Where Are They Now?
Well, I had no idea at the time but the shy kid too nervous to even sing a solo at PAG auditions had performance become a lifelong hobby!
After 9 years of shows with PAG, I joined the Nevada Union High School Choir. Eventually after that, I spent 4 years as part of an a cappella group at UC Berkeley (Noteworthy).
Now, performing with the Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan Players and singing in the Harvard University Choir keeps me sane while I work on a PhD in Chemical Physics.
Communication and presentation skills, I have learned, are so phenomenally important no matter where life takes you. And that's really what's great about PAG: PAG had me speaking in front of crowds of hundreds before I was even a teenager! Presentation to 50 people? Ha! no big deal; I was doing harder things than that in 5th grade.
PAG not only prepared me so well for communicating and presenting to people, but also gave me some of my best friends who I still keep up with today; for both of these reasons I will be eternally grateful.
James Borsky joined PAG in 2000. He performed with PAG for several years, cultivating his skills in the performing arts.
James earned a Bachelor of Music degree in composition from the University of Redlands and completed post baccalaureate studies at the University of Minnesota in K-12 Music Education.
Currently, he works as a composer and music educator based out of Minneapolis, MN where he resides with his wife, Lindsay, and their dog, Zoli.
Chelsea Grace Claiser was a PAG performer from 1998-2002.
She currently resides in the Greater Philadelphia area. Chelsea has been a professional actor/singer/dancer since she graduated with a B.F.A. Musical Theatre degree from SUNY Fredonia in 2009.
She recently won a Barrymore Award from Theatre Philadelphia for Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical. The four person musical (Musical of Musicals(The Musical!)) played at Montgomery Theater and was one of her favorite professional experiences thus far! Chelsea currently works as a visual display artist for Anthropologie.