EDUCATION & COMMUNITY PROGRAMS > Young Ambassadors
STG Young Ambassadors is a group of artistic individuals ages 15-20 who represent STG in the Seattle arts community and get a behind-the-scenes experience in preparation for careers in the arts.
The mission of this program is to diversify the pool of applicants for arts industry jobs by providing equitable access to work experience.
Young Ambassadors gives youth access to work experience, professional development meetings, and community events. They have assisted with numerous STG and ECE events such as sensory friendly performances, fundraisers, student matinees, and Instagram takeovers. In meetings, they’ve heard from a panel of local guest artists as well as STG staff, taken Oppression 101 and leadership workshops, worked on interview skills and practiced public speaking. And because community is an integral part of the arts, Young Ambassadors attend an array of monthly STG and community performances together.
COVID-19 UPDATE: the Young Ambassadors 2020-2021 cohort consists of alumni members who are focusing on community video projects and professional development. The program has moved to a digital format and will resume in-person once it is safely possible to meet. Applications for 2021-2022 will open for the public in May of 2021.
Who can apply:
15-20 year olds interested in the arts
*note: must be in 10th grade or higher
STG will provide:
$80 a month payment
Artist and Arts Professional Connections
*Free garage parking for onsite meetings and events
*Tickets to STG shows, upon availability
*Food for meetings
*When program meets in person
Meet the 2020-2021 STG Young Ambassador Cohort:
Aimee is a 17 year old junior at Garfield High School. She plays guitar, keys, sings, and writes her own songs. Aimee is also really into acting and theater! She’s in her high school’s musical every year and is currently a part of a student led one act play at her school. Aimee was a part of STG’s More Music @ the Moore and is always looking for more gigs! Music and performing arts are something she’s always been interested in. She always feels at home on stage.
I'm really good at rolling or wrapping burritos!
I can do the clover thing with my tongue.
I was born on Star Wars Day! May the fourth be with you!
Alyssa is a 17 year old senior at the Overlake School. She loves theatre and has been involved in over 20 productions as a performer, hair/makeup, tech, choreographer and director! Alyssa loves singing, acting, dancing, working with kids, spending time with her puppy and family, and volunteering. Alyysa plans on pursuing a double major in communications and musical theatre in college!
My All-time favorite movie is the live-action Aladdin.
I love Horizon Organic Chocolate Milk
My sister won season 5 of Kids Baking Championship!
Ethan (aka Bovey) has a passion for music that began at the age of six when he stumbled across Pearl Jam on his mom’s old iPod. He started playing drums in second grade and has added guitar, songwriting, the ukulele and the Cajon to his craft. Since then, Ethan founded his own rock band Splitting Silence less than two years ago, they have hit the all-ages music scene gigging all over Washington. Ethan also plays for the jazz program at Roosevelt High School and is a repeat participant in STG’s Songwriters Lab.
I have eaten 18 pieces of pizza in one sitting.
I am a grape soda aficionado.
On a trip to Brazil, I jammed with a complete stranger in a music store. We didn’t speak the same language but were able to communicate through music!
Hilda is a junior at Garfield High School. She is involved with the theater program and loves it. When no at school, she’s working at a daycare center. In Hilda’s spare time, she enjoys watching Tik Tok videos, going on adventures and painting.
I love painting and working on my bullet journal
My favorite Halloween movie is Twitches
I can speak 3 languages (English, Spanish and French)
Jude is a 16 year old Garfield High School sophomore. He is very involved in theatre (especially musical theatre) and is always looking for theatrical opportunities! His Broadway idols are Hunter Foster, Lea Michele and Nathan Lane!
My top 3 dream roles are Seymour Krelborn, Billy Flynn and William Barfée
My favorite Halloween candy is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
I know too much about musicals and I’m happy about that
Megha is a sophomore at Gibson Ek High School who enjoys singing, dancing and painting. She has played music for 10 years and performs with her band locally. Megha’s love for art and community drove her to paint a mural in the middle of her school.
I have performed in STG’s Dance This twice
I have worked in restorative justice and organized conferences for high school educators
I work with Odia Seattle Youth to organize fundraisers and cultural events benefitting the Odia Population in the Greater Seattle Area
Neve is a 17 year old senior at Shorecrest High School. She dances with the Nationally ranked Shorecrest Hip Hop Dance Team and is interested in film.
I was a famous Taiwanese child actress
I like filming and editing video
I have been a part of STG’s Dance This!
Priyal is a sophomore at Interlake High School and is a singer, actor, dancer, and choreographer. She also helps with tech. She is in her school’s Jazz Choir and has won a couple of awards for that as well as a national dance competition. She’s hardworking, openminded, goofy and very passionate about the arts!
My favorite show is Friends!
Dear Evan Hansen was the first musical I listened to that truly made me feel the power of music
I want to perform on Broadway when I grow up!