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Celebrating Student Success

Starting Arts has come across some seriously talented youngsters over the years. We get so excited seeing them blossom in our programs and doing what they love beyond Starting Arts. Check out what some of our past and present performers are up to…


Jordan Pultzer

Dream Team graduate Jordan Plutzer, is one of 11 national finalists in the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative Competition. He is currently participating in daily workshops with amazing mentors from all over the country including Cheryl Bentyne of Manhattan Transfer, Catherine Walker from University of Michigan, Sylvia McNair and many more.


Charlie Ibsen

Starting Arts Dream Team 2 member, Charlie Ibsen, played Gavroche in South Bay Musical Theatre’s production of Les Miserables. Performances were September 28-October 19, 2013.


Cristina Oeschger

Former Starting Arts Dream Team member, Cristina Oeschger, recently played the telekinetic title role in Carrie the Musical with Ray of Light Theatre. Performances were October 4th-November 2nd, 2013.


Eva Zakula

Starting Arts Dream Team member, Eva Zakula, performed in The Producers with Woodside Community Theatre. Performances were October 25-November 3, 2013.


Connor Chancey

Starting Arts Dream Team 2 member, Connor Chancey, performed as the pageboy in Falstaff with Opera San Jose (sharing the role with Chloe Allen). Performances were September 7-22, 2013. The show was a huge success and received great reviews. We’ll keep you updated on Connor’s future endeavors!


Chloe Allen

Starting Arts Dream Team 2 member, Chloe Allen, performed as the pageboy in Falstaff with Opera San Jose (sharing the role with Connor Chancey). Performances were September 7-22, 2013. The show was a huge success and received great reviews. We’ll keep you updated on Chloe’s future endeavors!