2013 Fellows Profiles

Isabella Boylston, principal
A native of Sun Valley, Idaho, Isabella began her training as a twelve-year-old at the Academy of Colorado Ballet, and in 2003 she entered the prestigious Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida. In 2007, Boylston was accepted to the ABT Studio Company. Her career at ABT has been marked by rapid ascension: she joined the Main Company in 2007, was promoted to Soloist in 2011, and was promoted to Principal in 2014. She has performed several leading roles during the past two years, including the Ballerina in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Bright Stream, Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Kitri in Don Quixote, and the Firebird in the premiere of Mr. Ratmansky’s all-new Firebird. Isabella has achieved additional recognition with the Gold Medal in Youth America Grand Prix (2001), Reuger Award (2005), Princess Grace Award (2009), Benois De La Danse Nomination (2010) and Clive Barnes Award (2011). Andrew Blackmore-Dobbn, writing for Huffington Post Arts & Culture, extols her as the “the current odds on favorite to be the next Great American Ballerina.” She created the role of Diamon Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty and had leading roles in Citizens, Chamber Symphony and Dumbarton, Private Lights, and Diversions.  In summer 2017, she will curate her own show, Ballet Sun Valley, in her hometown of Sun Valley, Idaho.  Click here for more information on Isabella Boylston.
Crystal Gregory, sculptor
Crystal Gregory is a multi-media installation artist whose work offers a provocative mix of traditional handmade objects, textiles, architecture, and technologies. Hailing from public schools in California, Gregory spent several years working as an artist in New York City before eventually moving to Chicago to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s MFA program in Fiber and Material Studies, where she was awarded the department’s only full merit scholarship. Gregory specialized in textiles, studying cloth construction in eight cities and four countries. Following graduation, she relocated back to New York, where she has shown in galleries, participated in exhibitions, acquired private and public commissions, and participated in prestigious artist residencies. Heirloom, presented at the DUMBO Arts Festival in 2010, is her largest installation to date, a merger of lace and architecture.  Crystal holds an adjunct faculty position in the Fiber and Material studies Department at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. Click here for more information on Crystal Gregory.
Korey Jackson, actor
A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Korey performed in a number of school theater productions, including the world premiere of Tony Kushner’s Henry Box Brown Play, before making his professional debut and working in several renowned theatres. Korey made his Off-Broadway début at The Public Theater in Colman Domingo’s Wild With Happy. He has appeared in the broadcast network series Law and Order: SVU, and in the premium cable series Homeland and Nurse Jackie. Korey also participated in a workshop alongside George C. Wolfe and the late writer and director Nora Ephron. He portrayed young Alex in the movie 5 Flights Up with Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman.  Korey has been praised in press coverage for his “broad and expansive imagination” and for creating characters with “real gravity and authority.”  He will appear in Bayou Tales.
Emalie Savoy, soprano
Recognized as a talent on multiple levels – vocal, musical, intellectual, and dramatic – soprano Emalie Savoy is gaining momentum in what will surely be a major operatic career. Raised in Albany, New York, Emalie completed her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Vocal Performance at The Juilliard School.  She studied with Edith Wiens, a Canadian soprano and esteemed teacher. The daughter of two professional musicians, Emalie has a full-bodied, dramatic voice and personality that demands leading roles in operas by Wagner, Verdi, and Strauss. Emalie participated in the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artists Development Program, and she made her Met debut during the 2011-2012 season in the role of Krista in The Makropulos Case. She is a recipient of the 2012 Hildegard Behrens Foundation Young Artist Humanitarian Award and is a 2011 George London Foundation Grand Prize recipient. Emalie has earned critical praise. Musical America calls her “a fresh young voice of great promise.” The New York Times lauded her as “the star of the evening” following a 2010 oratorio; other reviews in professional publications have described her singing as “velvety” and “luminous.” Emalie performed in the role of Countess Ceprano in the Metropolitan Opera’s staging of Verdi’s Rigoletto in February 2013, which was broadcast as part of the Met’s Live in HD series. She joined the Opera Studio at Salzburg State Theater in Austria for the 2014-15 season.  In 2015, she won the ARD International Music Competition in Munich, Germany.  In 2016, she released her debut CD Emalie Savoy: A Portrait. Click here for more information on Emalie Savoy.
Hayley Treider, actor
Hayley Treider is a graduate (B.F.A. in Acting) of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA). Represented by Leading Artists, Inc., she has begun to diversify her work with appearances in plays, television, and film. Hayley boasts a particularly strong record in theater, having acted in numerous on and off Broadway productions as well as in several regional festivals and tours. Hayley reached a larger audience with her first television spot as a court witness on the NBC series Law & Order SVU. She boasts a wide range of training in acting, speech, voice, dance, stage combat, and film and audition techniques. One of her valuable talents is her singing, which has earned for her the opportunity to sing backup for James Taylor at Lincoln Center. The New York Times’ theater critic Ben Brantley, in a review for The Best of Everything, wrote glowingly of Hayley’s “torchy number”. It is also evident from various reviews that Hayley possesses the often intangible charm that sparks an audience’s connection with a performer. She wrote and developed a new play with music, Dawn.  A stage reading of Dawn was presented last year at The Pershing Square Signature Center in New York. Click here for more information on Hayley Treider.
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