August 19, 2010: Night of Dance
Carlota Pradera is a performer, choreographer, and dance teaching artist original from Spain, who has been living and working in Miami, Florida, since 2001. Carlota has a BA in performance and choreography from FIU (2009). She has worked with choreographers Giovanni Luquini, Puksuku Dance Group, Fredrick Bratcher, Bistoury Dance Company, Heather Maloney, and Karen Peterson & Dancers from 2002 through 2007. Her choreographic body of work has been presented at Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Cisneros Fontanals Foundation, Florida Dances (Florida Dance Festival), Studio 1415, and the Emerging Choreographers Series. Currently, she is working on a project in collaboration with visual artist Glexis Novoa and composer Gustavo Matamoros for which she has received the Professional Dancers Fund from Anchor Arts Management. She was awarded the Artist Access Grant in 2004 and 2007 by The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Artist Enhancement Grant by the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs in 2007. Carlota has an extensive community outreach experience, serves as an artist in residency for the Yep, VSA Arts of Florida, and Arts for Learning programs, and is currently very involved on building a strong and versatile contemporary dance scene through the work at Inkub8 under the direction of Heather Maloney.
Priscilla Marrero, a Miami native, is a performer, choreographer, and teaching artist. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance specializing in Performance and Choreography, from Florida International University in April 2009. As a young student, she had the opportunity to attend prestigious programs such as American Ballet Theater, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, and Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts on scholarship, amongst others. Since 2003, she has been involved as a student, instructor, and choreographer with the development of Artistic Dance Center, under the direction of Elizabeth Acuña-Nuevo and Lissette Salgado-Lucas.
Heather Maloney is a performer, choreographer and activist originally from Virginia. She is a Miami-based choreographer, dancer and artistic director of Inkub8 Miami’s new alternative | studio | whitebox | performance | space. Her work has been presented at Bates Dance Festival, Florida Dance Festival, New World School of the Arts and in Fundanza Venezuela Performatica, Puebla Mexico, Fusebox, Austin TX. She has been awarded residencies at the Queens Museum of Art, New York (2003); at The Center For New Dance Development in Portland, Maine (2005); Recipient of the Manhattan Community Arts Fund/ New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (2004) NPN Residency through a Community Fund presenter Tigertail Productions (2004) NPN performance residency with Women and their Work Austin Texas (2008). She was awarded the 2008 Miami Dade Choreographer's Fellowship from the Miami Dade Cultural Affairs. Maloney was selected as an Emerging Choreographer for Bates Dance Festival 2008. In addition she was awarded a 2009 Individual Artist Fellowship for Dance from the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. She has taught workshops at New World School of the Arts, Bates College as well as in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela.