UCF Celebrates the Arts 2022

April 5-16, 2022

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Every year, UCF brings its best and brightest artists to Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts for a large-scale celebration of the things that make our world more interesting and beautiful. This year, UCF Celebrates the Arts is bigger than ever, with a multi-day production of an award-winning, family-friendly musical, concerts in the new Steinmetz Hall, lectures and discussions, multimedia events, chamber music, an expanded visual arts presence and more surprises to delight you.

Scheduled Events

Ongoing Events & Exhibits

Generously sponsored by the Orlando Downtown Development Board

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Festival Guide


UCF Celebrates the Arts, a festival showcasing creativity, innovation and collaboration from Orlando’s hometown university, occurs annually at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in April. The event is hosted by the UCF College of Arts and Humanities and features the faculty and students from the School of Performing Arts and the School of Visual Arts and Design, as well as work from the humanities departments and other units from around the university. Partnership, one of UCF’s long-standing values, is brought front-and-center at UCF Celebrates the Arts, with many events showcasing the collaborative nature of the university and demonstrating how UCF is both in and of the Central Florida community.

Logos for University of Central Florida, Dr. Phillips Center, LIFE at UCF, OUC The Reliable One, Baker Barrios, Downtown Orlando, Orlando Shakes, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Orlando REP, National Young Composers Challenge and City of Orlando

Steering Committee

  • Michael Wainstein, chair
  • Gary Brown
  • Hannah Estes
  • Heather Gibson
  • Thomas Harrison
  • Paul Lartonoix
  • Julia Listengarten
  • Scott Lubaroff
  • Claudia Lynch
  • Rudy McDaniel
  • Joe Muley
  • Chung Park
  • Bridget Parry
  • Azela Santana
  • Bert Scott
  • Keri Watson

Senior Production Supervisor

  • Paul Lartonoix

Production Supervisor

  • Amy Hadley

Assistant Production Supervisor

  • Bobby Malke

Steinmetz Venue Managers

  • Kent Collins
  • Matthew Reardon

Pugh Venue Managers

  • Alyssa Marinello
  • Sarah Nicholson

Faculty Stage Management Advisor

  • Claudia Lynch

Production Company Manager

  • Sabrina Boudreaux

Production Stage Manager

  • Emma Carbone

Stage Managers

  • Kayla Amburgey
  • Rami Amm
  • Jennifer Balestra
  • Naiya Barsallo
  • Taylor Bray
  • Kelsey Brogan
  • Allison Young
  • Toni Ghirardo
  • Michael Ghysels
  • Kaitlyn Gill
  • Jay Groleau
  • Thomasa Hagney
  • Savannah Hernandez
  • Vicki Rezman
  • Bridgett Rojas
  • Cameron Sparks
  • Kathleen Wilkinson
  • Cameron Wynne
  • Ayana Yokie

Box Office & Front-of-House

  • Bridget Parry


  • Quwade Bretch
  • Jessica Compton
  • Matthew Dunn
  • Hannah Estes
  • Heather Gibson
  • Nicole Wills

Photography & Videography

  • Tony Firriolo
  • Bella Miranda
  • Brandon Vollaro

Festival Design

  • Victor Dávila
  • Matthew Dunn
  • Ashley Taylor