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Around The Arts

November 23, 2013

Opportunities abound for career in the arts


What was the most influential arts-related activity you participated in during your youth?

Definitely my summers as an intern at Glimmerglass. It opened my eyes to a new world of interesting people. At 15, I was by far the youngest intern when I started there. I couldn’t believe that this was something you could do as a career.

When did you decide you wanted a career in the arts?

I don’t remember ever considering a career in anything else. When I was in high school I narrowed down my three options for what to study in college to pottery, music and costume design. In the end, I felt the most connected to the theater.

What are you working on now, and what is your next project?

I am currently on maternity leave until mid-December from the Met, so I am working on taking care of my newborn. When I return to the Met we will be in dress rehearsal for “Die Fledermaus,” which opens on New Year’s Eve. I made some jewelry and a large clock element that is worn by a dancer for this show.

What is your ultimate career goal?

Most days I feel like I’ve already reached my career goal as a craftsperson at the Met. I could see myself eventually working in film or television.

Where do you currently call home?

New York City (Upper West Side).

How often do you get back to Cooperstown?

Usually twice a year.

What are your favorite things to do when you visit?

I like to spend as much time by the lake as possible and go to the opera.

Brittany Lesavoy is director of public relations for The Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown. Column ideas may be sent to ‘Around The Arts’ columns can be found at

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