Become an Cornish Orientation Leader

The Orientation Leader (OL) is an integral part of Cornish Connection.  The OLs primary function is to foster a successful first year for new students. The OL is responsible for providing leadership, building community, and promoting new student learning during Orientation and throughout the academic year.

 OLs play an integral role in introducing new students to Cornish College of the Arts by serving as mentors and sharing their experiences as successful students and artists.


Application Process

Orientation Leader applications will become available in the spring semester.  If you would like to personally contacted when applications become available, please contact the Student Life office at studentlife@cornish.edu.

Meet the 2017 Orientation Leaders


Courtney Butterfield

Courtney Butterfield

Welcome to Cornish! I am a Senior in the Theatre Department with a focus in Original Works. I am also the Executive Secretary of the Cornish Student Leadership Council. (If you are interested in joining CSLC let me know! I graduate in December and will need a replacement for the Fall Semester!) I'm a lover of cats, horror, and reading. If you see me with
a book and want to just just come right up! I'm happy to put it down!

Melody  Carlisle

Melody Carlisle

Hello everyone! I'm from a small city in southeastern Washington. I'm 24 and had a five year excursion into life between high school and college. I have a wide variety of interests and have a wealth of information and resources about Cornish. You'll probably see me running around campus a lot, but feel free to stop and ask me any questions you may have! I'm always up for helping out.

Allyson Carrillo

Allyson Carrillo

Hello, my name is Ally! I was born and raised in sunny Huntington Beach, California. I am a sophomore dance major and love every aspect of it. I am a fan of  Harry Potter, like to watch The Office, and love blueberries. You can find me at the beach, in the dance studio, or at Target. Can't wait to meet all of you and show you Cornish and everything it has to offer. Hope all of you fall in love with this great school like I did!

Dustin Durham

Dustin Durham

What's good my dudes! Welcome to Cornish, my name is Dustin and I'm a sophomore in the Dance Department. I'm from California where I was born and raised in the Bay Area as a competition dancer. I love the beach, In and Out, iced tea, and all things Disney! If I'm not at Kerry Hall you can usually find me watching Grey's Anatomy or sitting outside under the sun. Can't wait to share and explore this wonderful community with you all!

Peyton Jones

Peyton Jones

Hey incoming new students! My name is Peyton and I’m a sophomore dance major at Cornish. I’m from Las Vegas, and love what Seattle and Cornish have to offer. I love avocados and Bill Murray. Catch me at the Fremont Market, Kerry Hall, or taking a nap. Really looking forward to meeting and getting to know you all. I hope Cornish becomes a home to you as it has to me.

Elena Joyner

Elena Joyner

Hi! I'm Elena Joyner a Senior in the Musical Theater Department. Before coming to Cornish I lived in Boston. I enjoy long distant running, gummy worms, stove top popcorn and any movie with a Mid-Atlantic Accent. Whether this is your first time away from home or your second endeavor at College I am excited to welcome you, and answer any questions you may have about the Cornish Community!

Riley Larimer

Riley Larimer

Sienna Mendez

Sienna Mendez

Hi friends! I am a theatre junior in the Original Works program. I’m originally from Houston, Texas (and I promise my pride will not let you forget that). I transferred here last year from Webster University where I was studying directing, and I could not be happier to be here. I love avocados, dogs, coffee, and comedy. Please don’t think I’m being serious at any point in time. I can’t wait to meet you guys, and I know you will love Cornish just as much as we do here!

Danielle Reinkens

Danielle Reinkens

Hi, my name is Danielle Reinkens. I am a Junior Theatre Major here at Cornish, and auditioning for the Original Works program this fall. You can usually find me between classes chilling on the SUPER cozy couches on the first floor of MCC. I am originally from Spokane Wa. but the west side of the state has been growing on me these past two years (probably because of all of the rain). I'm so excited to get to know everyone! Let's get this year going strong!

Kaylah Saltzman-Bravo

Kaylah Saltzman-Bravo

Hey guys! I’m Kaylah, a sophomore music major with a huge interest in collaboration with theater and dance. I moved here from San Diego, California but I’ve lived all over the country. Although my major is music, I have a huge interest in film and photography, I love capturing moments. You can find me on Cap Hill, usually on Broadway or in Kerry Hall, and if you see someone stopped in the street taking videos on her phone, that’s probably me. I’m really excited for next year! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me about anything, my inbox is always open!!

Wilysha Walton

Wilysha Walton

Hey guys! I'm a musical theatre junior. I was manufactured and produced in Sacramento, California. I love popcorn and watching movies. If you live in the dorms this year you will most likely hear me singing, loudly, in the elevators. I'm so excited to meet you guys!

Mitch Winney

Mitch Winney

Hello! My name is Mitch Winney, I’m a Sophomore in the Design Department, and I’m from a little farm in Washington in a town called Ravensdale. I am the proud author of Steel Song, a passionate metalhead, and an excited artist who wants to make students’ transitions into Cornish easy, fun, and as stress-free as possible. Feel free to talk to me about anything, especially heavy metal!