Thirteen St. Maarten students to summer intensive programs in the US

POSTED: 05/25/16 7:13 PM


stmaartenCBA studentsThese students will go to the United States this summer. Photo contributed

St. Maarten News – The Charlotte Brookson Academy of the Performance Arts says that thirteen of its students have been accepted into summer intensive programs in the United States.

Niyanca Vlaun will attend the two-week summer intensive program at the SFD Fashion Academy in Boston. The program combines fashion art – with a focus on illustration skills – and fashion design – the practical application of pattern and sewing techniques.

Sara-Victoria Martinez and Jeremiah David have been awarded scholarships by the Center for Creative Youth, to attend a four-week summer intensive program at the Wesleyan University Campus in Connecticut. Sara-Victoria Martinez was awarded a full scholarship for photography and Jeremiah David for dance. This year CCY celebrates its 40th anniversary. The scholarships opportunities were made possible by Kim Stroud, Director of the Arts, Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts and Program Director of CCY, and by Lisa Floss, CCY Program Coordinator.

Ten students will travel to Miami in June to attend a one-week summer intensive program at the Arts Institute: Miami International University of Arts and Design. Art workshops were selected in fashion design, photography, visual arts, drawing and illustration and interactive media. Students will be working with instructors from each field, developing and completing projects, culminating in their products’ presentations to experts in these art disciplines.

The selected students went through a rigorous selection process at school. They are:

Dejah Doncher, Kierra Irish, Miguelina Nicola-Luis and Chayanne Tobias (drawing and illustration), Donna-Nicole Ferreira and Marie-Lucy Vital (fashion and design), Anniek Lewis (interactive media), Rijandra Euson, Deyoudis Jeffers and Kaie La Touché (photography).

Seven students will take CXC summer intensive classes in dance, hosted in Jamaica by the Edna Manley College of Performing and Visual Arts. This program is spearheaded by Arlene Halley and Clara Reyes of the National Institue of Arts; they will accompany the following students: Calissa Busby, Lian Chun-Borsje, Deyoudis Jeffers, Raquielya Richardson, Ray-Angel Simon, Kiara Vanterpool, Marie-Lucy Vital and D’shnay York.

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