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Serge Ganthier

Serge Ganthier is a 20 year old student, artist, and advocate from Boston. He is currently a sophomore at Emerson College studying Communications and minoring in Music History/Culture and Media Studies. Serge is heavily involved in arts-advocacy; participating in the Boch Center’s City Spotlights Leadership Program for four years, and is currently part of the Boston Community Action Team. A singer-songwriter, Serge plans to explore his artistry professionally after college and become a world traveler.

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David Norville

David Alexander Norville is an American oboist, arts administrator, and activist from Fort Myers, Florida. He aspires to use his platforms and art to economically empower artists of the African diaspora through the production of online educational platforms, multi-media concert curation, and mentorship. David is the co-founder of the artists collective, “Focus On Your Art”, an organization dedicated to the maturation of emerging artists of color through artistic activism, concert curation, and innovative educational platforms. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, David is currently attending the New England Conservatory of Music where he studies privately with oboist John Ferrillo. David’s work is reflective of his Afro-diasporic identity, his adversity, and the values instilled into him through his upbringing. 

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Alexis Maxwell

Alexis Maxwell is an undergraduate student with a background in acting, music and dance. An alum of the Boston Arts Academy Theater program, she has expanded her love of storytelling to now include screenwriting. Alexis values the importance of representation and advocacy in her work, and amplifying the voices of people in her community. Her dream is to create spaces for artists like herself to feel safe and seen.

2020 Apprentices

2021 Apprentices

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Rauliz Paez-Tamaraez

Rauliz (he/him/his) is 18 years old and recently graduated from KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate High School. He has been a part of Raw Arts for 4 years doing film/photography. In the future, he intends to attend Lawrence University in Wisconsin to further his film studies and hopes to help the art scene in Massachusetts shine and gain the attention it deserves.

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Aneesh Kumar

Aneesh Kumar (he/him/his) is a freelance trombonist, educator, and arts administrator from Houston, Texas. Aneesh recently graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music to pursue his dreams of being a performer and advocate for the arts. Now based in Boston, he hopes to utilize his experiences as an artist and administrator to create safe spaces and opportunities for artists of color within the city.

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Aliza Franz

Aliza Franz (she/her/hers) is an artist, collaborator and arts-administrator. She graduated from Skidmore College in 2020, where she earned a double major in Dance: Performance and Choreography as well as Psychology, with a minor in Gender Studies. Though dance and performance art are her primary mediums, she also holds passions for photography, collaging, embroidery, and henna art. In addition to various freelance endeavors, she is currently working as an arts-administrator for Boston-based photographer, Fehmida Chipty. Through Dunamis’ AMA program, Aliza will continue to explore her identity through Art and advocate for diversity in creative spaces.

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Adela Mendez
Bloomberg Arts Internship 

Adela Mendez (she/her/hers) is a rising senior currently attending Fenway High School. She loves art and is always looking forward to learning new things.

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Ariana-Jade Odwara
Bloomberg Arts Internship

Ari (she/her/hers) is so excited to be a part of Dunamis this summer! She loves listening to, watching and making art. Ari is working towards a future career as a creative director and having a career within the arts. She can’t wait to see where Dunamis takes her.

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Briana Hampton

Briana Hampton (she/her/hers) is a Film/Video major at MassArt and has a passion for film and animation history. She plans to work on improving her editing skills in her free time as well as her self-producing videos. She is excited to join the Dunamis team and to gain more experience completing collaborative projects.