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Meet the 2023 MDM Artists


Reshma Anwar // The Arsht Center

Reshma Anwar was born and raised in Leipzig, Germany, where she was commissioned to choreograph a solo, "Diversity," for the 50th anniversary of Leipziger Tanztheater. She graduated from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and attended The Ailey School in New York City subsequently volunteering to teach dance in Jamaica, Haiti, and at the Lotushouse Miami. While living in NYC, Reshma worked with Nathan Trice on The Recognizing Women Project and Jacqueline Buglisi on the Table of Silence. In Miami, she danced with Peter London Global Dance, Brazzdance, Pioneer Winter Collective, Alma Dance Theater and NWD Projects. Reshma holds a Master of Public Administration at the London School of Economics and Political Science.


Iman Clark // Sanctuary of the Arts

Iman Clark was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. In 2020, she graduated from Ohio State University with a BFA in Dance and moved to Miami shortly after. Iman’s research focuses on the arts and culture of the African diaspora within the U.S, South America and the Caribbean. Her movement style is a contemporary fusion of Afro- Caribbean dance and improvisation. Over the past year, she has been working with Miami City Ballet as a teaching artist and program assistant within their Community Engagement Department. Iman strives to advocate for the arts and to bring creative accessibility to all communities.


Junior Domingos // Live Arts Miami

Junior Domingos is a Brazilian Artist, choreographer and dancer who began his studies with circus technique. He is trained in a variety of physical movements including Pilates, Yoga, Ballet, Modern Dance ,Jazz, Contemporary, Ballroom and Capoeira. Junior has danced for Cia, Claudia de Souza and Grupo Raça while traveling throughout Brazil. While he lived in São Paulo, he participated in the choreography of Béjart Ballet Lausanne's "Boléro" He also worked with Ismael Ivo in Vienna, Austria for the show "No Sacre" at ImpulsTanz and São Paulo. He currently resides here in Florida where he continues his dance studies.


Lauryn LaPread // Miami Light Project

Lauryn LaPread is an African American Miami based choreographer and dancer who considers her works to be an experience closer to storytelling than dancing. With a foundation in traditional West African dance, Lauryn carried this influence with her throughout her four years at New World School of the Arts college program. After graduating, she went on to teach this same rich West African technique to students in grades 1 through 5 at Pine Village Elementary. Lauryn is always looking for an opportunity to share stories that evoke emotional response from those who are sharing in the moment. 


Nayah Merisier // Armour Dance Theater

Nayah Merisier is a Haitian-American Dance Artist from South Florida with a BFA from New World School of the Arts (NWSA). She continued her training with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre School, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and the Joffrey Ballet School. While attending NWSA, Nayah performed in Robert Battle’s “Channels”, Ron Brown’s “Dancing Spirit”, Paul Taylor’s “Cloven Kingdom” and Darshan Singh Bhuller’s “Junun”. Aside from her own choreographic experience, she is trained in classical ballet, modern, and jazz as well as West African, Afro-Caribbean, and commercial dance styles. Nayah strives to provide representation and inspiration for young artists of color and to shed light on the Haitian and Haitian-American experience through dance.


Rafael Ruiz-del-Vizo // The Moss Center

Miami-native, Dance Artist, Rafael Ruiz-del-Vizo graduated with a BFA from New World School of the Arts. Amassing over a decade of experience, working alongside many dance artists throughout South Florida, Rafael persists on refining his skill for movement research and developing choreography. Inspired to create moments showcasing the intricacies of the human experience, he also draws inspiration from Miami’s diverse cultures, lush geography, and potent spiritual energy. Rafael has realized his passion for curating cosmic connections and his purpose in presenting thought-provoking conversations that speak to a global audience aiming towards community progress and peace.

To view past artists visit our MDM Alumni page.

MiamiDanceMakers is a professional development and community engagement program brought to you by Adele Myers and Dancers, Inc. in collaboration with the following local partners:

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