Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION:

SEPTIMA ARS – Escuela de Cine y Televisión – Madrid, Spain (2019-2020)

  • Screenwriting

NAROPA UNIVERSITY – Colorado, U.S.A (2007-2010)

  • M.F.A. / Master’s in Fine Arts Contemporary Performance, Somatics, Experiential Anatomy, Contemplative Arts

UNIVERSIDAD DE PUERTO RICORío Piedras, P.R (2002 – 2007)

  • B.A. Liberal Arts & Humanities 
  • Comparative Literature

CITÉ INTERNATIONALE UNIVERSITAIRE – Paris, France (summer 2002)

  • French Language Certification

  

AWARDS:

La Espectacular Art Residency Award – Río Piedras, Puerto Rico (2017)

  • Artist in Residence exploring the geo-poetry of the body inspired on the “Wild Woman Archetype”.

Awards in the areas of Essay and Poetry – 13er Certamen Literario UPPR, (2007)

  • First prize for the essay  Un cántico Universal del Agua Viva: Correspondencia a Clarice Lispector.
  • Second Prize for the poem Días de Líquido.
  • Writings published in the book La mujer en la literatura: por la (re)inscripción de un espacio propio.

Awards in the areas of Essay and Poetry – 12th Literary Contest of the Universidad Politécnica de Puerto Rico (2005)

  • First Prize for the poem Noche en Colores.
  • Second Prize for the essay Extraviada Voluntad.
  • Writings were published in the book Antología UPPR – 2005.

SKILLS:

Experienced in: Creative Writing, Photography & Photoshop, Somatic Movement, Somatic Psychology, Holistic Healing, Contemplative Arts, Viewpoints, Ensemble work, Djembe drum, Theater, Poetry, Sailing and Wind Sailing, Rock Climbing, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Canoeing, Snorkeling, Yoga, Martial Arts (Korean-Japanese Kyokushin), Sports (volleyball, basketball, surfing, ping pong, paddleball), Outdoor Adventures, Meditation,  Organic Farming, Teaching. 

Entrepreneur, excellent at developing new brands and new ideas for creative environments.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Fully Bilingual in Spanish and English. Some French Education (two years at a college level), and basic Brazilian Portuguese.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

CREATIVE DIRECTOR, Co-Owner, Administrator, Coordinator |  Mirador – Coffee Bar & BistroCayey, Puerto Rico (2012 – present)

  • Creating new branding strategies, space décor, and operational system for new coffee-bar.
  • Coordinating events such as poetry nights and live music.
  • Designing the art for advertisement and promotions such as flyers, ads, PR.
  • Designing menu formats for food and beverages. Mixing and creating innovative drinks.
  • In charge of training and supervising the staff.

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT in the Wardrobe Department for Netflix Movie | Elena McMahon Productions, “The Last Thing He Wanted” Puerto Rico (06/2018 – 09/2018)

  • Assisting the Costume Designer’s Team, (Key Costumer and Set Costumer) with their specific needs.
  • Buying clothing for main characters and background characters.
  • Assisting the costume’s crew by welcoming and dressing the incoming extras.
  • Organizing, cleaning, and re-stocking clothing in the Costume’s trailer.
  • Performed different tasks on the movie set, at the crew basecamp and at the production office.

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT  & Freelance Copywriter for Advertising Agency | Marketing Arts, Inc. – Puerto Rico (2005 – 2007)

  • Writing text for advertisements, promotional brochures, consumer-related products, and others.
  • Creation of slogans, taglines, Internet content, press releases, catalogs.
  • Brainstorming, designing, and branding for new marketing products.
  • Brainstorming and designing scripts for web and T.V commercials.
  • Assistance in set continuity for T.V commercials.

THEATER WORKSHOP FACILITATOR, Instructor and Coordinator | Teatreros Ambulantes, Non-Profit  – Puerto Rico (2005-2007)

  • Coordinating, designing, and directing theater workshops to At-Risk Youth and Low- income communities around schools and other communities in Puerto Rico, under the direction of Rosa Luisa Márquez, Ph.D.
  • Facilitating theater games and exercises using the techniques of Augusto Boal (Nobel Peace Prize Nominee), to develop team-building, strengthening the individual sense of expression, educating, and allowing the community to have a venue to solve problems in a creative and artistic way.
  • Directing and supervising performance shows created by workshop participants.

OTHER:

FOOD AND BEVERAGE INDUSTRY:

MANAGER, Head Bartender | Agave Bistro – Boulder, CO – USA (2009-2011)

  • In charge of administrative tasks such as handling payments and making product inventory.
  • Mixing and serving high-end cocktails while creating a pleasant atmosphere.

MANAGER, Bartender | Mirador Pub – Cayey, Puerto Rico (2002-2005)

  • Staff leader. In charge of making the product inventory, and timesheets for employees.
  • Mixing and creating new drink specials. Customer service in a high paced environment.

PRODUCTION & CREATIVE WRITING:

FREELANCE COPYWRITER, Production Assistant | Arte Alterno, Nonprofit organization – San Juan, Puerto Rico (2002-2003)

  • Writing text for press releases, art catalogs, art exhibit brochures, flyers.
  • Assisting with photoshoot sets for magazine and other production tasks.

WRITER for local nonprofit magazine | Mangrove San Juan, (2002-2003)

  • Writing articles about art exhibits, social activities, concerts, performances.
  • Reviews of restaurants, performance venues, movies.
  • Interviewing artists and young entrepreneurs.

TEACHING & INSTRUCTING:

SAILING INSTRUCTOR and Counselor at Water Sports Camp | City of Boulder – Colorado – U.S.A (05/2008 – 08/2008)

  • Instructing and developing activities of wind sailing, kayaking, canoeing, and water safety, focusing on team building and outdoor awareness for youth participants between 7 years to 14 years of age.
  • Tasks also included pedagogy through sailing. Interacting with parents, participants, and staff to provide instructions, information, and problem-solving.

 

EXTRACURRICULAR EDUCATION:

  • Screenwriting – Septima Ars / Madrid, Spain
  • Psychosomatic Movement – Naropa / Boulder, Colorado – U.S.A
  • Contemplative Movement – Barbara Dilley / Boulder, Colorado
  • Meditation (various) – Colorado, U.S.A
  • Grotowski – Stephen Wangh
  • Self Scripting  – Peggy Pettitt 
  • Butoh – Koichi Tamano & Kan
  • Sailing Certificate – United States Power Squadron 
  • Playwriting and Acting – Mala Yerba / Quito, Ecuador
  • Theater of the Oppressed – Augusto Boal / Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Theater of the Oppressed Workshop – Rosa Luis Márquez / Puerto Rico
  • Djembe Drum – Ubaka Hill / New York

 

PERFORMANCE PARTICIPATIONS & COLLABORATIONS:

 

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