About Us

The New World School of the Arts Alumni Foundation is the official alumni organization for the New World School of the Arts. We are a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting the artistic, business and personal endeavors of all alumni; connecting alumni across the years and around the world; and supporting the school itself.

About New World School of the Arts

New World School of the Arts was created by the Florida Legislature in 1984 as a center of excellence in the performing and visual arts. It is an educational partnership of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College, and the University of Florida. To learn more about NWSA, please visit nwsa.mdc.edu.

Gala Aranaga

Gala Aranaga

Director

High School / Music / 1988
Tobin Dorn

Tobin Dorn

Director

College / Visual Art / 1990
Randall Emmett

Randall Emmett

Vice President

High School / Theater / 1989

Elizabeth Gainer

Elizabeth Gainer

Director

High School / Theater / 1990

Gentry George

Gentry George

Director

High School / Dance / 2008

Luna Goldberg

Luna Goldberg

Director

High School / Visual Art / 2011
Erin Berg Hager

Erin Berg Hager

Director

High School / Theater / 1990

Selina Hall-Swope

Selina Hall-Swope

Director

High School / Dance / 2002

Darcy Hernandez-Gil

Darcy Hernandez-Gil

Director

High School / Theater / 2013
Alexandra Kotis

Alexandra Kotis

Director

High School / Music / 2010
Alex Lacamoire

Alex Lacamoire

Director

High School / Music / 1990

Amy Langer

Amy Langer

Foundation Director

High School / Theater / 1989

Michael Lazo

Michael Lazo

Director

High School / Theater / 2002

Joshua Levine

Joshua Levine

Director

High School / Visual Art / 1991

Martha Miranda

Martha Miranda

Faculty Liaison

HIgh School / Faculty

Patrick O'Connell

Patrick O'Connell

President

College / Theater / 1992

Debora Sanchez

Debora Sanchez

Director

High School / Music / 1997
David Schwartz

David Schwartz

Treasurer

High School / Theater / 1989
Sylvan Seidenman

Sylvan Seidenman

Foundation Administrator

High School / Faculty

Maria Ines Serritella

Maria Ines Serritella

Director

High School / Dance / 1992

Grant Stern

Grant Stern

Secretary

High School / Music / 1995

Keith Tralins

Keith Tralins

Director

High School / Theater / 1989

Melissa Verdecia

Melissa Verdecia

Director

High School / Dance / 2008
Merzili Villanueva

Merzili Villanueva

Director

High School / Dance / 1999

Shoshana Zisk

Shoshana Zisk

Director

High School / Music / 1989

Karen Zur

Karen Zur

Director

High School / Dance / 1990

$10,000 +
Randall Emmett
David Grutman
Roderick Vanderbilt

$5,000 – $9,999
The Disney Foundation
George Furla
Alex Lacamoire
Patrick and Patty O’Connell
Daniel R’bibo
Amy Langer and David Schwartz

$2,000 – $4,999
Elizabeth and Max Gainer
Todd Rosen
Dr. Karen Zur

$1,000 – $1,999
Augusto Barranco
Paula Barrera
Blaine Dunham Birchby
Margaret Blaustein
Shannon Mulcahy DiNota
Tobin Dorn
Zabryna Guevara
Steven Levine
Schwab
Scott Shelfer

$500 -$999
Gentry George
Deborah Hoffman
Maria Cata Guerra
Martha Miranda
Morris Family Foundation
Dr. Mandy Offerle
Debora Sanchez
Paula and Stephen Scheer
Jonathan Tavss

$250 – $499
Geannina Burgos
Jamie Deklin
Dennis Edwards
Steven Falkowitz
Nancy Garcia
Erin and John Hager
Jean Hawa
David Kwiat
Joshua Levine
Network for Good
Ralph Remis
Dr. Jill Rosenthal
Keith Tralins

Up to $100- $249
Jeremy Bieger
Catherine Christie
Katie Christie
Cheryl Cook
Monica Cronin
Luna Goldberg
Jeffrey Huber
Edward Jones
Mark Hanson
Nedra Kalish
Brett Kelly
Lois Kirn
Scott Kirsner
Shira Kirsner
Deborah Leone
Claudia Lewis
Renee Lieberman
Juliana Miller
Jeffrey Muller
Lara Murphy
Kim Osterberger
Nancy Ratner
Deborah Weiner Raviv
Lauren Roth
Louise Romeo
Sylvan Seidenman
Maria Serritella
Christina Stujenske
Richard Weinstein
Nancy Wolcott
Amy Yoffe

And many others who have contributed up to $99.