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National YoungArts Foundation
2100 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33137

1.800.970.ARTS (2787)
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Parking at YoungArts is located beneath the blue and white Tower Building, located on 21st Street, between Biscayne Boulevard and NE 2nd Avenue. Additional street parking is also available in the surrounding area.


To support and protect our visitors, staff and community, the campus is temporarily closed and staff will continue to work remotely until further notice due to increasing health concerns with the novel coronavirus. We join other cultural institutions across the city and country in taking an abundance of caution to ensure a safe and healthy environment. We look forward to welcoming visitors back to our campus soon.

YoungArts' hours of operation are Monday–Friday, 9 AM–5:30 PM Eastern Time. You can reach us during these hours at (305) 377-1140 or via fax at (305) 377-1149. You can also reach us on our toll-free number at 1 (800)970-ARTS (2787).


The YoungArts team would love to hear from you!

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For general inquiries, please email [email protected].


Executive Office

  • Jewel Malone / Executive Director
  • Donna Lane Downey / Executive Assistant

Artistic and Alumni Programming

  • Lisa Leone / Vice President of Artistic Programs
  • Lauren Snelling / Senior Director of Alumni Programming
  • Rebekah Lanae Lengel / Senior Director of Artistic Programs
  • Roberta Behrendt Fliss / Director of Productions
  • Neidra Ward / Senior Manager of Artistic Programs
  • Joey Butler / Alumni Programs Manager
  • Joseph Cloud / Artistic Programs Manager
  • Kelley Kessell / Alumni Community Manager
  • Luisa Múnera / Exhibitions Manager
  • Jane Thayer / Artistic Programs Production Manager
  • Claire Traeger / Artistic Programs Manager
  • Ty Taylor / Manager of Operations and Archival Media
  • Jennifer Toth / Artistic Programs Coordinator


  • Dee Dee Sides / Senior Advisor (Interim Development Lead)
  • Angela Goding / Senior Director of Advancement
  • Sarah Gray / Director of Institutional Giving
  • Alyssa Krop-Brandfon / Director of Special Projects
  • Jennifer McShane / Director of Events
  • Jeri Rayon / Director of Advancement
  • Nada Ridard / Development Manager 
  • Lauren Nesslein / Development Events Associate
  • Tanesha Ferguson / Development Assistant

Strategic Communications

  • Dejha Carrington / Vice President of Strategic Communications
  • Lee Cohen Hare / Creative Director
  • Heike Dempster / Senior Public Relations Manager
  • Isabela Dos Santos / Social Media and Video Manager
  • Shea Brodsky / Digital Communications Strategist
  • Jazmyn Beauchan / Strategic Communications Coordinator
  • Leslie Reed / Project Coordinator


  • Mathew Nielson / Senior Director of Operations and Campus Planning
  • Samantha Wheatley / Senior Director of Human Resources
  • Chris Williams / Director of Finance
  • Candia Joseph / Accountant
  • Natalie Padró-Smith / Events and Operations Associate
Information Technology
  • Claudio Sampaio / IT Manager
  • Michael Rahaman / IT Manager