West Lamy – 2000 Winner in Visual Art
Experienced play-by-play announcer and multimedia sports journalist with years of producing and covering sports. For more information on West, visit worldwidewest.com.
Daniel Andai – 2001 Winner in Music
Daniel is an accomplished violinist who has traveled all over the world as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, concertmaster, conductor and recording artist. Currently, Daniel is the Dean of Music at New World School of the Arts in Miami as well as the Artistic Director of the Killington Music Festival in Vermont, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Alhambra Orchestra in Miami, and Concertmaster of the Miami Symphony Orchestra.
Jeffrey Ashkin – 2002 Winner in Music
Jeffrey Ashkin’s film, Frankenstein With Benefits, was awarded Best Screenplay at the 2015 LA Comedy Festival Screenplay Competition.
Chat Travieso – 2003 Winner in Visual Art
Chat Travieso is a Brooklyn-based artist, designer, and educator. His public art works have been commissioned by or organized in collaboration with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Lower East Side Waterfront Alliance, The Architectural League of New York, Design Trust for Public Space, the NYC Department of Transportation, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco), the Elsewhere Museum, and the Cambridge Arts Council. He has worked as a teaching artist with the Center for Urban Pedagogy and Hester Street Collaborative. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Designboom, The Atlantic’s CityLab, and BOMB Magazine as well as the books Pop-Up City: City-making In a Fluid World (BIS Publishers, 2014) and Supernew Supergraphics (Unit Editions, 2014). His residencies include the New York Studio Residency Program, LMCC Process Space, and Smack Mellon Studio Program. He is the recipient of a USA YoungArts Fellowship, New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellowship as part of his Smack Mellon residency, a Community Arts Fund Grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council, a Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship and the Matthew J. Quinn Prize from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Moulton Andrus Award and the Harvey R. Russel Scholarship from the Yale School of Architecture, and the F. Grainger Marburg Traveling Award from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He is a YoungArts winner in Visual Arts and a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Travieso attended the New World School of the Arts high school in Miami, FL. He received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an M.Arch from the Yale School of Architecture.
Clarissa Bonet – 2004 Winner in Visual Art
Clarissa Bonet is now a Chicago based artist. She received her M.F.A. in photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2012, and her B.S. in Photography from the University of Central Florida. Bonet’s work has been exhibited nationally, internationally, and resides in the collections of the University of Michigan Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Southeast Museum of Photography, the Haggerty Museum of Art, University Club Chicago, and the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection. Her work has been featured on CNN Photos, The Wall Street Journal, The Eye of Photography, Photo District News, Chicago Magazine, Harpers Bizarre, Juxtapoz, and many other notable online and print publications nationally and internationally. Most recently Bonet has received recognition and support for her work from the Individual Artists Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events in 2017 and 2018.
Amy McClendon – 2005 Winner in Dance
Amy McClendon, from Jacksonville, Florida attended the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, during which she had the opportunity to perform with Francesca Harper Project, the Holland Dance Festival and alongside Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for their 50th anniversary season. After graduating, McClendon ventured into the musical theater world, performing in shows such as, “The Wiz” and “Hairspray,” and was a featured dancer in City Center’s production of “Lost in the Stars.” McClendon currently dances with Cirque du Soleil.
Rosharra Francis – 2006 Winner in Music
Rosharra Francis is currently touring North America as part of the cast of “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical”.
Caroline Betancourt – 2007 Winner in Dance
Caroline graduated from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music in 2010. After graduation, she performed with the Louisville Ballet in Kentucky from 2010-13 and the Ballet du Capitole in Toulouse from 2013-15. Caroline joined the Royal Danish Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2015.
Remy Germinario – 2008 Winner Drama
Remy is an award winning actor/singer/comedian based in New York City. He holds a BFA in Acting from NYU with CAP21/Strasberg Studios. Remy is a versatile actor, who also has a strong knack for stand up comedy/sketch/improv and can be seen in comedy shows all around NYC!
Karl Hadrika – 2009 Winner in Visual Art
Karl Hadrika graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design. He is a storyboard artist at Nickelodeon Animation and is working on the new season of SpongeBob SquarePants.