Member Bios

Nicholas QuintanaPresident

Nicholas attends Miami Arts Studio 6-12 @ Zelda Glazer. He is currently training under the Acting program, and has received theatre experience from his parents, who both teach theatre at Miami Arts Studio as well. Nicholas’s love for history originates from his father, who is not only an AP United States History teacher at MAS, but is also a renowned playwright at the school; known for writing One-Act plays, some based on historical events, for the Theatre magnet. Nicholas gained his love for playwriting through his course curriculum and has not stopped writing since. He has been awarded the Best Thespian Sophomore award by the thespian honor society troupe 8102 in 2019, the M.A.S. Excellence in Theatre Arts Award in 2019, a Critic’s Choice and a Best Supporting Actor Award from District 8 Thespians. Nicholas’ inspiration and passion for veterans came from learning about American History his junior year, and as he watched documentaries with his father about veterans during the World Wars. It was then that he realized that there have been no well-known records or archive about veterans from America’s most recent conflicts. He founded the Bronze Star Purple Heart project to tell the stories of veterans of the modern day, and to educate students about the hardships that veterans go through when transitioning from the armed forces back to civilian life. He hopes that one day the interviews that he will archive of these veterans will be used as the reference sources for future researchers and historians learning about America’s history.

Andrea Zoe NunezSecretary

Andrea Zoe Nunez is a senior at Miami Arts Studio 6-12 @ Zelda Glazer. She has performed in shows like Chicago and Mamma Mia as well as classical ballet performances like The Nutcracker. She has won awards such as highest GPA in AP European History and has participated in many honor societies within her school. It is her hope to get into the United States Military Academy at West Point and to serve her country in the army.

Keelan MachadoPresident-elect

Keelan Machado is a thespian to the core and he realizes that he will be the first in his family to break the mold of being an engineer and pursue what he truly loves to work on and harness. Theatre is an extremely important and expressive way for art to flourish and for emotions and thoughts to be conveyed. This foundation will be bigger than him, and he will be able to propel it and himself through doing what he admires.

Marisela GrauTreasurer

Marisela Grau is a theatre student at Miami Arts Studio. She has an ongoing and growing passion for the arts, whether it be working with an orchestra, hanging a light, or performing on stage. She has been working with her current theatre program for almost 7 years now and has been involved in the arts for all her life. Her plans for the future are to become a theatre teacher for the deaf and hard of hearing, after gaining years of experience on the field. She has learned that there are not many theatre opportunities for the deaf and it has given her the drive to contribute to their community. She is excited to work on this project with her fellow students and is looking forward to educating others on this topic.