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Emiliz Santiago

Emiliz

Santiago

Born on January 18, 1979 in Humacao, PR. From 1996 to 1998 Emiliz Santiago traveled to Pasadena CA to develop herself in the art of the Classical Pantomime with Todd Farley in Mimeistry College. As co-founder of Classic Pantomime School (CPS) and Mimodia troupe, she had lots of opportunities to perform in many countries such as Puerto Rico, Italy, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Singapore, Ecuador, Costa Rica, and United States. In 2000, she had the opportunity to train with the legendary Marcel Maceau at Harvard University. In 2006 she studied at Lehman College Dance/Theater. She collaborated in 2010 as a classical pantomime instructor at Revolución Latina, Directed by Luis Salgado. In the same year had the opportunity to meet the famous mime Richmond Shepard in New York City where she took numerous workshops in Decroux technique. Later she worked as a movement coach in the NYC production Maria Montez: “Queen of Technicolor” Directed by Dalia Davi. From 2010 through 2012 she was a part of a dance group at Herbert H. Dance Company at Lehman College. In 2012, she founded I Act Physical Theatre Ministry with the purpose of portraying a fresh message of Salvation. I Act Ministry had the opportunity to be the first Group to present Jesus Christ at the NYC Dance Parade 2013, 2014 and 2016. Since 2013 Ms. Santiago has been one of the main instructors and choreographers of HECC directed by Joyce Harrigan in Mt Vernon, and presented numerous successful pieces throughout every season. In 2016 and 2017 she decided to further develop her dance skills in Ballet, Modern dance and Afro Caribbean dance at Mark Morris Dance Group, and KSJAMM directed by Phyllis Talbot and Instructed by Acharo Smith.  Ms. Santiago trains at Pearl Studios. Emiliz is also a Certified Zumba Instructor.