Alumni 2016-12-07T04:55:22+00:00

Welcome to the LTC Alumni Network!

This group of former LTC members consists of actors, dancers, singers, athletes amassing years of theatre knowledge and experience. As an LTC alumnus it is our pleasure and our honor to celebrate your achievements and help connect you to other alumnus around the world.

Alumni Spotlight

Gordon Graham
Gordon GrahamActor
You never realize how much a place can affect you until after you leave sometimes. The lancer theatre company was one of the only things that motivated me to go to school. It was like a second family I always could depend on. But also it shaped and informed me as to who I was and what I wanted to pursue in life. I couldn’t be more grateful to the company and Noth for instilling in me my deep love for theatre.

Since high school Gordon has performed and worked backstage in both professional and community shows around VA including Smudge in Plaid Tidings( Swift Creek Mill Theatre), Menachem in the world premiere of The little lion(Swift Creek Mill Theatre), Sir Harry in Once Upon A Mattress( FT Lee theatre), Decius in Julius Caesar ( VCU Shafer Street Playhouse)

Alumni Spotlight

Shawn Richardson
Shawn RichardsonNinja Warrior
Shawn Richardson, a 2002 graduate of Manchester and one of the original students of Cary Nothnagle went on to receive a BFA in acting and a BA in Scenic Design from Elon University in North Carolina. Post graduation, he moved to Los Angeles where the weather is lovely but the people are less-so and pursued acting as a profession. In the place of misguided expectations of fame and acclaim, Shawn found, instead, a family and a passion for helping people with their physical health. He re-allocated his time and energies into fitness training in a variety of specializations which led to his eventual relocation to Atlanta where he and his wife welcomed their second child and first dog. They are still there, unless this write up is out of date, where Shawn can be found coaching people into healthier versions of themselves, trying to bring the Bodybuilding and Mobile Functionality Hammer into the fitness market or training for American Ninja Warrior. He no longer acts unless playing with his children counts where he is, to them, an uncommonly good pretender. Remnants of his early life on stage manifest in a tendency to be slightly too loud and arguably over-dramatic with a somewhat under-developed sense of shame.

A look at what former LTC students are doing at different schools and around the country.

  • Katherine Al-Mateen (Emerson College – Film production)

  • Jackie Bade (Virginia Commonwealth University – Psychology and Sociology)

  • Ashton Beals (Ferrum College – Psychology and Musical Theatre)

  • Taylor Bosta (Longwood University – Theatre Performance)

  • Amelia Carley (Douglas Education Center – Special Effects Make-up)

  • Rebekah Carley (Liberty University – Women’s Studies in Ministry)

  • Ryan Carroll (John Tyler Community College – Theatre)

  • David Claypoole (Virginia Commonwealth University – Dance and Performance)

  • Megan Crenshaw (George Mason University – Theatre)

  • Mikayla Donigan (William and Mary – Government and Public Health)

  • Rebekah Dyer (Christopher Newport University – Social Work, Childhood Studies, and Theatre)

  • Austin Estrada (John Tyler Community College – Criminal Psychology)

  • Laura Love Feild (George Mason University – Government and International Politics. Double minor in Theatre and Tourism and Events Management)

  • Kali Fletcher (The New School – Cultural and Media Studies, Eugene Lang Division – Theatre)

  • Claire Hall (Michigan State University – Pre-law)

  • Virginia Harrison (Randolph Macon College – Psychology)

  • Jordan Jones (Virginia Commonwealth University – Theatre Performance)

  • Morgan Martin (Randolph Macon – Theatre, Journalism and English)

  • Sarah Maxwell (Bowling Green State University – Theatre specializing in Youth Theatre and Puppetry)

  • Mikayla Perkins (James Madison University – Social Work)

  • Ben Pulley (Ferrum College – Business)

  • David Ramirez (Virginia Commonwealth University – Philosophy and Political Science)

  • Nikki Scrivner (John Tyler Community College – Nursing)

  • Madeline Surles (Bluefield College – Theatre and Christian Studies)

  • Jaimie Swann (James Madison University – Writing Rhetoric & Technical Comm, & HR Dev)

  • Lesley Vega (Richard Bland College – Dentistry)

  • Ayana Ward (Old Dominion University – International Studies)

  • Jade Weaver (Old Dominion University – Biology Pre-med and Dance)

  • Christopher Williamson (Virginia Commonwealth University – Theatre Performance)

  • Jimmy Willis (Virginia Commonwealth University – Biology, specialization in Herpetology)

  • Laurel Winsor (James Madison University – Justice Studies)