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From reluctant actress to sought-after acting coach: Ria Pavia draws on her wide-ranging career to help others shine

Pavia shares about her transformative Interlochen journey and why she’s so excited to be teaching a new course for Interlochen Online.

Eric Zimmerman

Photo credit: Cris Moor.

The art of play

Game designer and NYU Game Center professor Eric Zimmerman shares how games can help us understand our rapidly evolving world—and how the core principles of game design benefit people in a variety of creative and technical fields.

Anne-Marie Oomen (IAA Fac 97-14) was selected as the recipient of the Library of Michigan’s 2023-24 Michigan Author Award.

Maya Erskine (IAC 98, 02) stars as Jane Smith in the Prime Video series Mr. & Mrs. Smith. The series, which premieres Feb. 2, reimagines the 2005 spy movie of the same name.

Betty Who (IAC 07, IAA 07-10) made her Broadway debut as Persephone in the Tony Award-winning musical Hadestown in September 2023.

In Memoriam

All In Memoriam

Interlochen Center for the Arts President Emeritus Dean Boal (ICA St 89-94) passed away on Nov. 14, 2023.

Julia Lieblich (IAC/NMC 73, IAA 73-76), an award-winning journalist and author, passed away on Nov. 23, 2023.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra violist Shanda Lowery-Sachs (IAC/NMC 85, IAA 87-90, IAC St 91) of Huntington Woods, Michigan, passed away on Nov. 15, 2023.

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