Kyrie Ellison, left, with colleagues from the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, including CEO Paul Roseby
Kyrie Ellison RSC ’13 said her internship last fall at the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain helped set the stage for her next act.
Ellison served as assistant stage manager for “If Chloe Can” — about a young woman who pursues a career in the sciences — performed at the Royal Society of Chemistry, and helped build a contact list for the world-renowned theatre company’s tour of the United Kingdom.
The musical theatre grad spent the summer working locally — she choreographed the Theatre Institute at Sage’s “James and the Giant Peach” and appeared in the Saratoga Shakespeare Company’s production of “The Merry Wives of Windsor” — then moved to New York City to pursue a career in the theater. “Working for National Youth Theatre has set me up for a possible career working within a casting agency,” Ellison said. “The people I worked with in London have offered to help me in New York by introducing me to other companies they are affiliated with.”