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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.

Diana Ford

As a professional dancer in Miami, I worked in both commercial and concert dance industries. I was a full time company dancer with Miami Contemporary Dance Company in Miami Beach for seven years while also working as a regular freelance dancer for Univision on shows such as Sabado Gigante, Cristina, and El Gordo y La Flaca, among others. Read more>>

Rev. Eddie Rodriguez

A little over 20 years ago I read a book, Conversations with God. It was a New York Times Best-seller for two years. Shortly after reading the book I resigned from At&T after 25 years and dedicated my life to the uplifting and the empowerment of people. The author, Neale Donald Walsch and I became good friends and have now enjoyed a 23 year friendship. Read more>>

Jessica Do Tully

When I had the idea for Palmpress, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I noticed that people were increasingly enjoying coffee at specialty shops (where baristas hand-brew excellent coffee), but at home they often still used pod machines, and perhaps Palmpress could reconcile that quality difference in an approachable way. Read more>>

Nando Chang

I was born in Chiclayo, Peru. My mother is native Peruvian and my father was also born in Peru but he is of Chinese descent I immigrated to the United States when I was 14 years old along with my 11 year old sister Valerie. Read more>>

Deeny Kaplan

Oh my…that is going to be a long story….so I’ll try to create a capsulized version. When I was as young as 8 years old, I knew I wanted to be in show biz. I read all of the trade papers, even then…and when I was 12 my career Wow…that IS a tall order…but I’d try to give you the condensed version. Read more>>

Alejandra Escalante

I am from Mexico, and from a cultural perspective, creating family memories and capturing those moments are important and truly valued. My parents instilled these values for me, as my earliest memories are framed on the walls of my childhood home. Read more>>

Gabriel Sanchez

I guess I have always been ” in the field”. I come from a home where my father is an actor, tv, and radio host. SO I have always been around artistry and entertainment. My father was also obsessed with capturing out life moments in photos and in video. Read more>>

Kelly Scott

In 1957, a Wisconsin businessman named Robert Nourse met with four chief executives in the office of the Milwaukee Valve Company to test a simple but revolutionary idea- by sharing their knowledge and experience, they could help each other get better results for their businesses. Read more>>

Sharit B. Kassab

We started 3 years ago as a music concept that slowly developed into Young Artist Initiative, doing art exhibitions all over Miami. Today, we are RAW, a large scale immersive, multi sensory pop up taking over architectural and historical gems all over Miami. Read more>>

Marivette Navarrete

After graduating from Florida State University in Communication/Media Studies, I moved back to Miami with the idea of working in Marketing. As soon as I graduated I took a position at a law firm and later on at a tech start-up, all while doing marketing related internships on the side. Read more>>

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