Theater Faculty

Administration

Patrice Bailey
Dean of Theater
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Patrice Bailey has served as the Dean of the Theater Division at New World School of the Arts for 10 years.  She holds a MFA in Directing from Florida State University and a M.A. in Oral Interpretation of Literature and Speech Communication from Indiana State University.  Prior to becoming Dean, Ms. Bailey served on the faculty at NWSA for eight years teaching Acting, Scene Study, Voice & Diction, Directing.  Ms. Bailey has directed over 50 productions including two seasons with City Theater.  Some of her directing credits include Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, Company; Rogers and Hammerstein’s Carousel:  Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler and Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal with scenic design by Alexander Okun.  Her direction of New World Rep’s production of Faith Healer won a Carbonell Award for Best Production of a Play.  Ms. Bailey has worked as a theater consultant for NETWORK, and for the summer Musical Theater Program at The Music Hall Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia.  She has been a speaker for the National Arts Learning Network in London and has conducted acting workshops at the Florida Theater Conference.  In 2011, Ms. Bailey received the George Abbot Award from the South Florida Carbonell Committee for Outstanding Achievements in the Arts.

 
Sanchia Gopie
Full-Time Staff
Division Secretary
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Faculty

Jeff Hess
Full-Time Faculty
Music Director, Music Theater Workshop, Music Theory, Vocal Ensemble

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Jeff Hess is an Associate Professor Senior at New World School of the Arts.  He has been music director/pianist at Actor’s Playhouse, Mosaic Theater, Hollywood Playhouse, Atlantis Playhouse, Broward Stage Door, Meadow Brooke Theater in Detroit, Beef-n-Boards Dinner Theater and the Indiana Repertory Theater and Cabaret in Indianapolis.  Mr. Hess has also been music director for Jean Ann Ryan Productions and Danny Goggin, creator of the Nunsense musicals.  He was also pianist for the National Choral Festival at Carnegie Hall and worked as music director, pianist and vocalist for Kings Productions in Cincinnati, which included a USO Tour sponsored by the Department of Defense.  The past three summers, Mr. Hess has been music director for Miami’s City Theatre Summer Shorts Play Festival, including Lisa Loeb’s children’s musical, Camp Campawana.  This summer, he will music direct a new children’s musical for City Theatre called A Brand New Kid written by Katie Couric.  Mr. Hess received his B.M. and M. M. from Butler University.  He is a member of the Music Theater Educator’s Alliance and is listed in Who’s Who of American Teachers.

David Kwiat
Full-Time Professor
Acting, Acting for the Camera, Senior Project, Senior Research

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David Kwiat has been a professor in the Theater Division at the New World School of the Arts since 1989. He is the recipient of an Endowed Teaching Chair and his many performances in South Florida have earned him two Carbonell Awards; “Best Actor” for his performance in QED and “Best Supporting Actor” for his work in Dirty Blonde, both at GableStage. He is also the recipient of the New Times Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor awards and the Carbonell “Bill Hindman Award” for long-term career achievement in the South Florida Arts Community. Professor Kwiat came to NWSA with an extensive background in the professional theater. He has performed at the Guthrie Theater, Arizona Theater Company, Asolo State Theatre of Florida, Actors Theatre of St. Paul, GableStage, Zoetic Stage, Actors’ Playhouse, New Theatre, New Classic Theatre and the Minnesota Festival Theatre. He authored John Barrymore: Confessions of an Actor which he has performed at the Edinburgh International Theater Festival, The King's Head Theatre in London and throughout the United States. His collection of poetry; A Traveler in Residence was performed at the New Theatre’s Miami in the Millennium Play Festival and his poem Hurricane Season: The Nature of War is included in the 11th edition of the The Art of Being Human. Professor Kwiat has also been featured in the Millennium Edition of Who’s Who in America. He received his undergraduate degree in Theatre from the University of Minnesota where he graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and received the Outstanding Actor Award. He earned his Master of Fine Arts Degree in Acting from Florida State University where he trained with the Asolo Conservatory.

Stuart Meltzer (M-DCPS)
Full-Time, M-DCPS
Acting

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Stuart Meltzer serves as the Artistic Director for Zoetic Stage in Miami, Florida, USA (www.zoeticstage.com). With 13 Carbonell nominations (including 2 nominations for Meltzer as Best Director of a Play), 2 Mimi and Harold Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award nominations, 2 Miami New Times "Best Of" Awards, Zoetic Stage is quickly becoming one of the regions most celebrated and respected theatre companies. In 2012, Meltzer received the Silver Palm Award for "Continua Outstanding Work with Zoetic Stage." As Artistic Director, Meltzer has world premiered 3 plays, South Beach Babylon and Moscow both by Michael McKeever and Captiva by Christopher Demos Brown as well as the first regional production of All New People by Zach Braff, the Pulitzer Prize winning play I Am My Own Wife, The Savannah Disputation & The Santaland Diaries. Prior to his position with Zoetic Stage, Meltzer served as Artistic Director for City Theatre and the Summer Shorts Festival. In his 2-year tenure, Meltzer developed and implemented new plays and new programming in the 10-minute play format and produced more than 75 plays and musicalettes. Meltzer is part of the full-time faculty at New World School of the Arts in Miami. Meltzer had great pleasure directing productions such as The Laramie Project, Angels in America, Wonderful Town, The Threepenny Opera, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Marat/Sade, Peer Gynt, & Metamorphoses among others. Other regional favorites include 6 Dance Lessons in 6 Weeks, For Colored Girls..., Kiss of the Spider Woman, One for the Road & Barefoot Boy with Shoes on among others as well. Meltzer holds a M.F.A. from Actors' Studio in New York and a B.F.A. from New World School of the Arts.

Dorset Noble
Full-Time Associate Professor
Technical Director, Stagecraft

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Associate Professor Noble holds a B.A. in Theatre from Auburn University, Alabama, and has been Technical Director for the Academy Theatre in Atlanta; Georgia State University; North Shore Music Theatre in Boston; the Coconut Grove Playhouse; and Barry University in Miami.  He was Production Manager for Georgia Shakespeare Festival and Production Stage Manager for Actors’ Playhouse in Coral Gables. He has designed sets for more than 100 productions at Atlanta theatres such as the Alliance Theatre, Seven Stages, and Showcase/Atlanta, and was twice nominated for "Best Set Design" by the Atlanta Circle of Drama Critics.  He has designed for several theatres in Miami, and was nominated for Florida's Carbonell award for "Best Set Design" for West Side Story at Actors’ Playhouse.  At NWSA, he has designed sets for Marathon ‘33, The Rimers of Eldritch, The Exonerated and The Crucible as well as the sets for the Music Division’s Opera Theatre Ensemble productions of Susannah, Elixir of Love and Die Fledermaus. He has also directed more than 40 productions, including the Atlanta premiere of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, for theatres such as Atlanta Shakespeare, Shoestring Opera in Toronto, Canada and Phoenix Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona.

Jeff Quinn
Full-Time Professor
Production Design, Scenic and Lighting Design

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Professor Quinn joined the faculty of New World School of the Arts in 1993.  His numerous credits include productions for GableStage--most recently A Steady Rain, The Motherf**ker With the Hat and Red; Mosaic Theatre--most recently Collected Stories and Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them; Zoetic Stage; City Theatre; Actors’ Playhouse; Playground Theatre; Coconut Grove Playhouse; Ballet Theatre of Miami; AFL Dance; Ballet Duende Espanol; Ballet Espanol Rosita Segovia and The Florida Philharmonic Orchestra.  He was born in Pennsylvania in 1951, studied at Penn State University [MFA, 1977], attended a Master Class in Scenography at Banff Center for the Arts with legendary Czech designer Josef Svoboda [1983].  He has won the Curtain Up! and Carbonell Best Lighting Design Awards three times each.  His work was included in the DesignUSA exhibit at the 2007 Prague Quadrennial and World Stage Design 2005 in Toronto.  He is a member of USITT and United Scenic Artists, Local 829 IATSE.

James B. Randolph, II
Assistant Professor
Acting, Classical Styles, Mask Characterization, Speech

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Professor Randolph has been a faculty member and director at NWSA for the past twenty-two years.  He holds a B.F.A. in Theatre from the University of Miami and an M.F.A in Theater from the University of Florida and has attended seminars and conferences in theatre including the International Conference on Arts and Humanities annually held in Hawaii.  He has also taught at and The University of Miami, The University of Florida, trained professional actors as a consultant for the Theatre League of South Florida, taught at the Acting Studio, and was an Associate Professor of Theatre at Barry University. As an actor, over the past thirty-five years he has appeared in more than one-hundred plays, commercials, television shows and feature films and is a member of Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.  In 2010, he appeared in a film short entitled Night and Day written by NWSA alum Tarell McCraney, which was shown at Cannes's Film Festival’s Short Film Corner showcase in 2010. He has directed over 70 plays and musicals. Some of his directorial credits include from 2008, I have before me a Remarkable Document by a Young Lady from Rwanda at New Theatre, Miss Saigon at French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts in 2009 and several seasons directing for City Theatre’s Summer Shorts. In 2010, he played Martin Dysart in EQUUS at New Theatre and was named Best Supporting Actor of the Year by the New Times.  In the fall of 2011, James directed the critically acclaimed production Spring Awakenings for New World School of the Arts at The Colony Theatre.

Adjunct Faculty

Aaron Alpern

Adjunct Faculty
Acting

 

Dale Andree
Adjunct Faculty
Voice and Movement

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Ms. Andree received her BFA from Boston Conservatory of Music. She danced for many years with May O'Donnell, working as her assistant, and also under the direction of Pearl Lang, Joan Lombardi, Paul Sanasardo, Anna Sokolow, Kei Takei, and Deborah Carr, dancing the works of Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman. She has been on the faculty of the May O'Donnell Studio and The LaGaurdia School in NYC, Salle Pleyel in Paris and the School of the Paris Opera Ballet, the University of Miami, and the New World School of the Arts Dance and Theater divisions. Ms Andree was a founding member of the Miami Dance Umbrella. With her company Mary Street Dance Theatre she toured the US and South America, performing and teaching at festivals in Peru, Colombia and Brazil. She has twice been the recipient of the Florida Individual Artists Fellowship and has received multiple county, state and regional grants as well as federal grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Fund for Artists at International Festivals. She was the Dance Coordinator for the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts for four years. She choreographed "In Common space", a collaboration in video conferencing between NWSA, University of Florida's Digital World and Case Western University as well as New World's contribution to Non-Divisi, another collaboration with Digital World. Most recently, she conceived and directed Florida Waterways Dance Project, a site-specific, simultaneous statewide performance celebrating Arts in Education and Florida's Waterways. This event was live streamed via the internet. She is currently planning a nationwide event for 2014.

Kareen Camargo
Adjunct Faculty
Dance

Kareen Pauld Camargo was born in Haiti, and came to the United States at the age of two. She grew up in New York, where she trained at the American Ballet Theater School, The School of American Ballet and The Dance Theatre of Harlem Workshop Ensemble, as well as attending The High School of Performing Arts. She performed with The Dance Theatre of Harlem Company for several years, before moving to South Florida, and joining The Miami City Ballet in 1990. She was a featured dancer in may classical, and contemporary pieces. After retiring from the stage in 1998 Ms. Camargo taught ballet at The Miami City Ballet School for many years(1998-2006), and has recently resumed her position there. She was rehearsal and ballet mistress for the children in Miami City Ballets production of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker in 2005. Ms. Camargo has also helped stage and rehearse The Thomas Armour Youth Ballets version of The Nutcracker since 2008. Ms.Camargo returned to the stage when she joined Miami Contemporary Dance Company in 2005, and later on became Company Manager in 2009. Ms. Camargo joined The New World School of The Arts adjunct faculty in 2009, where she currently teaches ballet in the Musical Theater Department. In 2011 she joined the staff of The Thomas Armour Youth Ballet, where she currently serves the community of Miami Gardens Florida, as outreach coordinator and ballet instructor. For the past two summers Kareen has directed and taught at The Dance Theatre of Harlem Summer Intensive in Detroit, Michigan.

Elena Garcia
Adjunct Faculty
Acting, Improvisation, Physical Theater

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Elena holds a BFA degree from the University of Florida and an MFA degree from Florida Atlantic University in Theater with an emphasis on Acting and Directing. She is member of Screen Actors Guild and Actors’ Equity. She is the Educational Director of Bluedog Acting School for Kids where the emphasis is on helping young actors find their gifts and strengths. She is also the founder of Underdog Productions, producer of critically acclaimed productions, Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll, Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train, and The Eight: Reindeer Monologues. She is a member of Screen Actors Guild and Actors’ Equity and is a winner and two-time best supporting actor nominee for the prestigious Carbonell award for City Theatre’s Summer Shorts Theatre Festival. Elena has taught improvisation and acting for over twenty years and trained at Second City in Chicago and at the Magnet Theatre Company in New York. She is the founder of improv troupes Separate Checks (Orlando Fringe Festival Umbrella Award for Best Theatre Group), Quien Sigue A Quien, (the first Spanish speaking improv troupe in the US), and the first all-female improv troupe on the east coast, Big Purse and Matching Shoes. She has appeared in numerous national commercials ( Ford, Mr. Clean, DiGiorno, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Home Depot, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Scott’s Lawn, Bounty, Florida Citrus, Florida Lotto), feature films (Bart Got A Room, Out of Time, There’s Something About Mary, Promises) and television (CSI Miami and Showtime’s Dexter). She adapted the book, Give A Boy A Gun into a critically acclaimed play and has worked closely with Broadway actors Aimee Garcia, Steve Davis, Melissa Hart, Mark Kudisch, and Malcolm Gets. Elena continues to perform professionally in theatre, improv, and film.

Pamela Roza Hayes
Adjunct Faculty
Scene Study
Ron Headrick
Adjunct Faculty
Music Theater Workshop, Connection Director
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Ron Headrick has directed and/or choreographed more than 250 musicals in stock and regional theaters. He appeared on Broadway in Funny Girl and Wonderful Town and produced major night club shows in Las Vegas, Mexico City and Atlantic City as well as all over the Caribbean. For years he produced shows for the Fountainbleau, Eden Roc and other major Miami Beach Hotels. In 1995, he journeyed to Russia, where he taught American Musical Theater and produced a piece of Chekov’s The Three Sisters, covered by both Moscow and Kiev television. His local credits include Hollywood Playhouse, Shores Theater, Royal Palm Dinner Theater and Gablestage (Carbonell Nomination, The Adding Machine). He is honored to be the director of the Golddiggers Show, a local charity that has raised over a million dollars for Leukemia and AIDS research. He has been a master teacher for the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts and has been selected to appear in Who’s Who of American Teachers more than a dozen times. He recently received the FILM RECORDING ENTERTAINMENT COUNCIL (FREC) Special Acknowledgement Award for his contribution to the early development of the Miami Beach Tourist and Entertainment Industry. In the summer, he is a Director at the prestigious Frenchwoods Festival of the Performing Arts in New York, training hundreds of serious theater students from all over the world. He has been instrumental in selecting New World School of the Arts students for scholarships to that camp, amounting to more than $250,000. He has been on the faculty at New World since 1990. He holds a BFA in Dance/Theater and an MFA in Directing.

Jamal Ethan Henry

Adjunct Faculty
Acting

 

Felicia Kurtz
Adjunct Faculty
Class Piano I, Vocal Ensemble, Private Voice

Felicia Kurtz is a graduate of the University of Michigan holding BM degrees in Voice Performance and Music Education. Her performance experience ranges from opera to musical theater, including both cabaret and jazz venues. She has performed leading roles in over twenty opera and musical productions both in the United States and abroad. Ms. Kurtz has appeared in the Las Palmas Opera Festival under the direction of Tito Capobianco and Theo Alcantara. In addition to her many international performances, she has also appeared nationally with Gustav Meier, Ralph Herbert and others. She was also the understudy for Cleo Laine, performing in Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins. Ms. Kurtz is a much sought after clinician, educator, director and adjudicator and is a college consultant holding master classes and audition workshops as well as recitals across the country. Ms. Kurtz is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), and has maintained a private voice studio since 1980. She has been a member of the adjunct faculty at New World School of the Arts since 2000 teaching private voice and music theory. Ms. Kurtz is also a facilitator at the University of Miami Frost School of Music Young Musician’s Camp holding master classes in vocal technique and audition technique as well as director of musical theater workshop.

Sunyen Lee
Guest Artist
Vocal Ensemble
Diana Lozano
Adjunct Faculty
Improvisation, Self Expression

 

Rafael Maldonado-Lopez
Adjunct Faculty
Ballet, Modern/Jazz Dance for Theater, Music Theater Dance Styles

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Rafi joined the faculty at New World School of the Arts in 2003. In addition to teaching Jazz and Ballet to students in the Musical Theatre track, he has also choreographed for NWSA’s MainStage productions Anything Goes, Carousel, Guys and Dolls, Parade, and Pajama Game. Rafi is also head of the Jazz and Contemporary Dance Division at the Miami City Ballet School - recognized as one of the top professional schools in the U.S. Major choreographic works there includes choreographing LOUNGE 2200 with Richard Amaro and Liz Malm for the Miami City Ballet, as well as their 2011 and 2012 Palm Beach Galas; Broadway Mambo for the apprentice program, and premiering a new full-length ballet for children Carnival of the Animals-The Swansong with Geta Constantinescu. His guest teaching includes music theatre jazz for professional company dancers of the Music Hall Theatre of St. Petersburg, Russia; as well as with Companhia de Ballet in Rio de Janiero. He has taught upper level dance at University of Pennsylvania, University of Nebraska, Summit Dance Studios, Midwest Youth Dance Company, and Metro Dance Studio. Extensive stage experiences include working with Minnesota Dance Theatre, Ballet Arts of Minnesota, Ballet of the Dolls, The Boston Dance Company, American Dance Company, and numerous guest appearances. Locally he has appeared with Dancesations, and Next Step Dance Company. His production work recently included the off-Broadway play Celia Cruz: The Musical, and he is now working on several new commercial theatre projects. For the Fall of 2012 he has been invited as a judge and master teacher at the 1st International Dance Festival in Rio de Janiero.

Elizabeth Malm
Adjunct Faculty
Ballet, Modern/Jazz Dance for Theater, Music Theater Dance Styles

Ms. Malm is a native Miamian and a graduate of the New World School of the Arts High School Dance Division. She has been teaching in the Musical Theater Department since 2003. In 2008, her work was featured in the musical The Pajama Game. In 2011, she choreographed Spring Awakening for NWSA’s 25th Anniversary Performance at the Colony Theater. Ms. Malm has also worked in the music video industry where she has choreographed, danced and toured with artists such as Lenny Kravitz, Ricky Martin, Jay-Z, PDiddy, Beastie Boys, Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction, Lil’Romeo, Baha Men, Carlos Ponce, Jaime Camil, Tito Puente, Kevens, Celia Cruz, Iron and Wine, Mia Michaels, Ballet Theater of Miami, Momentum Dance Company, Brazarte Dance Company and Next Step Dance Company. Her choreography has been featured on MTV, BET, CBS, PBS, FOX, Telemundo and Univision. Some of her commercial credits include: Virgin Mobile featuring Missy Elliot, Samsung, Bud Light featuring Cedric the Entertainer, Super Bowl Half Time Commercials, Lays Potato Chips, Telefonica, Herbal Essence, Pollo Tropical, Orbit Gum and “Truth” Antismoking campaign. In 2011, she choreographed the commercial “Revolution” for Miami- Dade Medical College. Ms. Malm currently shares her time teaching at Miami City Ballet in the jazz department. She recently choreographed Lounge 2200 for Miami City Ballet’s "Open Barre Dance Series.

Annie McAdams
Adjunct Faculty
Speech, Scene Study

Annie Mcadams has worked regionally as an actor in California, Washington, New York and New Jersey. She has taught acting at the University of Washington, Seattle and the University of Miami, as well as for Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken. She holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley and an MFA from the University of Washington Professional Actor Training Program.

Michael McKeever
Guest Artist
Playwriting

With wit, insight and a healthy dose of his quirky sense of humor, Michael McKeever continues to entertain audiences throughout America and Europe. Incorporating a wide variety of styles and subject matter, McKeever's plays explore every aspect of the human condition. From deep-rooted prejudices of small town America to the delicate dysfuntion of society's wealthiest homes, McKeever creates stories that entertain and enlighten. He has been honored with an NEA Residency Grant (New Theatre, Miami) and has been a 2-time finalist for Humana Fest's nationally renowned Heideman Award. He is the proud recipient of three Carbonell Awards; four Curtain Up Awards; and two Florida Individual Artist Fellowships. Three of his plays have been produced at City Theatre's prestigious Summer Shorts Festival in Miami. He has been a finalist several times at both the Key West Theatre Festival and the Sarasota Festival of New Plays. He is also an award-winning actor and designer. He resides in South Florida and is a member of the Dramatists Guild and Actors' Equity.

Justin Moniz
Adjunct Faculty
Voice

Justin John Moniz holds a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Miami's Frost School of Music, a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the Crane School of Music, and a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from the State University of New York at Potsdam. He is a proud member of the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) and the Actors’ Equity Association (AEA). Mr. Moniz has earned a reputation for his "confident and compelling" artistry. Lauded by the South Florida Classical Review as a "superb high tenor" and a "vocal standout", his "refined" work has also been praised by the Miami Herald and Cape Cod Times. This past season he sang Cassio in Verdi's Otello with the Utah Festival Opera, made his debut with Orchestra Miami, and performed Tamino in Mozart's Die Zauberflote, the Miami Herald praising his "finely shaded lyric tenor" in an "exquisitely sung" debut. A dedicated performer of musical drama, he has appeared in over 75 different productions of opera, operetta, oratorio and musical theater. Moniz has served on the faculty of the Miami Conservatory of Music, the Utah Festival Conservatory of the Performing Arts, and as music director and principal vocal coach with the CM Performing Arts Center, the Broadhollow Theatre Company and the Airport Playhouse for over twenty productions including Les Miserables, Little Shop of Horrors, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, and Little Women. For more information please visit, www.justinjohnmoniz.com.

 

Sandra Portal-Andreu
Adjunct Faculty
Ballet, Modern/Jazz Dance for Theater, Music Theater Dance Styles, Voice and Movement, Repertory Company (Movement)

Sandra L. Portal-Andreu is a Miami native of Cuban/Colombian decent, who began dancing with Madelyn Alfonso and later, trained under the direction of Vladimir Issaev. She received an A.A. from New World School of the Arts/M, B.F.A. in Dance from Florida State University, and an M.S. in Movement Sciences from Barry University. She is a certified trainer in GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®. Additionally, Sandra has trained with Fernando Bujones, Suzanne Farrell, Michael Foley and Gerri Houlihan. She is currently dancing with Josee Garant Dance and her work was featured in the film, “Dancer” by Dara Friedman for Art Basel 2011. Additional performance credits include: Arts Ballet Theater of So. Florida, Momentum Dance Company, Florida Grand Opera’s “AIDA”, Miami City Ballet’s “Lounge 2200”, and Camposition. Additionally, she has taught at Barry University, Miami City Ballet School & Summer Intensive, Vladimir Issaev's Classical Ballet Russian Seminar, and FSUdanceSARASOTA. Choreography credits include: City Theatre’s Summer Shorts with Jai Rodriguez, Lisa Loeb and City Theatre’s Camp Kappawanna, Gabriel Pulido’s Deep Surface: A Homage to the Sea, The Naked Stage Theater Company, Barry University’s Repertory Dance Ensemble and UM’s Young Musician’s Camp. She has also performed for Carlos Ponce, Iron and Wine, the SuperBowl, Sabado Gigante and has appeared in regional and national commercials.

Edward Rozinsky
Adjunct Faculty
Voice and Movement, Repertory Company (Stage Combat)

Edward Rozinsky, Stage Director, Choreographer, Playwright and Physical Theatre Expert has over 50 years of experience in various aspects of theatre. He received his formal education in Russia and has a degree in Stage Directing and an MFA degree in Physical Theatre. In his native Russia Edward Rozinsky directed, produced, and choreographed numerous productions in theatre and TV as well as taught Mime and Acting in prestigious Leningrad Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinematography. His apprentices and pupils from Russia are now famous clowns and mimes and work for theaters and Cirque de Soleil all over the world. In the US, Mr. Rozinsky taught Acting and Physical Theatre at the University of Miami, FIU, Barry University and New World School of the Arts. He was an Artistic Director of Chamber Theatre, a professional theatre for young audiences in Coral Gables, FL and his extensive research in the area of theatre has resulted in a series of articles published in Russia, Canada and the US, and a published book The Silent Art. His teaching experience of the past thirty years in the United States resulted in adaptation of the accredited in Russia system of physical training for American education of the actor. His immense project "30 Video Lessons in Essential Stage Movement" is available on the Internet. Mr. Rozinsky published his comprehensive textbook Essential Stage Movement in 2010 and his new reference book Essential Stage Fencing is about to be published.

Chesne Ryman-Mettinger
Adjunct
Faculty, Voice

Ms. Ryman-Mettinger was born in Sydney, Australia of a Scandinavian family. After studies at the Conservatorium of Music, she joined the Elizabethan Trust Opera, the forerunner to the Australian Opera Company. After four years at the opera and Williamson’s Music Theatre Company, she moved to London, England. She continued studying and performing in England, Austria, Germany, Switzerland before returning to Australia to sing a the Royal Performance opening of the Sydney Opera House, performing the role of the “Queen of the Night” in The Magic Flute. She returned to Europe and Scandinavia to continue her opera and concert performances, which took her to Israel, Italy, Finland, among other places. She was head of the Vocal and Opera department at Nordic Music Conservatorium in Stockholm for 10 years before she was recruited by John De Lancy, then dean of music at the New World School of the Arts in 1988, where she has taught voice in both the Music Division and the Music Theater program in the Theater Division. She was also vocal coach, music director, and conductor for various performances. Ms. Ryman held this position for 11 years and has now returned as an adjunct voice teacher. Ms. Ryman-Mettinger still visits Sweden each year to sing and teach master classes.

Drew Sandbulte
Adjunct Faculty
Ballet, Modern/Jazz Dance for Theater, Music Theater Styles

Drew Sandbulte was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He started his dance training at the age of 8 at Summit School of Dance. After graduating from the Perpich Center Arts High School in Minneapolis, he studied at The Julliard School where he performed works by such notable choreographers as Dwight Rhoden, Jiri Kylian and Nacho Duato. While attending Julliard, Drew also had the opportunity to dance with Neil Young and in honor of the Prince and Princess of the Netherlands. Upon receiving his BFA, Drew went on to dance for Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal from 2005 to 2007. He has also performed with Ez Danza (Montreal), Okulamba Dance Theater (Kampala, Uganda), and was recently featured as a guest artist with Boca Ballet Theater. Drew currently teaches Ballet at In Motion and is on faculty at New World School of the Arts. Aside from dancing, Drew is also a licensed Massage Therapist and runs a non-profit organization called Housing Uganda’s Children, which provides homes for abandoned street children in Uganda (www.housingugandaschildren.org).

 
Estela Vrancovich
Adjunct Faculty
Contracted Costume Designer and Instructor Stagecraft, MainStage Costume Designer, Stage Makeup

Estela Vrancovich is originally from Argentina where she studied costume, fashion design and couture with at the finest design schools in Buenos Aires. Ms. Vrancovich has been costuming theater, dance, circus and acrobatic companies internationally and in South Florida for the last 14 years. She has received six "Carbonell" nominations, three "2002 Curtain Up Awards" and a "Sustained Artistic Achievement Award" at New Theater, 2004-05 season. In 2006 she joined the Theatre Department at New World School of the Arts as a resident costumer and had been designing all the MainStage shows ever since. She also runs the costume shop, supervises the college student crew and teaches Stage Craft and Make Up for Stage at college level.

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