Garden Theatre is honored to begin the William Daniel Mills Apprenticeship ProgramHarold and Rosy Mills selected the Garden to launch this new apprenticeship program for young artists ages 13 through 22. This generous gift and program was created by Harold and Rosy Mills to honor the memory of their beloved son Daniel Mills, a passionate student of theatre who tragically passed away in 2020.

The Garden would like to thank the Mills Family for entrusting us to keep Daniel’s legacy thriving in our arts community. These apprentices, led by Education Director Nick Bazo, Associate Artistic Director Roberta Emerson, and Artistic Director Joseph C. Walsh, will have an incredible experience!


We are beyond thrilled to share the inaugural class of the William Daniel Mills Apprenticeship Program! This talented group of students will spend the next season at the Garden preparing for a career as a performer, director, educator, playwright, stage manager, or designer.

Ashton Appadu
Emma Barker
Sydney Barker
Caroline Becker
Helena Cabrera
Adrian De Leon
Alison Diaz
Jackson Dowling
Lily Downs
Larissa Foxx

Sydney Francis
Eislinn Gracen
Billy Granville Jr.
Jessie Harris
Brooke Herrera
Safiin Karim
Ethan Kaufman
Jordyn Kinard
Liam Klingberg
Valarie Kutemeier

Avery Liao-Troth
Luisa Luo
Hilary Pardey-Hernan
Madison Poston
Nicholas Querino
CJ Rosado
Stuart Sheffield
Aaron Sinclair
Jacob Steele
Matthew Zenon