Carleton Waite Brush

Carleton Waite Brush was born May 1, 1900 in Rome. He graduated from Rome Free Academy.

Emilie W. Hayes

Emilie West Hayes was born in Utica in 1919.  Some of her fondest childhood memories include writing and performing plays with her two sisters inspired by the characters in “Little Women”.

Canan Jackson

Canan Jackson was born in Ankara, Turkey where she began her dance training at age three.  At age seven, she was selected first among hundreds auditioning for the prestigious Ankara National Conservatory for the Performing Arts.  She graduated from the conservatory with honors and obtained teaching certification.

Stephen J. Jackson

Stephen J. Jackson was born in Rome and began his dance and theater training with John Hayes O’Neill.  His first appearance on stage was at age three. His performances have included hundreds of ballet productions, musicals, revues, operas and operettas.

John Bloomfield Jervis

John Bloomfield Jervis was born on December 14, 1795, Huntington, Long Island, New York. In 1798, he moved to Rome with his parents, Timothy and Phoebe Jervis.