Our Alumni range from young arts professionals, senior administrators, artistic and executive directors, industry thought leaders, starting out actors, working musicians, dancers, and rising Broadway stars to Grammy, Tony, and Oscar winning superstars that all share one common belief:

It's cool to be smart about money and take responsibility for your financial future, and the sooner the better.  

Meet Featured IFWA Alumni

Casey Benjamin

Musician (Two Time Grammy Winner)

Two time GRAMMY® award-winning Casey Benjamin is the first original member of the Robert Glasper Experiment. Through his melodic ingenuity on the vocoder, textual mastery on the keytar and spiky virtuosity on the alto, soprano and...

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Dionne Figgins

Actress, Dancer, Entrepreneur

Dionne D. Figgins began her career as a member of the Dance Theatre of Har-lem, under the direction of Arthur Mitchell, dancing lead roles in Serenade, Four Temperaments, Agon, and Concerto Barocco, all by George Balanchine. She has...

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Alejandra RIvera Flavia


Alejandra Rivera Flaviá is a New York-based Caribbean actor and writer graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Theatre Arts. Originally from the Dominican Republic, in the days when her head hardly made it to her...
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Denise Greber

Arts Professional

Chelsea Maclaren


Chelsea MacLaren is a New York based actor, singer, writer, and producer who moved to the the Big Apple in 2010 to pursue and begin her career and she has loved every second of it. She’s been professionally singing in New York...
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Lauren Nordvig

Actress, Producer

Lauren Nordvig is an actor…who hails from Jacksonville, Florida. She graduated summa cum laude from The University of Florida where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Performance. Highlights of her...
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Joe Shane

Musician & Composer

“Being a lifelong career musician and songwriter my favorite part about being an IFWA Alumni and having worked with a coach is telling my artist friends about it. It’s such a good thing and has really made me more confident...
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Mia Yoo

Artistic Director La Mama (Tony Winner 2018)

"Many of us don't have the knowledge or the access, and we don't usually get approached by traditional financial advisors or money managers. We plan artistically or programmatically, but we’re not really thinking about our future...
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