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Performing Arts

RE inspires artistic voices

The performing arts program at Ransom Everglades inspires students at all levels to discover their own artistic voices while honoring the process to advance their skills. As they work with a faculty of innovative educators with professional artistic backgrounds, middle school students build a solid foundation within the discipline, before transitioning to more advanced learning. Throughout their years at Ransom Everglades, students not only hone their individual talents, but also develop an appreciation for the role that the performing arts play in society at large.

In music, dance and theatre students are encouraged to explore, examine and experience.
  • Explore: Even if a student has no previous experience, introductory-level courses allow for creative exploration.
  • Examine: Advanced courses allow for more detailed study and closer examination of the art form.
  • Experience: Concerts, shows and recitals drive knowledge and skill into fulfilling performances.
Ransom Everglades programs place an emphasis on process and an appreciation for tradition while staying current with pedagogy and trends within each specific discipline. Expanding performance opportunities provide outlets to share talent with the school community in formal and informal settings.

Performing Arts News

Ransom Everglades Distinguished Alumni in the Performing Arts

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  • Tom Snow '64

    Multiple GRAMMY-winning songwriter, “Let’s Hear It for the Boy,” “He’s So Shy,” “You Should Hear How She Talks About You” and many more
  • Michele Faber '68

    Jazz pianist and recording artist, Barcelona, Spain
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  • Jonathan Ring '79

    French horn with the San Francisco Symphony and serves on the faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music
  • Mike Malinin '85

    Drummer and partner, Goo Goo Dolls; currently, music director and drummer for Tanya Tucker
  • Phil Lord '93

    Filmmaker, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street, The Lego Movie and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Jordi Vilasuso '99

    Actor, Daytime Emmy Award-winner, The Guiding Light; currently, a cast member of The Young and the Restless
  • Ben West '01

    Broadway actor, director, producer
  • Whitney Brown '05

    Broadway actress; currently executive producer of Awake, a Netflix film
  • Jeanine Mason '09

    Actress and dancer; winner of Season 5 of So You Think You Can Dance; Grey's Anatomy; currently a cast member of the TV drama series Roswell, New Mexico
  • Claire Chapelli '10

    Actress, comedian and singer

RE Performs

Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.