Kristi Duong (she/her) I joined the Academy my sophomore year of high school. I am in the music strand of the Fine Arts Academy. My main focus is singing and songwriting, but I’m also involved in Symphonic Band playing the Trumpet. I was also in Honors Choir for the first three years of high school and attended All-State last year! In addition to that, I’ve been in HHS Musicals all four years. Even with joining a year late, I’ve had the great opportunity to be involved with the senior class and create such a meaningful project with my peers. With the great knowledge I have about music through the Fine Arts Academy, I was able to grab a few volunteers and will lead a workshop for our Fine Arts Festival. I am truly proud of our hard work and I am beyond excited for what we have in store!
Bazil Gibson (he/him) I’ve been in the Fine Arts Academy for all four years. I’m in the theatre strand and I’ve also been in the music strand. My main focuses are improvisation in theatre, directing, and musical theatre. I’ve been in all four one-act plays and musicals at Harrisonburg High School. I am also currently directing our 2024 Spring Play. I plan to go to college for theatre. I will be leading two of the workshops at our Festival, and I look forward to seeing you there!
Jade Chao (she/her) I have been in the Academy for all four years. I am in the dance strand of the Fine Arts Academy. My favorite styles are classic jazz and musical theatre. I only take dance classes at HHS. I have been in HHS musicals since freshman year. I play Varsity Tennis for HHS as well. I've been playing since my sophomore year. I am also Co-President of Ccrew, our dance club. Outside of school, I am a part of my church's youth group. I plan to go to college for nursing. I will be running one workshop at our Festival. I am so excited to work with the other seniors on completing our amazing Fine Arts Festival.
Natalie Corso (she/her) I have been in the dance strand of the Fine Arts Academy for all four years. My favorite styles of dance are modern and contemporary. I have been involved in Ccrew (dance club) for all four years and other clubs including: interact, BOC (Believers of Christ Club), and FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes). I played JV soccer my freshman year and Varsity soccer my sophomore year. I started playing Varsity tennis my junior year and am currently on the team. I have been involved in the musicals at HHS for all four years. Outside of HHS, I participate in church activities and work at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community. I will be running two workshops at our festival. I am excited to work with the other seniors to create this Fine Arts Festival!
Sophia (she/her) I have been a part of the Fine Arts Academy since my Freshman year. I am dual strand in dance and drama. I have also participated in all the musicals at HHS, am a chair for our HHS MUN, Co-President of Ccrew (our dance club), and a varsity tennis captain. Throughout my time at HHS, I have grown so much as an artist, and FAACL has helped me find my identity as an artist. I’ll be teaching a workshop at our Fine Arts Festival. FACCL has solidified my decision to pursue the Arts in college. I plan to get a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts). I love this capstone group, we are like a little family. We are so excited to bring our vision to life and share it with our Harrisonburg community. Priska (she/her) I’ve been in the Fine Arts Academy since freshman year and have been a part of both the theatre and creative writing strands. I am currently taking Dance 2. I am a participant in the musical, Cats. I have also been in numerous theater productions (both as cast and crew) in and out of HHS. This includes Court Square’s Can’t Feel at Home and HHS’s Chicago (my sophomore year). I participate in both the MUN and Robotics club, and am the founder of the Creative Writing Club. I will be teaching three workshops.