The New Victory Theater launched the New Victory Usher Corps
the day the theater opened to provide paid employment, job training, academic support, mentorship and an introduction to the performing arts for over 50 young New Yorkers each year. Since then, the program has provided over 400,000 hours of paid employment to over 500 NYC teens from across the city. Find out how teens ages 16-22 in your life can apply to be a part of this award-winning program here
All season long, we'll be featuring young people from our Usher Corps in our New Vic Bills and here on the New Victory blog. Today we're talking to third-year usher Danielle Braddock from the Bronx, New York.
My favorite show at The New Victory was…
Mother Africa: My Home
I loved the dancing and the music. My favorite scene was the finale when the cast walked through the aisles and gave everyone a high five.
The show I’m most excited for this season is…
I can't wait to see Jason Bishop and all of his illusions!
The thing I like most about being an usher is…
The best part of being an usher is seeing patrons enjoying themselves and having fun at the theater.
My favorite memory from working as an usher was...
It has to be when I was working the lower lobby during Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play
. There was a 2 year-old who was exploring an activity before the show. She looked like she was lonely so I started reading books to her. She really enjoyed that!
My dream job would be…
A pastry chef. It's always been my passion to bake treats.
What was your favorite story as a kid?
My favorite story as a kid was Corduroy
. In it, a girl named Lisa wanted the stuffed bear Corduroy but her mother said no because he was missing a button. Lisa went back the next day with her own money to bring Corduroy home.
What's your favorite NYC hangout or neighborhood?
At Highbridge Pool, everything is special. It's awesome to see all of the kids, adults and families spend time together.
Describe the most challenging thing about being an usher.
The most challenging thing is making sure patrons get the absolute best customer service.
Describe your dream vacation.
My dream vacation would be to go to California and walk on the beach.
What is your favorite childhood memory?
I'll always remember going to Six Flags Great Adventure almost every summer.
||Want to learn more about The New Victory Theater Usher Program? Take a look here!