Trenton Arts at Princeton is excited to welcome Jenna Elliott, Sean Park, Juliana Wojtenko, Destine Harrison-Williams, and Kate Stewart as the 2022/23 Trenton Arts fellows.
Each fellow will serve as the student leader for one of the four Saturday Morning Arts groups: Trenton Youth Dancers, Orchestra, Singers, and Theater. They will also work together to design the annual Arts Switcheroo Day in the spring.
Jenna Elliott '25 will serve as the student leader for Trenton Youth Dancers, working alongside TYD director Rachel Schwartz and faculty fellow Rebecca Stenn.
Elliott is from Douglas, MA, hoping to study psychology with certificates in creative writing, entrepreneurship, and neuroscience. When she was two years old, she began taking dance classes at a local studio. Since then, she has studied a variety of different styles from tap, jazz, lyrical, and hip-hop to ballet, pointe, contemporary, and acro. In second grade, she was lucky enough to compete for the first time with a team of other dancers and fell in love with the experience of working to constantly improve a routine based on feedback from teachers, judges, and choreographers. On campus, she takes part in the arts scene as a member of the Performing Arts Council, eXpressions Dance Company, and of course, Trenton Youth Dancers. Outside of dance, she serves as Academics Chair for the Rocky College Council, is a part of the USG Communications Team, takes part in the USG Student Life Committee, and is a member of Princeton Women in Entrepreneurship and the Mental Health Initiative. She is beyond excited to continue exploring her passion for creative expression this upcoming year as a Trenton Arts fellow.
Sean Park '24 will serve as the student leader for Trenton Youth Orchestra, working alongside TYO director Lou Chen and faculty fellow Anna Lim. His fellowship is supported by the Gustavo Dudamel Foundation.
Park is from Mahwah, NJ, majoring in molecular biology and pursuing certificates in global health and health policy. Over his musical career, he has participated in numerous youth orchestras and chamber groups around NJ/NY. He has been teaching violin for over seven years now and is excited to continue this journey—this time as the TYO student leader! On campus, he is involved in Princeton Roaring 20 (a cappella) as a bass vocalist and Princeton Camerata (chamber orchestra) as a violinist. Outside of music, he enjoys spending time outdoors, whether that be running, biking, or traveling.
Juliana Wojtenko ’22 will serve as the student leader for Trenton Youth Singers, working alongside TYS director Solon Snider Sway and faculty fellow Rochelle Ellis.
Wojtenko is from Princeton Junction, NJ, majoring in history and pursuing certificates in Russian and Eurasian studies and medieval studies. She grew up singing in church and school choirs and performing musical theater. At Princeton, she sings in the Playhouse Choir and Glee Club and performs with several campus theater groups, including the Princeton Triangle Club and Princeton University Players. Off campus, she sings in and assistant-conducts St. Vladimir’s Russian Orthodox Choir in Jackson, NJ. She is interested in exploring a variety of musical styles, from medieval chant to big-band jazz to Latin pop to North American folk, and is writing her thesis on the history of Russian opera. After serving as a coach and private teacher for TYS, she is excited to serve as the student leader this year.
Destine Harrison-Williams '26 and Kate Stewart '25 will serve as the co-student leaders for Trenton Youth Theater, working alongside TYT director Jamie Goodwin and faculty fellows Jane Cox, Shariffa Ali, and Tess James.
Harrison-Williams is from Miami, FL, by way of Sylacauga, AL. He grew up writing and performing spoken-word poetry, and really enjoyed engaging in the theater scene of his high school. Somewhere along the line, he found himself teaching children’s theater at a local non-profit, and eventually the YMCA. He has come to see theater as both a form of self-exploration and cultural exposure, so he can’t help but encourage everyone to try it out…at least once!
Stewart is an actor, dancer, singer, Bazilian jiu jitsu practitioner, and songwriter originally from Denver, CO, and now based in New York and Los Angeles. She is a performing artist who will follow her love and passions wherever they take her. Her goal is to combine different styles of performance to instigate conversations and understanding that transcends barriers.