalo as Paul. Other roles include: Featured vocalist in The Producers; featured dancer in Fiddler on the Roof; and as a pirate in Peter Pan all of which ran at The Beck Center for the Arts. William Plans to exercise his creative muscles in the near future by utilizing not only his acting skills, but also his sketching, designing, model constructing, and painting skills to bring productions to life around these United States.     

Monica Siesel
is a theatre major and a studio arts minor at Baldwin Wallace. She transferred to BW at the beginning of her junior year. During her time at BW, Monica was a spotlight operator and on the stage crew for Moon Over Buffalo. She was also a spotlight operator for Rent. Monica has worked for Cedar Point Live Entertainment, and performed in The Return of Dr. Cleaver during Halloweekends in 2009 and in 2010. After her graduation from Baldwin Wallace, Monica plans to pursue a career as an actor/director and would like to attend graduate school after a few years.

Brian Shaw will be graduating from Baldwin Wallace with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with a minor in music.  At BW he has served as wardrobe master for over fifteen productions, notably: Rent, La Boheme, and Chess at Playhouse Square's 14th St. Theatre.  Brian also works as a costume designer having designed five productions in the 2011 season as well as Neil Labute's Some Girl(s) in 2012.   Brian has been an active member of USITT, TAP, and Playhouse Square's STARS program.  Also a performer, Brian has been actively involved in BW's conservatory.  He has studied a variety of solo vocal repertoire, performed with the opera workshop program, and two choral ensembles.  Professionally, he has spent two seasons performing with the College Light Opera Company.  Brian is eager to continue a career as a theatre artist. 

Nathaniel Scott Stevens has spent his four years at BW developing his skills as a well rounded theatre artist and fostering personal growth in as many academic fields as possible. As a writer, he has had both staged readings and performances of various works such as Make It Beautiful in BW's 2010 New-Play Festival and served as the theatre editor on BW's collegiate newspaper. As a director he has assisted on a number of pieces such as Hamlet and directed Tennessee William's Confessional.  He hopes to find work as a director of new works and continue writing plays that challenge our personal and societal beliefs. 

Abigail Svigelj is a theatre major with a management minor at Baldwin Wallace University. While in her time at BW she has been in several different small productions, her favorite role as Lindy in In Paris You Will Find Many Baguettes but Only One True Love in the BW premiere of the New Play Festival. Outside of BW Abigail is active as a part of Cleveland sports promotional teams, the Cleveland Indians Funbunch and the Cleveland Cavaliers Cavs Crew. Abigail plans on graduating in the spring of 2012 with a Bachelors of Arts degree. After graduation she plans to continue working in Cleveland and take advantage of the abundance of theatre in this city. In the near future it is Abigail�s desire to continue her career in Chicago.

Robert D. Williams III is a theatre major and music minor at Baldwin Wallace University. While at BW Robert has danced in every dance concert starting his freshman year and will be choreographing one piece in the 2012 dance concert. Outside of BW Robert has worked with Nickelodeon on Just Jordan, and iCarly, along with other television commercials and shorts. Robert was accepted and spent time at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre as a student in the professional program. He has also danced with the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Company. Robert plans to move back home to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in television and film.



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