We love the young people who have come through Rubicon’s summer training camps and after-school programs. Many of the students who grew up in our programs are now working professionals in the field of theatre. Others continue to enjoy theatre as audience members while pursuing other careers.

Curious to know what these accomplished young people are doing now?

Here are snapshots and a few stories about past students. If you are a past student, or a proud parent of a former student — please e-mail us or call to let us know what’s happening. We will update this page periodically and look forward to sharing all the exciting news! Send your information to tneeley@rubicontheatre.org.

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Daniel Brackett

Pictured with his parents (MIRIAM ARICHEA and JEFF BRACKETT) and his brother and sister after the Rubicon youth production of On the Town. After graduating from Elon University, where he performed in many shows, DANIEL is now working professionally in the National Tour of Aladdin in the Ensemble and as Understudy.

Jordan Brown

6-year Rubicon summer tech student JORDAN BROWN in 2007; Jordan pictured this year as a crew member (Advance/Video Swing) on the National Tour of Dear Evan Hansen (pictured with his parents SHELLY AND STEVE BRAUN and brother TROY BRAUN – also a participant of many years in Rubicon’s summer acting programs, now studying pre-med at Pepperdine.)

Devin Dornbos

DEVIN DORNBOS as the title role in King John in Rubicon’s 2014 summer Fearless Shakespeare program. Today DEVIN works as Marketing Director at the Ritz Carlton Hotel Company in Coral Cables, having previously worked at Ojai Valley Inn and been a corporate trainer for Alorica and Alta Resources in Florida. He is the proud father of two beautiful children.

Jennifer (Red) Ridgway

JENNIFER (RED) RIDGWAY as Lady Constance and today. Jennifer is currently CFO and Market Center Administrator at Keller Williams West Ventura Realty.

Omar Al-Bawab

OMAR AL-BAWAB is currently Operations Audit Coach for Hishmeh Enterprises. Here he is pictured as Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the summer Fearless Shakespeare Program.

Juliet Johnson

JULIET JOHNSON as Calpurnia in Julius Caesar, and today. JULIET is an actor, director and choreographer and graduates from Pepperdine this spring. She has already been signed by an agent and manager and credits her experiences at Rubicon for her success.

Toby Tropper

TOBY TROPPER then and now. TOBY has been working professionally as an actor in California and internationally. Recent credits include PCPA Theaterfest, The Great American Melodrama, and San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre. He also performed with Ensemble Theatre in a show that transferred to Vienna.

Dillon Francis

DILLON FRANCIS started in Rubicon’s youth programs at age 6 and played many roles in classes and summer shows prior to becoming a member of the acting union and playing George in Our Town opposite LAUREN PATTEN (recent Tony winner). DILLON also appeared in mainstage productions of Defying Gravity and The Diary of Anne Frank at Rubicon. Dillon is pictured here as Gandolph in King John in the Fearless Shakespeare youth program and also in his current work as a Certified Flight Instructor for CP Aviation.