One graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts is throwing knives at their wife on stage, and another is performing a reverse strip tease for Sigourney Weaver eight-time a weeks on Broadway. Tony Nominees Terrence Mann and Billy Magnussen can thank their time at the University of North Carolina for those performances. The school was the first public arts conservatory in the country. One of the most exclusive arts conservatories in the world, students study with resident master teachers, like Spike Lee and Mandy Patinkin. Other notable alumni include Jennifer Ehle and Anna Camp.