Priscilla Marrero, Choreographer
Priscilla Marrero is pure energy.
The Miami-born contemporary performer, choreographer, teaching artist and writer reflects that luminous, kinetic spirit that flows through her veins and erupts during her performances. Since 2009, she collaborates with multidisciplinary artists in creating new works such as "A la altura de mi padre | Film Installation 12", “Think Like a Guy 11” and “Aquarius Juice 12”, originally commissioned by Miami Light Project’s Here and Now 2012. Marrero is active in the development of Inkub8, the Wynwood based alternative | whitebox | studio space. She graduated from Florida International University with a BA in Dance 09’, received training work studies from Artistic Dance Center, the Florida Dance Festival, participated in Movement Research Summer Melt 11', and most recently attended P.O.R.C.H., Ponderosa Choreographic Module in Stolzenhagen, Germany with the support of Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs, Tigertail Artist Access Grant, and the Miami community. She has worked in film, television, and for performance companies.She has taught residencies and workshops in Miami Art Museum, South Miami Senior High School, Miami Dade Community College, Arts for Learning, Carnival Arts at Miami Bridge, and is currently with the YEP Program at North Miami Middle School. ‘When one watches Marrero on stage, one gets the sense she embraces and even flirts with risk as she pushes herself to find new forms of physical expression’ (De la Flor, Interview 2011).
Rachel Carroll, Elvrutu
Rachel Carroll, a Miami native, began dancing at the age of 3.
She is an alumna of the Miami Conservatory, New World School of the Arts and Florida International University where she received a BA in dance. She is a founding member of Rosie Herrera Dance Theater and has been a member of the the interactive, improvisational performance group CircX since 2006. Rachel has also had the pleasure of performing with Brazz Dance Theater, Letty Bassart and Joanne Barrett among others. She is excited to be working with Matthew Evan Taylor and Priscilla Marrero...and is ever grateful to be dancing!
Jocelyn Perez, Furaha
Jocelyn Perez is a creative dancer and choreographer.
Originally from Miami, FL where she began dancing at a young age. Dedicated to her art, she has received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Modern Dance Performance from the University of South Florida in the Spring of 2012 with high honors.
Jocelyn has performed works by Bill T. Jones, Talley Beatty, Doug Varone, Ben Munisteri, Michael Foley, Stefanie Batten Bland, Andee Scott, and Jeanne Travers. A well traveled artist, she spent the summer of 2011 in the City of Lights, Paris, where she worked with several international artists and attended many performances across the city. Jocelyn is striving to bring her dance to the next level of artistic creation by continuing to study, teach, choreograph and travel.
Amy San Pedro, Anoki
Amy Cozette San Pedro, a dancer, originally from Lexington, Kentucky, trained and performed with both the school and The Lexington Ballet Company.
In 2004 Amy graduated cum laude with a BFA in Dance Performance from New World School of the Arts in Miami, FL. She toured with the Michael Uthoff Dance Theater in 2003 and 2004. Following graduation, she remained in Miami to become a founding member of Whole Project, directed by Brigid Baker. While there she served as company member, technique demonstrator and administrative assistant to the director. Simultaneously, Amy worked as the Wardrobe Mistress for the Dance Division of NWSA. She worked with The Playground Theater from 2006-2009 as both performer and private makeup artist. While in Miami, she also managed Dance Plus, a retail dance supply store. Amy returned to Kentucky in the fall of 2008 where she taught Advanced Ballet/Pointe at United Talent in Georgetown, KY. She also served as the arts representative on the Friends of the Lyric Board, a support board for the Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center in Lexington. In 2012 she returned to Miami and is currently pursuing her Masters of Arts in Arts Administration while working as Administrative Assistant and dancer at 6th Street Dance Studio located in the heart of Little Havana in Miami, FL.