Stories written by Maria M. Flores

Honors highlight artistic talents at New World School of the Arts

Honors highlight artistic talents at New World School of the Arts

With nearly 245 YoungArts awards under its belt since doors opened in 1987, New World School of the Arts recognizes the newest wave of YoungArts winners comprised of nine finalists, three honorable mentions and five Merit Awards, plus three Presidential Scholar in the Arts nominations. YoungArts finalists are: Gabriela Diaz, Joshua Forges, Darcy Hernandez, Amy […]

NWSA’s College Spring Dance Concert to present an exciting, varied program

NWSA’s College Spring Dance Concert to present an exciting, varied program

This year’s New World School of the Arts’ College Spring Dance Concert will be an exciting and varied program, featuring the work of two faculty choreographers — a ballet, Closet 5716, by ballet faculty member Gerard Ebitz, and a new work by faculty member Peter London, Seoul Soul, inspired by the dance and music traditions […]

‘Walls of Artseen’ to come alive during Art Basel fair

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“Walls of Artseen” exhibition highlights the work of six New World School of the Arts visual students during the Art Basel Miami Beach international fair in a unique show where inside structures become blank canvasses for each of the artists. Charged with the task of incorporating the actual walls of the gallery into their work […]

Evonne Alvarez becomes new principal of NWSA High School

New World School of the Arts High School principal Evonne S. Alvarez

Miami-Dade County Public Schools has appointed Evonne S. Alvarez to lead the high school program of New World School of the Arts. A seasoned academic administrator and educator, Alvarez 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. […]

The Posse Foundation selects record three NWSA scholars

Alexis Holliday named a Posse Foundation Scholar.

New World School of the Arts high school is now home to a total of five distinguished Posse Foundation Scholars. Seniors Kandyse Samuel, Alexis Holliday and Emily Rivera have become 2012 Posse Foundation Scholars and starting this fall, the young ladies will be attending their dream school on scholarships offered by the Posse Foundation. This […]

Gates Millennium Scholarship awarded to NWSA student

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Javier Aranzales, a senior in the New World School of the Arts high school dance program, was among 1,000 students nationwide to receive the 2011 Gates Millennium Scholarship Award (GMS). The award will provide him a full scholarship to undergraduate and graduate school, as well as doctoral-level studies. Aranzales will be attending Harvard University to […]

Gates Millennium Scholarship awarded to NWSA student

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Javier Aranzales, a senior in the New World School of the Arts high school dance program, was among 1,000 students nationwide to receive the 2011 Gates Millennium Scholarship Award (GMS). The award will provide him a full scholarship to undergraduate and graduate school, as well as doctoral-level studies. Aranzales will be attending Harvard University to […]

County proclaims day to honor New World School of the Arts

Pictured (l-r) are Dr. Bernard A. Mair, associate provost for Undergraduate Affairs – University of Florida; Miami- Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime; Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez; Dr. Jeffrey Hodgson, interim provost of New World School of the Arts; Alberto Carvalho, superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools; Dr. Rolando Montoya, college provost – Miami Dade College, and Dr. Lawrence Feldman, Miami-Dade County Public Schools vice chair.

During a very special New World School of the Arts (NWSA) Rising Stars event, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez presented a proclamation to NWSA interim provost Jeffrey Hodgson, naming Mar. 23 as “New World School of the Arts, 25th Anniversary Day.” The recognition was shared by members of the three educational partners that have […]

NWSA ranked among nation’s best high schools for 2011

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New World School of the Arts (NWSA), recognized nationally and around the globe for its excellent artistic program, again has been recognized as one of the leading high schools in the nation. Receiving a Gold Medal ranking NWSA made the grade as America’s 2011 Best High Schools. “It is no secret that encouraged, creative and […]

NWSA celebrates 25th Anniversary, launches Legacy Society

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By Maria M. Flores…. With an elegant soiree hosted by Armando Guerra and his wife Maria Catá- Guerra, NWSA Executive Board member, in their lovely home in Coral Gables, it was a sparkling evening for New World School of the Arts’ supporters, founders, students and faculty. More than 50 friends of the arts conservatory gathered […]

New World School of the Arts announces new dean of dance

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By Maria M. Flores…. After months of a national search, New World School of the Arts has selected dancer and educator Mary Lisa Burns as its new dean of dance. The seasoned administrator, who comes to NWSA with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of dance education administration, will head the high […]

NWSA college graduates to visit Venice and Berlin

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By Maria M. Flores…. Twenty visual artists who recently graduated from the college program at New World School of the Arts (BFA 2011) will embark soon on a two-week journey through Europe to explore new avenues by which to express their art. Spearheaded by Carlos and Rosa de la Cruz and the John S. and […]

NWSA jazz ensemble recognized at Essentially Ellington Competition

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By Maria M. Flores…. It was indeed an exciting evening for the New World School of the Arts Jazz Ensemble, as it received top honors among 110 competing bands in the prestigious Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival. Receiving honorable mention (fourth place), under the direction of Dr. Peter Francis, jazz band […]

‘Rising Stars’ showcases talent of NWSA students

Catherine Ordonez, NWSA BFA Music Theater student, performs in a scene from the musical The Drowsy Chaperone.

By Maria M. Flores…. “Rising Stars,” a professionally staged exhibition and performance, showcases the remarkable talent of high school and college students from New World School of the Arts (NWSA), Florida’s premier arts institution. This Broadway-style extravaganza is an energy-packed, one-ofa- kind performance that undoubtedly will captivate the audience with exhilarating works of art, and […]

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