Alumni Council

Alumnx Council Function

The Council works with the Institute through the Office of Alumnx and Family Engagement to provide initiatives and resources that support fellow graduates. Council leaders include a Chair and a Representative to the Board of Trustees. Each member has generously volunteered their time to reinforce the CalArts community.

Alumnx Council  Mission

The CalArts Alumnx Council facilitates initiatives and resources that support fellow alumnx through engagement, mentorship, and professional development. The Council shares their embodied alumnx experience with the Institute, supporting the voices of the alumnx community.

Council Members

Steve Bilow (Music BFA 82; Broadcast & Marketing Professional. Senior Member & SIGGRAPH Pioneer Member, Association for Computing Machinery.  Product Marketing Manager, BlueVolt LLC; Member of the Board of Editors, SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal; Three-Term Member of the Board and Marketing Chair, Friends of Chamber Music, various past nonprofit leadership roles)

Anthony Castillo (Theater MFA 11; Accounts Receivable Administrator, CAE)

Alumnx Trustee: Clarissa Crawford (Theater MFA 15; Theater Producer) 

Alexi Gehring (Photography and Media BFA 00, Film/Video MFA 03; Fine Arts Photographer and Experimental Video Artist)

Antoine Hunter (Dance 00; Director and Founder, Bay Area Deaf International Dance Festival; Former President,  Bay Area Black Deaf Avocates; Urban Jazz Dance Company; (New) Broad of DanceUSA Trustee; Tedx-Speaker)

Roman Jaster (Art BFA 07; Graphic Designer; Principal at Yay Brigade; CalArts Graphic Design Visiting Faculty; Bread Baker)  

Scarlett Kim (Theatre Directing MFA 18; Director, Artist, Producer; Programs & Projects Manager, CultureHub)

Kali Nikitas (Art MFA 90; Graphic Designer; Chair, Communication Arts and MFA Graphic Design Program, Otis College of Art and Design; Arts Commissioner at Large, City of Inglewood). 

Todd Pimentel (Theater Stage Production Management BFA 91; Senior Manager, Global Licensing, Disney Publishing Worldwide)

Morgan Ogilvie (Art MFA 20; Artist)  

Council Chair: John Schwerbel (Music BFA 14; Director of Administration, Thomas Safran and Associates)

April Scott-Goss (Interschool MFA 99; Supervisor, Operations MFG Trainer, Pharmavite; Member Santa Clarita Arts Commission)

Mellissa Tong (Music MFA 93; Director/Producer/Author/Speaker; Membership Chair, NAWBO LA)

Steve Weir (Art-Photography MFA 78 & Design BFA 73; Fine Art Photographer)    

If you woud like to get in touch with the Alumnx Council, you may email them at​.

Keep a lookout for the next cycle to apply to be a CalArts Alumnx Council Member!

We're looking for highly motivated and independent thinkers to join the ranks of the CalArts Alumnx Council that work together on a variety of initiatives and projects that benefit the CalArts community throughout the year.

Alumnx Council Application

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