Elmer Rice’s “Street Scene” kicks off the NWSA Theater Season

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Launching the theater season at NWSA, the college students, directed by NWSA faculty member and Artistic Director of Zoetic Stage, Stuart Meltzer, will present the still Pulitzer-prize winning play, Street Scene. Written by playwright Elmer Rice, the play explores the complex daily lives of a group of people living in a New York City brownstone who must contend with work-life balance, infidelity and domestic abuse. 

New World School Of The Arts celebrates Merce Cunningham centennial with “Dance On Film Series”

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Press release photo of Charles Atlas.Press release photo of Yara Travieso.Press release photo of Merce Cunningham.Kicking off a year-long celebration of the life and work of Merce Cunningham in the Centennial year, New World School of the Arts will launch its newly-created Dance on Film Series with video artist and film director Charles Atlas. Director Atlas will show excerpts of his work and will discuss his approach to creating and collaborating in this field which he has pioneered.

Free and open to the public, the NWSA Dance on Film: Charles Atlas event will be presented on Thursday, September 27 at 7:00 PM at New World Dance Theater - MDC Wolfson Campus, Building #5. 25 NE 2nd Street, 8th Floor, downtown Miami. Information at (305) 237-3341 or online at http://nwsa.mdc.edu/ .

Returning Paths” Faculty Art Exhibition highlights NWSA professional talent

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Luisa Basnuevo artist work.Aramis O'Reilly art work.New world School of the Arts opens its visual arts season with “Returning Paths,” a varied art exhibition featuring 23 NWSA visual arts faculty members. The showcase is an extensive and varied body of work featuring sculptures, painting, drawing, photography, and installations. The NWSA visual arts faculty are all well recognized artists in their own field exhibiting in numerous galleries and museums throughout the nation and internationally. Exhibition will be open through October 19, 2018 at the New World Gallery. Free and open to the public Monday - Friday; 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM.
An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, September 13; 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at New World Gallery, 25 NE 2nd Street, downtown Miami.


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Hodgson and Allen the provost and principal.The Miami-Dade County Public Schools has appointed Jason H. Allen, Ed.S. as Principal of the high school program of New World School of the Arts. An academic administrator and educator, Mr. Allen will be responsible for planning, organizing, administering and directing academic and operational activities at the high school level, which are essential to the operation of NWSA.
“As the new Principal at New World School of the Arts, I am excited and humbled to be a part of such an incredible partnership. The history and traditions provide the foundation of greatness that IS New World School of The Arts. I look forward to building positive and collaborative relationships with students, parents, staff and the college community as together we strive for greatness,” said Mr. Allen.
Dr. Jeffrey Hodgson, Provost of NWSA highlights, “Mr. Allen joins a unique institution that provides the very best arts training in South Florida through a unique partnership of institutions.  We all welcome him to his new role as high school principal and know that together we will continue the tradition of excellence that New World School of the Arts has built over three decades.”

Two more Presidential Scholars for NWSA

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Image of presidential scholar winners 2018.Earning two of the twenty U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts this year, New World School of the Arts once again brings home to Miami the coveted honor, representing its distinguished theater program. The Scholars, Ishmael Gonzalez and Elena Gonzalez, will have the opportunity to invite a professor from NWSA to join them as they travel to Washington D.C. to receive their recognition at the White House. The Presidential Scholar award presented on behalf of the President of the United States is one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students and symbolically honors all graduating high school seniors of high potential.

“This is the 2nd time in three years that the Theater division has been honored with two students receiving the Presidential Scholar Award in Music Theater from Young Arts,” said NWSA Dean of Theater, Patrice Bailey. It is truly a testament to training offered in the division, to the teaching level offered by our faculty and to the commitment Ishmael and Elena have demonstrated to their craft during their four years at New World School of the Arts.  I could not be prouder of these incredible students!”

Ishmael Gonzalez, a senior at New World School of the Arts planning to continue his artistic path and training at North Carolina School of the Arts, credits much of his success to the overall climate of the school, his peers and the resources offered at NWSA, “The students at new world have made a huge impact on me. Hearing and working with other students have opened my eyes to numerous possibilities. This school has also provided amazing resources like studios, accompanists and teachers that have helped me easily produce my work. The many connections I have received from this school have also helped me further my knowledge and experience in theater.”

NWSA music student Sebastian Rojas selected as 2018 Gates Scholar

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Sebastian Rojas press release photo.Miami-born Sebastian Rojas, a 2018 graduate from the New World School of the Arts high school music program, was among the 300 students nationwide chosen to receive The Gates Scholarship (TGS) this year - formerly known as Gates Millennium Scholarship (GMS). As a recipient, he will receive funding for the full cost of attendance that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Sebastian was selected from an initial pool of 28,700 applicants and 600 finalists from across the nation. With a nearly perfect SAT score and an impressive 5.1 weighted GPA, Sebastian has received more than $1.5 million in other scholarship offers from prominent U.S. universities including Emory University, Northwestern University, Brown University, Princeton University, Fordham University, University of Miami and University of Chicago among others.

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