New World School of the Arts celebrates its 25th anniversary with the NWSA All-Alumni Reunion.

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NWSA hosts its first-ever NWSA All-Alumni Reunion, welcoming back all high school and college alumni - Class of 1988 through class of 2011.

Miami— Celebrating its 25th anniversary, New World School of the Arts (NWSA) will be hosting the first-ever NWSA All-Alumni Reunion on Friday, October 14, Saturday,  Miami skylineOctober 15, and Sunday, October 16. A call to action has been sent nationally to every high school and college alum that has roamed the halls of New World School of the Arts since its inception in 1986 to join in this very special and well anticipated three-day, action-packed, fun-filled, network-n-reconnect weekend. 

•    The three-day event will take place at the NWSA Artseen Gallery and at the NWSA building in downtown Miami , as well as in several other venues throughout Miami 
•    The total cost for the three-day event is $75 per person 
•    Guests must register online at nwsa.mdc.edu by September 15, 2011 or by phone at 305-237-3852 
•    More information or questions available by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

“During its first 25 years, New World School of the Arts has grown from humble beginnings to superstar status through the talent and achievements of its alumni,” commented Jeffrey Hodgson, Interim Provost for New World School of the Arts. “This is the perfect opportunity to bring everyone who has been part of the NWSA experience together to celebrate and reconnect, to get reacquainted with old friends and new family members.  All of the activities planned are meant for everyone to enjoy their time together to remember the ‘good old days’ and to share with one another the latest news. When I think of each year’s graduation celebrations I can only imagine the fun and excitement we will have together multiplied by 25 years!”

Hundreds of graduates from the class of 1988 through class of 2011 are expected to participate in the activities and festivities that have been in the planning stages for more than six months. The following agenda is filled with surprises to keep NWSA attendees engaged and excited throughout the event.  Thanks to the generous support of Bank of America and the NWSA Foundation Board, this entire weekend is underwritten to reduce the cost to alumni.

NWSA ALL-ALUMNI REUNION – THREE-DAY AGENDA:
FRIDAY OCTOBER 14, 2011 - ArtsMix @ ArtSeen - Artseen Gallery, Wynwood
2215 NW 3nd Avenue, Wynwood, (Miami), Florida
Guests will have the opportunity to mix and mingle at Artseen, New World School of the Arts' studio and gallery space in Wynwood. With retrospective video projections, jazz music jams, delightful wine and appetizers and a solo exhibition by Zach Balber at the renowned Fredric Snitzer Gallery just steps away, it will be the perfect welcome to the NWSA All-Alumni Reunion. 
SATURDAY OCTOBER 15, 2011 - Open House and Master Classes - NWSA (MDC building #5)
25 NE 2nd Street, downtown Miami, Florida 33132
A day filled with fun and exciting activities for alumni from all walks of life. Alumni will have the opportunity to reconnect and relive their most treasured moments at NWSA. Activities include Yoga, Continental Breakfast, Open House featuring academic and artistic faculty, Master Classes and hands-on artistic experiences led by faculty and alumni. 
NWSA 25th Anniversary Celebration - Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, Florida 33132
This celebration will be bustling with festive presentations, entertainment and an amazing three-course dinner to honor and celebrate the alumni that have contributed to 25 years of excellence in the arts.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 16, 2011 - Beach BBQ Bash - Crandon Park
Key Biscayne, Florida
A Texas Style BBQ and loads of entertainment for the whole NWSA family will be the perfect culmination to the NWSA All-Alumni Reunion! Current students, alumni, faculty, staff and all family members will be invited to participate in the mega beach-bash. Funding for the Beach BBQ Bash is courtesy of the NWSA Student Government Association.

About New World School of the Arts
New World School of the Arts is a world-class center of excellence in the visual and the performing arts providing a comprehensive program of artistic, creative and academic development. With programs accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance, Music, Theater, and Art and Design, NWSA offers the high school diploma as well as the AA and the four-year BFA and BM college degrees. 

 Through a rigorous curriculum that reflects the rich multicultural state of Florida and conservatory training, it empowers students to become leaders in the arts. Since 1988, more than 3,700 students of every economic and ethnic background have graduated from NWSA – many joining the ranks of prestigious arts organizations. 

NWSA alumni are becoming integral members of the national and international arts arena, expanding the landscape of our community. They are recognized artists, playwrights and performers winning Tony and Grammy awards. They perform at Jazz at Lincoln Center and in major opera houses. Our visual art exhibit in Art Basel and in the Whitney Biennial and our choreographers lead major dance companies including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and dance with the Martha Graham Dance Company, among others.

New World School of the Arts was created by the Florida Legislature 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.

NWSA All-Alumni Reunion – contact information:
•    Registration at nwsa.mdc.edu or call 305-237-3852, by September 15, 2011
•    Information about the NWSA All-Alumni Reunion available by emailing the NWSA Alumni Relations Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling Joshzan James, Alumni Relations Coordinator, New World School of the Arts at 305-237-3852
•    Information about New World School of the Arts at 305-237-3135

Image 4417.JPG: Photo courtesy of NWSA – Photographer: Jose Lopes-Moreno
Image NWSA w Purple facade.JPG: Photo courtesy of NWSA – Photographer: Bill Somner



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