National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts

National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts (NFAA) selects 25 finalists in each category to come to Miami, FL for Arts Week in January where they get a week of master classes from amazing theatre professionals, like Debra Winger and Anthony Rapp. Thousands of entries are viewed annually. Being a part of Arts Week is also the only way to become a Presidential Scholar in the Arts.

  • Kathleen Burke (2011) – National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts Finalist in Theatre
  • Tucker Worley (2009) – National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts Finalist in Musical Theater
  • Anne Joy (2008) – Mayor’s Emerging Young Arts Award, National Foundation for Advancement of the Arts Finalist in Theatre, Awarded level 1. Presidential Scholar in the Arts Nominee
  • Emily Luhrs (2008) – Mayor’s Emerging Young Arts Award, National Foundation for Advancement of the Arts Finalist in Popular Voice. Awarded level 1.
  • Julie Almeria (2007) – National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts Finalist in Musical Theater
  • Leah Watson (2007) – National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts Finalist in Theatre
  • Ryan Fitzgerald (2006) – National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts Finalist in Musical Theater

National/State Merit Winners for the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts

  • Nora Garrett (2008-2009) – Playwriting, Honorable Mention
  • Nora Garrett (2008-2009) – Theatre, Merit Award
  • Gill Altman (2007-2008) – Theatre
  • Eric Mossman (2007-2008) – Theatre
  • Jordan Geiger (2007-2008) – Theatre
  • Olivia Hendrick (2007-2008) Theatre
  • Jamie Billings (2007-2008) – Musical Theatre
  • Emily Luhrs (2007-2008) – Musical Theatre
  • Justine Schomp (2006-2007)
  • Miranda Gale (2006-2007)
  • Brian Kief (2006-2007)
  • Joe LaFollette (2006-2007)
  • Donte Essien (2006-2007)
  • Chris Engler (2006-2007)
  • Molly Price (2006-2007)
  • Madison Ryckman (2006-2007)