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Success Factor: Seizes Opportunities

Success Factor:  Seizes Opportunities

 

DEFINITION:  SEIZES OPPORTUNITIES

For most people in the arts, there comes a moment of opportunity, most often accompanied by an element of risk, that represents a turning point in their career.  Having the courage to seize the moment and take a risk results in a move to a higher platform for their career, which may have an everlasting impact on their life and reputation.

 

MUSIC: GARY BURTON  (5:38 min.)





GARY BURTON is a jazz vibraphonist, composer and jazz educator. Burton developed a pianistic style of four-mallet technique as an alternative to the prevailing two-mallet technique. He has been heralded as an innovator and his sound and technique are widely imitated. He is also known for pioneering fusion jazz and popularizing the duet format in jazz, as well as being a major figure in music education due to his 33 years of teaching at the Berklee College of Music, and his many years of service as executive vice president of Berklee. Burton has recorded over 60 albums and won 7 Grammy Awards. Beginning in the 1960s, when he was still a teenager, Gary has performed with almost every major jazz musician.

 

 

ARTS LEADERSHIP:  MICHAEL SPRING  (4:13 min.)





MICHAEL SPRING serves as director of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, where he is responsible for the supervision of a public arts agency with an annual budget of more than $53 million and a staff of 100.

 

 

FINE ART:  SANDRA RAMOS  (4:08 min.)





SANDRA RAMOS is a Cuban-born contemporary painter, printmaker, collagist, and installation artist who explores nationality, gender, and identity in her work.

 

 

COMMUNICATION + JOURNALISM:  MORTON DEAN  (3:33 min.)





MORTON DEAN is an award-winning American television and radio news anchor, broadcast news correspondent, documentary film director, and author. He is a former weekend news anchor for CBS Evening News, as well as ABC’s Good Morning America.

 

 

CURATION & ARTS LEADERSHIP:  SUZANNE DELEHANTY  (3:21 min.)





SUZANNE DELEHANTY has had a distinguished career in the arts as a museum director, curator, and art consultant.

 

 

ARCHITECTURE:  BERNARDO FORT-BRESCIA  (1:54) min.





BERNARDO FORT-BRESCIA is a founding principal of Arquitectonica. Thirty-eight years after its founding, Arquitectonica has over 850 architects with projects in 58 countries around the world. It has US offices in Miami, New York, and Los Angeles, and 7 international offices in Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and South America.

 

 

DANCE:  LOURDES LOPEZ   (2:21 min.)





LOURDES LOPES became Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet (MCB) in September 2012, bringing with her a nearly 40-year career in dance, television, teaching, and arts management. As a Soloist and Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet, she danced for two legends of the art form, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins.

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY:   LOU JONES  (4:31 min.)





LOU JONES’ eclectic career has evolved from commercial to the personal. It has spanned every format, film type, artistic movement and technological change.  He maintains a studio in Boston, Massachusetts and has photographed for Fortune 500 corporations, international companies and local small businesses including Federal Express, Nike and the Barr Foundation; completed assignments for magazines and publishers all over the world such as Time/Life, National Geographic, and Paris Match; initiated long term projects on the civil wars in Central America, death row, Olympics Games and pregnancy; and published multiple books.

 

 

ACTING & ARTS LEADERSHIP:  JANE ALEXANDER  (2:21 min.)





JANE ALEXANDER is an American author, actress, and former director of the National Endowment for the Arts. She has received a Tony Award, two Emmy Awards and been nominated for four Academy Awards. She is also a naturalist and conservationist.

 

 

ARTS LEADERSHIP:  FRANKLINE SIRMINS  (6:26 min.)





Director FRANKLIN SIRMANS came to the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) from Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), where he served as department head and curator of contemporary art.