ALUMNI IN THE ARTS
Ashley earned a master’s degree in modern and contemporary art and simultaneously studied at the New York School of Interior Design. Her company, Ashley Yarchin LLC, provides professional curatorial and design expertise to both private and corporate collectors.
Andrew Balick discovered his passion for cuisine early on in his college career. Today, Balick serves as executive chef and partner at Tapco Restaurant Group, which includes Tap 42 and Bar Rita.
My life at NSU University School, specifically under the guidance of the Fine Arts Department...really pushed me toward my love of drama and gave me incredible opportunities to hone my craft. Every opportunity to be on a stage from playing Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof to being Nicely-Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls gave me the love, the passion, the work ethic that would then translate into my career.
Since Alex Weisman graduated from NSU University School in 2006, he has been a success on both the stage and screen with a career that’s taken him from Sesame Street to Hogwarts.
Lewis is a shareholder with the Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, where he is a member of the Litigation Practice Group. He represents individuals and corporations accused of violations of state or federal criminal laws related to healthcare fraud, tax fraud, securities fraud, antitrust, environmental crimes, money laundering, import fraud, mail fraud, benefits fraud, wire fraud, and commodities fraud.
Andrea Liska Finkle
Andrea, valedictorian of her class, spent almost three weeks of her summer rehearsing for and appearing in a one-act play at a festival in New York City. This was a dream come true for her because she had spent many years performing in scholastic and community theater productions in Florida.
Best-selling author Matthew Pearl’s novel, The Dante Chamber, the sequel to his highly successful novel, The Dante Club, was published in May 2018.
His books have appeared both on international and New York Times bestseller lists. They have been translated into over 30 languages. You can often read Matthew’s non-fiction works in the New York Times and the Boston Globe.
Scott recently reprised the role of Steve Hale for the Netflix reboot, Fuller House, a role he originated on the '90s series Full House. Scott has worked steadily in the entertainment business as an actor, producer, and writer and is well known as the voice of Disney’s Aladdin. Scott majored in English and minored in French literature at Harvard University, where he graduated magna cum laude.
Seth is an Emmy-nominated casting director known for his work on New Girl (2011), The Hangover (2009), Blades of Glory (2007), and Fool’s Gold (2008).
Mandel was promoted to vice president of unscripted development for Nickelodeon. In his new position, he heads a team overseeing the network's new game show and reality show projects. He’ll also be seeking new ideas from production companies for future unscripted programming.
Mandel has been with Nickelodeon for a number of years and has developed and led production for shows including Paradise Run, React to That, and Webheads. The network premiered JoJo Siwa: My World on Nickelodeon; Mandel was one of the executives overseeing this exciting project.
Alan has been a successful television and web freelance animator, producer, and director for over a decade and currently holds the title of Supervising Producer on Nickelodeon’s Welcome to the Wayne series.
He has previously completed projects for PBS, Nicktoons, BET, and Discovery Kids. Alan is also the director and animator on the award-winning music video The Light That Died In My Arms, which has screened in festivals around the world.
2017 was a busy year for Seth who could be seen on TV in recurring roles on both Genius and Salem. Prior to these appearances, you might recognize him from American Horror Story or Arrow.
A graduate of Harvard University and NYU Graduate Film School, Shawn is an independent filmmaker. He co-wrote and directed his first feature film entitled To Dust, which was released in 2018 and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Shawn has also worked as a sound editor and mixer, as well as a producer on several television and film projects. His pre-thesis film, Festus, won the 2014 CINE Golden Eagle Award for Best Student Drama, and he won the Sloan Student Grand Jury Prize of $100,000 to help produce To Dust.
Danny is a Brooklyn-based editorial and commercial photographer and frequent contributor to the New York Times. His clients include Adweek, Billboard, Rolling Stone, TIME, and Vogue.
Danny recently decided to follow another of his passions—studying, understanding and helping people be the best they can be. He completed the coaching program at NYU and now helps clients make the pursuit of happiness rewarding and fulfilling.
Dan became the Supervising Producer on Netflix’s reboot of the television series One Day at a Time. Prior to this role, Dan produced 13 episodes of the series and wrote four.
Brett is a successful model, actor, and entrepreneur. He has appeared on television in Hopelessly Awkward (2010), The Brotherhood Alumni (2009), Criminal Minds (2005), and appeared in national commercials for Taco Bell. He has modeled for Hollister Co., Armani Exchange, Emporio Armani, and Target Corporation. In 2011, Brett started a successful clothing company called good hYOUman, of which a portion of its profits goes to help people with leukemia and lymphoma (in memory of his father).
When Renata was a sophomore at UCLA, she interned for Skydance Productions, which is responsible for films such as Mission Impossible-Rogue Nation, Terminator Genisys, and the Netflix Series Grace and Frankie.
Renata was a Television Development Intern at both BBC America and AMC Networks where she led the creation, development, and pitch of “The Next Big Idea” intern project to AMC. Renata was also the Special Events Coordinator for HOOLIGAN Theatre Company and the UCLA Campus Director for University Tees.