I started theater when I was around nine, but my passion really kicked off when I got to Dwight," shares Bernardo Sequeira.
"I started theater when I was around nine, but my passion really kicked off when I got to Dwight," shares Bernardo Sequeira '22. And his role as a student-performer at Dwight began with a bang! As a sixth grader, and with only ten days notice, Bernardo accepted a lead role in the Upper School Mainstage musical production of Bye Bye Birdie. "I think that's when I really started to look at acting from a professional point of view," he says.
Since then, Bernardo has indeed gone on to participate in Upper School Mainstage and Middle School productions, while also practicing his musical skills in our Conservatory program and sharpening his improvisational skills in our Master Theater program.
In the classroom, Bernardo is especially passionate about science. "Science at Dwight is really incredible!" He reports, "Teachers come up with crazy, fun experiments to do in class, so that we get to experience what we're learning in a more enjoyable, hands-on way."
When can you catch Bernardo on stage next? He's thrilled to share that he'll perform at Carnegie Hall again this year, at our special concert to celebrate Chancellor Stephen Spahn's 50 years in education.
"I'll be playing the piano and singing in the choir," he says. "We get to perform in the big, famous Stern Auditorium! It's beautiful and I'm so excited!"
To reserve your seat to see Bernardo perform alongside students from around the globe in this musical celebration, click here.
The limelight will also find Bernardo again this spring, when he takes to the stage in the Middle School production of Anonymous. We're looking forward to it as much as he is!
- Student Spark