Meet the 2021 MDM Artists
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Danielle Davis // Miami Light Project
“I gained exposure and invaluable knowledge about what it means to be a professional dance artist.”
Originally from Toronto, Canada, Danielle moved to Miami to study her BFA in Dance at New World School of the Arts and graduated in April of 2021. During her studies, she had opportunities to perform choreographic works by Ohad Naharin, Paul Taylor, Robert Battle, Ronald K. Brown and Jennifer Archibald. Danielle has received additional training from summer studies with Batsheva Dance Company, PreMIP, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, ArchCore40 and Conteur. She has had the pleasure of performing for Walt Disney World, TEDxToronto, Miss Universe Canada, and the Mississauga Arts Awards. Danielle recently joined Adele Myers and Dancers as a 2021 Guest Artist and Rehearsal Assistant.
Taylor Heap // Miami Light Project
“Miami DanceMakers is an electrifying experience that nurtures freedom of expression, guided independence, and networking for future project possibilities.”
Taylor was born in Coconut Creek, Florida. She graduated in April of 2021 with a BFA in Dance from New World School of the Arts (NWSA). During her studies at NWSA Taylor performed repertory by Paul Taylor, Jennifer Archibald, Peter London, Jeffrey Smith, and Robert Battle. She also attended summer intensives with Hubbard Street Dance Company in Chicago and ArchCore40 in New York City.
Nicole Pedraza // South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center
“Miami DanceMakers inspired me to take the next step as a professional dance artist.”
Nicole was born and raised in Miami and started her dance training at South Florida Ballet. She graduated from the New World School of the Arts (NWSA) high school dance program in 2018 and has graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts from NWSA College/University of Florida in April 2021. In college, Nicole performed works by Ohad Naharin, Jennifer Archibald, Robert Battle, Paul Taylor and Ronald K. Brown. She also learned from Alice Klock and Florian Lochner in their FLOCK Online Summer Intensive last summer and attended the Hubbard Street Dance Chicago 2019 Repertoire Summer Intensive. Nicole is currently teaching ballet, contemporary and jazz at South Florida Ballet and is planning to continue choreographing and creating dance films with colleagues here in Miami.
Scarlett G. Quinto // YoungArts
“I am eternally grateful for this opportunity. I am now more confident as an artist.”
Scarlett is from Miami, Florida where she started dancing at a young age in the styles of Jazz, Modern, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Tap, and Flamenco, as well as being trained in Modeling and Acting. She has attended the American Dance Festival, Joffrey Ballet School in New York, and Ailey Camp in Miami. Scarlett was a student at South Miami K-8 and South Miami Middle Community School in the dance program. She graduated high school at New World School of The Arts and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Florida and New World School of the Arts (NWSA) in April 2021. Scarlett is currently a dance teacher at Armour Dance Theatre in the Outreach Program. While at NWSA, Scarlett performed repertory by Batsheva Dance Company, Robert Battle, Peter London, Yara Travieso, Rebbeca Cannan, Jennifer Archibald, Paul Taylor, Ron K.Brown and Mark Morris.
Natalia Marie Rocamonde // Live Arts Miami
“Miami DanceMakers is an incubator for possibility.”
Natalia is a Cuban American Miami native dance artist and choreographer. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from New World School of the Arts in April 2021 where she studied classical ballet, modern, and Afro-Caribbean dance and performed works by Anabelle Lopez Ochoa, Paul Taylor, Ronald K. Brown, Merce Cunningham, Robert Battle, Jeffrey Lloyd Smith, and Lara Murphy. Natalia is also a graduate of Ballet Etudes School of South Florida under the direction of Susana Prieto and instruction by Dagmar Moradillos and Peter La Fox, from whom she learned and performed several full-length classical ballets. Natalia has had the opportunity to perform in festivals such as the Mauro Youth Arts Festival in Puerto Rico and the Merce Cunningham Centennial in New York City. She has choreographed for Ballet Etudes, Kirova Ballet Academy, and NWSA’s Dancemakers: New Works, Black History Month, and Hispanic Heritage Month showcases. Natalia’s extensive movement education and distinct life experiences have led her to embody a developing, unique, and progressive body vocabulary.
MiamiDanceMakers is a community engagement initiative brought to you by Adele Myers and Dancers, Inc. in collaboration with the following local partners.