Pianist Oksana Ivashchenko

On Wednesday April 1, 2015, renowned Pianist, Oksana Ivashchenko, played her wondrous melodies at the Red Piano, 35 Billy Folly Road in Pelican Key at 7:00-9:00pm. Visit her website at: http://oksanapiano.com to read more about her illustrious career. Thank you to all who joined us in that evening!

100 for 100: Art Works 100%

St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce has endorsed NIA's 100 for 100: Art Works 100% Scholarship program. This is an island wide campaign designed to identify talented students while providing them with year round inter-disciplinary arts education at minimum costs scheduled to begin September 2015.


NIA successfully participated in SXM Doet. We had over 283 volunteers that assisted us in doing the new mural. We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all friends, family and children that participated in the mural project.

NIA's Performance in Sheer Restaurant

On Tuesday May 19, 2015 National Institute of the Arts’ (NIA’s) selected students of NIA performed at a Welcome Reception in honor of the tenth meeting of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami and other Coastal Hazards Warning System of the Caribbean in Sheer Restaurant in Frontstreet at 7.00pm.

Second Island-wide Gymnastics Competition hosted by National Institute of the Arts and Club de Gym S

CAY HILL - Saturday June 13, 2015 In collaboration with Club de Gym Saint Martin, The National Institute of the Arts (NIA) will be holding the second island wide gymnastics competition at the Asha Stevens Campus in Cay Hill from 10.00am to 12.30pm. This competition will feature students ages 10 to 18. Students will present on two gymnastic apparatus: floor and vault. Selected students will do demonstrations on the balance beam.The fee for participation is $5 and the deadline to register is Friday, May 22 2015. For more information, please call 1721-543-0600

Sofyiiah awarded Gold Medal in Guadeloupe

NIA Student, Lia-Sofyiiah Lake traveled to Gaudeloupe on May 8th 2015 to compete in the annual regional gymnastics competitions for further selection to France or European championships. The competition was held at Francois Guadeloupe. Lia, the only competitor in her category representing St. Maarten competed against 28 other girls from different gymnastic clubs from Guadeloupe. For all her hard work Lia placed first place winning the gold medal. On behalf of her entire family with teachers of NIA, and Club Gym de St.Martin her trainer Gracienne Riom, we extend hearty congratulations to Lia-Sofyiiah Lake

NIA's Final Year Informance

NIA's Final Year Concert will take place on Friday 12th, June at 7pm and Saturday June 13th at 5pm and 7pm.There will be regularly scheduled classes until the end of June. Students MUST attend all rehearsals prior to the end of year concert. End of year tickets fee is $10 or buy all 3 night tickets for $25. For more information contact 1721-5430600

Art Saves Lives Preregistration Event

Final Audition Screening for Arts Saves Lives Foundation Summer 2015 with Ashley Everett at Hillside Christian School's gymnasium in Cayhill on Sunday, May 31st at 2pm to 6pm. Bring your dance shoes and dress appropriately. Person ages 13 and up may participate. Bring your passport picture.

NIA's Student Wins Singing Competition

On Saturday, May 23rd, National Institute of Arts' students, Jessy and Jodyanne Gumbs, competed in their first singing competition at the 3rd Annual "Festival Voz Infantil", gospel singing competition held at New Life Assembly Church in Dutch Quarter. Jessy and Jodyanne were two out of over 20 participants in the competition. Older sister, Jessy, placed 4th successfully with her wonderful rendition of "He wants it all" by Forever Jones, while younger sister, Jodyanne, walked away the champion, winning first place in her age category, ages 5-9, with the song "It all belongs to you" by Damita Haddon. NIA extends heartfelt congratulations to the Gumbs sisters on their spectacular achievements.

Urban Fusion Fundraising Dance Workshop

Dear NIA Community, NIA is supporting these two young amazing emerging artists, Bianca Dijkhoffz and Natorii Illidge, in their quest to raise funds towards their continuing education of becoming professional dancers. Please lend your support by signing up for this two hour dance workshop. Please spread the word it's going to be a wonderful experience for dance enthusiasts. Friday May 29th at NIA from 7pm to 9pm. Cost for the workshop $10 for two hours, Please encourage your child to come out and take our Urban Fusion Fundraising dance workshop! Students will learn two choreographies by Bianca Dijkhoffz and Natorii Illidge. It will be an evening of Pure Fun and Fyah! This is an experience you

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