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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.

Andrea Prado

Art has always been a part of my life! Since I was a young girl, I began waking up early during the weekends to paint. At nine, I won her first painting contest, which ignited a creative spark that included winning several painting & international photography contests during my young life. Read more>>

Kenny Bagnis

I’ve always had a passion for music. I’d hear a song and immediately, it would stay glued to my brain for weeks to come. As I grew older, it became an obsession, I began to notice that every song I’d listen to would cause a wave of visual images into my brain which was basically ideas for music videos. Whenever I listen to new music. Read more>>

Cristina Sosa and Sarah MacMillan

Founder of RAW Residency & Sarah MacMillan, Founder of Be Generation Love, both influential entrepreneurs for many years, came together to co-found – THE PAUZE, a cultural experience that transforms through movement and sound. Both Miami natives since 1996, they established their career in Miami with different paths but similar missions of building communities on a grand scale in the personal development sector. Read more>>

Taryn Möller Nicoll

My parents applied not only tremendous scientific knowledge but incredible interpersonal care to every patient interaction; they knew almost every patient’s physiological and emotional challenges. This taught me the crucial value of communication, and I came to see the human body as an irresistible source of artistic inspiration. Invested in both visual arts and the sciences. Read more>>

Veronica Amarante

I started interning for Motown Records, then was hired at Atlantic Records at the record promotion department. I fell in love with the role of getting records played on the radio, clubs, and talking to djs all over the country to receive our records and to get them. Read more>>

Rhondel Whyte

As an exporter of oil and liquefied natural gas, it was strategically positioned to be a political and economic stronghold on a global scale. However, I learned at an early age, that a nation whose transparency is as translucent as the oil being pulled from its core; this nation’s potential would also be siphoned off by corrupt politicians. Read more>>

Rob Stern

My parents were both artists and introduced me to ways of being creative from early childhood. I attended a high school for performing arts in Atlanta, GA, then went on to study art in California. I found glassblowing as my signature medium during this time and immediately attended the premier Pilchuck Glass School in Washington state where I had the opportunity to study and work with the top international figures in the field. Read more>>

Stacy Morgan

I first fell in love with photography when my grandmother bought me a green Polaroid camera (you know the bulky on where the picture printed out) for my birthday. When I moved to Australia in the summer of 09 I started to become immersed in the culture and began to appreciate the vast lush and desert landscapes Australia had to offer. Read more>>

Noam Yemini

My parents, Yaron and Shula Yemini, started our journey in the food business as a health food truck called the “ladybug food trailer” in the early 1980’s. As the business grew they bought our current property, creating a commercial kitchen distributing health food to most of the Miami, Broward, Palm Beach area local health food stores and restaurants. Our products were carried by companies like Whole Foods, Wild Oats, Natural Food Market. Read more>>

Gary Tylaa

I have always been a creative who love to set paths for myself and change the culture of pop. I looked up to media personalities such as Charlemagne the God, AJ and free, and Zane Lowe. My mission of starting Gary Tylaa Interviews was to give young creative an outlet to express themselves. And hopefully, it’s doing just that. Read more>>

VALERIE BIHET

I got my start in events working as the Public Relation and Special Events Manager at Disneyland Paris and Public Relation Director at Club Med Paris. In those roles, I produced and managed the events teams for many of the two company’s largest events including Disney’s 5th Anniversary Celebration, Club Med’s 50th Anniversary and The Race and the world renowned Tour de France. Read more>>

Patrick Edouardc

Working in restaurants, hotels gave me a different aspect in cooking especially for others.. The positive reaction from people eating my food, made me think outside the box and it led to me developing a passion for what you can call a “talent”. That I possess. With a 10 year experience of different cuisines, being a personal chef has elevated me in this culinary world. Creativity & Action! Is what I embedded in me. To be creative at my craft & displaying it for others to enjoy. Read more>>

Julie Evans

Have you heard about H&M being accused of burning 60 tons of unsold clothes worth 4.3$ millions? It’s the case of Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Nike just to name a few. And I am very well aware of that after working 10 years in the business; including for big shots like Zara. I was a high executive there managing a product line which meant managing 300€ million a year. Read more>>

Paulette Noboa

Paulette Noboa is a motivational an inspirational lifestyle enthusiast that is passionate about food, places and travel adventurous in a new lifestyle. After I graduated from College with a Bachelor Degree in Hospitality, I found a big desire of exploring Culture around the world throughout Gastronomy and Travel. Also discovered an excitement to share my passion where I started in New York City. Read more>>

Bianca Santana

Choosing an alternate route didn’t go too well with the school board since I was in a college-prep high school, nevertheless, I decided to follow my instincts and make my way to New York to pursue a career in makeup. Little did I know, life had a different plan, as it usually does. As I learned various applications of makeup, from film (the bloody gory special effects, cuts. Read more>>

Pau Casals

The entrepreneur Pau Casals from Barcelona, worked and managed Kebo Restaurant in Key Biscayne since their opening in 2014, which was awarded the best Spanish Restaurant in 2017 by the Miami New Times, and he was always delighted by crepes and waffles served in the streets of Paris when visiting her aunt as well as the Latin American food when traveling over South America. Read more>>

Marc-yndy Pierre

I love the idea of one individual going from point A to point B, I love seeing a person perform a physical task that they weren’t used to do or have lost the ability to do so, I love seeing people taking care of their body, and I love seeing people not taking their health for granted. Read more>>

Katey Maddux

My story has been quite an adventure! Growing up in a Detroit suburb, in a family of accountants and entrepreneurs, I never imagined that I would be either– let alone both. And although my first job was working for my mom’s accounting firm, and my second for the family CPA, I had zero interest in going into accounting as a career. Read more>>

Kristen Ross

Since childhood writing has been my greatest passion, but for the longest time, I doubted whether or not I could make a career of it. Fast forward to 2012 — the year of my early mid-life crisis. By then, I had spent ten years pursuing an acting career, but the wear and tear of it all had ground me down and it felt joyless. I knew I had to make a drastic change, but what. Read more>>

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