NYU Alumni & Friends Connect

March 15, 2022

Looking to kick-off spring by trying out a new hobby or diving into a passion project? We’ve rounded up some NYU alumni-owned businesses in arts, culture, and entertainment to get you started. Try-out voice lessons, submit to a local film festival, or expand your mind with fine art and prose. Visit the NYU Alumni-Owned Business Directory and choose “Arts, Culture, and Entertainment” from the industry filter to see more Violet creatives who might inspire (or assist) your next creative endeavor.

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This is not an exhaustive list and only highlights a small number of NYU alumni businesses. Please visit the NYU Alumni-Owned Business Directory for a more comprehensive list or to submit your business. Please note inclusion does not indicate endorsement by NYU.

6 Degrees Apart

Founded by Cheyenne Myrie (GAL ’19), 6 Degrees Apart, LLC is a theatrical administration company that provides general operating support to individual artists and companies. Contact them for information about scaled services for NYU alumni.

Afro Child Art

Afro Child, founded by Chelsea Boatey (WAG ’19), is a Ghanaian born, New York-based artist who renders her past mental health issues and the changing scenes of life into visual capsules using acrylic and a contemporary approach.

Apartment 1A

Founded by Dominique Z. Scott (GSAS ’13), Apartment 1A takes on the challenge of finding brand clarity, while maintaining brand integrity. With a deep appreciation for the harmony between storytelling and visual art, it brings creative visions to life through bold branding and marketing concepts.

Bond Street Theatre Coalition, Ltd.

Founded by Joanna Sherman (GAL ’96), Bond Street Theatre's mission is to promote peace, human rights, and mutual understanding through arts programming that inspires and informs communities, and advocates for social justice.

Bushwick Film Festival

The Bushwick Film Festival is an independent film, media, and event production company in Brooklyn. Founded by Kweighbaye Kotee (STEINHARDT ’09), the festival is committed to community building, empowering underrepresented storytellers, and increasing diversity in film and other forms of media through year-round programming.

Codhill Press

Codhill Press, founded by Susannah Appelbaum (TSOA ’91), is an independent press devoted exclusively to the advancement and appreciation of the finest works in poetry and prose.

Datavisual, Inc.

Datavisual gives storytellers the power to captivate with data. Founded by Danne Woo (TSOA ’13), its web-based software makes it easy to create beautiful, data-driven graphics.

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David J. Baldwin Voice Studio

The studio offers private voice lessons by David J. Baldwin (STEINHARDT ’16), adjunct voice instructor at Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Sign up to learn healthy singing for all styles and genres.