Student Spotlight


Blake Covington

Blake Covingtong

Theater Studies, BA & Marketing, BBA (C'07)

The theater community at Emory is like a family. They welcome anyone who wants to join, and once you do, you're a member for life. That kind of unconditional love and generous support is very rare.

Among my performance highlights from my time at Emory is playing Edmund in King Lear under the guidance of the extraordinary Tim McDonough and playing Tony Lumpkin in She Stoops to Conquer under the direction of the brilliant Michael Evenden. The level of professionalism expected from students in Theater Emory productions helped prepare me for the theater world. Academically, John Ammerman's movement class changed my life, awakening all of my inner instincts and physical talent. My courses and conversations with Lisa Paulsen also provided important foundations for my development as an actor--and as a person.

Since leaving Emory, I lead a double life as a marketing coordinator by day and an actor by night. 

I currently work as Marketing Associate for Waste Integration, a consulting firm specializing in developing sustainability initiatives for Fortune 500 companies. I am responsible for developing creative content for brochures, sales letters, press releases, corporate communications, PowerPoint presentations, and other promotional materials.

I am also an actor with J Pervis Talent Agency in Atlanta, GA and an actor with Real People Models & Talent in Birmingham, AL. My acting career highlights include playing Captain Shang in Disney's Mulan at the Tony Award-Winning Alliance Theatre and booking a commercial for Moe's Southwest Grill. In 2011 I starred in a short film, "Laugh", which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2011 and 2012, I starred in two short films that were selected to premiere at the Atlanta Film Festival.