We checked in with 2014 YAA Alum, Jamie Joeyen-Waldorf as she heads into her last year at Northwestern University. She shared some big Broadway news with us...

What's your news!?: I'm going into my last year at Northwestern University as a Theatre and Sociology double major. This summer, I'm interning with Broadway producer, Daryl Roth (Kinky Boots, Indecent), and am enjoying the breadth of art that surrounds me in NYC. On campus, I've produced multiple full-scale productions, which entails anything from raising money for the production, to choosing designers, to working with university officials to make sure we're following proper safety regulations. After college, my dream is to produce in the commercial theatre world.

Tell us about something you learned at YAA and applied to your life today.: YAA treated us all as professionals from the very beginning, even when they were just starting off as an organization. To be given that level of responsibility as a young performer was worthwhile, and gave me a dedication and work ethic that has stuck with me throughout my academic and professional endeavors. While I never planned on pursuing a music degree, my time at YAA fueled a love for the performing arts that has never left me, and I continue to be involved in the administrative and management sides of things.

We love it, Jamie! Break a leg! 

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