Stories written by Maria M. Flores

NWSA to honor Daniel Lewis for 24 years as dance dean

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By Maria M. Flores…. After 24 years serving the South Florida community as dean of dance at New World School of the Arts, the recognized visual and performing arts conservatory in downtown Miami, Daniel (Danny) Lewis will become the first founding dean to retire from the school after having served since it opened its doors […]

NWSA dance alumni honor Gerri Houlihan at Winterfest

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By Maria M. Flores…. Alumni traveled from as far away as California to honor Gerri Houlihan during the Florida Dance Festival’s Winterfest on Dec. 30, 2010, at the New World Dance Theater. Ms. Houlihan was the first full-time faculty member employed at New World School of the Arts Dance Division. She taught and choreographed at […]

3 NWSA alumni honored with Silver Palm Awards

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By Maria M. Flores…. The Silver Palm Awards committee, founded three years ago to honor theatrical excellence in South Florida, recently announced this year’s recipients of the coveted recognition, among which feature three New World School of the Arts (NWSA) college theater alumni. And the 2009-10 Silver Palm Awards go to NWSA alumni: Jackie Rivera […]

Five-story mural created for law firm’s Miami office

Artist Jose Felix Perez is pictured in his studio with some of the panels that will comprise a five-story mural in the downtown Miami offices of Greenberg Traurig LLC.

By Maria Flores…. Greenberg Traurig LLC, specifically partner Juan Loumiet, has commissioned New World School of the Arts visual arts graduate Jose Felix Perez (BFA 2010) to paint a mural in its downtown Miami office that will extend five floors beginning at the foot of the first floor occupied by the law firm and culminating […]

Award winning playwright returns to launch NWSA theater season

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By Maria M. Flores…. Tarell Alvin McCraney (NWSA high school 1999), award-winning international playwright, will be offering a special gift to New World School of the Arts (NWSA) to celebrate his 30th birthday and launch NWSA’s 2010-11 theater season. The prolific playwright has planned a special VIP reception and staged reading performance at New World […]