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Arts Alumnae

Graduates of Academy of the Holy Angels go on to do great things! Check out the impressive list of places our Angels are soaring today. The next name on the list could be yours!

Tony Awards

Lisa Vioni ’86: Tony Winner 2003 – Producer of Long Days Journey Into Night

Emmy Awards

Gloria Monty ’38: Emmy winner in 1981 & 1984 Executive Producer of General Hospital. Inducted into the AHA Arts Hall of Fame in 2010

Norma Monty ’42: Nominated for three Emmys as Head Writer of General Hospital. Inducted into the AHA Arts Hall of Fame in 2010

Rebecca Mangieri ’91: Emmy winner in 2007 Casting Director Broken Trail

Patrica Thompson Vega ’95: Emmy winner in 2009 Associate Producer for NBC Sports Games of the XXIX Olympiad: Beyond the Broadcast

Grammy Awards

Michelle Holme ’96: Grammy nominee in 2012 for Art Direction for Bruce Springsteen’s The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story. She was also nominated in 2006 for Art Direction for You Ain’tTalkin’ to Me: Charlie Poole and the Roots of Country Music. Click here to see a recent article in the Record about Michelle’s nomination. Inducted into the AHA Arts Hall of Fame in 2013.

Other Notable Alumnae Artists:


Mary Louise Koski Bullock ’63: Artist who has received two grants from NYC Arts Council for paintings
Maria DeLuca ’64: Independent Filmmaker and Architectural Designer. Inducted into the AHA Arts Hall of Fame in 2012.
Jeanine Jackson ’72: Portrait & Landscape Artist Inducted into the AHA Arts Hall of Fame in 2012.
Patricia Giamporcaro Forte ’75: Owner of a film company and producer of documentary films and educational videos
Lynn Sullivan Bowers ’78: Former Rockette, Choreographer for the Rockettes and currently teaches master classes in tap, theater dance, and audition technique for NYC’s Broadway Dance Center and Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. Inducted into the AHA Arts Hall of Fame in 2011.
Ann Angier Hirsch ’91: Graduated from Barnard College with a degree in Art History. She was an apprentice to Greg Wyatt, the Sculptor in residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Ann received a foundation grant and was able to study in in Florence Italy. Her latest work was the Bill Russell Legacy Project that was unveiled at Boston City Hall Plaza on November 1, 2013. Ann was named Visual Arts Fellow at the St. Botolph Club, Boston in April 2013. Inducted into the AHA Arts Hall of Fame in 2014.
Graziella Baratta ’97: G-Volution Dance Company (Director/Choreographer)
Andrea Cibelli ’97: Assistant Stage Manager for National Tour of West Side Story; Stage Manager for Brooklyn Philharmonic NYMF Stage Manager; Lincoln Center Festival Facilities Manager & Symposia Coordinator
Michelle Edgar ’00: Currently the Director of Brand Partnerships and Commercial Licensing at Warner Brothers Records and Founder and Executive Director of Music Unites – a non-profit organization dedicated to funding and sustaining music education programs in under-served school districts throughout the country. Michelle began formal training in classical piano at young age and during high school she studied at the Manhattan School of Music. She furthered her studies as a concert pianist at Northwestern University, where she graduated with a dual major of Journalism and Music. Inducted into the AHA Arts Hall of Fame in 2013.
Jennifer Verdonck ’00: Has worked as a personal assistant to Broadway/TV actor Will Chase; production assistant for the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF); production assistant for New York Pops Birthday Gala Concerts at Carnegie Hall; appeared on stage at the Carnegie Hall Family Christmas Concert with the NYC Pops Orchestra; 11 years with Macy’s Events: production assistant for the TV broadcasts of the 4th of July Fireworks and Thanksgiving Day Parade (Emmy winning), costume character work (including featured appearance on the Parade telecast and charity events), hostess & spokeswoman of the Parade on Parade National Tour and the Miracle on 34th St. Christmas Award for her work as “Stardust the Elf” in Santaland.
Alexandra Frankovich ’01: Actress – The Public Theatre in Maine; Arundel Barn Playhouse Maine, Thirteenth Street Repertory New York, Theater West Summer Repertory in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, Growing Stage Theater Company
Megan Davidson ’02: Known as Megan Paige she began her public vocal performances in 2004 with the Boston a capella group The Downbeats. In 2007, Megan began to record her original compositions and can be found performing in the NYC and NJ area.
Kelly Moore ’03: Assistant Production Manager for IMCD Lighting and Assistant to the Technical Supervisor for the Midsummer Night Swing and Out of Doors Festivals, Assistant to the Head of Operations and Facilities at the Delacorte Theater at Lincoln Center, Operations Assistant and Assistant Production Manager at the Public Theater. Inducted into the AHA Arts Hall of Fame in 2012.
Giselle Gastell ’05: Graduated from Columbia University with degrees in Art History and Hispanic Studies. She recently recorded her first EP, which is in Spanish and called “Mienteme.” The single, “Mienteme” has been a billboard charting song and been featured on America TeVe, Cubana de Television, Calle Ocho Festival and other programs and radio stations throughout the country. Giselle also studied singing and acting at the prestigious Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.
Deirdre Brennan ’07: Plays fiddle and mandolin as well as is vocalist in the band Girsa with fellow Angels.
Maeve Flanagan ’07: Won several All-Ireland international competitions in fiddle and is a member of the band Girsa. Maeve also serves as an instructor at Irish music programs in the Catskills and on Cape Cod.
Margaret Dudasik ’09: Won the 36th Annual Pop Music Student Scholarship presented by the Roy Meyer Swingers in 2009. Formerly played fiddle, low whistle and dancing feet as well as a vocalist in the band Girsa.
Bernadette Flanagan ’09: She plays piano, bodhran and dancing feet in the band Girsa
Alexandra Pagnozzi ’12: Was selected as a member of Elon University’s prestigious all-female a cappella group, Sweet Signatures. The group travels around the country to compete, perform on and off campus, and recorded a Christmas album in 2012.