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Downtown & Brickell’s Rising Stars

The heart of our mission at VoyageMIA is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks, we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Miami’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool.  Check out Downtown and Brickell’s rising stars below.

Yuli Solis

Cameras have been part of my life since I can remember. Growing up, my dad was very into cameras and documenting our family life. It got to the point where I would tell him to record me giving a detailed run down of my day. At age 5 I would creatively direct my own photoshoots and have my dad as my photographer! My parents noticed that I was so comfortable in front of the cameras and started putting me in modeling. I did a couple of campaigns for child brands like; Gap, OshKosh B’Gosh and even walked my first fashion show at age 6! Read more>>

Léa SELETTI

My name is Lea, I’m 21 years old. I studied customer relations, and then I created a company to be a nail technician.
I love to travel and discover new countries and new destinations. I travel with my husband and we love it. in addition to my nail business, I decided to create my social networks to talk about travel, with good plans, beautiful destinations… because I realized that many people did not know how to find tickets, cheap plane or organize a trip. I have it in my skin, I love looking for good deals, travel circuits and new destinations. Read more>>

Kelisha Jackson

Often when I would go on vacations with my friends, I was asked to do their makeup or touch-ups. After moving back to my hometown (Tallahassee, Fl) from Jacksonville, Fl in 2020, I decided to use my love for makeup to create passive income while keeping a full time job. I always feared rejection, but this time I wanted to prove to myself that I could overcome that fear! I officially started my career in makeup in my home studio February of 2021. Passionate about my craft, I would practice in my free time either on my face or with family and friends. Read more>>

Rodney BUCK! Herring

A Cultural crusader through visual arts, BUCK! is a multifaceted creative with work reflecting humanity’s motivating forces, while creating dialogue for its viewers. Raised in Baltimore, Rodney Herring (aka BUCK!) thrived at Hampton University majoring in art. Soon after landing in DC, he found his artistic home. BUCK! utilizes passages of text and varied typography layered with boldly silhouetted or highly contrasted figures to explore the various layers of the human experience. Read more>>

Jerrad Wade

I grew up in Lakewood California moved to my uncle house in long Beach living with him all he did was listen To rap music such as Tupac, biggie, snoop dogg, dj quick, e40 and Eminem Me and my friends used to freestyle during lunch at Hamilton middle school in north Long Beach I was apart of a group erb. Also I used to freestyle with my cousins ant and Aaron but we used to clown each other when we did. Used freestyle with my uncle Kevin rip when I came home from school . Read more>>

Anacaril Jovellar

My Name is Anacaril Jovellar and I am born and raised Dade County Girl who is proud to represent the 305. I grew up in West Kendall and went to Miami Dade College and then to the University of Florida where I graduated with a Criminology degree and did absolutely nothing with it for my career but had the best experience. Go Gators! I currently work as an LCAM Assistant Property Manager but my love and passion is not what I do for work it is what I do on my off time. Read more>>

Lorena RS

I started doing yoga around 2015 looking for a way to disconnect and also work out. At that time I wasn’t healthy and was not in a stable position in my life, as soon as I stepped in, in that yoga room I knew I had to change my life. That is where I noticed I had to be a wellness coach/ yoga instructor. Even though I knew it wasn’t that easy. I had a 9-5 job and was very lost in what or how I should I do it at that time and was very young too. I decided to leave it on standby but continue practicing it and learning new types of yoga and fitness. Read more>>

Tyler August

I was first introduced to drums by my dad when I was 4 years old. He grew up a drummer playing in marching and rock bands. His old drum set was boxed up in the garage until I heard a drum beat during the credits of the Jetsons movie and asked him to set it up. From that moment, I thought drums were the coolest thing ever. In middle school, I took piano lessons and learned to play some guitar as I got into high school. In Hickory, NC, I played drums in the middle and high school concert and jazz bands. Read more>>

 

Dany Gottera

I started dancing when I was 2 years old, My whole live has been based in art and i have always been in love with singing and this world, and it was not until I was 12 years old that I began to take singing classes and I’m obsessed with learning about this art since then. I’ve always dreamed with my show in big scenarios with my friends and my own band, but I saw it as a very distant dream, until I was presented with the most sudden opportunity of my life to start my career as a singer, and with all the support of my family, at the age of 14 I achieved it, Read more>>

Rob Amato

My passion for Fashion and Design started when I was young growing up in New York City, my father was in construction and I would go around Manhattan with him and my mother on the weekends getting to see the Architectural design that the city had to offer that my father would teach me about the different designers, we would also visit museums and art galleries learning about the different Classic artists , as I got older my father started to work with Fashion houses to be the construction project manager for their stores, such as Gucci, and Tiffany. Read more>>

Presley Pritchard

I started out wanting to be a firefighter paramedic at a young age. I have always been an athlete, mainly playing soccer growing up so I already had an athletic background. I became a paramedic at the age of 19, had two daughters, and went through fire academy, becoming a firefighter as well. I began weightlifting after my second child was born which also helped me in the job for lifting and moving patients and performing strenuous tasks on the job. Read more>>

Gabriel Brown

At an early age music came into my life from close family members such as my father and uncles. Music has always been apart of my history. When I was younger my father would dance flamenco and he would always take me to watch his shows. I thought it was pretty cool and I studied the rhythm. Also, when I was younger my grandmother would take care of me while my mother was working, and she would often go to her sister’s house and her husband would play jazz.  Read more>>

Aaron Moore

I grew up in Cleveland Ohio i started off as a graphic designer which helped me build my clientele it also played a big part in me starting my content creator career since they go hand and hand to I’ve had a lot of success recently I’ve had the pleasure of working with many celebrities like Mellow Rackz , Flo Rida , Trina, Cleopatra Bernard, and etc I’m currently working on a rebrand and offer more services like styling. Read more>>

Ines Vieira

I had always wanted to be a fashion designer but somehow ended up going to business school with the idea of focusing on fashion marketing. After many positions in marketing for consumer goods, I decided that it was time to fulfill my dream and I took a position as a buyer at a big fast fashion Spanish retailer. I was very excited about it but it turned out to be very uninspiring. I decided to leave and that was when the idea of creating Norte started. I founded the company in April 2018 and although it has been incredibly hard I am very proud of what I have achieved so far. Read more>>

Mio Santana

When I was 4 years old, my mom and dad separated and I not only believed it was my fault but that I wasn’t lovable enough for my dad to stay. I started life feeling dejected and confused about my worth. Once I started dating, I subconsciously began looking for validation from my partners to show me that I was good enough and this was a losing battle from the start because I believed I was broken. As time progressed, I looked to them more to give me the security I never received from a father. So I was the girl with “daddy issues,” and those daddy issues filled my mind with so much toxicity that my relationships wouldn’t last. Read more>>

Peter Kelly

Grew up in Northern California, played some junior college football, a couple devastating injuries later I found myself at the University of Nevada, Reno pursuing a finance degree. I worked in investments and later a couple sales roles but nothing seemed to really click for me. On somewhat of a whim I decided to move to Miami in 2018 and pursue a career in yachting. Always something that interested me but not a big part of my life, aside from the occasional fishing trip off the cold California coast or wakeboarding on a lake near my hometown of Sacramento.  Read more>>

Sandy Exavier

I am of Haitian descent. I’m the oldest of two girls. I was raised by both parents. Like most family, our home wasn’t so perfect but we care and love each other deeply. I came to the United States with my family at the age of 7. At the age of 17, I Encounter God and his faithfulness. Shortly, after I was baptized and I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ! this journey is not easy but so worth it, my experience with the Lord has been amazing, I wouldn’t change anything about it. In 2017, I discovered my love and passion for Makeup, In 2018 I started taking clients. Read more>>

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