Holy Trinity Highlight Reel
Member of Trinity Dance Company, Select Choir, Music Ministry, and LIGHTs
Dance Concerts – The Burghers of Calais, Look Up, Love Stories, Evolution(s)
Dance Captain and Student Choreographer for Love Stories and Evolution(s)
Spring Musicals – Young Will in Big Fish; Bob Einright in 9 to 5; King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar; Assistant Choreographer for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Prop Master for Hamlet, One Acts: A Night of Firsts, and One Acts: Equality
Other activities: Dancer for Ballet Academy East in NYC
Holy Trinity’s motto is How High School Should Be. What does that mean to you?
High School should be a place that everyone feels welcomed, loved, and accepted. At Holy Trinity, that is exactly how it feels.
What is your favorite class this year? Why do you enjoy it?
My favorite class this year is Kinesiology and Imagery. I enjoy this class because I love finding out more about the human body and how it moves.
Has there been a teacher/coach/counselor/administrator at Holy Trinity who has positively influenced you? Please explain:
Mrs. Murphy has been the biggest influence and most supportive teacher at Holy Trinity. She has always pushed me beyond my boundaries and has helped shaped me to be a better dancer. Mrs. Murphy is always there for me whenever I need help or I am having any difficulties.
What has been a “highlight” of your time at Holy Trinity? Please describe a moment that you enjoyed and/or made you proud:
A highlight of my time at Holy Trinity has been the dance concerts. Every year, I am always excited and enthusiastic about the concert and the different dances I will be able to perform.
To what colleges are you applying? What is your intended major?
I want to get a BFA in Dance. I am applying and auditioning to Adelphi, University of Hartford, Boston Conservatory, The University of the Arts, SUNY Purchase, Butler University, University of North Carolina – School of the Arts, Point Park University, and Juilliard.
What will you miss the most about Holy Trinity?
I will miss performing in the dance concert and performing on the Trinity stage.
Do you have any advice for incoming Holy Trinity students?
Enjoy your time and always get involved. Put yourself out there and don’t be afraid of what others say or think.
Jackson Gormley with dance partner Clarissa Millen
performing in Holy Trinity's 2016 Christmas Concert
Gormley and Millen onstage together for "Love Stories"
"Evolution(s)" co-stars Jackson Gormley and Clarissa Millen
with Performing Arts Department Chair, Catherine Murphy