— by Gabi Stevenson, Communications Manager

Every year, hundreds of Moore students use their talent and skills to create meaningful artwork, develop their professional network, and find success in their chosen fields. Moore Rockstars was created to highlight some of the outstanding stories coming out of the College.

Each Rockstar is featured on Moore’s social media account in celebration of their achievements. Keep reading to meet Moore Rockstars from the last year:

Emily Foote ’24

Foote, a Graphic Design senior, was invited to continue her work at WXPN after completing a summer internship with the radio station. She was responsible for designing a variety of vibrant marketing materials for social media and events.

Fashion Design Juniors

At the end of the fall 2023 semester, 11 Fashion Design juniors began working on a collaboration with Philadelphia Ballet as part of their curriculum. They were asked to design costumes inspired by four characters from George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®: Candy Cane, Hot Chocolate, Coffee, and Tea. After four final designs were chosen, the students were split into teams to complete the ensembles. In January, they saw their work come to life at the opening of “Reimagining a Holiday Classic: Costume Designs Inspired by The Nutcracker,” where dancers from the Ballet’s II company performed at Moore in their costumes.

Juniors Syniah Coleman, Cindy Vo, Erin Partlow, Angeline Tran, Krysta Peters, Morgan Cure, Mylee Vazquez, Asata Kromah, Eva Martinez, Zahra Chase and Marianna Totaro learned how to take their ideas from concept to costume, incorporating thematic references and movement into each design.

Jada Lamboy ’27

Art Education major Jada Lamboy’s self-portrait was accepted into the Society of Illustrators’ 2024 Student Scholarship Competition. Under the guidance of Assistant Professor of Illustration Chris Williams, Lamboy spent more than 40 hours working on the piece over the course of a month. She described the honor as “one of my greatest accomplishments so far.”

“The piece that was submitted was my Advanced Drawing final, and I wanted to make a piece that represented how I find comfort while experiencing life in college.”

Sierra Woodruff ‘27

Woodruff, a Fine Arts student, released her first album, Healing, on streaming services in April. Not only was she the singer and instrumentalist on most of the album, but she also recorded, produced and mastered it herself. Her art is also featured on the album cover. For Woodruff, creating Healing was a cathartic experience that helped her tap into a new mode of expression.

“Creating my debut album at home and in my tiny dorm room was truly a wild experience both educationally and emotionally. Heartbreak, homesickness, loneliness, grief, love…everything I've felt, everything I've gone through is expressed in the album,” she said. “During my time so far at Moore, I've learned what it means to translate emotion into my art, and this skill has been useful in expressing my experiences in music as well.”



Are you or someone you know a Moore Rockstar? If you have an awesome accomplishment to share, send a DM to @moorecollegeart on Instagram or email for a chance to be featured!