Valentino Musumeci

Class of 2022


Valentino was the fourth and final child born into a big, beautiful family in Brooklyn, NY. His older siblings always pushed him to grow a little quicker and to fight a little harder to get a word in at the dinner table. Between the ages of 7 and 11, Valentino could be found on the blacktop behind P.S. 321 in Park Slope encountering his first love in the world of pick-up sports. This, he thought, was what he would do for the rest of his life – he still believes somewhere in there he’ll find his way onto the Yankees roster. But when he was twelve, he had one of those big moments in life where he knew it would change forever – he got cast as the leader of the lost boys in the Broadway workshop for a musical called FLY. He was submerged into one of the most creatively alive and stimulating spaces he’d ever been a part of, and he knew he’d never want to leave.

Valentino believes in lifting while you climb. He’s grown to where he is today as a result of the undying support and love from the communities around him. From a young age, Valentino’s faced complex adversities – the families and friends he’s met on his way through and out of those times are who’ve made him the person he is today. What connected him to these people was an exchange of life, of experiences and laughs and lessons. Valentino loves stories, he loves the people who tell them and the people who listen to them. He’ll devote the rest of his life to being a part of that exchange.


“Camping” by Lena Dunham & Jenni Konner
Miguel — Valentino Musumeci, Jandice — Cassiel Eatock-Winnik

Valentino Musumeci - "Marcus is Walking" by Joan Ackermann


Isabela Ferrer and Valentino Musumeci
"Ladybird" by Greta Gerwig