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 STG Young Ambassadors mission is to diversify the pool of applicants for arts industry jobs by providing equitable access to work experience.
APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN AUGUST 19th!
Who can apply:
15-20 year olds interested in the arts
*note: must be in 10th grade or higher
October 23rd, 2019 - July 31st, 2020
As an STG Young Ambassador, you will:
- Connect with professionals and artists in the Seattle arts community
- Gain knowledge of STG Education and Community programs
- Participate in events that have strong themes of social justice and activism
- Represent STG at fairs, festivals, teen nights and shows
- Access STG Internships
- Assist at various STG events
- Gain a better understanding of how a large arts organization operates
- Connect with other young leaders in the arts
- Organize a Youth Board mixer event
- Gain leadership skills necessary to navigate the arts and professional world
STG will provide:
$550 Work Stipend
$50 Travel Stipend, free garage parking
Tickets to STG shows, upon availability
Food for meetings
Deadline to Apply: September 29th, 2019
First Round Applicants Notified: October 2nd, 2019
Interviews: October 4th- 11th, 2019
Final Applicants Chosen: October 15th, 2019
Meet the 2018-2019 STG Young Ambassador Cohort:
Alexie is a sophomore at the University of Washington. She is majoring in history and gender studies with a minor in French. She is very involved in musical theatre, comedy and slam poetry. In her spare time, she likes to attend drag shows around the city and peruse local thrift stores. She is very excited to be returning for her second year as an STG Young Ambassador. From Alexie:
My favorite movie is Moulin Rouge.
I speak French (je parle francais!)
I collect earrings when I travel.
Aimee is a 16 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. From Aimee:
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 16 year old junior at the The Overlake School. Alyssa is an actress, singer, and dancer with a huge love for theatre. She has been involved both on and off stage in over 15 productions in the last seven years as a performer, hair/makeup artists, writer, choreographer and director! From Alyssa:
My sister won season 5 of Food Network's Kids Baking Championship!
My 3 dream roles are Gabriella Montez, Wednesday Addams and Katherine Plumber.
I love One Direction!
Anjoli is a very fun and enthusiastic person who works hard for what she does. She loves acting more than she loves anything else and her determination for what she does is impeccable. Anjoli currently studies at Seattle Central College while still being enrolled as a junior at The Center School through a program called Running Start; she will also be graduating a year early, in 2019. Anjoli is a very charismatic, attentive, and fair person and loves to help the people around her. From Anjoli:
I have three cats, three dogs and four fish.
I love acting more than I love anything in the world.
Ice cream is my favorite food.
Cassidy is a 16 year old singer songwriter from Des Moines. She loves to perform, give back to her community and hang out with her family! From Cassidy:
I am left handed.
I can play four instruments.
I am a cheerleader.
Ellie is 16 years old and a Junior at West Seattle High School. Ellie plays piano, guitar, ukulele and she sings! You can find her teaching music to kids at Friends of The Children at risk youth shelter in Columbia City. Ellie enjoys volunteering at KEXP, The Vera Project, and Burien Cares animal shelter. On the weekends, you can find her working the front desk at Mode Music School. Her music interest is wide ranging from Irma Thomas, to Death Cab for Cutie, and Childish Gambino. From Ellie:
I got my tonsils taken out this summer.
I have a shirt with a picture of me and Ben Folds on it.
I went to London Fashion Week and ran in to Nick Cave.
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. From Ethan:
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 writer. She is in 10th grade and attends Garfield High School. She does swimming, gymnastics and softball at school. Her favorite colors are rose gold and yellow. Lastly, she works at a daycare center and loves the kids she works with. From Hilda:
I love theater.
I love to do calligraphy.
I've gone to NYC and want to attend NYU.
Ivy is a senior at Franklin High School in Seattle, Washington. Other than running track and tutoring at her local elementary school, she loves painting, watching films, and going to concerts. Her favorite artists are Lorde, Harry Styles and Rihanna. Ivy’s dream is to combine her interests in art and computer science one day as a career, and perhaps change the world. She is a strong believer that everyone should receive the same opportunity no matter who they are, and she will continue to fight for that. From Ivy:
My favorite artists are Lorde, Harry Styles and Rihanna.
I love watching conspiracy theory videos.
Mohamed is an aspiring actor who currently attends South Seattle College. He a great guy and when you meet him, you will see how funny, nice and chill he is. He cares about people, loves to play sports and has a big family. From Mohamed:
I love sports.
I like to relax.
I am a movie and TV junkie!
Shiuan is a senior at Shorecrest High School. She loves to express herself through her dance moves and visual artworks. She's always excited to perform at dance competitions along with her Shorecrest hip hop family. Also, on her way to nationals this year! From Shiuan:
I have two cats: one Persian and one mix! Their names are Puchu and Appa.
I am on the Shorecrest Hip Hop Dance Team!
My favorite colors are any colors between green and blue.
Victoria is a high school senior who is passionate about songwriting, music and giving back to community. She has been performing on stage and on camera since she was 9 in many Seattle venues, including 5th Avenue Theatre and Seattle Musical Theatre. Victoria wrote her first song when she was 12 and has been writing songs ever since, having fallen in love with songwriting. Her songs explore different themes, such as finding one’s path, women empowerment and young adult relationships. She has performed her songs at various venues and festivals, was a runner up for 2016 Youth Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge, and was featured in Starbucks Up Next program. From Victoria:
I am interested in both arts and STEM.
I've been doing ballroom dancing for 8 years.
I have a younger brother.
Yasmin is 18 years old and currently attending Seattle University, majoring in communications. She is incredibly passionate about writing, photography, and music, and hopes to incorporate any blend of the three into a future career. On any given day, you can find Yasmin blasting her favorite tunes in her room, hunting for funny graphic t shirts in the men’s section of Goodwill, or binging Arrested Development on Netflix. From Yasmin:
My favorite musicians are Car Seat Headrest, Father John Misty and Soko!
I was born in Los Angeles, but half of my family lives in Morocco, Africa.
I have a weird fascination with the Simpsons. I think that the entire franchise is just so interesting. I could honestly talk about it all day.