Featured Alumni Profiles

Asmeret Ghebremichael

BS '04, Communication Studies

Each semester I spent at NYU proved to be better than the last.

At first, I pursued a career in musical theatre on Broadway. I had parts in Footloose and Finian’s Rainbow, and when I wasn’t “on,” I was in the dressing room doing homework. It was quite a challenge – juggling an acting career and the rigorous requirements of an undergraduate degree – but well worth the effort.

In my last two years, I concentrated more on academics and my participation in the Martin Luther King, Jr., Scholars Program, where I organized teach-ins at local schools for kids with emotional problems and planned a talent show for MLK Scholars. As I began to cultivate my leadership skills, I realized that I might enjoy arts in education for a living.

By graduation, I was researching nonprofit organizations in the city. But as fate would have it, I landed a role in Disney’s Aida and had the amazing opportunity to be part of its first national tour that traveled throughout the country. Since I returned from my tour, I've performed in numerous productions, most recently in the Off-Broadway premiere of Lone Star Love and the hit Broadway show, Wicked. I put my other plans on hold and seized the chance to live one of my dreams. Thanks to NYU, I feel prepared for anything that life may offer.