One of SMU Theatre's main stage productions: The Sparrow, Theatre’s main stage show (directed by alum Molly Beach Murphy, B.F.A. Theatre ’09) by Kim Leeson

One of SMU Theatre’s main stage productions: The Sparrow (directed by alum Molly Beach Murphy, B.F.A. Theatre ’09) by Kim Leeson

From A-to-SYZYGY, it’s been nothing less than a busy year at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts.

As we continue on to the next academic year and reflect on the inspiring events of 2015—which includes SMU Dance performing in New York’s prestigious Jose Limon festival, ground-breaking creative coding, a visit from the iconic actress Isabella Rossellini, the single largest gift to Meadows in our history, Meadows at the Meyerson and much, much more—we present a look at photos we love from the year at SMU Meadows School of the Arts. The indefatigable photographer Kim Leeson was on hand for many Meadows events. Here are just some of our favorites:

Witches from SMU Theatre's Macbeth--a photo from Mari Taylor (M.F.A. Stage Design, '17)

Witches from SMU Theatre’s Macbeth–a photo from Mari Taylor (M.F.A. Stage Design, ’17)

A double major graduating in May 2015 with a B.F.A. in art and a B.A. in creative computing, Habeck is in an unusual position: Last winter, she applied to four top graduate schools and all four accepted her.

A double major graduating in May 2015 with a B.F.A. in art and a B.A. in creative computing, Katherine Habeck is in an unusual position: Last winter, she applied to four top graduate schools and all four accepted her.

Creative Computation Chair Ira Greenberg's Hand drawn space filling tendril study 01

Creative Computation Chair Ira Greenberg’s Hand drawn space filling tendril study 01 (via @IraGreenberg)

The Spring Dance Concert

A can’t miss scene from The Spring Dance Concert (photo by Paul Phillips)

2015 Meadows Prize winner Complex Movements brought its multimedia performance art pod to the Tower Building in Fair Park for a month-long engagement.

2015 Meadows Prize winner Complex Movements brought its multimedia performance art pod to the Tower Building in Fair Park for a month-long engagement.

Isabella Rossellini presented a Film Master Class alongside Film's Rick Worland (photo by Kim Leeson)

Isabella Rossellini presented a Film Master Class alongside Film’s Rick Worland (photo by Kim Leeson)

Architecture critic Mark Lamster acted as guest critic during a fall 2015 SMU Art class.

Architecture critic Mark Lamster acted as guest critic during a fall 2015 SMU Art class.

Pulitzer-Winning columnist Charles Krauthammer gave the Sammons Media Ethics Lecture

Pulitzer-Winning columnist Charles Krauthammer gave the Sammons Media Ethics Lecture

Fourteen SMU dance students performed alongside the Dallas Chamber Symphony and the classic 1927 film 'Metropolis'

Fourteen SMU dance students performed alongside the Dallas Chamber Symphony and the classic 1927 film ‘Metropolis’

The first-ever Swing Dance Concert at SMU, featuring the Meadows Jazz Orchestra (photo by Kim Leeson)

The first-ever Swing Dance Concert at SMU, featuring the Meadows Jazz Orchestra (photo by Kim Leeson)

A scene from the provocative, moving Brown Bag Dance Series

A scene from the provocative, moving Brown Bag Dance Series

Graduation #SMUDance (Photo by Kim Leeson)

Graduation #SMUDance (Photo by Kim Leeson)

A moment of joy at Meadows 2015 Commencement (photo by Kim Leeson)

A moment of joy at Meadows 2015 Commencement (photo by Kim Leeson)

Kate Jarboe (M.F.A. '15) was one of three Meadows grads to win the Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Texas Art Award

Kate Jarboe (M.F.A. ’15) was one of three Meadows grads to win the Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Texas Art Award

Meadows Prize winner Jawole Zollar and members of her acclaimed New York-based dance company, Urban Bush Women hosted a dance workshop in Meadows' Atrium

Meadows Prize winner Jawole Zollar and members of her acclaimed New York-based dance company, Urban Bush Women hosted a dance workshop in Meadows’ Atrium

Harp, from the 2015 Meadows at the Meyerson (Photo by Kim Leeson)

Harp, from the 2015 Meadows at the Meyerson (Photo by Kim Leeson)

A wonderful moment captured at spring's Meadows at the Meyerson: SMU students performing and dancing with honoree Caren Prothro (photo by Kim Leeson)

A wonderful moment captured at spring’s Meadows at the Meyerson: SMU students performing and dancing with honoree Caren Prothro (photo by Kim Leeson)

Scene from SMU Meadows Theatre’s main stage production, The Sparrow, (directed by alum Molly Beach Murphy, B.F.A. Theatre ’09)

Scene from SMU Meadows Theatre’s main stage production, The Sparrow, (directed by alum Molly Beach Murphy, B.F.A. Theatre ’09)