Works and Ideas
When Don Williams was in seventh grade, he signed up to be Michael Jackson singing “ABC” in a talent show. He looked forward to singing it before school. But then the boys who were going to play the Jackson 5 backed out.
Luckily, some other friends joined him. Williams loved the experience of performing.
Jon Ayon Alonso, a new professor in the Film & Digital Media Department, has taught at Stanford University, San Francisco State, the California College of the Arts, and City College of San Francisco, and he’s excited to bring all this experience to UC Santa Cruz. Part of the reason the university appeals to him stems from the program’s focus on social documentary.
Marina Magalhães started taking dance lessons when she was five years old. She loved to dance and planned to make it her career. So, when her 7th grade teacher, Ms. Girkin, asked the class to write a list of life goals, Magalhães wrote that she wanted to be a professional dancer and choreographer and get a full scholarship to attend UCLA to study dance.