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Alumni
ASFA Alumni Inspire the World

After graduation, Alabama School of Fine Arts students go on to some of the most prestigious colleges and conservatories including Carnegie Mellon, Columbia University, The Cooper Union, Rhode Island School of Design, School of the Arts Institute of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia, and Yale University.

They go on to varied paths across every discipline. No matter which department, all students learn creativity, problem-solving and develop their sense of self and personal responsibility setting themselves up for success in any field they chose.


Alumni Snapshots:


Usama Abbasi, Math-Science: graduated from Harvard Medical School, resident physician at Massachusetts General Hospital

April Adams, Creative Writing, M.D./Ph.D: Fellow and instructor Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Kristina Adler, Theatre Arts: actress and producer

Hannah Aizenman, Creative Writing: The New Yorker Poetry Coordinator

Ajiona Alexis, Theatre Arts: Film & television actress, Thirteen Reasons Why, Breaking In,
Empire, Acrimony

Aron Altmark, Theatre Arts: Lighting and production design Top 30 under 30 business owner and creative director of Visual Endeavors

Amari Ansari, Music: touring musician with bands including Stevie Wonder, St Paul & the Broken Bones, John Batiste, and Dee Dee Bridgewater

Thomas Bagwell, Music: Assistant conductor Metropolitan Opera and Washington National Opera, recitals with Marilyn Horner, Renee Fleming, Susan Graham and Denyce Graves

Terry Beckham, Visual Arts: Exhibit Designer at Birmingham Museum of Art

Hriday Bhambhvani, Math & Science: enrolled at Stanford University Medical School

Shawn Black, Dance: American Ballet Theatre soloist, teacher, stager

Emma Bolden, Creative Writing: prize-winning author and Associate Editor-in-Chief at Tupelo Quarterly

Javacia Harris Bowser, Math & Science: entrepreneur, educator, and writer

Clint Craft, Math-Science: Vice-President at Goldman Sachs

Clare Croft, Dance: dance historian and theorist, professor and author

Suzanne Collins, Theatre Arts: Author of The Hunger Games

Laverne Cox, Dance: Emmy-nominated actress and advocate

Corey Dunlap, Visual Arts: MFA and gallery artist

Blair Farley, Math-Science: Mechanical Engineer at Alabama Power, working on electric vehicles

Morgan Floyd, Math-Science: Graduate of UAB School of Dentistry, currently a General Dentistry Resident at Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Adam Guthrie, Music: Custom guitar business owner

Jennifer Hale, Theatre Arts: Voice actress

Monica Haslip, Visual Arts: arts and technology education advocate, founder Little Black Pearl chosen by  President Barack Obama, as 1 of 12 White House Champions of Change

Moneer Helu, Graduated from University of CA at Berkeley, Mechanical Engineer & Researcher at the National Institute of Standards & Technology

Seraj Helu, Math-Science: Mechanical Engineer with Sub Sea Services in Stavangar, Norway

Kate Taylor Hollingsworth, Music: Singer and musician in the band Deadfingers

Martina Daonne Huff, Visual Arts: Gallery Coordinator, Rutgers University

Brad Jantz, Math-Science: Air Force Academy graduate, astronautical engineering, priest and graduate student at Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome

Ashley M. Jones, Creative Writing: Award-winning published poet and educator

Chris Lawson, Creative Writing: artist, writer, filmmaker, National Gallery of Art, Saddlecreek records music videos and album art

Fong Lui, Math-Science: Gynecologic Oncologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Rachel Mohler, Visual Arts : New York University MFA candidate in video game design

Jorge Nunez, Math & Science: NASA astrobiology institute, Planetary Scientist and Engineer, Deputy Systems Engineer on New Horizons

Erica Oyama, Theatre Arts: Emmy-nominated producer and screenwriter

Javan Patton, Dance: Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge, former Assistant City Attorney

Celeste Pfau, Visual Arts: interdisciplinary artist, Magic City Art Connection’s Emerging Artist

Jim Pool, Music: attorney, Chair of Maynard Cooper’s Health Care and Charitable Foundations practice group

Daphne Powell, Creative Writing: Director of Donor Relations at Birmingham-Southern College

India Ramey, Dance: Singer/songwriter and named Rolling Stone’s 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know

Harsh Shah, Math-Science: graduate of Mayo Clinic College of Medicine & Science, currently at Stanford University for Ph.D in Regenerative Medicine

Ronald Sherrod, Math-Science: Worcester Polytechnic Institute graduate, Engineer at ExxonMobil Corporation

Pratik Talati, Math-Science, Graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine as a MD/PH.D, currently doing residency at Massachusetts General Hospital

Maria Taylor, Dance: Singer/songwriter

Sh’Nese Townsend, Math-Science: Cancer Researcher at UAB

Azalea Vo, Math-Science: graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Computer Science, currently a Software Development Engineer at Amazon

Chip Williams, Music: a musical director and keyboardist Alabama Symphony Orchestra

Willie Williams, Visual Arts: Gallery founder of Studio 2500

Chuck Yates, Theatre Arts: award-winning artistic director and producer, theatre founder, screenwriter